Grace Notes – July 8


Spam Texts & Emails, Care Seminar, July 14th Worship, Backpacks for our Kids, Outdoor Worship, The Burger Boys, All-Church Potluck, Women’s Groups, The Clothing Closet, This Week at Grace, Grace Ambassadors, Information Deadlines

Recently, church members have been receiving text messages asking for help that say they are from Pastor Barry. Please do not respond to the messages.  Your Pastors and staff will never email or text you a message asking for a favor that you need to handle discreetly. You are encouraged to contact the church office if you ever receive a questionable email or text asking for assistance.

July 14th Worship

9:00 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship

“The Pharisee and the Tax Collector” — Rev. Barry Dundas
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

10:15 AM Common Grace Modern Worship

All Star Animals of the Bible: Dove — Rev. Mitch Todd, Senior Associate Pastor
Scripture: Matthew 3:11-17

8:00 AM Outdoor Worship

July 14th – Here I Am, Lord

Registration is now open for this event! Grace UMC will pay for all Grace attendees. Please email Caren Loper at [email protected] saying you wish to attend and include the following information in your email: first and last name, email address, cell phone number, if you have allergies or special food requirements.  The deadline for registration is August 30, 2024.

With costs going up so much, there is a HUGE need for backpacks and school supplies for Olathe children this year.  At the Center of Grace, school supplies are provided for the children that attend the Boys and Girls Club program and to children that are on the free or reduced lunch program.  The first day of school is exciting – especially with a new backpack full of supplies.  Each backpack with supplies costs approximately $25.  Visit the backpack table in the Narthex for supply lists by grade level, or give a monetary donation in the offering plate, the office or on line at  “backpacks/school supplies”. Backpacks or supplies may be left at the Narthex table or in the office. Thank you for helping Olathe children and youth head into another successful school year!

Learn about all our women’s groups and request info by using the above QR code or clicking on this link:

Conversation and Company Group, led by Anna Purcell will meet Sunday,  July 14 at Red Crow at 6pm. All are welcome. Please contact Anna Purcell with questions 816-806-6417.

Women’s Connection Walking Group will meet Tuesday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 23 at 9 AM at the walking trail behind Olathe Community Center. Park in the parking lot on the east side of the center. The walking group will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All are welcome. Any questions, call Kathy Kochersperger 913-424-2202.

The Women’s Connection Day Crafting Group will meet Wednesday, July 10, 10-1, in the Glass Classroom by Entrance 1. Bring your own craft project and supplies and a lunch if you want. This group will meet monthly the 2nd Wednesday. If doors are locked you will need to enter by the office. Any questions contact Julie Joyce 913-424-7391. In August we will have a Prayer Quilt Crochet Session, along with the craft group. This will be Wednesday, August 14, from 10-1. Learn to crochet or share your skill. For details or questions contact Elizabeth Easley 816-805-9617.

Women’s Connection Lunch Bunch will meet Thursday, July 18, 11:30 at Johnny’s 10384 S Ridgeview Rd, Olathe. This is a monthly lunch meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month. We will be celebrating “Dog Days of Summer”. Heard a rumor there will be Bingo and ice cream. Come order a lunch and join the fun. Any questions contact Shawna Davidson, 913-908-7634.

Other groups:

Women on a Mission, led by Jennifer Kussman, meets 3rd Wednesday from 7-8pm in the Coffee Shop

Moms with Young kids, led by Ashley Preston, meets every Tuesday at 8pm via zoom and in person.

Women’s Crafting group, led by Shara Embree, meets quarterly on Friday evenings at 6pm in the Glass Classroom.