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Triangle Conference Fall Gathering – WELCA

Grace Lutheran Church is proud to host the Triangle Lutheran Churches’ Fall Gathering on Saturday October 26th.

All woman of Grace are invited to join along with woman from the twelve other Triangle Conference Lutheran Churches.

Saturday October 26, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm

Registration from 9:30 to 10 am. Registration fee of $ 8 includes the program, bible study and lunch!

Guest Speaker – Elizabeth Hunter, MAHS of Project FIGHT

Elizabeth is the coordinator for Project FIGHT which works to free individuals gripped by human trafficking in North Carolina. Read More about our Guest Speaker.

Spiritual Leader – Pastor Sharon Taylor

Pastor Sharon will lead our Bible Study program entitled, “Women at The Gate: Who will Save The Children?”

Please consider donating the following in-kind items to Project FIGHT: Full Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Deodorant, Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Drawstring Backpacks, & 2020 Pocketbook Calendars.

We will observe a Candlelight Service of Remembrance. Please bring names of ELCA Sisters who are no longer with us to celebrate during this time.

Offering Opportunities will be available for the following special projects and funds:

Catawba County Carolina Caring Organization

2019 Pennies Offering will go to: Vigilante Truth

Christine Bohr Anderson Seminary Scholarship Fund

Download and complete a registration form and health form and return them with your payment to Grace Lutheran Church as instructed on the form.

Download Registration Form

Download Health Form

Questions – Contact Lin Gunnet

Make A Joyful Noise!

Choir Updates and Information – Fall 2019 – New Days and Times

Fall has arrives and our Grace Lutheran Choirs have resumed! We would love to have you join us! We currently offer three ensembles at Grace.

Celebration Choir

Cherub Choir (Infant/Toddler/Preschool)

The Cherub Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 6:25 pm and rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Parents and their children make music together in this group and sing periodically during worship. 

During rehearsals, we sing, dance, move, and play instruments

Some children jump right in and participate, while others observe for many weeks. That is just as it should be for children this age! No matter what participation looks like, everyone has fun and we would love to welcome you into the group!

Covenant Choir – Elementary School

Grades K – 2nd

Grades 3rd – 8th

The Covenant Choir has been split into two groups by age.

Covenant Choir Grades K – 2nd rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:00 pm and sings an anthem during worship approximately once a month. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Covenant Choir Grades 3rd – 8th rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:15 pm and sings an anthem during worship approximately once a month. 

During rehearsals, we work on establishing healthy vocal technique, beginning music reading skills, and instrument playing technique.

We weave movement into most rehearsals. In addition to singing anthems, this group also creates instrumental soundscapes based on Bible stories to present during worship.

Adult Choir (High School Age and up)

The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm-9:00pm and sings approximately twice a month at the late service. Members of this group also participate in the Community Thanksgiving Service with singers from other Six Forks Rd. churches and the MLK Service choir, made up of singers from other area ELCA churches. 

Adult Choir

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

This season, we will also have the opportunity to sing with the National Lutheran Choir when they come to Raleigh in 2020! 

During weekly rehearsals, we work on establishing healthy vocal technique and basic music reading/score navigation skills. I’ve also been known to weave in some creative movement using scarves and Chinese jump ropes, too! Curious? Join us to find out more! There is no audition and the ability to read music is not a prerequisite to joining the group!

NEW this Year!

We are exploring the idea of splitting the Covenant Choir into two groups to form a lower elementary group and an upper elementary/middle school ensemble. This would allow me to choose music and activities more appropriate for each age group. If this interests your family, please be in touch!

Please contact Director of Music Ann Goldfinch for more information about any of the groups or to sign up!   

WELCA Summer Retreat – 2019

WELCA-Cross

Our summer retreat is happening this Saturday, August 17th from 10am-2pm in the church Fellowship Hall. We’ll share a salad lunch and dessert bar.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 8/16 and let us know what you’ll be contributing for the lunch. Paper supplies, fruit, and drinks will be provided.

Report from the June NC WELCA Annual Gathering

I am excited to report back to all of you from the June NC WELCA Annual Gathering. There is so much going on in our state, Synodical National Women’s Organization, and in our NC Synod. I hope you are checking on-line posts from our NC WELCA President and our Synod Bishop, Tim Smith. Site addresses are www.ncwelca.org, www.nclutheran.org, www.womenoftheelca.org.

Program – Bible Study – The Book of Micah

We will study the book of Micah on Saturday. Micah is a short book but mighty book. This will be a continuation of the study we began at the Annual Conference. If you haven’t read this book in a while, you may want to do a refresher read prior to Saturday.

Save the Date – Fall Gathering – October 26

We have planning to do for the coming year and especially for the Fall Gathering which will be held on October 26.  

As we planned at our last meeting, I requested a check for $200 from our WELCA account and purchased LWR school supplies to stuff 50 more backpacks. We will fill and pack what we can complete now.

Thanks – Lin Gunnet