Grace felt a calling to missions to spread God’s love in new places. Grace, who loves music and country music, chose to go to Nashville. She said “Nashville is a place where dreams come true, so why not fulfill one of my dreams of serving God and others in that very place.”
She named her mission trip Mission 2:10 based on the Bible verse Ephesians 2:10, that reads: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Grace sold cupcakes and mailed letters to friends and family to fundraise. She made arrangements through Hands on Nashville to work on a farm for the FarmOne organization, a group that provides fresh produce to the needy in the community. She also worked at Safe Haven Family shelter, babysitting children and hosting an ice cream party for the residents. Through contacts at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Grace was able to stay with her group at the home of Keith Gunter, former youth minister at FPC Marietta who is pastor of New Creation in Hendersonville, N.C.
Grace raised $1,200, and nine friends from her discipleship group joined her on the mission trip: Haley Callahan, Mere Dunk, Caroline Gratwick, Mary Emily Landers, Grace Mutimer, Libby Poland, Caroline Poston, Olivia Reardon and Brennyn Shelton.
Grace hopes to continue Mission 2:10 in future. She is the daughter of Kelley and Randy Weiner.
On Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County will present Gardeners’ Night Out program, “The Annual Sequence of Blooms Beloved by Worker Honeybees” with Master Gardener Rita Buehner. The event is at East Cobb Regional Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.
For more information, call Cobb County Extension Service at (770) 528-4070.
Fashion spotlight of the week: We first told you about this amazing woman August 2011 when Lifestyle reported that she was turning 100. On Aug. 21, the Marietta resident celebrates her 103rd birthday — still lovely and still going strong — Oneda Pharr.
If you would like to wish Oneda a happy birthday, send her a card to 3634 Canton Highway, Marietta, 30066.
Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.