Here’s What’s Happening at Grace!
August 30, 2015
“BACK TO SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAY” IS COMING!—This Sunday, August 30th, we will be hosting this annual event. It is a fun time with a bounce house, games, and crafts, all designed to make it possible for our “Kids of Grace” to invite their friends and neighbors to an amazingly fun “church experience.” Invite your neighbors, hairdresser, grocery clerk, your kid’s teacher-anyone you know who has children in preschool or elementary school. Hope to see lots of kids with us that day!
TO ALL YOUNG COUPLES & BREAKOUT PARENTS—We will be hosting a new Bible study at the church office on Wednesday evenings running simultaneously to Breakout. Childcare will be provided for birth to 4yrs old, and children 5yrs–5th grade are welcome to join Breakout! So, join us September 9th from 7:00-8:15 for a meet and greet and begin going deeper in the Word! Contact the office, firstname.lastname@example.org/714-3444, for additional information.
EVANGELISM/MISSIONS TEAM—Grace Church family has a wonderful opportunity to bless the Union Gospel Mission in their ministry to the homeless. They are in need of new or used Bibles, any translation, devotionals and Christian reading material for men and/or women. Beginning September 6th, our team will have a box for donations at the Visitor Table for these items.
OFFICE CLEANING-ONLY 1-2 TIMES A MONTH—More helpers are needed for keeping the church offices clean. Our long-time workers are in need of a break because of changing family needs. Please pray and ask God to give you the go-ahead to volunteer to help out if you’re available. Sign on your yellow communication card, leaving your name, phone/email so we are able to contact you. Thank you for considering!
FAMILY FIRST SUNDAY/COMMUNION/BENEVOLENT OFFERING—On Sunday, September 6th, we will be sharing communion together to celebrate the Lord’s death and resurrection on our behalf. We will also take a Benevolent offering at the end of the service. Children 5 years through 5th grade will be with us in the service.
ARE YOU FEELING THE URGE TO SERVE? God has made each of us to use our special gifts and talents for Him. This fall on Wednesdays, we will be starting Breakout, our mid-week discipleship program for kids. We need some listeners to come hear Bible verses & we need a couple of “small” group leaders. Come join the fun and make a difference for God’s Kingdom; we have seen great spiritual growth in the children who have made it a priority. We begin September 9th from 7-8:15pm. If you have questions, please contact the office.
MEN’S BREAKFAST—On Saturday, September 12th, all men are invited to fellowship at the office, 9701 Dino Dr. Suite 100, EG 95624, from 7:30-9:00am. Plan to spend a great time eating and visiting together. Bring a friend!
MEN OF GRACE—The 2015 Men’s Advance will be on September 18th-20th at Alliance Redwoods in Sonoma County. Important Note: The sign-up policy has changed and is being done online. If you want to attend, go to the link below to register and pay for your room. Room rates are $175 for Lodge Level, $145 for Cabin Level. Please sign up as soon as possible as it is first come, first served. https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/alliance-redwoods/skus/men-s-advance-grace-church/info#horizontalTab1.
STOP HUNGER NOW!—It’s back…the great big “Make Change” Jar! At this moment, 75% of the world struggles to obtain enough basic nutrition. Our goal is to package 10,000 meals for “Stop Hunger Now,” each costing 29 cents. Our food packaging event is scheduled for Sunday, September 27th. We have raised over $2,000, but still need your help! If writing a check, please make it out to “Grace Church” but indicate on the Memo line (lower left of your check) that it is for “Stop Hunger meals.”
NEW FELLOWSHIP TIME SUNDAY MORNINGS—We have started something new at our Sunday morning services. Shortly after the service begins, we are giving you time to greet and fellowship with one another and any new people who may be visiting us. So be sure to come early to catch up with your church family or meet someone new. Service begins at 9:45am.