What’s Happening at Grace?

July 5, 2015

FIREWORKS!—Grace Church booth is open through Saturday, July 4th until 9:00pm. With one of the best locations in Elk Grove (Bel-Air parking lot on Waterman & EG Blvd.), we are sure to be a success. Proceeds go mainly to the Youth, primarily for Hume Lake Camps.

FAMILY FIRST/COMMUNION/BENEVOLENT OFFERING—This Sunday, July 5th, 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—5th grade will be with us in the service.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!—The next two Friday Family Movie Nights (and dinner) are on July 10th and July 17th starting at 6:00pm in the church warehouse. Please sign up this Sunday, July 5th. The cost per person is $3 to cover the cost of food. Invite your neighbors and friends. “See you at the movies!”

MEN’S BREAKFAST—On Saturday, July 11th, the men are invited to fellowship at the office, 9701 Dino Dr., Ste. 100, EG 95624, from 7:30-9:00am. Plan to spend a great time eating and visiting together. Bring a friend!

2ND SUNDAY CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER TIME—On Sunday, July 12th, we will meet at the office for our all-church prayer time, from 12:15-1:15pm; you may bring your own lunch! If you need childcare, please call/email the office.

MEN OF GRACE—The 2015 Men’s Advance will be on September 18-20th 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. Any questions, call the church office at 916-744-3444.. 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, and so far we’ve raised about $900. This leaves about $2000 to raise, and we need your help! Please place donations of any size in our jug starting this Sunday. If writing a check is easier, 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.”

WOMEN’S MINISTRY NEEDS YOU!—Please recycle your glass jars with lids for our Women’s Holiday Craft Night on October 16th. Jars of all sizes are needed and will then be transformed into a gift you may give during the holiday season. Please call the church office at 916-744-3444 for information of where to take the jars. We appreciate your help!

TAX REDUCTION NOTICE—For Senior Citizens/Disabled Persons residing in the Elk Grove Unified School District, please pick up this notice at the Information table to see if you qualify for this residential tax rate reduction. You must be age 65 or older (as of July 1st) or disabled (as defined by the State Controller’s Office) and not have student-age children residing with you.

NEW-AMAZON SMILE—We are now set up with Amazon Smile online. Just go to smile.amazon.com. They will designate “Grace Evangelical Free Church” a certain percentage of your purchases to come to the church quarterly, so please sign up! Just a reminder to make sure that through your Rewards program online with Raley’s/Bel-Air, you have designated Grace Evangelical Free Church to receive a percentage of what you spend to come to us as well.

THE PRAYER CONNECTION—A reminder that we have a weekly email of prayer requests, answers to prayer and a short devotion. If you would like to receive the weekly Prayer Connection and be a part of praying for those requests from our church family, please provide your email address on the yellow communication card. There is also a place on the card for you to submit a prayer request for the Prayer Connection.