What’s Happening at Grace?

August 31, 2014

COMMUNICATION CARDS—Each Sunday, if you are not planning to use your yellow communication card, could you place it on the Usher or Info Table at the back, as you exit? The office is hoping to do some recycling!

GRACE INFORMATION/MEMBERSHIP CLASS–LAST DAY TO SIGN UP–If you are new to Grace or have been attending for a while and would like to know more about Grace Church and/or how to become a member, we are holding the class on Sunday, September 7th from Noon-3:00pm at the church offices. Lunch is provided as well as childcare. Please mark the yellow communication card if you plan to attend, also noting if you need childcare and your children’s ages.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE?—Do you have one night a week free from September through May? You may want to check out Breakout, beginning next Wednesday, 9/03! It is our midweek children’s discipleship program. This year we’re walking through the Bible with “What’s In the Bible?” curriculum. If you feel the urge to make a difference for God’s Kingdom, call/email the office.

SURVIVING & THRIVING PRESENTS—Thriving through the Word! Beginning September 3rd, if you are a mom with young children, please join us Wednesday mornings at a home from 11am to 1pm as we dig through scripture and refresh our spirits! Bring yourself and your Bible as we start walking through the book of Proverbs. Childcare will be provided. Please contact the office with any questions.

T.H.I.S. YOUTH/ALL FAMILY FALL KICKBALL KICK-OFFon Sunday, September 7th from 5pm to 6:30pm. Please, meet at Al Gates Park, 9381 Mainline Drive (close to the Church Office) with your tennies on and ready to have some fun. This is a whole family event–don’t miss the pizza and the popsicles! Kickball 5-5:45pm and food and fellowship from 6-6:30pm–$3 donation per person for pizza. Come find out about all our fall activities! Any questions, please call the office.

FAMILY FIRST SUNDAY/COMMUNION/SPECIAL OFFERING—On September 7th, we will celebrate our Lord’s sacrifice and gift of salvation to us by taking communion together during our family service for 1st grade through Adult. A special “Agua Viva” offering will be taken at the end of the service as you exit, due to some extreme needs there right now, in lieu of our regular benevolent offering.

THURSDAY AM WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY—We’d like to invite all women of Grace Church to join our ladies study this fall, September 18th at 9:30am, at the Grace Church office. We will be studying Beth Moore’s “James: Mercy Triumphs.” To order & purchase a study guide, signups are ongoing and will continue through Sunday, September 7th. The cost is $22, and if paying by check, please make them payable to “Grace Church,” with “Women’s study book” on the Memo line; or you may pay with cash. NO CHECKS OR CASH ARE TO BE PLACED INTO THE OFFERING–THEY MUST BE TAKEN TO THE PERSON at the Info table. If you have questions, please call the office. Hope to see you there!

MEN’S ADVANCE—Please contact the office ASAP, if you intend to go to the Men’s Advance! It is tentative now, but if we can attend, we have only 20 spots and are on a waiting list. Place: Alliance Redwoods; more details at: www.allianceredwoods.com/men.

GRACE’S T.H.I.S. YOUTH GROUP—We are looking for a T.H.I.S. Night Coordinator to join the Youth Group Team. This person will be working with others in supporting 6th-12th grade youth. We are also looking for a backup for this person when they are sick or unavailable.

STEPHEN MINISTRY is a care ministry at Grace Church, and we will be training our second class of Stephen Ministers beginning Wednesday, September 24, 2014. If you’re interested in learning more about training & serving, talk to one of our Stephen Leaders.

A MESSAGE ON THE CURRENT WAR IN ISRAEL & GAZA—On Sunday, October 12th, Chosen People Ministries’ missionary, Michael Cohen, will be bringing us a message on this spiritual conflict. We need someone to pick him up at the airport on Saturday, October 11th, someone to provide lodging for him that night and then bring him to church on Sunday morning, and then someone to take him back to the airport later Sunday afternoon. Contact the office ASAP, 714-3444 or gracechurch4him@gmail.com, so these plans can be settled, since the office will be closed mid to late September.