What’s Happening at Grace?

November 23, 2014

URGENT NEEDWe encourage you to consider becoming a part of the Usher Team; they are in need of more servants! Please call the church office, 714-3444 if you are interested – thanks!

DICKEN’S FAIRE—What hours will you serve in Grace Church’s Christmas Booth at the Dicken’s Faire this year? On Saturday, November 29th from 9am-3pm, help make ornaments to give to people attending the Faire. All are welcome from school age to ancient age. Share your Christmas Joy! Sign up at the front or Info tables and please call the office with any questions.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE AND SECRET SISTER REVEAL—Do you enjoy sharing your favorite cookies with your friends? Have you been waiting all year to find out who your Secret Sister is? If either one of these applies to you, join us on December 6th from 1:30-3:00pm. Be sure to get your invitation with all the details at the Info Table this Sunday. 

CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th—Our breakfast will take place in the gym from 8:45-9:30am with our service beginning at 9:45. We always generously share in the breakfast by bringing the food. We need 10 egg casseroles, 10 dishes of breakfast meats (bacon, ham, sausages), 10 holiday breads (muffins, banana-type breads, pastries), and 10 fruit plates. Please BRING YOUR FOOD TO THE GYM BY 8:30AM. Email/call the office what you plan to bring, gracechurch4him@gmail.com or 916-714-3444. On Sundays, November 30th & December 7th, you may sign up at church, but all signups need to be completed by December 7th.

We also need 3-4 helpers to set up at 6:30am and help supervise the breakfast. Cleanup is usually very quickly done right after the breakfast with people claiming their dishes after the service. Thank you for your service to our church family!

COME AND BEHOLD HIM: AN INVITATION TO CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

We will be celebrating Jesus’ birthday on four Sundays, beginning November 30th with guest speaker Jim Jessup from William Jessup University. On December 7th, we will focus on who this “Babe of Bethlehem,” the Christ of Christmas is. December 14th is our Christmas Breakfast, followed by Ballet Rejoice. December 21st, we will focus on the birth of Christ as we resume “The Story.”

POSTCARD “3 FOR HIM”—In your bulletin again there will be a postcard for you so that you may be praying for who to invite to one or all of our special Christmas Sundays.

ALL CHURCH FAMILY CAMPOUT– 2015— Reservations are being made on or around January 1st for a group site at Sugar Pine Campground on the west side of Lake Tahoe. We need to know how many people plan to attend and must receive your $25 deposit by Sunday, December 28th. The plan is to reserve the site for Thursday, July 30th & leave Monday, August 3rd; the cost being $24 per person for that time frame. If you go Friday until Sunday, the cost would be $12 per person. These costs are strictly estimates based on 30 people.