What’s Happening at Grace?

December 21, 2014

HELPFUL HINTS IN PLANNING END-OF-YEAR GIVING—As you plan your end-of-year giving, let us remind you of the following: Your checks need to be dated 12/31 or sooner to count for the year 2014; and, any monies mailed in need to be postmarked 12/31 or sooner, regardless of the check’s date. All checks or monies received or postmarked by 12/31 will be applied to 2014 giving. Any monies/checks received in January will be applied to the year 2015.

ITEMS LEFT BEHIND—If you left utensils and/or dishes from the breakfast last week, please go to the Info table this Sunday.

COME AND BEHOLD HIM: AN INVITATION TO CHRISTMAS WORSHIP

We will be celebrating Jesus’ birthday this Sunday as we focus on the birth of Christ with a message from Pastor Rick in “The Story” series.

T.H.I.S. YOUTH (6th-12th grades) CHRISTMAS PARTY—This Sunday, 12/21, 5:00-7:00pm at someone’s home, the Youth will have their Christmas party.

OFFICE CLOSED—The office will be closed for 2 weeks, beginning next week through January 5th; regular office hours resume Tuesday, January 6th.

YOUTH MINISTRY NEED–T.H.I.S. Youth needs a site coordinator for their Sunday night meetings until June. Please, prayerfully consider helping our youth on Sunday evenings. Contact the office for details, 916-714-3444.

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 for those wanting a longer weekend of camping, but you may go Friday-Sunday as well. Please let us know what days you are planning & how many in your party. The cost per adult (over 12) will be $10 per night. Let us know ASAP by signing up at church.

FAMILY COMMUNION—Signups for Family Communion (taking place on Sunday, January 11th from 2:00-4:00pm at the church offices) for a 20-minute time slot will begin this Sunday at the Information Table. Also, there will be a question sheet in your bulletin to complete and bring with you to the communion time only. You must sign up by Sunday, January 4th to be a part of this special time.

T.H.I.S. “MAKE CHANGE FOR HUNGER”—This Youth mini famine event is to help them understand how chronic hunger affects people. It will take place on Sunday, January 18th from 9:45am (at Albiani and then to the church office after service) until 6:30pm. The afternoon will be spent learning about and feeling hunger. At 5:30, all the youth and their families will join together for a potluck pasta dinner to “break the fast” and share what they learned.