NEWS & EVENTS
Sermon Series: Love Like That - started on January 20
If you have missed the previous Love Like That sermons, we invite you to catch up online. Click the link below to access the audio/video of the service.
Let’s be honest. How many times have you fallen short at being a good friend, a wise parent, or a self-giving spouse because you didn't love—truly love—at the highest level? It’s tough. We’re bound to fail. The bar is so high, especially if you aspire to love like Jesus. But it’s not impossible. As followers of Jesus, we were meant to radically love those around us and give the world a glimpse of what God is like. But this is easier said than done. What does it actually mean to love like Jesus? And why do we so quickly get bogged down in our own selfishness, sin, and futile efforts? In this new sermon series, we will be examining Jesus’s life and character traits to give practical definition to what it means to love like Jesus. The Holy Spirit invites us to trade detachment, exclusivity, judgment, fear, and self-concern for mindfulness, approachability, grace, boldness, and self-giving. He empowers us to love like Jesus, and frees us to experience genuine joy.
In the Loop - February 24
Stay in the loop and join us in the youth room on Sunday, February 24 immediately following the Sunday service. Pastor Josh will be communicating updates and changes
to expect this year. The meeting should last about 30 minutes. Everyone is invited to attend.
Get Connected Gathering - February 24
Are you new to Grace Church? Do you want to build new friendships, learn more about our church family, and explore serving opportunities? Join us for the Get Connected Gathering on Sunday, February 24th at 6pm in the Youth Room. Enjoy an opportunity to ask questions and get to know our pastor, his wife, and other leaders over appetizers and snacks. Childcare is provided. Click the link below to sign up now. Sign up sheet is also available in the lobby. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Partnership Class - March 9
Learn more about what it means to become a partner at Grace Church. Click the link below to sign up now. Sign up sheet is also available in the church lobby. Childcare and dinner are provided. Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
CORE & Children's Ministry Rummage Sale - March 9
Come support the Grace Church kids and teens at our rummage sale to help raise funds for summer camp. The rummage sale will be held at church on Saturday, March 9th from 9am- 2pm. Donations of new or gently used items (except furniture, TVs, and oversized items) would be greatly appreciated. Donation drop-offs are on Sundays, February 17, 24, & 31 from 10am-10:20am and 11:45am-12:00pm outside the hallway next to Room 1.
Nursery & Children's Ministry Park Play Date - March 10
Come join us at Westridge Park following the service as we connect with other parents while the kids play. Bring a picnic lunch. For more information, please contact Cristeen Kunze at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
BASS Convention - March 7-9
Grace Church Fremont is registered for the BASS Church Workers Conventionon March 7 to March 9, 2019 in Castro Valley.
If you are interested in attending, create your account by visiting the BASS website: https://bassconvention.org/express_pass.cfm
Enter our Grace Church pass code (GUTAE) and print out your Express Pass and Name Badge. Cut out the Name Badge, bring it to the convention and BASS will provide the plastic sleeves when you arrive.
For more information about workshops and exhibits, visit their website or pick up a copy of the program available in the church lobby.
Sermon Series: New Year Perspectives...Start The New Year Right - December 30
A new year is a great time to re-evaluate your life. What do you wish you could do different in 2019. Join us for a three-part sermon series that will help shape our perspectives on what God is doing and wants to do in our lives. Click the link below to listen to the sermon.
December 30– Preparing our hearts for 2019
January 6– Answering God’s Call in 2019
January 13– Making our Lives Count in 2019
Baby & Child Dedication - January 13
On Sunday, January 13th, we will have a baby & child dedication during the service. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please contact Pastor Gregg at email@example.com.
Birthday Party for Jesus - December 23
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This service is for adults and children alike, especially those young at heart. Come and enjoy birthday cake, party hats, and Christmas carols as we host a birthday party for Jesus. Time: 10:30am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - December 24
Join us for a very special evening on December 24th at 6:00pm. Come early for hot chocolate, cookies and live music playing your favorite Christmas Carols. Each child will receive a small gift.
Christmas Gift for Jesus - month of December
We hope you will consider making Jesus the center of your Christmas Celebration by participating in our Christmas Gift for Jesus offering. Information about the ministries that our Christmas Gift for Jesus is supporting is available in the lobby or thru our weekly eBlast. You can give by designating your gift in the offering to Christmas Gift for Jesus or by the link below.
Sermon Series: God's Story + Your Story = Great Joy - starting on November 25
Christmas is supposed to be the season of joy. But far too often the holidays remind us of what is missing in our lives…joy. We try and fill the emptiness with the stuff we buy, the parties we attend, or the relationships around us. But none of these things can satisfy. To really experience internal joy requires a change of perspective…seeing the world through different eyes. Christmas is the invitation to rethink our personal story and find ourselves in God’s story. This change in thinking can bring us great joy regardless of our circumstances or stresses.
Sermon Series: Gather Together - begins on October 28
What is church? Why is it important to be part of a church? Does church make a difference? According to the Barna Group, the adult population in the United States has grown by 15% since 1991. During that same period, the number of adults who do not attend church has nearly doubled, rising from 39 million to 75 million – a 92% increase! The researcher noted, “Unchurched people are not just lazy or uninformed. They are wholly disinterested in church life – often passionately so.” As followers of Jesus, we are called to engage with a culture that has become not just disinterested but many times hostile to church. So where do we start? Beginning on Sunday, October 28, Pastor Josh will begin a four-part series titled “Gather Together…Why Church?” Come and take steps to experience the transformational power of Jesus’ church.
As part of our sermon series, we are inviting everyone in our church to attend a "Gather Together Dinner." Signup sheets are available in the church lobby or click the link below to sign up now. If you are interested in hosting or facilitating a dinner, please contact Zussette Rozin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Praise Service - November 18
Operation Christmas Child - November 18 (last Sunday to drop off)
Share the love of Jesus by filling a shoebox with toys and hygiene items for children in developing countries. You may pick up a pre-printed shoebox from the church lobby or wrap any shoeboxes you have at home (please wrap lid separately). Filled shoeboxes may be turned in any Sunday between now and November 18. Please use the label to indicate gender and age. Please also include $9.00 donation for shipping.
Women Alive Fall Conference - November 9-10
Church Work Day - November 3
Come and join us on Saturday, November 3rd and help us spruce up the church grounds and facilities. Click the link below to sign up. A signup sheet is also available in the church lobby.
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Baptism Sunday - October 28
On Sunday, October 28, we will have a baptism celebration immediately following the service. Come and join us as we celebrate with everyone who is getting baptized that day.
Sunday's Sermon: When You Are Afraid - October 21
Come and join us this Sunday, October 21, as Pastor Gregg Morita teaches on a lesson entitled "When You Are Afraid". This lesson is based on Mark 4:35-41.