NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

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PAST EVENTS

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 zussette@gracechurchfremont.org.

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Thanksgiving Praise Service - November 18

Join us on Sunday, November 18, for a service dedicated to worship and praise. We would like to create a video collage of photos representing how God has been faithful to each of us, but we need your involvement. Please share one or two photos that represent God’s faithfulness to you in 2018, and send them to zussette@gracechurchfremont.org by this Friday, November 16th. The photos can be of people, places, scenery, or just something that is meaningful for you. (We may not use all photos based on the total number received or appropriateness.)
If you also like to share a testimony of how God has been faithful to you over this past year, please contact Zussette Rozin for details.
Thanksgiving Benevelonce Offering
As part of our Thanksgiving Praise Service, we will be collecting a special benevolence offering that will be designated to provide financial assistance for those in our church family. The distribution of these funds is overseen by our leadership team.

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

Dates:  Friday, 11/9/18 (6:00pm-9:30pm) & Saturday, 11/10/18 (8:00am-12:45pm)
Location: Bridges Community Church, 505 Driscoll Road, Fremont, CA
Speaker: Christine Ingebretson
Registration Fee: $50
For more information about the conference and to register, click the link below.

 

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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

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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.