NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

NO Facebook Live Prayer Meeting - November 24 & 26

Just want to let everyone know that there will be NO Facebook Live Prayer Meeting during the week of Thanksgiving. Hope you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

New Sermon Series: Living in the Reality of Jesus' Birth - starting November 29

No other time of the year captures our imagination as much as Christmas: God coming into the world, a baby’s birth that would change the course of human history, the heavens bursting into angelic song, the hope that God will have the last word over sin and brokenness. This season fills our hearts with the wonder that anything is possible, yet Christmas can also be shallow, materialistic, hectic, and lonely. If we are not careful, we can miss the awe of remembering, celebrating, and living in the reality that Jesus offers. This year, we invite you to join us during Advent as we set aside time to focus on what the birth of Jesus means in our daily lives.

Christmas Gift for Jesus

We hope you will consider making Jesus the center of your Christmas Celebration by participating in our Christmas Gift for Jesus offering. This year’s offering will go to support Compassion Network, Christmas parties for lepers in India and Real Options Pregnancy Clinic You can give by designating your gift in the offering to Christmas Gift for Jesus or by giving online.

 

Compassion Network

Compassion Network’s specialty is connecting volunteers and resources from 60+ local congregations with needs in the community. They depend on their network of willing volunteers to provide free services for over 29,000 requests a year.

Need: Financial support helps provide counseling, food, clothing, amenities and other services to help families in crisis.

 

Tim Ekno – Missionary to India

Tim and Vanessa Ekno have a heart for serving people with leprosy in India. Each year, Tim provides Christmas parties for lepers and shares the message of Christ with those who have never heard it before.

Need: Financial support to provide change of clothes and a hot meal.

 

Real Options Pregnancy Clinic

This ministry commits to equipping and empowering women and men to choose life for their unborn children through the love of Jesus. They are dedicated to the highest standard of medical care in a comforting, supportive, Christ-centered atmosphere. Thousands of women, men, students, and children rely on them each year. Your financial partnership enables us to provide all our medical, education, parenting & adoption support services free of charge without government funding.

Need: Facility and staff expenses

Love Your Neighbor this Christmas

This Christmas, you have the opportunity to follow up with a family in our community that came to our Hearty Harvest. We want to follow up with each family by providing them a small Christmas gift and a personal invitation to watch our Christmas Eve service online. We ask that you connect with them by phone, drop the present off at their house, and provide prayer and encouragement if you have the opportunity. You may sign up for more than one family, so please indicate the number of families you want to commit to. Please click the link below to sign up. Thank you!

SIGNUP

Wednesday Zoom Gathering - December 2

Meetings are extended to December 16th! Please join us as we seek to grow our community on Wednesday evenings! There will be a short devotion followed by a time of prayer and discussion in our breakout rooms.

Please note that there is NO Wednesday Zoom meetings on the following dates:
11/25/2020
12/23/2020
12/30/2020

Zoom ID: 670 692 1852  Password: 9ruSjP

Men's BYOB (Bring Your Own Breakfast) - Saturday, December 5th

Calling all men! Bring your breakfast, lawn chair, and mask and hang out with other men from Grace Church.

  • Saturday, December 5 @ 8:30am
  • Grace Church parking lot

PAST EVENTS

Operation Christmas Child

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 or wrap any shoeboxes you have at home (please wrap the lid separately). Please use the label to indicate gender and age. Please also include a $9.00 donation for shipping.

For more information, please email Pastor Gregg at gregg@gracechurchfremont.org or click the Operation Christmas Child link below.

Final drop-off date: Sunday, November 22nd

Operation Christmas Child

Sermon Series: Reflections on Thankfulness

It seems that each new day we find a new reason to be afraid, uncertain, and worried.  These negative emotions impact our joy, contentment, and generosity. God’s Word provides an antidote for living in fear – Thankfulness! Thankfulness is not an occasional act but a lifestyle that reminds us of God’s presence, brings joy to our daily routines, creates contentment, and motivates us to generosity. Join us for this three part series in the lead up to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sermon Series: Jesus & Politics

Once more, Americans are bracing themselves for a polarizing election which will leave our country bitterly divided. Complex moral and political issues are only addressed in thirty-second soundbytes. Incendiary Facebook posts and emails containing partial truths will be forwarded by the millions. People who love each other will find their relationships challenged by people who vote differently than they do. At Grace Church, we believe that following Jesus should be the foundation for a better way. As God’s people we are called to be in unity around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us as we look to Scripture for  timeless solutions for today’s conflicts.

Outdoor Worship Service - this Sunday, November 1

Bring your lawn chairs and masks and worship under the big tree in the parking lot. Come early so you have time to get your spot and set up your chair. We will be doing live music and prayer.

Family Pumpkin Carving - this Wednesday, October 28

Grace Church is hosting a family pumpkin carving event for Grace Kids and Grace Nursery. We will supply the pumpkins and carving supplies for families that RSVP by October 25th. Each family will be assigned a designated carving area in the church parking lot. Please remember to bring your masks and practice social distancing. Click the link below to sign up. We hope to see you there!

For more details, please contact Charla Alino at charla@gracechurchfremont.org.

PUMPKIN CARVING

Family Scavenger Hunt/Movie Night - this Saturday, October 17

Grace Kids and Grace Nursery are having a family scavenger hunt followed by watching a Halloween movie, “Toy Story of Terror”. This event will take place outside, in the church parking lot. Make sure to bring your camp chairs or a picnic blanket and your mask. Click the link below to sign up. We hope to see you there!

For more details, please contact Charla Alino at charla@gracechurchfremont.org.

SCAVENGER HUNT/MOVIE NIGHT

Church Work Day - this Saturday, October 17

Please come and show your support this Saturday, October 17th for Church Work Day. There is plenty of work to get done - from cleaning, organizing, gardening to painting, there will be something for everyone. For more information, please contact Daniel Na at daniel@gracechurchfremont.org.

 

Men's BYOB (Bring Your Own Breakfast) - this Saturday, October 17

Calling all men! Bring your breakfast, lawn chair, and mask and hang out with other men from Grace Church.

  • This Saturday, October 17 @ 8:30am
  • Grace Church parking lot

Outdoor Night of Worship - TONIGHT, October 11 @ 6pm

Please join us TONIGHT October 11 at 6 pm for a night of live worship. We will meet outside in the parking lot, with masks and social distancing, and spaces for those who want to stay in their cars. Please note that this event will not be live-streamed.

 

Virtual Church Lobby

Come say hello to everyone immediately following the Sunday worship service in our Virtual Church Lobby via Zoom. After that, you will be invited to join breakout rooms with 1-2 other people for a short 10-15 minute sharing answering the question, “What was one spiritual thing that stood out to you in today’s service?” We hope to see you there!

Sermon Series: Snagged?

Have you ever felt stuck? Emotionally, spiritually, physically? With all that is going on in the world maybe you are feeling that way right now. Your marriage, relationship with your family, and even in your relationship with God – we all find ourselves from time to time asking the questions, “How did I get here?” And more importantly, “How do I get back on track?” If you resonate with these questions, then our new sermon series SNAGGED? is right for you. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Josh wraps up the series. He will guide us through Galatians 5:7 and the process of getting back on track in our lives.

Ice Cream Social...Distancing - September 20

What is better than ice cream? Ice cream and hanging out with church friends! Everyone is invited to come hang out. Please remember to wear your mask when you’re not eating and to keep social distance. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Sunday, September 20th at 1pm
  • Northgate Community Park
  • 34060 Rowland Dr., Fremont, CA 94555

 


Grace Kids Tie-Dye Activity during the Ice Cream Social... Distancing event.

Men's BYOB (Bring Your Own Breakfast) - September 5

Calling all men! Bring your breakfast, lawn chair, and mask and hang out with other men from Grace Church.

  • Saturday, September 5th @ 8:30am
  • Grace Church parking lot