NEWS & EVENTS
Gather Together Dinners - November 8-24
Gather Together Dinners are an opportunity for our entire church family to connect outside of the Sunday service. Each gathering provides a time to deepen relationships and grow in our faith over a shared meal. Our theme is Growing in Love For Our Neighbors. We will focus on encouraging each other to prayerfully demonstrate Christ’s love to our neighbors (near ones) and to find ways to live out that love through the ministries of Grace Church. Details of the Gather Together Dinners are on each individual signup sheet in the lobby or in the SignUp link below.
Operation Christmas Child - November 3-24
Share the love of Jesus by filling a shoebox with toys and hygiene items for children in developing countries. For packing instructions, please visit their website: www.samaritanspurse.org. You may pick up a pre-printed shoebox or wrap shoeboxes you have at home (please wrap the lid separately). Filled shoeboxes may be brought to church any Sunday between now and November 24. Please also include a $9.00 donation for shipping.
Thanksgiving Praise Service - November 24
God is good all the time, and there is always something to thank Him for. Come join us as we share in a special time of thanking and praising our Lord at our Thanksgiving Praise Service on November 24th!
"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." - Psalm 106:1
Thanksgiving Benevolence Offering - November 24
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.
Advent Sermon Series: Don't Miss the Wonder of Christmas - starts December 1
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 of Christmas. This year, we invite you to join us each Sunday of Advent as we set aside time to focus on the wonder of Christmas.
Tree of Hope - December 1-15
Grace Church has the opportunity to share the love of Christ with children ages 0-13 who come from very low income families in our community. Our ministry partner, Compassion Network, provides the tags for each child with their age, gender and gift ideas. All you need to do is select a tag (or more) and go shopping. Tags will be available December 1 and 8 in the lobby. Gifts need to be delivered back to Grace by Sunday, December 15. Do NOT wrap the gift. You can donate wrapping paper and bows if you wish. For more information, contact Nancy Eddy at 510-610-0170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthday Party for Jesus - December 22
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.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - December 24
Join us for a traditional candlelight service as we remember the birth of Jesus. There will be cookies, hot chocolate, the Christmas story, presents for the children, and lots of your favorite Christmas songs.
Partnership Class - November 3
UPDATE: The Partnership Class is rescheduled to Sunday, November 3rd. Please mark your calendar.
Learn more about what it means to become a partner at Grace Church. Sign up in the lobby or through the weekly eBlast to attend the class. Childcare and dinner are provided. Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Romans Sermon Series
Pastor Josh will continue his verse by verse study through the Book of Romans starting with Romans chapter 10. If possible, he would like everyone to read Romans chapters 1-10 in preparation for this series.
Gather Together Hosts & Facilitators
It’s time to launch another round of Gather Together Dinners! We need hosts and facilitators to help connect our church family over food and conversation. Gather Together Dinners will be held from November 8 to November 24. If you’re interested in hosting or facilitating, please click the signup link below to signup. A signup sheet is also available in the church lobby. For more information, please contact Gregg Morita at email@example.com.
Love Your Neighbor Small Groups - starts on October 9
This fall the Love Your Neighbor groups will be meeting for four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning October 9 from 7-8pm. Come and join us for a friendly and casual gathering as we go through a devotion with some discussion, as well as taking the time to pray for the non-Christians that God has placed around us. Childcare will be provided. You can sign up in the lobby or by clicking the SignUp link below. For more information, please email Pastor Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Costume Bowling - October 27
Get out of the gutter and come roll with us! Grace Youth is having a costume bowling party at Cloverleaf Family Bowl on Sunday, October 27th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The event will cost $10 which includes bowling, shoes and pizza. You must sign up no later than October 22nd. Click the link below to sign up now. Come show off your costume and be there 6pm sharp to check in. For more information, please contact Igyy Alino at email@example.com.
Cloverleaf Family Bowl: 40645 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538
Youth Group Is Back! - Friday nights
Calling all teens! For those in 6th-12th grade, come hang out with us on Friday nights from 7-9pm in the Youth Room. For more information, contact Iggy Alino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mexico Missions Trip Meeting - October 20
If you are interested in learning more about the 2020 Mexico Missions Trip, a meeting is scheduled on Sunday, October 20th, 12pm in the Youth Room. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Josh at email@example.com.
Sermon Series: Love Your Neighbor - started on September 22
When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” His answer was clear and simple: Love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:28-31). But in the midst of our hectic schedules, it’s hard to find time to even meet our neighbors, let alone find ways to love them! The truth is, loving our neighbor matters to Jesus. How can we as a church family take simple, practical steps to demonstrate God’s love to those around us? This series serves as an introduction to our fall emphasis of finding tangible ways to obey God’s Word in this command to Love Your Neighbor.
Nursery & Grace Kids Camp-In - October 11-12
Families with children in the Nursery and/or Grace Kids are invited to bring your tents for a time of fellowship and fun as we roast s’mores, sing songs, watch a movie, and “camp-in” at Grace Church. Signup sheet is available in the church lobby or you can sign up by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Charla Alino at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: Friday, October 11, 6:00pm to Saturday, October 12, 10:00am.
Youth Boba Social - September 27
All 6th-12th grade students, you are invited to a Boba Social. We will be meeting at the church parking lot on Friday, September 27th at 7pm. We will leave promptly at 7:30pm to walk over to T4 for Boba Tea and hang out. The Boba Tea will be provided. Feel free to bring money if you plan to order food. Parents may pick up their teen by 9pm at the church. Sign up in the lobby or by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Iggy Alino at email@example.com.
Volunteer Youth Ministry Training - September 21
Do you have a desire to connect with youth and help them grow in their faith? Join our youth and children’s volunteer teams at a Ted-talk style training session on Saturday, September 21 from 9:00am-11:30am. Topics include discipling teens to make disciples, helping hurting kids, ministering through your story, and learnings on the adolescent brain. For more information on this training event, visit https://trainmyvolunteers.com. To reserve your spot or to explore the possibility of making a difference in the lives of Grace Youth and Grace Kids, please signup in the lobby, via weekly eblast, or contact Iggy Alino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Retreat - September 13-15
Mark your calendars! The Men’s Retreat is a weekend of fellowship with other Christian men and a time of strengthening your relationship with God. This year's speaker is our very own, Pastor Josh Wroten. Information is available in the church lobby or visit Silver Spur website by clicking the link below.
Base cost: $172
Camp: Silver Spur Christian Camp & Retreat Center in Tuolumne
Get Connected Gathering - September 8
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, September 8th at 6:00 pm 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. Sign up in the lobby or by clicking the link below. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Nursery & Grace Kids Park Playdate - September 8
Come join us at Westridge Park following the service as we connect with other parents while the kids play. Bring a picnic lunch. Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm. For more information, please contact Charla Alino at email@example.com.
Sermon Series: How To Wreck Your Life For Dummies - started on August 11
No one ever asked, “How do I wreck my life?” Yet every day, we see people who through their choices find their lives ruined. In this somewhat humorous but still serious sermon series, Pastor Josh will be discussing what the Bible teaches about having and experiencing the life God has planned for you.
Labor Day BBQ - September 2
Join us at Northgate Community Park on Labor Day for a day of great food, friends, family and fun. The main dish and beverages will be provided by the church, and we ask everyone to sign up to bring your favorite side dish, fruits/veggies or dessert to share. Signup sheets are available in the church lobby or by clicking the link below. Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Grace Church is in the process of building a team of people who would be available to help in an emergency, including security issues, natural disasters, illness, etc. We are also looking for people with CPR training and/or other medical training who are willing to help in a medical emergency. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please add your name to the interest list in the lobby.
Teen Summer Activity - August 9
Calling all teens! Join us for BBQ and S'mores for fun and fellowship. Teens 6th-12th grade are invited to the Alino home on Friday, August 9th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Sign up in the church lobby or click the link below. For more information, please contact Iggy Alino firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Speaker: Leedah Wong - August 4
On Sunday, August 4, Leedah Wong will be our guest speaker. Leedah was recently appointed as the newest NextGen church planter. He is currently raising financial support while developing a core team of leaders with the plan of launching Restore Church in Fremont in 2020.
Sunday Sermon: The Generosity of God - July 28
Life is full of ups and downs but one constant is the generosity of God. Join us this Sunday as we explore God’s generosity to Abram, the Canaanites, and to all of us today.
In the Loop - July 7
Stay in the loop and join us in the Youth Room on Sunday, July 7 immediately following the Sunday service. Pastor Josh will be communicating the proposed church budget and the new Leadership Team. The meeting should last about 30 minutes. Everyone is invited to attend.