NEWS & EVENTS
Thanksgiving Praise Service - November 18
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 email@example.com.
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.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jerry L. Buckner - October 7 & 14
Dr. Jerry L. Buckner is a pastor, counselor, and adjunct professor at Gateway Seminary. He also hosts "Contending for the Faith," a live call-in radio program that airs on KFAX in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will be preaching through a two-part series called "The (7) Principles of a True Spiritual Warrior of God," based on Ephesians 6:10-18.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." - Ephesians 6:10-11
New Sermon Series: Living as People of the Resurrection - starts on September 16
Jesus prayer for us focuses on our unity/oneness for the sake of the world. But His main focus is our union or oneness IN Him as the source of our unity, which does bring life and light to the world.
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” - Romans 6:4
Fall Small Groups - starts the week of September 9
The week of September 9, we will be launching our Fall Small Groups. Sign up and connect with others in our church family. Signups are available in the church lobby or click the link below to sign up now.
Men's Retreat - September 14-16
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. To register, pay for the retreat and to get more information, click the link below. Base cost is $165. Financial assistance is available if needed. Signup sheet for carpooling is available in the church lobby.
Sermon Series: The Lost Boys - concludes on September 9
Join us on Sunday, September 9, as Pastor Gregg Morita shares the 2nd part of his sermon series entitled, "The Lost Boys." This 2-part sermon series is based on Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the Prodigal Son.
"But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." - Luke 15:32
Labor Day BBQ - September 3
Save the date! Join us at Northgate Community Park on Labor Day for an afternoon 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. Click the link below to sign up. Signup sheets are also available in the church lobby.
Reasonable Worship - starts on August 19
Join us on Sunday, August 19th as Pastor Don Ferris shares the 1st part of his sermon series entitled, "Reasonable Worship." This 2-part sermon series is based on Romans 12:1-21.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship." - Romans 12:1
Serving Like Jesus - August 12
"And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet." - John 13:14
Join us on Sunday, August 12, as Pastor Bill Kintner shares how we can serve like Jesus.
Fall Small Groups Leaders Training - August 12
Do you have a desire to be used by the Lord to help others grow spiritually? If so, then leading a small group this fall may be right for you. Fall small groups must start and end between September 9 and October 28. All leaders must attend a brief small group leaders training after church on Sunday, August 12 or arrange a separate time to meet with Pastor Gregg. You can sign up for the leadership training in the church lobby or through the weekly eBlast. For more information, please email Pastor Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Neighbor - August 5
On Sunday, August 5th, Pastor Drew del Rosario will be sharing with us his thoughts on "How To Neighbor". Come and join us as we seek God to give us eyes to see those who are hurting and a heart to care for them.
New Sermon Series: Why Can't We Get Along - starting on July 15
Come and join us this Sunday, July 29th as Pastor Joe Chung concludes his 3-week sermon series on the topic of "getting along", based on Ephesians 4.
Nursery & Children's Ministries Park Play Date - July 22
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 email@example.com.
Baptism & New Partners Recognition - June 24
On Sunday, June 24, we will have a baptism celebration immediately following the service. If you are interested in getting baptized that day, please email Pastor Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule baptism interview. Also, we will be recognizing our new church partners during the service.
CORE Carwash (Youth Camp Fundraiser) - June 23
On Saturday, June 23, the CORE Youth Ministry will be doing carwash in the church parking lot. Help send teens to Summer Camp by bringing your cars and donating to this event.
Church Vote on Leadership Team & Annual Church Budget - June 17
The annual church vote on the leadership team and 2018 annual budget is scheduled on Sunday, June 17th, after the service in the church office. All partners of Grace Church are requested to participate. A sheet with the names of our church leadership team and a copy of our annual budget are available in the church lobby.
Graduation Sunday - June 10
We will be recognizing those who have recently graduated from college and high school as well as promoting any children that are moving from Nursery to Children's Ministry or Children's Ministry to CORE Youth Ministry. If you have a high school or college graduate, please email Zussette Rozin so that we don't miss anyone.