NEWS & EVENTS
Youth Winter Camp - January 24-26
2020 State of the Church Sermon Series - January 26
We hope you will join us for this four part sermon series focused on the future of Grace Church. This series is especially important for those that call Grace their spiritual home.
01/26/2020 What's the Point of Church?
02/02/2020 What's our Approach at Grace?
02/09/2020 What's Happen Next?
02/16/2020 What's Required as We Move Forward?
Men's Breakfast - February 1
Calling all men! You’re invited to a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 1, from 8:00am-9:30am in the kitchen at Grace Church. It will be a time to hang out, eat food, and grow in Christ together.
Please sign up to bring food/drinks to share. Signup sheet is available in the church lobby or by clicking the link below. For more information or to help with cooking & setup, please email John Born at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Parent's Night Out (Youth Fundraiser) - February 14
Support our Grace Youth by having a date night! Drop off your kid(s) with our teens for a night of movies, pizza and crafts. Cost will be $20 for the first child, $10 for the second sibling, and the third and up are free! Drop off will be at the Grace Church Youth Room at 6pm and pick up at 9pm sharp. Signup sheet is available in the church lobby or by clicking the link below.
For more information, please contact Iggy Alino at email@example.com.
Spiritually Healthy in a Toxic Culture - December 29
We live in a toxic world … negativity, failure, stress, anxiety, loneliness … and the list could go on and on. Sometimes we wonder if it is even worth trying to stay healthy in such a toxic environment. Start the new year by joining us for this insightful and practical study of the life of the prophet Elijah. Learn how God wants to meet you in the middle of your mess and bring you to a place of purpose and renewal.
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. This year’s offering will go to support Compassion Network, Christmas parties for lepers in India, Real Options Pregnancy Clinic, and a medical missions trip to support Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria. You can give by designating your gift in the offering to Christmas Gift for Jesus or by giving online. To learn more, pick up the information sheet in the lobby.
Compassion Network - counseling, food, clothing, amenities and other services
Christmas Parties for Lepers in India - change of clothes and a hot meal
Real Options Pregnancy Clinic - facility and staff expenses
Medical Missions Trip to Cameroonian Refugees - travel expenses, medical supplies, Bibles and discipleship materials
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.
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.
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.
Nursery & Grace Kids BETHLEHEM Activity - December 15
Join us for a trip to Bethlehem! This is a free, live outdoor drama that recreates the city of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus Christ’s birth. Enjoy the music, drama, lights, and exotic animals as you experience the Christmas story. All families are invited to an optional dinner at 5:00pm and the Bethlehem experience at 6:30pm. Signup sheet is available in the church lobby or click the link below to sign up now. For more information, please contact Cristeen Kunze at email@example.com or Charla Alino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.