NEWS & EVENTS
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month
Good Friday & Easter Sunday
On Friday, an innocent man was convicted to die. His trial wasn’t fair, and there was no one to speak on His behalf. The authorities brutally executed him, and His friends turned away.
But on Sunday, everything changed. The tomb was empty. Hope was reborn. Take a new look at Easter, and why we still celebrate this historical event. This time, the change could be in your life!
Good Friday - April 10 @ 7pm Easter Sunday - April 12 @ 10:30am
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Partnership Class - March 29
Learn more about what it means to become a partner at Grace Church. Sign up in the church lobby or by clicking the link below. Childcare and dinner are provided. Time: 4pm-7pm
Church Work Day - March 28
Please come and show your support on Saturday, March 28th for Church Work Day. There is a lot of work to get our building ready for Easter Sunday. From cleaning, organizing, gardening to painting, there will be something for everyone. A pizza lunch will be provided. Sign up in the church lobby or by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Daniel Na at email@example.com.
TEAM 2020 - March 21
Our focus in 2020 is to equip, encourage, and empower our entire congregation for the ministry God has called each of us to do. To help accomplish this focus, you are invited to TEAM 2020. We want everyone (and we mean EVERYONE - adults, seniors, teens, couples, singles, old, young, new attendees, old attendees) to join together on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am to 1:00pm for a churchwide gathering! Expect practical teaching, team-building activities, great food, and vision casting for what God is doing at Grace. Childcare is provided through 5th grade; 6th grade and above are invited to participate. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided. You don’t need to be a church partner, a ministry volunteer, or a leader to attend. This is for everyone - and that means YOU! Sign up in the church lobby or by clicking the link below.
Together - Everyone - Achieves - More TEAM 2020
Fulfilling Your Ministry Potential small group series - March 6
"Equipping God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." Ephesians 4:12
One of the primary goals in 2020 is to develop and equip leaders for the ministry. For our church to grow in a healthy, biblical manner, we need to develop spiritual leaders to shepherd our congregation. To help us move in that direction, we will be hosting a five-week training titled “Fulfilling Your Ministry Potential” on Friday nights and an identical training on Sunday mornings. Sign up in the church lobby or by clicking the links below. For more information, please email Pastor Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book of Romans Sermon Series - February 23
Pastor Josh will continue his verse by verse study through the Book of Romans starting with Romans chapter 11. If possible, he would like everyone to read Romans chapters 1-11 in preparation for this series.
Get Connected Gathering - February 23
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, February 23rd at 6pm 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. Sign up in the lobby or by clicking the link below. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
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 Happens Next?
02/16/2020 What's Required as We Move Forward?
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.
Cafe Ministry - Volunteers Needed
Early bird gets the worm, err, coffee. 🙂
We could use some more hands in the Cafe. No need to be a barista! We'll teach you all you need to know.
If you are interested in getting more information about this ministry, please sign up by clicking the link below or through the signup sheet in the church lobby. The ministry leader will contact you.
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
Youth Winter Camp - January 24-26
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Charla Alino at email@example.com.