NEWS & EVENTS
Sermon Series: Love Your Neighbor - starts 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Group Is Back! - October 4
Calling all teens! For those in 6th-12th grade, youth group meetings start on October 4th. Come hang out with us on Friday nights from 7-9pm in the Youth Room.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Mexico Missions Trip - June 18-23, 2020
If you are interested in learning more about the 2020 Mexico Missions Trip, pick up an information sheet in the lobby and add your name to the interest list. If your name is on the interest list, you will receive more information about upcoming meetings and finalized details. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Josh 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.
Romans Sermon Series - started on June 23
Pastor Josh will be continuing his verse by verse study through the Book of Romans starting with Romans chapter 9. If possible, he would like everyone to read Romans chapters 1-9 this week in preparation for the next sermon.
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.
Missionary Update with Jim & Annie Culp and 2020 Mexico Missions Trip Information Meeting - June 30
Come and join us on Sunday evening, June 30th, for a missionary update from our missions partner Jim & Annie Culp. We will also introduce information for our next missions trip to Mexico in the summer of 2020. The meeting will be held in the Youth Room at 6:00pm. This is a family friendly event so everyone is welcome. Signup sheet will be available soon.
Summer Small Groups - June 16
This summer, Grace Church will go through a five-session small group entitled, “Good News.” There is someone in your life right now that God has uniquely positioned you to reach with the gospel. This study will prepare you to be ready when that time comes. The small groups will start the week of 6/16 and will meet every other week, ending by 8/17. Sign up sheets are available in the church lobby or you can sign up online by clicking the link below.
Foster the Bay - June 9
Foster the Bay is a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in the foster care system. Foster the Bay works to inspire and equip churches to raise up at least one Foster Family with four Support Friends until there are more than enough families to meet the need. Currently here at Grace Church we already have an amazing and loving Foster Family that we would love to wrap with Support Friends. If you have any questions or for more information, please stop by the Foster the Bay table in the lobby after the service or contact Carisa Schirmer at Schirmer678@gmail.com or Sarah Chan at email@example.com.