Here is what's happening at Grace!
Sunday august 12th 2018
Psalm 20 "Best Wishes"
Mark your calendars! On September 9th and 16th after BOTH services, we will be having our Fall Launch! Stick around to learn more about our ministries, outreach opportunities, and small groups. That's not all! To keep the kiddos busy and entertained during this time, we are having Cleo the Clown come for a great time of face painting, balloon art, and stick-on tattoos!
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES for operation Christmas child
Shoebox collection will be in November BUT now is a great time to jump on all the great Back To School supplies to add to your box. New to Operation Christmas Child? This is an amazing National outreach, and a beautiful way to evangelize. From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country. Churches and groups of all sizes collect boxes from their communities. Some churches also serve as drop-off locations for shoeboxes the third week of November every year. Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.
RETURNING CHURCH OFFICE KEYS
Are you a Grace Community Church Key Holder? If you no longer require keys, please be sure to return them. If that's you, connect with email@example.com! Thank you.
Nursery Sign up
Have you enjoyed our Nursery services this year? If so, please consider signing up for a week during the summer to give our amazing GK Leaders a break! We need your help! There will always be an experienced helper in the nursery when you are there, and we welcome both moms AND dads to help us out. Please consider signing up for a week or two. Click on the sign-up sheet below, as well we have a paper copy outside the GK Nursery.
Our NEW and IMPROVED Directory is here! We have made the switch to an online platform accessible right here through our website-> .gracecommunity.ca/directory/
For security reasons we will only be giving out the password to those members and congregants who have signed up for the directory. If you would like to be added please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks!
BRIDAL SHOWER FOR LEAH JOHNSTON
Please join us in celebrating Leah Johnston's upcoming marriage to Matthew Courtney! The bridal shower will be on August 26th, at 3pm (24 Tomwell Crescent. To RSVP or contribute to a group gift, please contact Amy Reemeyer (email@example.com).
OUTREACH & COMMUNITY EVENTS
BEGINNINGS Run F.A.R.E.(Family Adventure Race Experience)
Beginnings is a local, non-profit, faith-based agency providing pregnancy counselling and adoption services as well as embryo donation services to clients of all ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations and walks of life. RUN F.A.R.E. is Beginnings Family Services Guelph’s new fundraiser event. It will be held at the ERCF property, 5696 Wellington Rd 7, Guelph on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The Family Adventure Race features two (2) race experiences. The Elite Race is designed for those who have a more competitive spirit, while the Fun Race is for individuals and families who are looking forward to ending their Summer by going through an interactive adventure together. This fundraising event is a combination of an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and quirky race challenges. All that, plus there will be an hour of family-friendly music performed by Toronto's 'Yours Truly' Band! All proceeds go towards providing personalized one-on-one pregnancy care and parenting support to moms and parents who struggle with poverty, trauma, isolation, shame and social stigma. Your participation in this event helps them to do GREAT things through small beginnings.
As a church, we have donated $1,000.00 to this fundraising event! If you are personally interested in Race registration or Event sponsorship, you can find out more information here: Run F.A.R.E