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Sunday October 21, 2018

Isaiah 48: "No Rest for the Wicked: So better make sure you’re not one"

Time: 9:00am & 10:30am 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Over the next 2 Sundays (Oct 21 & 28), we will be handing out Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes in the Community Room after each service. Be sure to pick yours up! For details on how to pack a shoebox, click here.

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.

HOSPITALITY TEAM

Whether someone is visiting Grace for the first time or the fifth time it can be intimidating to know where to go, how to sign kids in, or simply know it's okay to bring their coffee into the auditorium. Hospitality Team members can help walk guests through all these potentially awkward moments. All you need to be part of this ministry is a friendly smile, and the ability to greet warmly, engage sincerely and say goodbye thoughtfully. Please visit us at the 'Connect' table outside the auditorium doors after either service on October 21st and 28th to find out how you can get involved!mOr contact Elizabeth MacDonald (emp.macdonald@gmail.com), or Bryan Bitton (bryan@gracecommunity.ca)

Halloween Handout

Are you wanting to reach your neighbours about Christ, but find it tricky to know how to start the conversation? Halloween can be a good opportunity! While handing out candy, feel free to hand out our Conquering Servant Bookmark. If you’re interested in doing this, email Becky at  info@gracecommunity.ca and we will set aside a small bundle of bookmarks for you.

This cool idea came about because one of our Grace members noticed on a public forum that many people have varying views of Halloween. Some people love it, some not so much, and some like to use it as a time of outreach. She plans to set up a hot chocolate station and hand out our bookmarks for the parents walking by!

ISRAEL ADVENTURE MEETING

Would you be interested in travelling to Israel? Do you have questions about what that trip would look like? Todd and Niki Cantelon would love to chat with you to see if there is interest amongst our community in an Israel Adventure, Spring 2020. The Cantelons will be hosting an evening to chat more about this adventure on October 24th at 7:30, 9 Heather Ave. Please RSVP to Niki at nikicantelon@gmail.com.

Old Testament 101

Are you interested in learning more about the Old Testament, why it’s so important, and what are main storylines/timelines? We are offering 3 x 60 min Sunday School Classes in the month of November. Join Pastor John Fairchild on November 4th, 11th, and 18th from 11:45-12:45pm! Each week he will dive into basic stories, events and timelines. The first 30 mins will be dedicated to learning, and last 30 mins will be a time of discussion and questions. Oh, and we must mention there will be hot coffee and fresh muffins! If you wish to join, please rsvp to Pastor John at john@gracecommunity.ca.

‘Just Right’ Gathering

We are passionate about outreach! And this year, we are kicking it up a notch! Please join Tim and Rebecca Sutherns at their place (44 Short St, Guelph) on November 11th at 7pm to learn about our ‘Just Right’ Program and what it entails. From care to outreach, service to community connection, this program is all about justice and righteousness. (= ‘Just Right!’) If you’d like to hear more, please rsvp to rebecca.sutherns@sympatico.ca or call (519) 994-0064.

GK LEADERS NEEDED

If you went to a fantastic youth group growing up, you STILL remember the impact of your youth leaders. What an incredible opportunity- impacting a student’s life forever! GK is looking for leaders to serve in our GK Nursery and GK Elementary  classes. We work on a 2-week on, 4-week off rotation, and have the amazing opportunity of serving our young families! Interested in getting involved? Contact Steve Kennedy for more details, stephen@gracecommunity.ca


OUTREACH & CULTURAL EVENTS

Royal City Church & Life centre training day

On Saturday November 10th, Royal City and Life Centre are offering a day to train, learn, and grow! There's something for everyone. Register here! There are two main sessions, and three workshop times. Some workshops have multiple offerings, so hopefully you're able to get to every workshop that you want to attend. For those who do not currently serve at the Life Centre or Royal City Church, we ask that a suggested donation of $40 is made towards the Life Centre (click here to give)

Schedule:

8:30am Registration

9:00am Main Session

10:00am Workshops: Naxalone Training | Cultural Intelligence | Ancient Prayer Practices | Music

11:00am Break

11:15am Workshops: Outreach Workers Panel | Cultural Intelligence | Ancient Prayer Practices | De-escalation Training

12:15pm Lunch Provided

1:15pm Workshops: De-escalation Training | Youth & Mental Health | Audio-Visual Training | TBD

2:15pm Break

2:30pm Main Session

3:15pm Event Over