Here is what's happening at Grace! 

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August 25th, 2019

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6 Reasons to Praise the Lord this Summer: #4 Because He Has Raised Up Salvation Over You

Service Times: 9:00am & 10:30am

BACK PACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

It’s back-to-school season and Just Right ( our Missions & Local Outreach Team here at Grace) has notified us about a fantastic opportunity. One of the neighbourhood groups in the west end of Guelph is running a school supply drive to help provide high school backpacks and school supplies for around 150 students and they need our help. This week, make it your mission to help a student in need and purchase a backpack and school supplies! Be sure to drop off these items before this coming Sunday August 25th. Wish to help even more? Join us to help assemble the backpacks on Tuesday Aug 27th from 10am-12pm at Westwood Public School. For more info, contact Niki Cantelon at niki@gracecommunity.ca.

Women's Fall Small Group: God of Creation (Survey Below!)

Ladies! Are you looking for a new way to dig into the Scriptures? We are looking to connect women into small groups that will study Genesis, Chapters 1-11. This fall we will be using Jen Wilkin's study tool "God of Creation" beginning the week of September 15th until the end of November.

On August 25th, we will be hosting a meeting in between both services (from 10-10:30am) in the Parents Lounge for any women who are interested in learning more about possibly joining, hosting and facilitating. To ensure these women’s small groups stay small, connected, and intentional, we have created a survey below to help us lead and organize well. Please complete this survey by Wednesday, August 28th. If you have any questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to connect with Julie Kikkert or Jenn Wilks. https://forms.gle/B6UN2h3zBXgJFc7j8

Fall Launch

Our Fall Launch is on Sunday September 15th! Learn about our teams, join a small group, and connect with each other. As we lead up to that date, we encourage you to take some time to think about your skills and gifts, and browse our teams page to see which team you would like to join. www.gracecommunity.ca/getinvolved

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OUTREACH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY WITH BEGINNINGS

Beginnings is one of our community partners here in Guelph. They are a non-profit, faith-based agency providing pregnancy counselling and adoption services as well as embryo donation services. They are in need of childminding volunteers on Mondays for 1 hour from 11am to 12pm for their New Moms English conversation circle at Beginnings office and also for the the first Thursday of each month for 2 hours from 10am to 12pm for our Beginnings Moms Workshops, which take place at Hope House. To sign up, please contact their Program Coordinator, Lynn Ker at Lynn.Ker@beginnings.ca

Beginnings Family Adventure Challenge

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Beginning’s Family Adventure Challenge is on Saturday September 21st from 8:30am-2:30pm! Sign-up by following this link.

The Family Adventure Challenge, known last year as RUN F.A.R.E. (Family Adventure Race Experience), is the latest family-friendly, fun-packed, back-to-school event for Guelph and Wellington that holds a unique 2-kilometre obstacle course with team-building challenges in between. It also features a FREE bbq lunch, live entertainment, and a silent auction of various exciting family experiences.

The Family Adventure Challenge is Beginnings Family Services Guelph’s second annual fundraiser event. It will be held at the ERCF property, 5696 Wellington Rd 7, Guelph on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Beginnings Family Services Guelph in providing compassionate, non-judgmental pregnancy and parenting support services and programs for moms-at-risk, families-in-need, as well as newcomer/refugee families who are struggling to navigate through their new family life in Canada.

Freedom Challenge 2019

There are less than 2 weeks to get your tickets to this exciting event. Help save women and children all around the world by helping support Freedom Challenge 2019. Lined up for the evening, we have an excellent guest speaker, Cheryl Weber of 100 Huntley Street, and entertainment by non other than our own Phil Cottrell and his group, ‘Potters Clay’. For tickets, contact Angela Light at light.angelika@gmail.com or call 226-337-3932. For more info, check out https://www.thefreedomchallenge.com

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