What's Happening This Week (May 15th - 21st)
Men's Bible Study (Depot - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays only)
Sr. High Youth Group
Jr. High Youth Group
Parent's Night Out
Men's Game Night
ABF (Joint mtg in gym)
Inside Out Kidz
**Church Monthly Calendar
ConneXion Sundays: Connecting to the Body ~ Part II May 21.
Poland Mission Team: Thank you to all who participated in our recent fund raiser. Especially the bakers, those who donated items, those who bid and all those who gave of their time and money. We raised over $4100 and this will cover almost all of our land costs in Poland. If you'd still like to donate, please make a check out to Grace EFC, and put Poland Missions in the memo.
Security Committee: The Security Committee has finalized their recommendations and are now seeking volunteers to form a Security Team. Please call Scott Preston if you at interested.
Grace Pictorial Board Update: If you've never had a picture taken for our pictorial board or you simply need a family update, please find Tom or Carolyn Pickering in the gym Sunday, May 21st, immediately following the worship service.
Memorial Weekend Picnic: Once again, our Grill Guys will be firing up the grill to prepare a BBQ smorgasbord for all to enjoy together on May 28th following the ABF/SS hour. To make sure we get something from each of the four food groups, if your last name begins with A - M, your contribution of a salad or side dish is appreciated. Those with last names beginning with N - Z, please bring a dessert. Grilled meat, buns, drinks, condiments, table service, and plates will be provided. Please bring any lawn games you enjoy!
Did You Know... There are now TWO prayer chains that are accessible to the Grace family. Mary Davis has the "Emergency Hotline" email prayer chain. You can request prayer needs and/or receive prayer needs through your email by calling her or emailing her any day of the week. The NEW prayer chain is through our church website and can be accessed through a secure password-protected page under the ministry tab labeled "My Prayer Closet". These prayer requests are obtained every Sunday from the ABF's only. They are prayed over daily via the calendar sign-up in each week's bulletin. If you would like to join that daily prayer ministry and be assigned a day or just lift up the needs of the Grace Body, request the password through the church office or Mary Graupmann.
Graduations Open House: Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates. Their families are hosting an Open House in the gym on May 21st during the Grace ConneXions fellowship time. Katie Battin - RIHS; Larry Harkey - BHS; Branden Melton - BHS; John Nock - BHS; Sean Sherman - BHS; and Miranda Stoldt - NHS & SCC (Assoc. degree)
Parent's Night Out: Grace opens the doors once a month to allow free child care for parents who attend Grace E-Free to go out without children! PNO is the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5 - 8 p.m. This month's Parent's night Out is May 18th. See Dave Brummitt or Meg Page for more information.
Men's Game Night: Men, bring your own snack, drinks and games! We'll provide the tables, chairs, fellowship and fun! Friday, May 19th at 7 p.m. in Room 101.
Men's Service Day: June 3rd beginning at 8 a.m. Sign up at the ConneXions Center.
VBS: June 11th - 15th! Our theme is "Ocean Commotion" from Answers in Genesis. 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Grades 4 years to 6th grade. See the HOME PAGE to register online. We are still in need of volunteers. Contact Beth Riordan for more information. Be sure to get CAP Trained this week if you haven't already: Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the CrossWalk.
Grace ConneXions Fellowship:
- *Gym Set-up by ABF’s:
Week 1: Faith Builders
Week 2: Hilltoppers / Legacy
Week 3: The Transformers / Audacious
Week 4: Ultimate Pursuit / Point of Grace
Week 5: Jr. & Sr. High (4x year)
Audio/Visual: We are in need of more volunteers to run our A/V system on Sunday mornings. If interested in helping, contact Matt Vogel.
Parents Night Out: Volunteers are needed to serve our young families by watching their children at the church from 5-8 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please contact Dave or Laura Brummitt if you can help.
Prayer Shawls: If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl, please contact Mary Davis or Doris Kelley. There is a basket in the gym narthex holding donated yarn. Anyone wishing to make a shawl is welcome to use any yarn in the basket.
Nursery Workers Needed: The nursery is expanding and by fall we will be in need of a significant amount of additional nursery workers. Please be praying about volunteering for this ministry. If you are willing to serve in this area, please contact Stefanie Van Ness.
Children's Church (ages 3-5) during the Worship Service: Substitute teachers are needed. Please contact Megan Vogel or the church office if you are interested in helping in this ministry.