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A Few Highlights from July

Kenya and Florida Mission Trips:  Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts for the Kenya and Florida Mission Trips.  Hearts were blessed and lives were changed as God worked in and through our mission teams.  In Kenya, we held a birthday party for the Sponsored kids, led Bible Studies, shared testimonies, assisted in medical clinics, taught in classrooms, and much more.  In Florida, we held a children's day camp, participated in youth activities, led women's Bible study and activities, worked on construction projects, fed the homeless, participated in a parenting discussion group, and presented a children's program and dinner to the community families. We continue to give God the glory for how He is working in these two Global Outreach ministries. 

MIX Middle School Summer Conference:  We had the opportunity to take 38 students to MIX Middle School Summer Conference at Juniata College and God did some amazing things! Our students walked away from this week with a renewed perspective and left MIX on fire for Jesus. We ask for your prayers to keep the passion for Him growing in these kids! 

Believer's Baptism:  Life change is happening at Grace!  24 people put their faith on display by taking part in Believer's Baptism.  The church is so excited to see so many of our friends and family take the step of publicly professing their faith in Jesus Christ through baptism!

House of Hope Fundraiser & CTCC FireworksThe parking lot was overflowing with folks from Grace and the overall community enjoying fellowship, tailgating and grilling. Over $2,300 was raised in food sales and sent directly to the House of Hope Orphanage Food Program in Kenya! It was a beautiful evening with a perfect view of CTCC fireworks!

Next Steps:  In July, we were once again able to share the history and outlook of Grace Community Church at our Next Steps gathering and we are thrilled to have 25 new members who share our mission, values and vision.  Congratulations and welcome to the Grace family! 

One Fore Kenya Golf Outing

Friday, August 24th  //  8:30am - 5:00pm  

Join us at Olde Stonewall Golf Course in Ellwood City on Friday, August 24th, as we tee up for our annual One Fore Kenya Golf Outing! Every dollar raised at this Grace In Kenya charity outing will benefit the people of Kandaria and Katito through the House of Hope, a ministry to orphans and widows in western Kenya.

You can choose to register your group or register as a single golfer and be placed in a group. Sponsorships at all price levels are also available.
 
For more information and online registration, go to One Fore Kenya 2018 
Questions can be directed to dana@mygcc.org.

Grace Space Respite Care

Friday, August 17th // 6:00pm - 9:00pm

We are so excited for our Grace Space Respite Care program happening again this month! Grace Space is a free  program for families with children ages 2-21 with special needs and their siblings.  It is a time for caregivers to have a break and kids to have fun with our volunteers.  Our August Grace Space will feature X-Cel Gymnastics! 

Registration is required every month and space is limited so please REGISTER HERE before August 7th.  Once registered, you will receive further information via email, including the required forms to be completed.  

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact erin@mygcc.org.

Engage at Grace 

Here at Grace, we believe that the more time we spend with Jesus, the more we'll see him change us and that the greatest life change happens when we ENGAGE.  If you're ready to take steps toward personal growth, community life and giving back, then check out the ENGAGE page on the Grace website.  There you'll find ways to begin your journey or continue to grow with Jesus including access to RightNow Media (our new partner for online family resources, videos and bible studies), living life in community with a small group, and using your time, talents, and treasure for the glory of God. Check it all out at mygcc.org/engage.

KRUE Night

Wednesday, August 8th
7:00pm - 8:30pm/10:30pm

If you are in 7th-12th grade, you'll want to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors this summer at KRUE Under the Stars.  
Fire pits will be roaring, conversations soaring, and there will be nothing boring about KRUE Under the Stars. 
 
Find more info at KRUE.org

MoMENtum Connection

Monday, August 13th 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

All guys 18 and over, join us for MoMENtum, our exciting monthly Men's Connection!  On the second Monday of each month, guys of all ages will connect for some laughs, lots of coffee, and discussion around our video study by Dr. Tony Evans called Kingdom Man, all with the goal of building authentic, transparent relationships. This is absolutely something you'll want to be a part of and a great opportunity to invite friends to join you. 

No registration or RSVP required, just show up! And let us know if you have a question at momentum@mygcc.org.
    

The Beehive 

Thursday, August 9th 
10:00am - 11:00am

Preschool children age 3&4, siblings, and their parents are invited to join us for The Beehive, a monthly story time with  songs, interactive stories, crafts, and snacks. Get ready for a buzzzyyy morning with some new friends! 

No RSVP needed, but you can let julie@mygcc.org know if you have questions.

Open Prayer Night 

Monday, August 27th 
5:30pm - 7:30pm

We welcome you to join us for Open Prayer Night one Monday each month. At Grace, we believe prayer is an integral part of our walk with God and this is an opportunity to bring to God any cares or concerns as well as praise for blessings. Members of the Prayer Team will be in the HUB from 5:30 to 7:30 to pray with and for you individually or corporately. Please join us as you are able anytime during the 2-hour time window.

Contact prayer@mygcc.org if you have questions or a prayer request you want to share
 

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