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Christmas 2018

Christmas at Grace

Sunday, December 23rd  //  11:00am & 1:00pm
Monday, December 24th   //   2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm

Join us for one of our five identical Christmas services this year as we celebrate Christmas at Grace.   Response cards are available on a first come/first serve basis at all weekend services in December. 

Doors will open 20 minutes prior to each Christmas service. Please plan to arrive early to get your seat.  Children in kindergarten and up are invited into the service with their family. Our Kids at Grace nursery, toddler and preschool environments will be available for our younger children.

We will be offering One-on-One care for children with special needs during the 11:00am service on Sunday, December 23rd and the 4:00pm service on Monday, December 24th.  Please contact erin@mygcc.org for more information.

Sign Language Interpreter will be available for the 6:00pm service on Monday, December 24th.

Check out ChristmasAtGrace.org for more details.

Child Sponsorship

Monday, November 19th - Saturday, December 8th 

By sponsoring a child through Grace in Kenya and the House of Hope, you give that child hope and a future. God will use you to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of a child who would otherwise not have access to these resources. You can sponsor a child for $45/month (up through 8th grade) or $65/month (9th grade and up). You can change a child's life and offer them a bright future. Find out more information at https://graceinkenya.org/sponsorships/.

Dana@mygcc.org will be happy to help if you have questions.

Women's Serving Event

Tuesday, December 4th  //  6:30pm - 9:00pm

Ladies, you are invited to join us for Serve Together, our women's night of serving on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30pm. We will be working on various projects for Global and Local Outreach. There is no cost for this event, but we ask that everyone bring 2 dozen cookies in order to assemble cookie trays as part of the event. (Please bring either homemade cookies or cookies from a store bakery not prepackaged cookies such as Oreo's or Chips Ahoy!)

Please SIGN UP HERE for the event and let dana@mygcc.org know if you have questions.

55+ Christmas Luncheon

Friday, December 7th //  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at the church for our annual Christmas Luncheon and gift exchange ($10 and under). We are kindly asking everyone to bring an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre. Coffee and dessert will be provided. 

This is a free event and registration is not required to attend.  Please let mike@mygcc.org know if you have any questions.

End of Year Giving 

December 31st  //  12:00 midnight

Thank you for your sacrificial giving to God and trusting Him to meet your every need. It's important to know that all giving for the 2018 tax year must be delivered by midnight on December 31, 2018. You can give online, drop your gift in the basket during our services or bring it to the office during regular business hours. For non-cash gifts please contact us at giving@mygcc.org as soon as possible as transfers and processing may take several days. Thank you so much for your investment in the life change that's happening here at Grace.

MoMENtum Connection

Monday, December 10th 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

All guys 18 and over! Join us for what we're calling MoMENtum, our exciting Monthly Men's Connection! On the second Monday evening of each month, guys of all ages will connect for some laughs, discussion, a speaker or two, a place to unwind, all with the goal of building authentic and transparent relationships. This will absolutely be 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.

Christmas at KRUE

Wednesday, December 12th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ugly sweaters, Hot Chocolate, Christmas Lights, and so much more! We can’t wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with you. Bring your ugliest sweater, get in a jolly mood, and come expecting to hear the truth of God’s word. It’s time to celebrate Jesus this Christmas season!
Christmas at KRUE opens at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Invite a friend and join us as we party and worship the name of Jesus!

For more information, check out KRUE.org.

Open Prayer Night 

Monday, December 17th 
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 5:30pm to 7:30pm 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

Grace Space Respite Care

Saturday, December 15th 
9:00am - 12:00pm

Grace Space Respite Care is a safe place for families of children with special needs to drop off their children ages 2-21 and siblings. We will have trained volunteers and medical professionals to care for the children while parents and caregivers get some time away. Our December Grace Space will feature music and movement!

Registration is required every month and space is limited so please REGISTER HERE before December 5th.  

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

A Few Highlights from November

Next Steps:  In November, we shared 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! 

Child Dedication: God brought an incredible joy and excitement to our November Child Dedication! With over 200 family members present and 23 children dedicated, Pastor Justin encouraged families to love God, love our spouses, and to love our children as Christ loves us. The evening included a dessert reception, a gift for families and lots of photo opportunities for all. We can't wait to do it again in the spring!

Escape High School Retreat: We had 45 students and 18 leaders attend ESCAPE High School retreat. One of our students gave his life to Christ! God was present the entire weekend. Students and leaders spent hours around a bonfire sharing their testimonies, caring for one another, and challenging each other to grow closer to Jesus. To God be all the Glory! 

Thanksgiving Stuffing Drive:  Thank you to all who participated in bringing boxed stuffing to benefit the Light of Life Rescue Mission. We collected over 2,800 boxes of stuffing! 

Worship Together:  We celebrated the launch of our new "Together" brand for Women's ministry as well as gathered together for a night of worship where over 600 women joined us in fellowship and worship.  We were challenged to love God and love others by sharing Jesus with people in our lives and continue the legacy of faith that has been given to us.  We praise God for how He is working in and through us! 
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