Dates:

~ Sunday, December 4th:  Potluck lunch after the service.  Bring a dish to share and stay after the 10:30 a.m. service for lunch and fellowship time!

 

~ Saturday, December 10th: Women’s Christmas Dinner and Ornament Exchange at 6 p.m. at the chapel. Bring a wrapped ornament to exchange and come for an evening of fellowship and fun!  This is a great evangelistic opportunity, so please consider inviting family and friends.  Flyers are available to hand out to those you invite. Please contact Kerstin if you are planning to attend.

 

~ December, 18th: Fellowship dinner at the chapel at 5:30 p.m., followed by an evening service at 6:30.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy dinner, fellowship, singing, and teaching!

 

~ Friday, December 23rd: Annual Christmas Party at the Fletchers’ house.  Gather at 6:30 for caroling around the Fletchers’ neighborhood and for afterward, refreshments and a white elephant gift exchange.

 

~ December 25th: Christmas morning service!  Grace Church will meet as normal for our 10:30 worship service.

 

~ January 27th-29th: Grace Church Women’s retreat at the Windsor World Mark.  Ladies, if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Kerstin by Sunday, December 18th if spending the night, and by Sunday, January 15th if attending (but not sleeping).

 

News:

~ Sundays at 9 a.m.: 

~ General Bible study: Currently, we are continuing our “Big Picture” study of the redemptive history of God’s work among His people. No study materials needed.  All are welcome!

~ Kid’s Bible study: An 9 a.m. alternative for kids ages 3-12.  We are going through Generations of Grace, a gospel-centered curriculum studying God’s redemptive plan from Creation to Revelation.  If you have any questions, contact Sean or Liz Sulonen.

~Note: The 9 am meetings for kids and adults will both take a winter break from December 25th through January.  Meetings will resume on February 5th.

 

~ Wednesday evenings at 7:30:  All church prayer meeting.  We set aside this time during the week to pray together as a church body.  All ages are welcome to join in praising and thanking God as well as addressing specific prayer requests.  Note: No prayer meeting scheduled for December 28th and January 4th. 

 

~ Yearly Bible reading plan: The elders encourage the body to read the Scriptures.  A unique way we can do this together is to follow a year-long Bible reading plan.  If you would like to be a part of this, there are copies of the reading plan on the welcome table in the front corner of the multi-purpose room.  Contact Carl Fletcher or Mike Akin if you have questions. 

 

~ Do you have produce, clothes, or other items you would like to share with the body?  Please set out food items on a folding table by the kitchen.  Non-food items can be set out on a folding table by the nursery at our monthly evening meeting.  Books and media will need to be approved by the elders in advance.  Please be responsible for cleaning up anything you bring.

 

Happy Birthday!

Hanna Fletcher – December 5th

Bill Morgan – December 16th

Mike Akin – December 20th

Jackson Sulonen – December 30th

December 2016 Newsletter

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