December 13th, 2017
Cold weather is here, so Preschool Playtime is, too! We’ll meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month. This time for moms to connect and let their kids burn off extra energy is open to our church families and anyone else you’d like to invite! Activities will be suitable for newborns through preschool age with large motor toys, a small snack, and even a story. You can also join our Facebook group for updates by looking up “Preschool Play at Grace” and requesting to join.
If Marysville Schools are delayed, then our meeting will be cancelled.
Moms Encouraging Moms - December Meeting
December 15th, 2017
Join us on Friday, December 15, 9:30-11am, for a great time of encouragement and fellowship for moms with kids of any age. Everyone is always welcome! We have lots to learn from each other as we GROW together! This year we will discuss "Organizing You" by Shannon Upton. Shannon joyfully shares practical, manageable ways to make our household function more smoothly as we grow closer to Jesus in a real way!
Due to the large number of ladies who attend, childcare is limited to each moms own children. Please register your child(ren) so we are well staffed.
Please sign up to bring a food item here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0848a9a72ba6fa7-december
In the case that Marysville Schools are delayed or cancelled, we will not meet for that month.
Refuge: A Prayer Gathering
December 18th, 2017
“Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him” (Proverbs 30:5).
Please join us as we gather to pause, meditate, treasure, and ponder all that Christ’s birth means to us. There will be printed materials available to assist you in praying. Please join us on Monday, December 18, 7pm for this informal time of prayer at the Cooke’s home.
Christmas Eve Services
December 24th, 2017
This year, we are excited to offer 3 identical services to celebrate the birth of our Savior! Come for a family-friendly time with relevant teaching and music for all ages that will inspire your Christmas traditions. No childcare will be offered but a courtesy nursery will be available where you can take your child if needed.
We hope you can join us for this joyous event!
Ticket reservations are now available through Eventbrite.com! Tickets are necessary for all services so we have enough room for everyone. Reserve yours today!
December 31st - January 4th, 2018
High School Seniors...We're headed to Passion 2018!
PASSION IS MORE THAN A CONFERENCE, PASSION EXISTS TO SEE A GENERATION LEVERAGE THEIR LIVES FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST... To live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. For us at Passion, that's the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to amplify His name in everything we do.
Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.
Kalahari Retreat 2018
January 5th - January 7th, 2018
Grace Student Ministries is heading to Kalahari 2018, an annual event co-sponsored by student ministries from all over Ohio & Indiana! January 5-7, will be the 13th year for this conference that brings together the fun of the Kalahari Retreat Center in Sandusky, Ohio, the excitement of a large group atmosphere, and challenging sessions with national speakers and an exciting band. This conference features 3 days in America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, 4 main sessions (1 Friday, 2 Saturday, 1 Sunday), dynamic worship, powerful messages from God’s Word relevant for student life, time together as a youth group, and fellowship with like-minded churches.
Women's Bible Study - Numbers - Learning Contentment in a Culture of More
January 8th - January 11th, 2018
By: Melissa Spoelstra
Say no to the desire for bigger, better, faster.
Something in us aches for more—more hope, more joy, more freedom. All around us people are dancing to the steps of bigger, better, and faster, and we can easily join in without even realizing it. Before long complaining and comparing accompany our desire for more, yet we’re not any closer to filling the ache inside. God offers us another way.
In this study of the Book of Numbers, we’ll find a group of people that wandered in the desert for forty years, unable to enter the Promised Land because of their complaining, grumbling, and lack of faith. The New Testament tells us that their story was written to warn us (1 Corinthians 10:6) so that we would not make the same mistakes and suffer the same consequences. God sent his only Son to die to buy our freedom from the sin that leads to discontentment, and we find our own promised land of peace and contentment in the life he gives us.
By exploring Numbers we can come to identify the reasons for our complaining, learn contentment while being authentic about the difficulties of life, accept short-term hardship in light of the greater good of God’s ultimate deliverance, recognize the relationship between complaining and worry, and discover how to realign with God’s character and promises.
Together we will learn contentment as we discover more of our incredible God who truly is more than enough. Only God can fill that ache inside and help us focus on his provision and purpose in the midst of life’s joys and pains.
Childcare will be available Tuesday mornings and Thursday Nights. Children must be signed up when you register.
Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and addicted to the study of His Word. Her passion is helping other women to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study, attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, and a tenacious dependence on God at all times, even through the storms of life. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids. Find her on Twitter @melspoelstra and Instagram @daring2hope, and follow her blog at MelissaSpoelstra.com.
April 10th - April 22nd, 2018
Israel-Jordan Tour Early Registration is now available! You don’t want to miss out on this personal, 13-day tour of the Holy Land with Pastor Clancy and Bob Fetterhoff on April 10-22, 2018. An early registration discount of $75 per person is good through October 1 with an additional $200 discount if you pay the full amount by cash/check. Any questions you might have can be directed to Robin Cady at Wilcox Travel (828-254-0746) or Sue Conn at the church office.
To download the brochure and paper registration form, please sign up here to show your interest and download through the link that appears or through the confirmation email you will receive.
If you're interested in the trip, please sign up and make sure to attend an Informational Meeting on Thursday, September 28, 7pm at the Ministry Center.