Silent Night Worship Service: December 11

December is a month of mixed messages and mixed emotions. For anyone who has experienced loss or sadness, the holidays can be difficult, or at the least, stir up emotions.  Whether it is a public loss, like a death in the family or a divorce, or a more private sadness, it can be hard to move through a season when the expectations are high energy, big smiles, and full schedules.

Recognizing that some of us need a time to pause, a ...

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Let There Be Light: Advent 2017

Genesis 1:3 says, “Then God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light.”  These words draw us into the creation story.

‘Let there be light’ is also a good way to enter into Advent. The season of Advent is an opportunity for us to prepare for Christ’s birth and return.  On the first Sunday of Advent we light one candle.  It is a small representation of the hope that we have in a dark world.

Each week we light one more ...

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Operation Holiday

Operation HolidayEach year Grace partners with Interfaith Ministries for Operation Holiday. Operation Holiday serves around 13,000 adults and children in our community every year. There are large Operation Holiday Boxes in the halls at Grace.  Please place new or used blankets, coats, gloves, and hats in those boxes.

Our yellow bag contributions for November and December also go to Operation Holiday.  Please bring your non-perishable ...

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Love and Logic Parenting: Teens, Tots, and Technology

Love and Logic Parenting prepares children for the real world using models and teaching the Four Steps to Responsibility. In the upcoming workshops we focus on Teens/Tots & Technology and some techniques to use to keep kids safe with screens.

As parents we sometimes run out of answers and out of breath trying to communicate with our kids.This way of talking to children gives you specific answers and actions for some the difficult moments in child-rearing. These simple techniques are effective ...

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Messy Church: November 19, 2017

Life is messy.  Church is for messy people.

Messy Church is an interactive worship experience targeted at children eight and under and their families. It meets once a month, and the next gathering is November 19, at 4:30 pm.

Messy Church is a way for young people and their families to encounter God through story, craft, music, and prayer.  It is a little chaotic, a little messy, joyful, authentic, and the time always closes with a free dinner.  The whole thing goes ...

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