A Taste Of Grace
(1st Step For Newcomers)
Sunday, October 1st
in The Lounge
There's always something exciting happening at Grace! Select from the list above to see Church-Wide Events and events for Men, Women, Young Adults, and Children. Don't forget that every event needs volunteers to help manage all the details. If you see an event that interests you, be sure to sign up and be a part of the team.
A Taste Of Grace
If you're new to Grace, we invite you to join us in The Lounge on the first Sunday of each month after either morning worship service to share some food and learn about Grace. All ages are welcome. The Lounge is located next to the tables in the Café area.
What can you expect at A Taste Of Grace?
- A casual and fun atmosphere with good food and a chance to make a friend or two.
- Learn about Grace, how you can get connected, and what opportunities there are for you to learn and grow in your faith.
- We won't keep you long, no more than 45 minutes, unless you want to hang out and fellowship for a bit.
Register if you can, or just drop by October 1st!
(2nd Step for Newcomers)
Next class is November 12
in The Lounge
Discover Grace is the perfect "next step"
after attending A Taste Of Grace!
If you are new to Grace and looking for a short-term class during the Sunday school hour, Discover Grace is for you. Learn more about Grace, what it means to be in a relationship with God, and the steps to membership in our family. We meet in The Lounge (in the corner next to the cafe seating area) the second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month during the Sunday school hour (9:45 to 10:45 a.m.). Classes will run the Spring and Fall with the next start date listed below.
You'll learn about all the ministries at Grace, meet ministry leaders, discover our core beliefs, and find out how you can become a member!
Next class is November 12th.
Grace church comes alive on Wednesday evenings. Join your friends at 5:15 p.m. for a delicious and affordable meal and then attend one of many classes or small group options. There's something for everyone. Read on for more details!
Midweek Grace Meal
(5:15 p.m. every Wednesday September 13 through November15)
Every Wednesday in which Midweek Grace meets, we offer a catered meal from Barrack's Cater Inn for a cost of $6.00 per person, $3.00 for kids ten and under, with a maximum family charge of $25.00. Children under 4 years old are free.
Midweek Grace Children’s Ministry Activities
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday night children’s classes are part of our Midweek Grace program, which runs throughout the school year.
Nursery: Birth to 2 years old
We believe that children are one of God's greatest miracles! In the Nursery, a devoted staff provides personal attention and loving care for young children while you attend a class.
Kidz Klub: 3 year-olds through Kindergarten
These young children meet for songs, games, and stories all designed to teach spiritual truths in a way they can easily understand while you attend a class.
Pioneer Girls: 1st grade through 6th grade girls
Girls will learn how to follow Christ in every aspect of life. Meetings include games, songs, hands-on projects, Bible exploration, life skill building and more.
Tree Climbers: 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
This group will be led through fresh, creative, hands-on learning activities that will capture their interest and hearts for the Lord.
Boys’ Brigade: 3rd grade through 6th grade boys
Boys will be encouraged and motivated to grow spiritually as well as develop important life skills. They will explore exciting new things, complete challenging projects, and earn special awards.
Midweek Grace Youth Ministry Activities
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday night youth activities are part of our Midweek Grace program, which runs throughout the school year.
Overflow: 7th & 8th Grade
We believe that God can do a significant work of His grace in and through students that would flow out onto every aspect of their lives. Through testimonies, small groups, and events, we want to give Junior High students a solid foundation as they grow spiritually, unify together in fellowship, and reach out to their friends with the gospel. It’s a safe place to be yourself, have lots of fun, and deepen your relationship with Christ.
Midweek Grace Adult Electives
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Midweek Grace electives are offered to encourage everyone to grow in their relationship with God. There are a wide range of class offerings for all ages (infants to senior adults). There is childcare and youth activities for your children to enjoy while you are in a class.
Join others to experience real life change in community. These groups exist to connect through sharing our lives with each other, discuss a study together by applying God’s Word to our lives, and partner in prayer, accountability, and in life’s challenges and joys.
Register for a Community Group
Moms at Night:
Room 116/Front Porch
Leader: Beth Hilbert
Moms at Night is a group for moms with children of all ages. Weekly lessons are designed to enhance your motherhood journey by teaching how to biblically respond to the demands of parenting, no matter what stage you are in.
Women's Bible Study:
Room 256/Conference Room
Leaders: Ashley Hunt and Katie Welch
Join us as we dive into two Bible studies by Lysa Terkeurst! In the study "Unglued," we will discuss how to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. The second half of the semester we will read "Made to Crave" and learn how to satisfy our deepest desire with God. All women are welcome to come for teaching, discussion, and prayer. If you're interesting in participating in the Women's Bible Study, contact Ashley Hunt or Katie Welch.
Men's Connect Group:
Room 172/Adult Special Ed
Leaders: Greg Gipp and Eric Branch
Connect with other men as we learn together what authentic manhood is as demonstrated by Jesus Christ during his 33 years on earth.
Register for Men's Connect Group
Men Reaching Men:
Room 20, Lower Level
Leader: Greg Maston
Join guys who desire to grow as a disciple of Jesus and in making disciples. Together we will help each other take active steps you determine to reach men in your life with the gospel.
English as a Second Language:
Meets in the Atrium
Leader: Mike Uno
Anyone who would like to learn English as a second language is welcome. There will be three types of classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced speakers. Students may enroll at anytime. All classes are free. Students can bring a three ring binder or purchase one for $5.
Register for ESL
Room 132/ Lounge
Leaders: Nancy Klopfenstein and Larry Ebersole
Find help, discover hope and experience healing from the pain of divorce and marital separation at Divorce Care. This DVD series features 13 video seminars with 32 renowned experts on divorce recovery and reconciliation. No registration is required. Call the church office if you are interested in participating at (309) 693-2806.
Leader: Kevin King
The Grace Choir is an excellent place to experience fellowship, friendship, musical growth and the great joy of leading God’s people in worship each Sunday morning. The choir is open to anyone high school age and older. Formal music training is not required.
Register for Grace Choir
Room 153/Worship Center
Leader: Wayne Heinemann
The Symphonic Winds meets each Wednesday from 6 -7 p.m. This group is open to all musicians, ages high school and older, who play an instrument and want to serve the Lord with their gift. No registration is required. Contact Wayne Heinemann if you are interested in participating.