Events

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.

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    Global Impact Celebration 2017
    Friday through Sunday, March 24-26

    Mark your calendar today and begin praying for a great celebration!

    We have a new format this year! We are so excited to offer a weekend conference schedule beginning Friday, March 24. Join our missionaries from around the world for wonderful worship and informative breakout sessions. Kids can get in on the fun too! While you enjoy the conference Grace Kidz will be exploring India. You won't want to miss this opportunity to be inspired to a greater personal role in world missions for Christ!


    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Global Impact Celebration, including the Kidz Missions Conference, will run Friday through Sunday, with additional related events scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24

    EVENING EVENT: 7—8:30 PM
    Conference Speaker Dr. Paul Windsor
    MISSIONARY DISPLAYS OPEN: 8:30—9 PM
    KIDZ CONFERENCE: 7—8:30 PM
    Light refreshments and fellowship immediately following

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 25

    MORNING EVENT: 9 AM—12:30 PM
    Conference Speaker Dr. Paul Windsor
    WORKSHOPS BEGIN: 10:30 AM
    KIDZ CONFERENCE: 9 AM—12:30 PM  
    MISSIONARY DISPLAYS OPEN: 8:30 AM—1 PM
    MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT GROUPS: 6 PM

     

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 26

    MORNING EVENT: 8:30 & 11 AM
    Conference Speaker Dr. Paul Windsor
    MISSIONARY BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 9:45 AM 
    KIDZ CONFERENCE: 8:30 AM —12:15 PM
    During the regular Children's programming
    MISSIONARY DISPLAYS OPEN: 8:30 AM —12:45 PM 
    SUNDAY EVENING: 
    6 PM — GYM
    Call to Action and Reception with our missionaries 
     

     

    MONDAY, MARCH 27

    MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT GROUPS: 6 PM
     

     

    TUESDAY, MARCH 28

    WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL BRUNCH: 9:30 AM — GYM
    MEN'S INTERNATIONAL BRUNCH: 9:30 AM — FRONT PORCH

     

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    Midweek Grace
    Meal begins at 5:15 p.m.
    Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. 
     

    Join us for dinner at 5:15 p.m.
    Meal Cost: $6 per person, $3 for children, or $25 maximum for family

    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 class and small group options. Read on for more details!


    Midweek Grace Meal
    (5:15 p.m. every Wednesday except summer months)
    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: 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
    Kidz Klub: 3 & 4-year-olds; and 5-year-olds through Kindergarten
    Pioneer Girls: 1st grade through 6th grade girls
    Boys’ Brigade: 1st grade through 6th grade boys


    Midweek Grace Electives: Wednesdays, 6:30 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). Child care is provided.

    Adult Electives

    Community Groups:
    Midweek Grace Community Group join others here to experience real life change in community. These sermon based groups exist to CONNECT through sharing our lives with each other, DISCUSS the sermon together by applying God’s Word to our lives, and PARTNER in prayer, accountability, and in life’s challenges and joys.

    MOPS@grace (Women Only): Jamie Kocher & Pam Kuntz, Coordinators (Room 116/The Front Porch)
    Do you long to be a part of a community of moms? MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but our group is for moms with kids from birth through high school. We are a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. We rally women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. Whether you have infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us share the same desire - to be the best mothers we can be. Our program is designed so that moms will experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope together. All women are welcome!

    Heartbeat Orphan Care Bible Study:
    Believers are exposed to the scriptural mandate to care for orphans, helping them understand why God has issued that imperative, and equipping them, biblically and practically, to respond joyfully to that call.

    Women's Evening Bible Study: "The Best Yes" Make Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands 
    Lysa TerKeurst knows how it feels to live with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul. A common cause for this feeling is not recognizing the difference between saying yes to God and saying yes to everyone else. Lysa uses her signature mix of transparency, Scripture-laced insight, and "been there" humor to suggest usable strategies for making wise decisions day by day. Through her DVD study she will help you learn how to:

    • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
    • Escape the shame and guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
    • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
    • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

    Men's Bible Study: '33 The Series'
    Join us as we learn what authentic manhood is as demonstrated by Jesus Christ during his 33 years on earth.

    Divorce Care: Nancy Klopfenstein & Larry Ebersole, The Lounge
    Find help, discover hope and experience healing from the pain of divorce and marital separation at DivorceCare. This DVD series features 13 video seminars with 32 renowned experts on divorce recovery and reconciliation.

    Grace Choir: Kevin King, Chapel
    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 18 and older. Formal music training is not required.

    Symphonic Winds: Wayne Heinemann, Worship Center
    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.


    Children & Youth Activities & Programs

    Nursery: Infants — Two Years, Main Level
    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 class.

    Kidz Klub: Three Years — Kindergarten, Main Level
    These young children meet for songs, games, and stories all designed to teach spiritual truths in a way they can easily understand, all while you attend a class.

    Tree Climbers: 1st & 2nd Grade Boys, Lower Level
    This group will be led through fresh, creative, hands-on learning activities that will capture their interest and hearts for the Lord.

    Pioneer Girls: 1st — 6th Grade Girls, Lower Level
    Girls will work on earning skill-building and Bible awards. Meetings include games, songs, hands-on projects, Bible exploration, Bible memory and more.

    Boys Brigade: 3rd — 6th Grade Boys, Upper Level
    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.

    Junior High: 7th & 8th Grade, Main Level
    Small groups are a big focus for "The Way" (our Junior High ministry). They are the best way for students to grow and develop in their faith and maturity in Christ. This is a great opportunity not only for your student to grow, but also to develop strong friendships with others in the youth group. Join us and we will help fit your student with the right small group! Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Senior High: 9th — 12th Grade, Main Level
    Our Senior High ministry, called "Crossed Out," is a great place for Senior High students to experience Christ and the body of believers. Small groups are the main part of our fellowship and we are excited to provide an environment where the students learn and grow together in a friendly, familiar group each week.  They are awesome groups, so come give them a try! Doors open at 6 p.m.

     

     

     

     

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    TBS: Tuesday Bible Studies for Women
    We have a place for you!
    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Resuming January 17!

    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Includes Exciting Programs for Children!

    Resuming January 17!

    Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. - Psalm 90:14

    Tuesday morning Bible studies are a wonderful way to make connections at Grace. We offer several different groups from which to choose. The women’s ministry at Grace desires to bring women of all ages together to grow in faith, encourage one another, and share Christ with those in our community. All are welcome to join us weekly for encouragement, prayer, and Bible study. 


    Class Options

    Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore (meets in Senior High Room)
    Join us for an in-depth study of the life of Jesus based on the book of Luke. A life-changing journey which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the cross with the Savior. Get to know Jesus intimately, as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry. NOTE: This in-depth study is closed for now. Led by Karen Fulford and Shannon Henry.

    Refresh (meets in the Junior High Room)
    We all have dry seasons and yearn for refreshment. We desire a closer relationship with God, but we don’t know how to make that happen. Join us as we introduce a fresh, simple format that will radically change the way you interact with Scripture. Let's learn together as we study I John, II John, and III John. Get ready for a whole new view of the Bible! Led by Beth Hilbert.

    Spanish Bible Study: “Las Damas de Habla Espanol” (meets in The Prayer Room)
    For some of us, Spanish is our second language, not our mother tongue. We are Spanish-speaking ladies who gather together to study the Bible and pray. This year we will study, “El Evangelio de San Juan” (The Gospel of John). Led by Judy Forseth.

    Quilting & More (meets in the Special Needs Ministry room)
    Quilting & More is a close “knit” group of ladies of all ages who meet for fellowship, encouragement, and prayer. Each morning we have a devotion and time of sharing show-and-tell projects followed by a project demonstration or work day. While quilting is the focus, there are ladies who knit, crochet, and craft. We find joy in doing community projects, taking field trips, and a yearly retreat to Shipshewana, Indiana. All are welcome! Led by Pat Ivaska, 

    Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver (meets in lower level, Room 6)
    For many of us, moving the truth of God’s love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process. You believe that God loves the world…but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you. This book by Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a divine shift in how you view your relationship with God. Shattering spiritual formulas for performance-driven faith, Lazarus Awakening clears a path to sweet intimacy with Jesus. You’ll encounter the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in a fresh way as you open your heart to the truth that you are cherished—apart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unhindered by fear, regret, or self-condemnation. Led by Normi Howard and Val Bergia. 

    Side-by-Side (meets in The Lounge)
    A ministry to women who are married to medical and dental students, residents, fellows, as well as staff physicians and dentists. We are a non-denominational, Bible-based ministry that is evangelical in nature. We seek to encourage, support, and minister to women in medical marriages through fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Led by Julie Hendricker.

    MOPS@gracepres (meets in the Atrium)
    Do you long to be a part of a community of moms? Join women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS may stand for Mothers of Preschoolers, but this group is for moms with kids of all ages – from birth through high school. MOPS@grace is rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays with Bible study offered on the alternate Tuesdays. All women are welcome! Led by Sarah Alkire, Bethany Morris, and Casey Caliendo.


    KIDVENTURE & HOMESCHOOL CLASS

    Moms, while you attend a Tuesday morning group, your kids are loved and well-cared for in their own classrooms. We offer no-cost child care for infants through preschoolers.

    Homeschoolers will enjoy a weekly rotation of varying subjects such as science, art, foods and nutrition. The homeschool class is divided into two groups: kindergarten through second grade, and third through sixth grade. There is a $25 per child per semester fee for the homeschool class.

     

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    A Taste Of Grace
    (1st Step For Newcomers)
    Sunday, April 2nd
    in The Lounge

    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 Cafe 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 April 2nd!

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    Discover Grace
    (2nd Step for Newcomers)
    Next class is April 9th
    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 begins April 9th.