A place to refresh and renew
with other moms just like you!
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.
Wednesday's MOPS@nite resumes January 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Morning MOPS resumes January 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Do you long to be a part of a community of moms? We believe that incubating hearts and giving "just-because-hugs" can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but our group is for moms with kids from birth through high school. 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!
Morning MOPS@grace Meets Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
We meet the first and third Tuesdays of every month and enjoy a yummy breakfast, creative activity, and small group time. We feature engaging speakers who address topics relevant to marriage, family, and child-rearing. The alternate Tuesdays are optional Bible study days – a chance to dig into the Bible and get to know your small group even better! While the moms are together, their children, infant through pre-K, are cared for in the MOPPETS Program where they enjoy crafts, music, snacks, and Bible stories. In addition, we offer a fantastic program for homeschooled children.
MOPS@nite meets Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Our evening moms group meets in the evenings, every week! Our time includes yummy treats, table time, speakers, and crafts. While the moms meet, we offer a full range of programming for children, infants through high school.
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TBS: Tuesday Bible Studies for Women
We have a place for you!
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Includes Exciting Programs for Children!
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.
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.
First Fridays for Women
Fun, Faith, & Friends
Women of Grace "First Fridays" are all about fun, faith, and finding friendship! Join us for a relaxing evening where women of all ages and in all stages of life can make a real connection.
We meet at the church from 7-9 p.m. on the First Friday of each month. Bring a friend, a snack to share, and even a board game if you like. Come and take a break, have some fun, and make new friends. See you there!
First Friday Dates & Activities
January 6: Game Night
Grab a board game and head on over for a night with the girls. There's always laughter when we play together!
February 3: Craft Night
If you're crafty and you know it, come on out! We will be working on a fun group project. Even if you're not so crafty, come hang out with us. A small fee for materials will be collected.
March 3: Heartbeat Baby Shower
Let's come alongside our adoption and fostering ministry, Heartbeat. We will have a great evening enjoying silly baby shower activities and supporting this vital ministry.
April 7: Spring Swap
Ready to trade out those gently used items that are taking up space at home? This is the place. Get rid of what you don't need and bring home what you do.
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.
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.