January 10, 2019

This Week
January 10-16
Grace Place - January 11
Fellowship, games and lunch.  Bring a friend and join us!

Adult Ed Series - Strong Was Her Faith  - January 13
Join Pastor Kristen as she leads the second in a 4 week study on women in the New Testament.  The study begins at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room.
 High School Youth Brunch - January 13
Cheer on the Eagles with your friends and family without worrying about missing youth group.  There will be a high school brunch after 10:30 worship. Please bring a beverage to share. Join us for a fun and delicious meal. There will be no regular youth group this Sunday evening.

DVD and Game Drive -Through January 21
Children's educational games and DVD videos will be collected to support the Centro Primavera Program of Gaudenzia, Inc.  This program is a prevention and early intervention program for children ages 5-12. New and/or gently used games and DVDs can be dropped off in the marked collection bin on the balcony hallway. Items will be tested and sorted during our MLK Day of Service.

Upcoming Events

January 18:  Grace Place
Ira Cooperman will be presenting a program on “Everything You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask about the U.S. Intelligence Community.”  As a former Air Force intelligence officer and intelligence analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, Ira will share some of the successes and failures connected with the Intelligence Community’s 71-year history.  Lunch is at noon, followed by the program at 12:45 pm.  Bring a friend and join us!

January 19:  Cornerstone Christian Academy Workday
Join us for a morning of work and service. Meet at church at 8:15 to carpool or you can meet us there at 9:00.  Service projects include painting, cleaning classrooms and storage areas, washing windows, and outside work (weather permitting).  All ages welcome.  Add your name to the sign-up list at the Vista Road welcome center or email John Still.

January 21:  MLK Day of Service
Grace will open it's doors wide in a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  There will be various service projects available for all ages.  Sign up here to register.

January 27:  Annual Meeting and Lunch
Join us after the 10:30 service on January 27 for the annual congregational meeting and lunch. Get to know your fellow worshipers and all that goes on in the life of the church. The business component of the Annual Meeting will take place in the sanctuary immediately following the 10:30 service.  At the conclusion of the business meeting, a chili and cornbread lunch will be served in Muyskens Hall.  Extended childcare will be available during this event. 

January 27:  Good Cooks Needed! 
Bring your favorite chili or cornbread to feed 6-8 to the Annual Congregational Meeting.  Please contact Christy Pietsch by email if you are volunteering to bring chili and/or cornbread. If you have a crockpot, please bring your chili in it.

February 1-3:  The 33rd Annual Women of Grace Retreat
The days are counting down for the Women's Retreat, to be held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.  Friday evening will start at 5:30 with an optional Happy Hour/buffet at Kubel's Too (a new location for us) for $25 per person,  and the Retreat officially begins at 8:00.  We have lots of fun and surprises planned throughout the weekend that you won't want to miss!  The Retreat concludes at 11:30 am on Sunday, with everyone home in time for Super Bowl Sunday.  There's still time to sign up, but you'll need to quickly contact Chris Hoyler by email. Costs for the Retreat vary from $90 - 225.00, see registration form for details.

February 5:  Fellowship Meals Begin
Grace will host fellowship meals on the second Tuesday of each month.  The meal charge is $5 and will be from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Families, friends or small groups can sign up to cook for approximately 30-40 people.  This is a fun way to work together and provide food for a fun night!  Contact Stephanie by phone or email for more information.

February 8-10:  Men's Retreat
The retreat will be held at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference this year.  We are excited to have Bob Hudson as our guide this year after recently completing his studies from Westminster Theological Seminary.   Bob will be leading us with a theme of “The Person and Work of Jesus”.   Friday night will include dinner at the Van Buren’s followed by an opening “meet and greet”, with the teaching sessions occurring on Saturday.   We will then finish up with a church service on Sunday morning.   Folks are welcome to come for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday.   Scholarship funds are available.  Please contact Erik Dreisbach or Jim Still with any questions.   We look forward to having you join us!

February 8-10:  High School Retreat
The high school youth will be going on a retreat to Camp Johnsonburg, NJ. Cost for the weekend will be $100. Email or phone Pastor Kristen to register and for more information.

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together! Join us for a week of hurricane relief in Kinston, North Carolina. Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information. 

Michaela Payne