NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

News & Announcements

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

SUNDAY - October 2

BLUE JEAN SUNDAY - Worship • 10a • In-Person & Online

Donuts & Discussion • 11a • In-Person & Zoom

Coffee & Conversation • 11a • In-Person & Zoom

Community Dinner • 5-6p • Parking Lot

Refuge RESET • 5-6:15p • Youth Room

Refuge CAFE • 6:15-6:45p • Youth Room

Refuge CLUB • 6:45-8p • Youth Room


MONDAY - October 3

Spiritual Water Aerobics • 8:45a • Osprey Pool

Faithful & Inclusive Class • 7p-8:30p • Zoom


WEDNESDAY - October 5

Spiritual Water Aerobics • 8:45a • Osprey Pool

Refuge Small Group • 6:30p • Grace Community

Praise Band Rehearsal • 7p • Grace Community


FRIDAY - October 7

Spiritual Water Aerobics • 8:45a • Osprey Pool 


SATURDAY - October 8

Unloading & Set Up • 10a • Grace Community 

EXPLORING SCRIPTURE TOGETHER

Week one went well in the 6-week class, Faithful & Inclusive, and you are still welcome to join us as we continue. During each online session we will explore and discuss passages in scripture which are often read in regards to human sexuality. Our curriculum is by Reverend David Fuqua of St. Luke's UMC in Indiana. The Zoom classes will be on Mondays from 7p-8:30p, beginning September 26th.


CLICK HERE to register for Faithful & Inclusive

PUMPKIN PATCH SIGN UPS - OPEN

We are just several weeks away from our first Pumpkin Patch and we need YOUR help to make this a success. We need adults and youth to serve in 2-hour shifts and all shifts qualify as Community Service/Bright Future hours. In addition to these shifts, we are building a Pumpkin Team who can help to manage the Pumpkin patch and help to count money at the end of each day. Please let Pastor Tracie know how you can help serve.


CLICK HERE to sign up for a shift. 

CLICK HERE to find our more about the Pumpkin Team.


Schedule of Events:

Pumpkin Unloading Day • Saturday, Oct 8th • 10a

Pumpkin Patch Decorating Day • Saturday, Oct 8th • 10a

Opening Day • Saturday, Oct 8th

Dinner & A Movie Night in the Patch • Saturday, Oct 22 • 6p

STAFF APPRECIATION MONTH

Join us to help celebrate the wonderful staff at Grace Community. Please fill out a card after church, or send/bring your own for Tracie, Greg, Beckie, Katie and Cristina. We will be collecting monetary gifts for them in the basket on the card table. 


We would like to gather short videos of people saying thank you to be put together for our celebration mid October. These can be sent to the email below OR grab either Sarah Waller or Jenny Means Berti to take a video when you see them at church. Call or email Jenny Means - Berti for more information.


Cell- 860.463.4313 

Email- meansj222@gmail.com

JOIN A GROUP THIS WEEK

ALL adults and youth are invited to stay after worship as we discuss the scripture from worship together. Child care is provided, from nursery to 5th grade. Both groups will be offered in-person and on Zoom.


Sundays After Worship

Coffee & Conversation • Adults (childcare provided) • Begins September 11

Donuts & Discussion • Youth • Begins September 11


CLICK HERE to join Coffee & Conversation via Zoom. 

CLICK HERE to join Donuts & Discussion via Zoom. 

MEN - JUST FOR YOU

We are excited to announce a Fall Men's Retreat on Saturday, November 12th. So many amazing things are being planned, including Reverend Michael LeBlanc as our guest speaker, optional skeet clay shooting, and of course, barbecue! Feel free to invite a friend or neighbor. More details soon!

REFUGE YOUTH

Sunday, October 2

Bible Study • 11a

Refuge RESET • 5-6:15p

Refuge CAFE • 6:15-6:45p

Refuge CLUB • 6:45-8p


Wednesday, October 5

Small Group • 6:30-8p


Refuge Programs

Refuge RESET will feature live music, a crowd mixer game, an up front game, message, & discussion; no "high energy" games.

Refuge CAFE is for RESET & CLUB participants. Students can bring cash or card to purchase drinks, candy, chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, nuggets, fries & mozzarella sticks.

Refuge CLUB will feature music via You Tube, a high energy game (dodgeball, kickball ultimate, etc), message & discussion.


Donuts & Discussion • Bible Study • Starting September 11

Starting Sunday, September 11, Grace's morning worship service will shift to a new start time of 10am. We plan to start church-wide studies around a new curriculum to get all ages focused on the same message/scripture. Youth will be invited to stay after service to attend "Donuts & Discussion" each Sunday after service from 11/11:15a until noon. No need to sign up, just show up! Yes, there will be donuts. If your student would prefer to attend via Zoom, they can use this link on Sun, Sept 11 at 11a: DONUTS


If you have any questions about either ministry or any event, please don't hesitate to contact Greg. (greg@mygraceumc.com / 813-695-6938 cell)