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Grace Notes – August 19

This Week’s Sermons

Pastor Nanette:  “For Nothing Will Be Impossible With God”
Pastor Kyle:  The Gospel According to Hamilton – “History Has It’s Eye On You”
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at

It’s Time to Make the Ice Cream

Come join us for an evening of ice cream making fun and fellowship Wednesday August 21, Tuesday August 27, or Thursday September 5th.  Or join us to serve ice cream and treats at the JOCO Old Settlers Ice Cream Social September 7th. Signup sheets are outside the Coffee Shop.  Or CLICK HERE to sign up.   All proceeds will benefit the Center of Grace.  For questions or additional information contact Anna Purcell at 816-806-6417 or

Calling All Bush Hogs!

The back lot of the church really needs to be mowed and it will require a bush hog.  If you have a tractor and bushhog, or know someone who may be willing to help, please reach out to Walt Cooper at 913.220.8977 or

Life Groups – Fall 2019

Check out the new Fall 2019 Life Groups!  This year’s selection includes Peace Academy, “The Book of Forgiving” led by Pastor Nanette on Thursday mornings; “Being Mortal,” on Tuesday evenings led by Dr. David Graham and Pastor Cheryl Somers-Ingersol.  There’s a Book Study & Breakfast with Pastor Michael on Saturday mornings as well as Disciple 1, Disciple 2, and Disciple 4 led by Shawn Foreman.  Click here to check out all we have to offer and enroll.

Mission Team to Guatemala in 2020

There are still opportunities available on the Guatemala Mission Trip  from February 1-9, 2020. The team will be working with Mission Guatemala, a faith-based nonprofit whose mission philosophy is based on John Wesley’s teaching: ‘Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.” The team is open to anyone who feels his/her talents  can be used through their participation as a member of the mission work team.   Construction skills are needed, as well as unskilled general laborers.

Come experience the beauty of Guatemala and the hospitality, faith, and hope of the Guatemalan people. The cost of the nine-day work trip is $1550 and covers airfare, local transportation, food, lodging, and most other trip related expenses.  For more information, please contact Pastor Cheryl at

Come Join Grace Handbell Music Ministry

Whether you are an experienced ringer or have always wanted to learn,  you are invited to ring! We have 2 adult choirs: Ring Forth! rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:00pm beginning August 20th, and Carillon rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00pm with their first full rehearsal Aug 28. In addition to the adult choirs, we have 1 youth choir, “Joyful Ringers,” for 6th grade-youth.  Their rehearsals are 4:45-5:45 with the day yet to be decided.  Interested? Contact Debbie Thomas for more information at   913-406-5426.

Interested in Membership at Grace UMC?

Join us THIS SUNDAY, August 25, at 12 PM in the Coffee Shop for Coffee with the Pastors.  This is an informal fellowship event where you can ask questions and learn about our church, our missions center, and our newest campus, Common Grace. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Childcare is available as needed.

Join Y.E.S. Group for Day-Trip to Leavenworth

The YES Group invites you to join them for a day-trip to Leavenworth on September 26th.  There will be a step-on guide for a tour through the fort and National Cemetery followed by a visit to the Frontier Army Museum.  After enjoying lunch prepared by the Harvey Girls, take a ride on the restored wooden carousel at the CW Parker Museum.  Find signup sheets and additional information in the Welcome Center.  Reserve your spot by September 1st.  Questions?  Contact Judi Goertzen at   913.322.2818.

Let’s Get Connected Coming To the Coffee Shop

If you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up for an In-Home visit with Nanette this summer, never fear, they continue on!  In August Nanette will be hosting small group meetings in the Coffee Shop here at Grace.  The visits with Nanette have been a huge success and have filled up quickly.  Please take this opportunity to have a one-on-one visit to share what you love about your church, what you believe are the greatest challenges we face, and what are your dreams for Grace as we move together into the future.  Sign up on the Narthex, on-line or call the office at 913-859-0111.

Lead Preschool Teacher Needed for Center of Grace

Center of Grace is seeking a Lead Preschool Teacher for their English Language Learner (ELL) preschool. This program provides an opportunity for preschool aged children, from homes where English is not their first language, to learn English and prepare for Kindergarten in an environment designed to fit their needs. This is a part time, 20 hour/week position during the school year. No foreign language skills required.  Experience working with children in a preschool or daycare setting required. Degree preferred but not required. Please contact Stacy Guerrero at

Have a Ball this Fall with the Kids! Serve Two Sundays in August and/or September

Fall is upon us and we have some great weekends coming up! We would love to have you join us just one or two times in one of our Grace Kid’s rooms during the months of August and September. We are looking to expand our team and give you a chance to see what it’s like in Grace Kids and represent Jesus to our kiddos! To sign up call or email Chrissy Green, Children’s Ministry Coordinator at

Save the Date for a Grace Women’s Retreat

Mark your calendars now to join us this September 27-28 at the Franciscan Prayer Center in Independence.  The retreat will be facilitated by Pastor Cheryl and Pastor Sylvia and will center on “Connecting With God.”  There will be workshops and time for worship, relaxing, walking, praying, journaling, silence, sharing, and group exercise (yoga/stretching).

The Overnight Retreat begins on Friday at 6:30pm and includes evening sharing and worship, a single room, breakfast, lunch and Saturday Activities for $75.  OR come for the Day Retreat on Saturday which begins at 9am, includes lunch and ends at 4pm for $30.  The Franciscan Prayer Center has comfortable accommodations and beautiful grounds to find rest for your mind, body, and spirit.  For more information, contact Pastor Sylvia or Pastor Cheryl.  Click here to sign up.