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Grace Notes – Dec 2

This Week’s Sermons

Pastor Nanette: “All I Want for Christmas – Home”
Pastor Michael:  “Preparing through Waiting”
Pastor Kyle:  “A Claymation Christmas: Jack Frost”
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Advent Study

Join Pastor Nanette on Monday evenings, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 6:30 – 8:00; or Thursday mornings, Dec. 5, 12, and 19 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. for “Light of the World,” by Amy Jill-Levine.  We’ll explore the biblical texts surrounding the birth of Jesus tracing the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. All are welcome to include a faith focus on the journey leading to Christmas! Registration available through the Grace UMC website or call Karen in the church office 913-859-0111.

Advent Family Kit

Starting December 1, be sure to pick up your weekly Family Advent Kits. These kits include a guide plus supplies to encourage your family to spend time together through devotionals, fun family activities, and service projects to do together!

Parent Night Out!

Parents: Do you need a date night? Or a night to finish holiday shopping? Or maybe just a few hours to do nothing? Enjoy a night out during this busy season while we provide a fun and safe evening for your kids 6 weeks through 5th grade! Kids will enjoy dinner, have fun with crafts and games, enjoy popcorn and a hot chocolate bar, watch a movie, and more!  As a bonus, our Club 45 will get a special opportunity in the night to go on the Amazing Christmas Race around the church.  $10/child.  Spots are limited so be sure to register for Parent Night Out on Friday, December 13, from 6-9 p.m.:

A Warm Thank You For New Warm Blankets for Safehome

Mission Committee would like to thank the congregation for the blankets they donated.  We collected 59 new blankets going to Safehome, and 7 used blankets, one new set of  new sheets and a new bedspread that went to the clothing closet. Thanks again!

Holiday Lights Tour

The YES group invites everyone to join them for a Holiday Lights Tour on Wednesday, December 18.  We will drive through the Lights on the Lake at Longview, through the Plaza and Crown Center, and then stop by Deanna Rose Farmstead.  Time is quickly approaching, so register today!  Register now in the Welcome Center or call Judy Guertzen at 913-322-2818.

Silver Set Christmas Celebration At Center of Grace

Silver Set festivities will begin at 12:00 noon on December 8th at Center of Grace Fellowship Hall.  Sign up sheets are in the atrium.  Come join us for some scrumptious holiday food and a beautiful  Christmas Program of music from our own Brian Steele.  A small donation of $6.00 is requested to help with cost of food.  See you there!

Christmas Celebration with Common Grace

Plan to join Common Grace & KC Wine Co. on Saturday, Dec 14! At 5pm we’ll have a Candlelight & Carols service. From 2-5pm we’ll have a living nativity, pictures with Santa, and tons of fun for the whole family. We are currently looking for volunteers! If you can help, or want more info, go to or sign up in the welcome areas today!


Interested in Membership at Grace UMC?

Join us December 8, 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.