Grace Notes – Nov 23
Pastor Nanette’s Traditional Service at 9:15AM
Pastor Kyle’s Common Grace Contemporary Service at 10:45AM
Join us on Facebook, our website or YouTube as we stream at those times. If you miss seeing us on Sunday, the sermons will be posted later on the Grace Website, YouTube, Facebook and our Grace App.
In-Person Services are suspended until after the first of the year.
Additional Opportunities to Connect
Chat With Pastors Nanette and Kyle
Tuesday afternoons at 3:00pm via Facebook
Virtual Coffee Talk With Pastor Kyle
Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:15 via ZOOM
For a Small Group Connection
Join Grace Groups! Contact: Shawn Foreman email@example.com
You can be a HUGE help in getting the word out! Simply respond to this Facebook event and share it with your friends!
We are incredibly excited for our interactive, walk-through nativity to bring to life the greatest story ever told! We want you to get your picture with our live animals, PLUS pick up your all-ages Advent activity bag to celebrate at home throughout December. And you can drop off coats, jackets, and personal-hygiene products to support neighbors in need through the Center of Grace.
This is a free, outdoor event for the whole community. Masks and social distancing protocols will be required. Email Pastor Kyle with questions!
In a season where new traditions may have to be made, get back to the basics and simply celebrate Christmas with the activities in our Advent Family Box. You will find all you need for your family (no matter the size or ages) to celebrate with a sweet Advent wreath, 4 DIY family ornaments, an Advent calendar with daily suggested activities and supplies to complete them, a Christmas story cookie cutter activity, coloring pages, Epiphany activities and more. Pick up your Family Advent Box from the church the week of November 29 or during our Living Nativity event on December 5th. Contact Stacy Guerrero with any questions.
2020 Virtual Angel Tree
Yes! Grace will have an Angel Tree this year! It will look a little different but will still bless families during this challenge year & holiday season. Our goal is to offer online shopping options, traditional Angel Tags and a contact-less drop off for gifts.
All gifts need to be returned by Dec. 14th!
To sign up for the Angel Tree please visit the church website graceumc.church
A drop-off box will be available during the Living Nativity event at Grace Church on Dec. 5th from 3pm – 5 pm.
Questions? Please contact Jacquie Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. This Advent study ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title.
All classes will be via Zoom on Thursday mornings; Dec. 3 – Dec 17. You can sign up for either 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Class size is limited to 20 participants.
Cost: $15 for book
Leader: Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts
THANK YOU GRACE…
.. for your response to the 2021 Stewardship Campaign. Your support of our 2021 Stewardship Campaign is greatly appreciated and will go far to help us do the work of the church. If you have not yet sent in your “Intent to Give” card, it’s not too late. If you did not receive one please contact the church office and we mail one out to you OR you can contact Mike Pelan and he will take your giving information over the phone.
As you prayerfully contemplate your 2021 “Intent to Give”, please know that we continue to use your financial gifts in the most cost-efficient manner possible to reach the greatest numbers possible. No gift is too small nor too large for the work of the Spirit in this place. We need you and we need one another for God’s work and will to be done. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Struggling to find that perfect Christmas gift for your loved one? Consider other alternatives to buying “stuff”. Find a gift that keeps on giving the whole year from the Alternative Gift Fair! Help raise needed funds for nonprofit organizations while showing your appreciation for the special people in your life. Give a gift that gives twice! Purchase a gift from the Alternative Gift Fair online this year from the comfort of home. It’s a win-win! Go to www.graceumc.church to learn more!
LET KOHLS BE OUR CENTER OF GRACE SECRET SANTA
We’ve all had Kohls cash that expired. If you are like me, I have just bought what I need and end up letting Kohls Cash expire without using it.
How about if we put those Kohls Cash dollars to work to buy Christmas gifts, coats or clothing for our kids at Center of Grace. Our plan would be for those that would like to contribute extra Kohls Cash to this very worthy cause, to email Monica at the Center of Grace mgutierrez@centerofgrace.
These are very hard times during the pandemic with job losses that have left our community with more need than ever. Let’s put those Kohls Cash dollars to work in bringing a Merry Christmas for our friends that need us to reach out at this great time of need.
MORE COOKIES PLEASE!
We continue to give out to-go meals but we have run out of cookies. Please bake or buy some yummy cookies and put 2 cookies in a baggie. You can drop them off at the Center of Grace M-F 9-12 and 1-4 Thank you