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Grace Notes – Sept 7

On-Line Worship

Pastor Nanette’s Traditional Service at 9:15AM
Pastor Kyle’s Common Grace Contemporary Service at 10:45AM 

Join us on Facebookour 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.

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 Coffee Talk Zoom Meeting

For a Small Group Connection

Join Grace Groups!  Contact: Shawn Foreman sforeman@graceumc.church

 

 


Come Worship with Us! 

REMINDER:
ON-LINE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT PAUSE.
Whether we worship together on-line, drive-in, or with a new opportunity outdoors, we remain a community of God’s Grace!!!

 


 

The Clothing Closet Needs YOU!

Center of Grace is looking for volunteers to help at the clothing closet on Tuesdays (3-5 pm),
Wednesdays (4-6 pm) and
Saturdays (9-11 am).

We are keeping a safe environment:

  • Only one person/family is allowed in the building,
  • Everyone will be wearing a mask and we provide gloves for them while they shop.
  • All shoppers make appointments in advance and we are only helping 4 people every 30 minutes.

Please let Pastor Sylvia know if you can help once/month or if you can sub on call.

Email Pastor Sylvia Here

 


Nanette’s Book Study

SERMON on the MOUNT:
A Beginner’s Guide
to the Kingdom of Heaven
Amy-Jill Levine

Age Group:  All Adults
Location:  Zoom
Cost $15 for Book
Leader:  Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts

In this six-week study based on Matthew, 5-7, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine explores the major topics in the most popular sermon ever delivered.  “The Sermon on the Mount tells us what we need to do in order to have one foot in the kingdom of heaven.  More than that, it tells us that this kingdom is already available to us, already manifested when we enact God’s will on earth as it is done in heaven.”

Register at graceumc.church or email Shawn Foreman at sforeman@graceumc.church or click on the class link below to be taken directly to the registration page.  All classes will meet via Zoom until we can meet in-person safely.  Books can be picked-up at the church office; please wear a mask.

Age Group: All Adults
Cost:  $15 for book
Leader:  Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts

Meeting Day and Times Via Zoom:
Thursday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  (September 17– October 22)
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Thursday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  (September 17 – October 22)
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 Monday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (September 21 – October 26th)

 


Disciple Bible Study Classes

Registration is now open for our fall Disciple Bible Study Classes.
Age Group:  All Adults
Class Location:  Zoom
Cost:  $40 for Study Manual
Leader:  Shawn Foreman

Register now at graceumc.church, email Shawn Foreman at sforeman@graceumc.churchOR click the link on your selected class below.

All classes will meet via Zoom until we can meet in-person safely.  Books can be picked-up at the church office.
Please wear a mask.

Disciple 1:  Becoming Disciples through Bible Study

Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (September 20 – May 23)
OR
Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (September 22 – May 25)

Disciple 1 is a 34-week course in which participants read and study the Bible in small, committed groups for the purposes of learning and transformation.  The study surveys both the Old and New Testaments as participants deepen their awareness of the whole biblical story and have the opportunity to discuss and learn more about how God calls us to respond to that story today.

This first Disciple study serves as the basis for the other studies in the Disciple family.

 

Disciple 2:  Into the Word, Into the World

Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (September 23 – May 26)

This 32-week study takes a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God…approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.
Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for this class.

 

Disciple 3:  Remember Who You Are

Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (September 21 – May 17)

This study uses the Old Testament prophets and the letters of Paul to examine the connection between memory and identity as the people of God.  Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal and calls for community
Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for this class.

 

Disciple 4:  Under the Tree of Life

Monday morning, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (September 21 – May 17)

Under the Tree of Life (32 weeks) explores the Writings—Ruth, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Daniel. (Writings include all the Old Testament books not in Torah or the Prophets.)  New Testament Scriptures include the Gospel of John; 1,2,3 John; James; Jude; and Revelation.  Scripture in this study speaks to both heart and mind and carries the reader toward the climax of the message and completion of the promise.
Disciple 1 is a prerequisite for this class.

 


 

THANK YOU RON VOCHATZER!

Ron has decided to officially “retire” from the food ministry. He has served this community for many years and helped us to grow the food ministry into what it is today. We will miss Ron’s heart of service and passion to feed the hungry in our community. We wish him and Bonnie the best.

 


Grace Kids Small Groups

Grace Kids is looking for extra hands this fall to support families! For questions or to sign up to help, e-mail Mona Candea (mcandea@graceumc.church).

 


Back to School Blessing

“What a great night!! We had over 50 cars drive through the various stations, receiving prayers from pastors, sweet treats, care kits for the family, and activities that foster a deeper faith as well as fun! In the midst of an unusual time, it is comforting and empowering to head into whatever this school year holds with God’s blessing and the support of our community!”

 


 

Joan Brown, church librarian, historian and long time member of Grace Church was called home on August 29, 2020. Joan was a member of the Adult Bible Study, the Christian Gathering class, and co-founder of the Adult Learning Opportunities Program. A private graveside service was held on September 2.