eGrace – 10/6/2016

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend: Jesus and the call of the Cross.  Jesus gives us insights into what it looks like for us to follow him.  (Luke 9:21-27).  Families with last names starting with G-K have the food table this weekend.

Coming Up:

Saturdays before worship: Because we have time before worship on Saturdays we’re planning some family/mulit-generational activities in the next few weeks:

  • Oct. 15: All Pro Families. 4:15 until service starts. A chance for families to connect through fun and discussion. Light meal provided.
  • Nov. 5: Pumpkin Painting. 4:00 pm. You bring the pumpkin. We’ll provide the rest.
  • Nov. 19: All Pro Families. 4:15 until service starts. A chance for families to connect through fun and discussion. Light meal provided.

Forum on Islam, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 pm. I’m really excited about this opportunity to learn more about our Muslim friends. Our guest will be a local lawyer: Yasir Ali. He’s awesome. And he’ll be bringing some folks from his local Mosque along for us to hang out with after the forum.

Active Adults (YOLO) fall breakfast kickoff—October 19. Sign up in the lobby.

Newcomer Orientation: Sunday, Oct 23 at 11:45.  Free lunch and childcare.  A great way to meet the staff and hear about how you can be a vital part of the mission of your new church home.  RSVP to Kendra at volunteer@boldrecklessgrace.org

The Helping Christian Boys Thrive Summit is coming to Phoenix, Saturday, October 22. Featuring my good friend, New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Gurian (The Wonder of Boys; The Mind of Boys; The Purpose of Boys) along with yours truly, we’ll be going deep into how boys are wired and how we can call them into HEROIC manhood. This is for parents, grandparents, educators (Public, Private, Charter), Church leaders, anyone who works with boys! It will be held this first year at Grace! The Church, in partnership with parents and educators, is the best hope for changing the storyline of our boys! 60 spots are now available for Gracer’s at 1/2 price, which includes lunch. $25 per person. Register here.

To learn more about the Summit (or to pass the word along to your friends, see the website: www.helpingchristianboysthrive.org/phoenix

New Worship Schedule launches the first weekend of November (5/6)
Saturday@5
Sunday@8:10, 9:15, and 10:30

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 551
Offerings: General $17,281.33 + $6,377.75 online/text/kiosk + $5,895 ACH = $29,554.08. Mission $151.25 online/text/kiosk. Samaritan $40 ACH. Hunger $30 online/text/kiosk. FMSC $40. Refresh the Campus $75 + $50 ACH = $125. Youth $50 online/text/kiosk. Noisy Offering $53.28 Missions Offering – LPE $2,083.14

This weekend we get to the heart of what it means to follow Jesus as he calls us to take up the cross!