eGrace 12/7/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

I want to brag on your staff for a moment. This past weekend was a great example of their commitment to partnering with you as we bring grace to the world. 3 worship services. A funeral after Saturday worship. 2 big Christmas shows. All of it done with excellence and passion.

This weekend our kids lead us in worship as our kids choirs present their annual Christmas program. Families with last names starting with G-K have the food table this weekend.

Meeting of the congregation Sunday@11:20 to approve the 2018 budget and affirm board members for new terms. 30,000 foot view of 2018 budget here:

Christmas Eve at Grace:
Saturday, December 23: Christmas Eve services at 3 and 5 with a live petting zoo between services.
Sunday Morning, December 24: The Grace annual Christmas Party at 8:45 and 10:15
Sunday Evening, December 24: Christmas Eve services at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 (communion and outdoor candlelight service)

With almost 2000 people coming to celebrate Christmas with us, we have the chance to let them know that Grace is a place of grace. There are lots of opportunities for Gracer’s to make a difference on Christmas Eve weekend, so please email Kendrah at to let her know which Christmas Eve service you are coming to and where she could plug you and your family in. We need greeters, ushers, parking lot team, security, communion servers, Info Table and Taste of Grace Volunteers. Email Kendrah for more information about any of these opportunities to make a difference!

Coming in 2017:
New Worship Series: Would the Real God Please Stand Up!

Grace Night Saturday Night: Starting January 6 we will be offering an after Saturday@5 dinner/activity time. Each week the menu will change. $2 per person. And each week will include something fun for all ages.

The Helping Christian Boys Thrive Summit, Saturday, February 24 (Downtown Phoenix). For educators, parents, and anyone wanting to inspire our boys to good manhood! Information here: However, because Grace is a sponsor, you can register for $20 ($30 discount!). You can let your friends know, too! Register here.

Feed My Starving Children, March 2-3.

BJ Thomas in concert, Sunday, April 15. More info to come.

Stats and Stuff:
If you didn’t get a chance to support the mission of Grace while you were gone, you can do so here: Scroll down to the on-line giving tile.

Worship Attendance: 648 (886 at the Christmas shows)
Offerings: General $25,676.50 + $5,355 ACH + $7,181.25 online/text = $38,212.75. Refresh the Campus $50 ACH. Samaritan $15 ACH. Hunger $40 online/text. Missions $20 + $85 online/text = $105. Youth $85 online/text. Noisy Offering $76.86

This weekend: Christmas through the eyes of our kids!