eGrace for 1/11/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

If you missed worship last weekend, so did I! I was down with the flu. Your staff and volunteers stepped up and from all accounts it was a great weekend of worship. Our missions director Alycia agreed Saturday morning to fill in for me and did a spectacular job. You can watch her 10 minute message here.

This weekend: We officially—really, truly—launch our new series, Would the Real God Please Stand Up! by deep diving into the story of Creation (Genesis 1).

New This Saturday after our 5 pm worship service: Our new Grace Night Saturday Night. Enjoy a meal after worship and a fun activity/competition. $2 per person/$5 per family suggested donation. This week the funds go toward our summer youth trip. Menu this week: Pulled pork and beans.

Men’s Bible Study this Saturday@6:30 am

Women: Tuesday Mornings – 7 week class starting 1/09/18 from 10:00 – 11:30 am: One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesday Evenings – 5 week class starting 1/09/18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers
Monday Evenings – Starting on 1/15/18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm SMILES (devotionals) using God Hunger by Dominic Muir. The Gospel of Mark with Pastor Tim starts Tuesday, February 20@6:30 pm.

Moms: Thursday January 18 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: The Well – A new gathering time for Moms raising children, and/or women in the role of mom.

For K-6th grade: Sunday Night Live. A new monthly VBS event starting at 4:30. Sign up in the lobby!

Jr/Sr High: Reckless this Sunday@5:30.

YOLO (Active Adults) Next breakfast: Wednesday, January 18@8:30. Special guest speaker: A representative from the Islamic Center. Sign up in the lobby.

MenTooBoys breakfast, Saturday, February 17@8 am. For dads, sons, men, and boys without dads around. This month: Free Breakfast and a chance to learn how to throw a football, and more! Sign up in the lobby.

The Helping Boys Thrive Summit, Saturday, February 24 (Downtown Phoenix). For educators, parents, and anyone wanting to inspire our boys to good manhood! We have changed the name a bit to open up the event to public educators and other who work with boys outside of the Christian community. Information here (until we move to the new site): However, because Grace is a sponsor, you can register for $20 ($15 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:
(One of our members reminded us that we never sent out a 2016 year end report. You can read it here.  The 2017 year end will be ready late March/early April.)

Attendance: 599
Offerings: General $14,452.31 + $2,610 online/text + $5,355 ACH + $724 Thrivent Choice = $23,141.31. Refresh the Campus $50 ACH. Samaritan $15 ACH. Noise Youth Choir $30. Hunger $5 online/text. Mission $40 online/text. Youth $35 online/text. Grace Race $150 online/text. Noisy Offering $57.91

(The 2017 Contribution Statements have been sent by email to those who have an email address on file, or by USPS mail to those who don’t have email. Please be sure to retain that statement for your tax records. If you did not receive your contribution statement, email or call the office at 623.572.0050, and we’ll send you a new statement.)

What is God really like? Come and find out this year!