eGrace for 9/1/2016

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend, we’re going to take a slight detour from Luke’s Gospel but only slight.  We’re going to look at Jesus’ call to let the children come to him and what it means to build a church that builds the next generation of Jesus followers.  This weekend we’re going to laser focus on our call to support our girls as we look at The Wonder of Girls.  We will bless the girls at the end of the service. While parents and grandparents will certainly enjoy this message, it’s really about how the church can partner with them to raise our girls to follow Jesus. We will also officially welcome the Kindergarteners into the full worship service this weekend.  Families with last names starting with A-F have the food table this weekend.

Next weekend we’ll look at the Purpose of Boys!

Coming Up:

The Man-Cave Bible Study Following Jesus Through the Gospel of Mark kicks off this Saturday@6:15 am.

Women’s Ministry Schedule-Fall of 2016

  • Morning Class: “Putting On the Armor of God” DVD series by Pricilla Shirer. Led by Laura Nelson and Sharon Riester. Meets on Tuesdays at 10AM in room3/4 Meets 9/13-11/1
  • Evening Class: “Believing God” DVD series by Beth Moore. Led by April Lange and Judy Mikes. Meets on Mondays at 6:30PM in the lobby. Will be meeting on the following dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 (no classes on Columbus Day or Halloween).
  • Evening Event: “Give Thanks Dinner/Silent Auction” November 15 at 6:30PM.

Sign up in the lobby!

Performing Arts Opps for the kids:  We have three different Performing Arts Groups launching early this month for kids k-High school.  Go to for more information or register this weekend at worship.

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:

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 512
Offerings: General 14,849.05 + $2,105 online/text/kiosk = $16,954.05. Refresh Campus $125. Disaster Relief $1,000. Noise Youth Choir $30. Mission $60 online/text/kiosk. Noisy Offering $50.88

A big weekend of worship. An important topic: Our girls. See you this weekend.