Grace.Forward! – 1/10/2019

Hey, Grace’rs,

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Amazing Grace…how sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost…but now I’m found,
Was blind…but now
I see!
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Grace gives us the eyes to see ahead. And what we see ahead is Jesus, leading us forward into life.

As we continue our 15 month countdown to our 15th Anniversary (March 2020), what do your now graced-open eyes see? Where is Jesus leading you this week, this month, this year, as you follow him forward into life?

This weekend: We continue our new series: God, Money, and the Sexes. Consider it a Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus look at how we as men and women deal with the issue of money.  This Saturday and SundayHe wants to Fix it…She wants to Talk about it.  I highly recommend you purchase the program created by our friend Shaunti Feldhahn and her husband Jeff: Men, Women, and Money.  It includes a video and workbooks.

Families with last names starting with G-K have the food table this weekend.

Our After Saturday@5 Dinners return this Saturday with a big, boffo special: A Chili Cook-Off! Bring your favorite Chili to share and/or your appetite to enjoy and vote on the best chili of the night. This is a fund-raiser for our upcoming Feed My Starving Children food pack in March.

Coming Up:
Worship Weekends: God, Money, and the Sexes
January 12/13: He Wants to Fix it…She Wants to Talk about it
January 20/21: Worry Warts
January 26/27: Running on Empty

For the Youth: 
Reckless Sundays, 4:30 pm: Jr High (6-8 grades).  6:00 pm: Sr High (9-12 grades)

Grace Notes Kids Choir Resumes Wednesday, January 9@5:45.
For ages K-5th Grade.
The kids will be working on our Special Edition Worship Service coming in May: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.

The Noise Vocal Performance Group resumes Sunday, January 13@1
For grades 6-12

For the Women:
Breathe by Priscilla Shier  Freeing Ourselves From the Bondage of Busyness.
Classes start Tuesday January 15th
Morning class:10:30-12:00
Evening class: 6:30-8:00
Sign ups in the Lobby.

For our Active Adults: YOLO
Breakfast, January 16@8:30 am.
Speaker: Roger Naylor of the Arizona Republic on Route 66!
Sign up in the lobby.

For Moms:
The Well, Thursday, January 17, 6:00-7:30 pm.
The guest speaker is a professional home organizer.  She will offer practical tips to help moms get organized for this new year.

Special Event: BJ Thomas Unplugged! The Iconic Songs and the Stories Behind Them. An Interview/Concert Event. 
March 3, 6:00 pm.
20 years ago this coming February BJ performed for the first time at Community Church of Joy (the church that birthed Grace). To celebrate 20 years of concerts with us we’re going to do something special. I’ll be interviewing BJ about his life and career and he’ll sing many of his hit songs. (We are the only church where he performs!)
Tickets: $20 ($5.00 going to Feed My Starving Children).On sale this weekend

See you Saturday@5, Sunday@8:45 or 10:15.

Following Forward!