Grace.Forward! – 1/17/2019

Hey, Grace’rs,
Grace.Forward! Countdown to March 27, 2020 (15th Anniversary)
Grace Moment #15
In early December, 2004, Pastor Tim woke up one morning with the sense that God wanted him to start a new congregation. Tim had been on staff at Community Church of Joy for 22 years. He and Jan believed that they were there until Tim retired. But the sense to plant a new church out of Joy was so strong that once Tim mentioned it to Jan, the ball started rolling…fast!
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 SundayWorry Warts (how men and women worry differently about money).  If you have missed either of the first two messages in this series you can watch them here:
Families with last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend.
Our After Saturday@5 Dinner is back:  This week: Baked Potato bar and salad!  Only $2 per person/$5 per family.  Take that all you fast food value meals!
We raised over $250 for Feed My Starving Children at last Saturday’s Chili Cook-off.  Over 20 different Chili’s were entered!  Congrats to George Sperry who won!  And to all of you.  That $250 will feed three children for a year!
Coming Up:
Worship Weekends: God, Money, and the Sexes
January 20/21: Worry Warts
January 26/27: Running on Empty
Feb. 2/3: Jesus’ Baptism: Epiphany in the Water
Feb. 9/10: The Wedding at Cana: Abundance Revealed at the Banquet
NewComer Orientation, Sunday, January 27@11:30 am
If you are new to Grace this 90 minute orientation will give you a behind the scenes look at the mission of Grace. This also serves as our NewMember Orientation should you decide you want to join the Church after the Orientation. Lunch and childcare provided. RSVP to Kendrah at
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 Rehearsals Wednesdays@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 rehearses Sundays@1
For grades 6-12
For Moms:
The Well, Tonight, 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!
Stats and Stuff
Attendance: 641
Offerings:  General $16,827.30 + $40 Thrivent Choice + $4,050.25 online/text = $20.917.55. Youth $20 online/text. Mission $50 online/text. FMSC $373.46 + $100 online/text = $473.46. Noisy Offering $73.77
Contribution statements have been emailed, so please print those for your tax records. If you have any questions about your contribution statement, please email  They have also been mailed to those who do not have email addresses.
See you Saturday@5, Sunday@8:45 or 10:15.
Following Forward!