GRACE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
NEWSLETTER — MID-JANUARY 2018
THIS MONTH AT GRACE
YOUTHTOPIA: Please see Belle Kahalley or Adam Kayton if you have children in grades 6-12 who are interested in participating in Youthtopia. The dates are January 26-28 and registration forms are due soon!
WORSHIP COMMITTEE: There will be a worship committee meeting on Wednesday, January 24th, at 5 p.m.
MEN'S BREAKFAST: The next CMF breakfast will be on Sunday, February 4th, at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All men of the church are invited, and spouses are also welcome!
HANDMADE CARD CLASS: If you are interested in resuming the monthly handmade card-making class in February, please notify Michele Hill.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: There will be a brief congregational meeting after worship on February 4th to vote on allowing the Hillsboro School to renew the agreement for the use of our building for the 2018-2019 school year.
VALENTINE STEAK DINNER: CWF will once again be organizing a steak dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day. Save the date -- Saturday, February 17th. More details to come!
REGULAR GRACE HAPPENINGS
IN THE PULPIT: Reverend Brad Henderson is serving as our pastor on a part-time basis. He is a gifted, ordained minister with 23 years of ministry experience. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CWF 1 has suspended their meetings until further notice.
CWF 2 is meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the back room at Dale's Southern Grill on Highway 31 in Hoover. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Call Cecilia Cook or Lisa McDonald for more info.
CHURCH WORK DAY: CMF is sponsoring a work day at the church on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Inside and outside jobs are available. Please join us!
MANNA MINISTRIES is giving away food to families in need on the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. As of April we are now supplying 20 families with food. Your help is always appreciated! We are requesting donations to purchase fresh produce to give away in addition to the bread and pastry products we receive every month. See Melinda for more information.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS has resumed meeting from 9:00-9:30 in the Nursery. We are studying 1st Corinthians. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY: The youth of Grace are encouraged to participate in Sunday School class from 9:15-9:45. See Belle Kahalley or Tom Edwards for more information about our children's programs.
PIANIST SEARCH: Grace is searching for a regular accompanist to play during church services and choir rehearsals. The compensation is $75/week. Please contact Phyllis Kirk at 960-1877 if you know of someone who may be interested in the position.
Check the Mission Families pages if you aren't sure which family you are in.
If you are not currently assigned to one and should be, please let us know!
MISSION FAMILY GATHERINGS
Mission Families are scheduled to be reorganized in the month of January. Watch this space.
|COMMUNION & CHURCH CLEANING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR NOVEMBER:||SERVICE SEEKERS|
|COMMUNION & CHURCH CLEANING RESPONSIBILITIES FOR DECEMBER:||LOST AND FOUND|
UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
- Young Adult/Senior Adult Retreat
- January 19-21, 2018
St. Bernard Retreat & Conference Center, Cullman AL
Youthtopia (grades 6-12)
- January 26-28, 2018
YMCA Camp Chandler, Wetumpka AL
- Disciples Men's Retreat
- March 16-17, 2018
YMCA Hargis Retreat, Chelsea AL
- 2018 AL-NW FL Regional Assembly
- April 27-29, 2018
Valley Christian Church, Birmingham AL
- Disciples National Convocation
- July 21-24, 2018
Hyatt Regency / Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover AL
NOTE: Our Prayer List and Church Calendar are listed separately on our web site. Please don't forget to view them, and let us know if anything needs to be added or deleted.
Note: If you don't see your name on our birthday list, please let us know! We may not have your birthday in our database.
|Jan 15||Josie Stafford|
|Jan 17||Melinda Kayton|
|Jan 18||Bill Graham|
|Jan 18||Billy Hobson|
|Jan 20||Alicia Lambert Smith|
|Jan 20||Linda Anderson|
|Jan 22||John Sowell|
|Jan 27||Trinity Scozzaro|
|Jan 28||Michele Hill|
|Jan 31||Michael Waits|
|Feb 08||Wilson Dillard|
|Feb 11||Amanda Cook Simmons|
|Feb 13||Will Griffin|
|Feb 16||Kailyn Simmons|
|Feb 17||Robert Conner|
|Feb 20||Connor Griffin|
|Feb 21||Audrey Burttram|
|Feb 26||Sara McPherson|