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Prayer Requests will be posted on the Community Grace Facebook page.  Requests can be placed at any time or contact the church office and we will be glad to post it for you.

  • 6.23.24  It's greek to me (corinth)

    Let’s continue our series It’s Greek To Me (today we’re in Corinth) as we retrace the locations of the Apostle Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey, all the while asking “what can I understand spiritually from Paul’s past experiences?”

     

    Corinth shows us we are never alone in the battle against temptation.

     

    1 Corinthians 18.9-11   And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

     

    • The Sense of Community Course has begun! (Sundays at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall)  


    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    June 23rd       Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    June 24th -28th Adventurer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    June 26th        Women’s Summer Event @ 6:30pm

    June 27th        Ladies Book Club @ 6:30pm

    June 30th        Sense of Community @ 9-10am

    June 30th        Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    June 30th        Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 1st -3rd    Pioneer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    July 2nd           Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

    July 3rd           Official Board Meeting @ 6:30pm

    July 5th           Red Cross Blood Drive 12-5pm

    July 7th           Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 7th           Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 7th           Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 8th -12th Explorer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    July 11th         Ladies’ Breakfast @ Kelly’s 9am

    July 14th         Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 14th         Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 14th         Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 16th         Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

    July 21st         Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 21st         Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 21st         Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 24th         Women’s Summer Event @ 6:30pm

    July 25th         Ladies Book Club @ 6:30pm

    July 28th         Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 28th         Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 28th         Ice Cream Social sign-up DEADLINE

    July 28th         Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 30th         Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

     

    July Trustees:                   

    Bill Klahre

    Tom Jones

    Andy Barton

               

    Prayer Requests:

    Prayer requests are eventually rotated off to keep them current.  To update names, simply request them to be resubmitted.  Also, prayer requests can be added to the church’s private group Facebook page or contact the church office at admin@communitygrace.online. 

     

    We are currently sending out prayer requests by email.  If you or anyone you know is not receiving these, please let me know.  I have found that some of the emails we have on record are not correct.

     

    Kidland Group Leaders

    Urgent Need for Class Facilitators:  

    2 and 3 year old Class

    4 yr, 5 yr and Kindergarten Class

    1st and 2nd Grade Class

    For more info contact Sherri Peeler.

     

    Kidland Director Position

    Sherri Peeler will be retiring from Kidland Ministries by the end of July 2024.  Applications to fill this position will be accepted through the church office.  You can pick up an application and job description on the wall outside the church office or they can be sent to you via email by the administrative assistant at admin@communitygrace.online.

     

    Men of Community Bible Study

    The Men of Community Bible Study meet every other Tuesday at 7pm at the church or via Zoom.


    Ladies’ Book Club

    Ladies’ Book Club will generally be meeting the 4th Thursday of every month.   The next meeting will be held June 27th at 6:30pm and we will be discussing “Switchboard Soldiers” by Jennifer Chiaverini.  If you have any questions, contact Alice Wallace at 574.265.5149. Copies of the 2024 Book Club List are located at “Connection Central” by the side entrance.


    Donations for Summer Meals

    Community Grace has the chance to minister to families in the Everett School District this summer.  (These are families that receive the weekend backpack program during the school year.)  We have 33 students signed up for the summer backpack program.  Thank you for all your donations, but we will need more for the other 4 pickups. You may donate any of the following in the box downstairs by the entrance door. 

    * oatmeal packs, granola bars(any brand), poptarts, cereal, 

    * pasta, pasta sauce

    * oodles of noodles, ramen noodles, chef boyardee products with pull tabs (We have lots of spaghettios currently), Mac & cheese

    * canned fruit or individual fruit cups, canned vegetables

    Pickups will be June 25, July 9 & 23, and Aug 6.

    If you would like to help this summer please see Melissa Seese, Laurel Sarafin, or Amy Sobzack.

     

    ARC Blood Drive – Volunteers are needed

    Our next Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, July 5th from 12 to 5 pm.  4 volunteers are needed.  1 for the 11:45-2:30 shift and 3 for the 2:30-5:15 shift.  Please sign up at “Sign-Up Central” if you can help.

     

    Church Family Directory

    Join our Community Grace Church Family Directory.  Whether you are a member or a regular attender, you are welcome to join.  Pick up your copy of the Church Directory Guidelines at the Welcome Desk in the lobby.

     

    Women’s Summer 2024 Events

    We are excited to announce our summer series events for the ladies in the church.  Feel free to bring along a friend.  We will start the social gatherings at 6:30pm, there will be a short time of devotion at the social gatherings and time of fellowship.

     

    Please feel free to bring along a snack but this is not necessary.  This will be a great time to get to know others in the church and build lasting friendships. Any questions, please contact Denise Karns 814.215.7370      

    June 26th ~ Social get-together @ Diane Foor’s cabin

                             Sign-up at “Sign-Up Central”

    July 24th ~ Social get-together @ Lea Spiridigliozzi’s house

    August 7th ~ Social get-together @ the church for a Taco Bar

    August 16th ~ Canvas Painting fundraiser for Kidland in the church Fellowship Hall

     

    Straight Ahead Summer Schedule

    June 23rd ~ Movie Night at church 6-9pm

    June 30th ~ Tie Dye Night at church 6-8pm

    July 7th     ~ Little League Fields, Igloo 5-8pm

    July 14th  ~ Gearing Towards Conference at church 6-8pm

    July 15th – 21st Momentum Youth Conference

    July 28th  ~ Youth Sunday Service at 10:30am

    July 28th  ~ Pool Party

    August 4th   ~ Youth at church 6-8 pm

    August 11th ~ Youth at church 6-8 pm

    August 18th ~ Photo Scavenger Hunt in Bedford Square 6-8 pm

    August 25th ~ Back to School Party (location to be determined)


    Ice Cream Social

    Who loves ice cream?  If that's you, then join the fellowship team on Sunday, August 4th at 6:30 pm for a Homemade Ice Cream Social in the Fellowship Hall.  We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of our church and enjoying ice cream, lots of yummy toppings, cake, hymn singing, storytelling, pictures from the decades, and lots of great memories. Please sign up at sign-up central by July 28th if you plan to attend and if you are willing to bring homemade ice cream to share.  Feel free to spoil others with your favorite ice cream flavors!!!


    Ladies’ Breakfast

    The Ladies’ Breakfast meets every 2nd Thursday of each month at Kelly’s Restaurant at 9 am.  Ladies of all ages are invited to share in a time of fellowship while enjoying a delicious breakfast.  If you have any questions, contact Nellie Howsare at 652.6220.

     

    Adult Bible Fellowship

    ABF meets from 9 to 10am every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs).  Childcare is provided.

     

    Youth Pastor Search Team Prayer Request

    Please remember to pray as we search for a new youth pastor. We have reached out to various organizations, placed our need for a youth pastor on several websites, and spoken to key individuals about our desire to find a youth pastor. Our team was advised that this request is hard to fulfill right now. But God can make this happen, so we cannot become discouraged. “When God's people and the world see something only God can do, they come to know God.” This is a quote from the women's bible study class, Experiencing God. Our goal is to provide our youth with godly leadership. Thanks to the Athertons and several others who are stepping up in the interim. God will provide; we will wait on his timing and continue to pray. Even though this is proving to be difficult; we will experience something that only God can provide.

     

    Offering Envelopes

    If you would like to have envelopes for your gift giving, contact Karen Jones at finance@communitygrace.online.  You can also give online at the church’s website at communitygrace.online.


    Lost & Found

    There are several items in our lost and found basket.

    Check it out, it might be yours!  Lost and found basket is located on the shelf above the coat rack in the lobby.


    Mailboxes

    Just a reminder to periodically check your mailbox.  Mailboxes are located at the right-side of the front doors.

                           

    Food Bank

    Want to help your community?  Drop off canned goods, with good expiration dates, in the Food Bank box located in the lobby to the left of the front doors.  We have been collecting canned pears, but any canned goods are welcome.  If you have canned items and cannot bring them in, please contact John Mickle by phone or message at 814.288.9332.  He will gladly pick them up anywhere in Bedford County.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

     

    Church Directory on Your Mobile Device

    Now you can sync our church directory directly to your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire device with a FREE app!  You must be a participant of our Family Directory.  Pick up a form on the “Connection Central” Wall.

     

    RightNow Media

    RightNow Media is an online library offering:

          rightnow Media originals

          Book of the Bible Series

          Bible Studies

    o   For Women

    o   For Men

    o   For Youth

    o   On Marriage

    o   On Parenting

          Popular Kid Shows

    And so much more.  Pick up your form in the display rack on the “Connection Central” Wall.

     

    Get Connected

    Would you like to receive a phone call, email or text when there is an announcement or prayer request?

    If so, fill out the “Get Connected” form located on the “Connection Central” Wall and drop it off in the church office.

     

    Straight Ahead

    Students in grades 6th thru 12th are welcome to join the fun.  Check out the information and forms on our website regarding upcoming ministry opportunities at communitygrace.online!!

    We meet Sunday nights from 6 to 9pm in the Fellowship Hall.  You don’t have to be a member of our church—everyone is welcome and bring a friend!!

  • 6.16.24 Happy Father’s Day! 

    Happy Father’s Day! As usual, I especially hope to challenge and encourage us guys, husbands, dads & granddads today. I want to share with you some of the more unique things we saw in Greece while retracing the steps of Paul’s 2nd missions’ endeavor and prayerfully draw some Father’s Day applications for our lives.

     

    Ephesians 6.10-11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 

     

    Thomas Guthrie: “The Bible is an armory of heavenly weapons, a laboratory of infallible medicines, a mine of exhaustless wealth and a guidebook for every road.”

     

    • The Sense of Community Course has begun! (Sundays at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall)  


    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    June 16th        Baby Bottle Campaign ends

    June 17th -21st Pathfinder Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    June 18th        Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

    June 23rd       Sense of Community @ 9-10am

    June 23rd       Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    June 23rd       Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    June 24th -28th Adventurer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    June 26th        Women’s Summer Event @ 6:30pm

    June 27th        Ladies Book Club @ 6:30pm

    June 30th        Sense of Community @ 9-10am

    June 30th        Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    June 30th        Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 1st -3rd    Pioneer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    July 2nd           Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

    July 3rd           Official Board Meeting @ 6:30pm

    July 5th           Red Cross Blood Drive 12-5pm

    July 7th           Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 7th           Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 7th           Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 8th -12th Explorer Week @ Camp Mantowagan

    July 11th         Ladies’ Breakfast @ Kelly’s 9am

    July 14th         Adult Bible Fellowship @ 9-10am

    July 14th         Worship Service and Kidland @ 10:30am

    July 14th         Straight Ahead @ 6pm

    July 16th         Men of Community Bible Study @ 7pm

     

    June Trustees:                 

    Dave Dicken

    Wayne Foor

    Chuck Black

               

    Prayer Requests:

    Prayer requests are eventually rotated off to keep them current.  To update names, simply request them to be resubmitted.  Also, prayer requests can be added to the church’s private group Facebook page or contact the church office at admin@communitygrace.online. 

     

    We are currently sending out prayer requests by email.  If you or anyone you know is not receiving these, please let me know.  I have found that some of the emails we have on record are not correct.

     

    Kidland Group Leaders

    Urgent Need for Class Facilitators:  

    2 and 3 year old Class

    4 yr, 5 yr and Kindergarten Class

    1st and 2nd Grade Class

    For more info contact Sherri Peeler.

     

    Kidland Director Position

    Sherri Peeler will be retiring from Kidland Ministries by the end of July, 2024.

    Applications to fill this position will be accepted through the church office.

    You may request an application and job description be sent to you via email by contacting the church administrative assistant, Marian Clark.

    admin@communitygrace.online


    Men of Community Bible Study

    The Men of Community Bible Study meet every other Tuesday at 7pm at the church or via Zoom.


    Ladies’ Book Club

    Ladies’ Book Club will generally be meeting the 4th Thursday of every month.   The next meeting will be held June 27th at 6:30pm and we will be discussing “Switchboard Soldiers” by Jennifer Chiaverini.  If you have any questions, contact Alice Wallace at 574.265.5149. Copies of the 2024 Book Club List are located at “Connection Central” by the side entrance.


    Donations for Summer Meals

    Community Grace has the chance to minister to families in the Everett School District this summer.  (These are families that receive the weekend backpack program during the school year.)  We have 33 students signed up for the summer backpack program.  Thank you for all your donations, but we will need more for the other 4 pickups. You may donate any of the following in the box downstairs by the entrance door. 

    * oatmeal packs, granola bars(any brand), poptarts, cereal, 

    * pasta, pasta sauce

    * oodles of noodles, ramen noodles, chef boyardee products with pull tabs (We have lots of spaghettios currently), Mac & cheese

    * canned fruit or individual fruit cups, canned vegetables

    Pickups will be June 25, July 9 & 23, and Aug 6.

    If you would like to help this summer please see Melissa Seese, Laurel Sarafin, or Amy Sobzack.

     

    Precious Life Baby Bottle Campaign

    This year’s campaign, “Time for a Change”, deadline is TODAY!

     

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Our next Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, July 5th from 12 to 5 pm.  4 volunteers are needed.  1 for the 11:45-2:30 shift and 3 for the 2:30-5:15 shift.  Please sign up at “Sign-Up Central” if you can help.

     

    Church Family Directory

    Join our Community Grace Church Family Directory.  Whether you are a member or a regular attender, you are welcome to join.  Pick up your copy of the Church Directory Guidelines at the Welcome Desk in the lobby.

     

    Women’s Summer 2024 Events

    We are excited to announce our summer series events for the ladies in the church.  Feel free to bring along a friend.  We will start the social gatherings at 6:30pm, there will be a short time of devotion at the social gatherings and time of fellowship.

     

    Please feel free to bring along a snack but this is not necessary.  This will be a great time to get to know others in the church and build lasting friendships. Any questions, please contact Denise Karns 814.215.7370      

    June 26th ~ Social get-together @ Diane Foor’s cabin

                             Sign-up at “Sign-Up Central”

    July 24th ~ Social get-together @ Lea Spiridigliozzi’s house

    August 7th ~ Social get-together @ the church for a Taco Bar

    August 16th ~ Canvas Painting fundraiser for Kidland in the church Fellowship Hall

     

    Straight Ahead Summer Schedule

    June 16th ~ Father’s Day (No Youth)

    June 23rd ~ Movie Night at church 6-9pm

    June 30th ~ Tie Dye Night at church 6-8pm

    July 7th     ~ Little League Fields, Igloo 5-8pm

    July 14th  ~ Gearing Towards Conference at church 6-8pm

    July 15th – 21st Momentum Youth Conference

    July 28th  ~ Youth Sunday Service at 10:30am

    July 28th  ~ Pool Party

    August 4th   ~ Youth at church 6-8 pm

    August 11th ~ Youth at church 6-8 pm

    August 18th ~ Photo Scavenger Hunt in Bedford Square 6-8 pm

    August 25th ~ Back to School Party (location to be determined)


    Ladies’ Breakfast

    The Ladies’ Breakfast meets every 2nd Thursday of each month at Kelly’s Restaurant at 9 am.  Ladies of all ages are invited to share in a time of fellowship while enjoying a delicious breakfast.  If you have any questions, contact Nellie Howsare at 652.6220.

     

    Adult Bible Fellowship

    ABF meets from 9 to 10am every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs).  Childcare is provided.

     

    Youth Pastor Search Team Prayer Request

    Please remember to pray as we search for a new youth pastor. We have reached out to various organizations, placed our need for a youth pastor on several websites, and spoken to key individuals about our desire to find a youth pastor. Our team was advised that this request is hard to fulfill right now. But God can make this happen, so we cannot become discouraged. “When God's people and the world see something only God can do, they come to know God.” This is a quote from the women's bible study class, Experiencing God. Our goal is to provide our youth with godly leadership. Thanks to the Athertons and several others who are stepping up in the interim. God will provide; we will wait on his timing and continue to pray. Even though this is proving to be difficult; we will experience something that only God can provide.

     

    Offering Envelopes

    If you would like to have envelopes for your gift giving, contact Karen Jones at finance@communitygrace.online.  You can also give online at the church’s website at communitygrace.online.


    Lost & Found

    There are several items in our lost and found basket.

    Check it out, it might be yours!  Lost and found basket is located on the shelf above the coat rack in the lobby.


    Mailboxes

    Just a reminder to periodically check your mailbox.  Mailboxes are located at the right-side of the front doors.

                           

    Food Bank

    Want to help your community?  Drop off canned goods, with good expiration dates, in the Food Bank box located in the lobby to the left of the front doors.  We have been collecting canned pears, but any canned goods are welcome.  If you have canned items and cannot bring them in, please contact John Mickle by phone or message at 814.288.9332.  He will gladly pick them up anywhere in Bedford County.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

     

    Church Directory on Your Mobile Device

    Now you can sync our church directory directly to your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire device with a FREE app!  You must be a participant of our Family Directory.  Pick up a form on the “Connection Central” Wall.

     

    RightNow Media

    RightNow Media is an online library offering:

          rightnow Media originals

          Book of the Bible Series

          Bible Studies

    o   For Women

    o   For Men

    o   For Youth

    o   On Marriage

    o   On Parenting

          Popular Kid Shows

    And so much more.  Pick up your form in the display rack on the “Connection Central” Wall.

     

    Get Connected

    Would you like to receive a phone call, email or text when there is an announcement or prayer request?

    If so, fill out the “Get Connected” form located on the “Connection Central” Wall and drop it off in the church office.

     

    Straight Ahead

    Students in grades 6th thru 12th are welcome to join the fun.  Check out the information and forms on our website regarding upcoming ministry opportunities at communitygrace.online!!

    We meet Sunday nights from 6 to 9pm in the Fellowship Hall.  You don’t have to be a member of our church—everyone is welcome and bring a friend!!