LIFEgroups — Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun evenings
Fall Women’s Study — Monday, 7:00-8:30pm
Elevate (7th-12th grade youth) — Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm
Fall Women’s Study — Thursday, 9:30-11:00am
Bradshaw Adoption Benefit — Friday, 7pm @ Grace
Men’s Golf Outing: *last day to sign up* The Edge (a men’s ministry of Grace) is hosting a golf outing at 7:30am on October 1st at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. The cost is $34 per player. Signup as a foursome or a single today on the sheet on the narthex table. Prizes will be awarded to top 2 teams / closest to the pin.
Parents of 5th and 6th graders: On October 1st @ 2pm, our 4:12 ministry will start back up. All 5th and 6th graders are welcome to attend this time of fun, fellowship and teaching from the Word. They plan to meet the first Saturday of each month here at the church from 2-4pm. Join us!
Welcome to Grace Class: If you enjoy coming to Grace and would like to learn more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we hold to, we are offering a three week Welcome to Grace Class on October 2, 16, 30 (all Sundays) from 6:30-8:00pm here at the church (this is also the class that is required for membership). Register by signing the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex or dropping the filled out tear off portion of the bulletin in the offering plate. Questions? Contact Marshall at 937.547.0065 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELEVATE Parents Night: Parents of those in youth…On October 5th you are invited to come along with your son or daughter to youth. Matt will be taking the evening to teach on a specific parenting topic as related in Ephesians 6, and also allowing you to ask any questions that you might have about our youth ministry or why his Fantasy Football team is doing a Kamikaze dive into the Ocean of Defeat!
Biblical Eldership Study: Do you keep hearing about elder leadership but don’t really understand what is meant when the phrase is used? Come and join us on October 10th @ 7pm to begin a six session in-depth study into what biblical eldership looks like. While this class is a requirement for those men feeling called into the role of eldership, all men at Grace are welcome to attend. See the signup sheet in the narthex for more details. (Cost $30.00)
Fall Blood Drive: On October 17th, 3-7pm Grace will be hosting a blood drive. Please consider giving the gift of life through giving blood. Put it in your schedule to either donate blood or your time to help in this Gospel sharing opportunity. Visit www.donortime.com to sign up.
Baptism: If you are interested in declaring your salvation publicly through obedience in baptism, we have scheduled a baptism during our October 23rd service. If you would like to be baptized, please contact the office @ 547.0065 to schedule an interview with a pastor/elder. (If you would like to be baptized, but October 23 is not a good date for you, please let us know as well.)
Castine Food Bank Items for September: Canned soup and Crackers of any type
(place donated items in the bin labeled ‘Feed the Poor’ in the narthex)
Current Financial Snapshot: Average Weekly giving thru 9/18: $7543
Average Weekly need for 2011: $7232
Basore Road (Dayton, OH): Please continue to pray for Basore Road as they work through the transition in pastoral leadership. Pray for their pastoral search process and for the pastoral search team. Pray also that they would experience health and grow in the areas the Lord desires even during the time of transition. Pray that God would use this time of transition to develop unity in the congregation, raise up leaders and volunteers for the ministries from within the congregation and allow the church to develop a healthy financial base.
Victory Mountain (Dryhill, KY): Pray for Sam Bear as he leads the VMGBC. Sam shared that there is a lot of physical work that needs to be done in their area, often crowding out his opportunity to do more “spiritual work” in his ministry. Pray that he would be able to get out and visit some families he has recently contacted through funerals he has officiated. Pray also as they seek to minister to a family in there area that has been sucked into a cult.
Greensboro Grace: Pray that the church in Greensboro continues to grow together in unity as well as praying that other people in the local area would join their core team. Pray for continued wisdom and protection for Daniel and Teressa as they lead this effort!