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Summer Quarter

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Sunday classes start June 4 - August 27 (12 weeks, no class on July 2nd)

Wed. Classes start on June 7 - August 30 (12 weeks, no class July 5th).  

Worship Night on Sept. 6.

Everyone is WELCOME to attend! Feel free to invite your neighbors, co-workers, family and friends. Over 1000 people attend classes every week. There's no need to preregister and all classes are FREE (except for books/resources). You're welcome to try one or more classes and see which is the best fit. Classes are great for meeting people at Grace while growing in the faith and experiencing life transformation.

Sunday 10:30am

Bible Study Methods Pastor Shawn Brennan, Dr. Austin Shaw & Josh Grusendorf

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of  Truth.”           (2 Timothy 2:15)

Are you ready to grow in your ability to understand God’s Word? Join us for this interactive summer course as we strive to give you the tools to take your knowledge of God and His Word to the next level.  Our primary text will be 2 Timothy.  We will also glean from helpful resources such as Dr. Howard Hendricks’ book, Living by the Book. “Many of us want a word from God, but we don’t want the Word of God. We know enough to own a Bible but not enough for the Bible to own us. We pay the Bible lip service, but we fail to give it ‘life service.’ In a world where the only absolute is that there are no absolutes, there is little room left for the authoritative Word of God as revealed in the Bible.” (Professor Howard Hendricks) The time to grow as a “self-feeder” and a student of God’s Word is now. Living By the Book - $13.

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Room Number: 209
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Pastor Shawn Brennan, Dr. Austin Shaw & Josh Grusendorf

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Deaf Church Pastor Joe Dixon

The Deaf Church worships with songs and sermons given in ASL to reach the Deaf community. Voice interpretation is also provided for anyone who does not know Sign Language. 

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Room Number: 30
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Pastor Joe Dixon

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Life is littered with what if’s.  What if there’s not enough money?  What if the person we’ve trusted breaks a promise?  Uncertainty surrounds us, but Christ doesn’t want us to worry and have anxiety.  Time and time again Christ told His disciples not to fear.  In this 12-week Bible study you will learn to rest assured that you will never have to meet the what if’s alone.  You can choose to face uncertainty with faith and begin to walk in greater levels of confidence, contentment, joy, peace, security and calmness.  Book - $10.

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Room Number: 203
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Brandyn Donkor

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Overflowing Vessels (single mom’s class) Sandy DeCaldas & Joyce Meekins

Join us as we embark on a journey to overcome the struggles that come with being a single mom. It doesn't matter how you became a single mom, what matters is where you will go as a single mom. In this study, “Overflowing Vessels,” we will discover how God can transform us to walk victorious lives, overflowing with His Grace. Book - $10.

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Room Number: 211
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Sandy DeCaldas & Joyce Meekins

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Purpose Driven Life Pastor Steve Harper & Kyle Karnbach

Have you ever struggled with the question: What is my purpose in life? If you want to know the purpose of an item, ask the inventor. If you want to know your purpose in life, ask your Creator. This class takes Rick Warren’s best selling Purpose Driven Life book and his video series along with class discussion to help us live with purpose and joy!  Book -  $8.  Workbook - $8.  

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Room Number: 202
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Pastor Steve Harper & Kyle Karnbach

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Sharing Jesus Without Fear (Jun 11 - Jul 9) Pastor Gregg Carrick

This tremendous course will give you the tools you need to share your faith in a non-threatening way. You'll love the approach of witnessing without the arguments, pressure and fear of failure that many dread in passing on the Good News. We will also cover how to handle common objections to the gospel.  Pastor Carrick will also provide some tools to aid you. Book available - $8. New Testament - $10. 

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Room Number: 201
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Pastor Gregg Carrick

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Spanish Class: The Book of Daniel Eduardo Ayala

El libro de Daniel es un puente que cruza a lo largo de los setenta años de la cautividad babilónica.  Este libro relata las revelaciones de Dios a Daniel por medio de sueños y visiones.  Daniel fue el vocero al mundo gentil y judio declarando los planes actuales y futuros de Dios.  Acompañenos en este interesante estudio biblíco de este gran libro.

 The book of Daniel is a bridge that extends into the length of seventy years of the Babylonian captivity.  This book exposes the revelations of God to Daniel via dreams and visions.  Daniel was the voice to the gentiles and jews declaring God's present (at the time) and future plans.  Come join us in the interesting study of this great book.

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Room Number: 4
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Eduardo Ayala

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Sr High: The Gospel of Mark Greg Svoboda

Mark is the shortest of the four gospels yet it shows us a vivid and detailed account of Christ as the Servant of the Lord, sent to accomplish a specific work for God. Find out who Mark was, who he translated these events from, and the miracles that point to Jesus’ power as the Son of God. Our goal is to apply the lessons taught by Jesus into the lives of students this summer.

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Room Number: 2
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Greg Svoboda

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Taking Our Thoughts Captive Seth Nieding

The Bible instructs us to take our thoughts captive and to put on the mind of Christ.  Perhaps easier said than done.  This class will focus on how to take our thoughts captive, put on the mind of Christ, increase our holiness, improve our emotional state, our behavioral patterns, and our relationships. Workbook:  Biblical Therapy, Your Personal Journal. Cost - $5.

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Room Number: 10
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Seth Nieding

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The Believer’s Authority Vic Monteleone

Join us as we learn what Jesus means when He says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt. 16) and “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me . . . And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Mt. 28) Notebook fee - $5.

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Room Number: 8
Time: Sunday 10:30am
Teacher: Vic Monteleone

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Sunday 12:00pm

Arabic Fellowship Various Teachers

Do you speak Arabic or know people who do?  Invite them to our Arabic service.  Worship and preaching is in Arabic.  You’ll love the food on occasion, too! For questions, please email ClevArabicChurch@gmail.com

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Room Number: 22
Time: Sunday 12:00pm
Teacher: Various Teachers

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Fostering Hope (foster & adoptive parent class) Jake & Christy Rutkowski and Clifford & Melissa Shirley

Join us as we share and encourage one another in the trenches of foster care and adoption and discover how we impact the kingdom of God. This class is also open to prospective foster parents and those who want to learn a little more about what fostering is all about! Book - $12

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Room Number: 8
Time: Sunday 12:00pm
Teacher: Jake & Christy Rutkowski and Clifford & Melissa Shirley

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Prayer for the Nation and Church Pastor Jim & Lucille Hicks

Jesus taught us to pray, “…Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Prayer should be at the heart of every nation and it should be the heartbeat of every church.  During this critical time in our nation’s history, you’re invited to spend some time praying with others and believing that with God all things are possible! 

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Room Number: 201
Time: Sunday 12:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Jim & Lucille Hicks

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Tuesday 7:30pm

Keys to Recovery Jamie Norton

Recovery is the process of restoring what sin has taken away. Recovery means moving from a self-centered lifestyle to a Christ-centered lifestyle. You are not alone! The truth is, many people who deeply love God and desire to live for him struggle with addictions and compulsive behaviors. Whoever you are, wherever you have been, you are a person of infinite worth because God created you and because He loves you. Through recovery, you can become the unique human being that God designed you to be and live a Christ-honoring lifestyle that you tried to satisfy with your addictions and compulsions.  We believe that the Christ-centered 12 steps, if applied as principles in your life, can and will improve the quality of your life. 

This meeting begins with everyone together in a large group for prayer, readings, worship, devotion and a lesson, testimony or topic discussion. We then break into addiction specific small groups for women's substance, men's substance, eating disorders, codependency, and men's accountability.

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Room Number: 20
Time: Tuesday 7:30pm
Teacher: Jamie Norton

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Wednesday 7:00pm

Arabic Bible Study Nash Afech

Do you speak Arabic or do you have neighbors or friends who do? Join us in this weekly meeting to pray, share and study from the Bible.

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Room Number: 11
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Nash Afech

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Behold Your God Samer & Diamond Alhout

Rethinking God Biblically really gets into the depths of your heart and churns it into a soft workable soil that can receive the Lords Word to produce a wonderful field of fruits. Rethinking God Biblically opens your eyes and mind to truly see Who Our God is and how He loves us so. It helps strengthen your relationship with Him in ways you couldn't do on your own and by the time you're finished with this study you will see God and your relationship with Him in a WHOLE NEW way than ever before. Book - $20.

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Room Number: 23
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Samer & Diamond Alhout

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Beyond Betrayal (women’s class) Lisa Lombardo

Today’s music, fashion, entertainment and internet sites are sexually charged and saturated with sensuality. What are the casualties of this culture?  Millions struggle with some type of sexual addiction.  Pornography is rampant, with up to 47% of Christian men viewing it.  This confidential class is specifically for wives whose spouses are struggling or have struggled with pornography. The curriculum and testimonies from courageous women will help you understand the addiction with actionable insights to heal, trust and eventually find a path to thrive past your heartbreak. Beyond Betrayal book - $25.

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Room Number: 201
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Lisa Lombardo

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DivorceCare Brenda Brown

This class is a place where you can find help and hope as you recover from the hurt of divorce. The videotaped sessions by noted authors and Christian counselors are followed by roundtable discussion. See the brochure in the lobby literature rack for more information.  DivorceCare workbook - $16

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Room Number: 36
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Brenda Brown

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FOCUS Singles (ages 30-45) Bible Study Pastor Gregg Carrick

This class involves studying various books from the Word of God followed by small group discussions.  We'd love to have you join us!

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Room Number: 2
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Gregg Carrick

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FREE Financial Peace University Pastor John Guenther

FPU has helped over 1000 at Grace.  Alumni are always free, but we are offering this class FREE to all.  Resource kits are still $99, but are not necessary to glean from the 9 inspiring and motivating sessions. Contact john.guenther@gracecma.org for more information.

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Room Number: Worship Center
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor John Guenther

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In Touch Fellowship (membership class) Pastor Steve & Nancy Harper

Enjoy a fast moving class which explores the core values of the faith and vision of Grace Church taught by our pastors and ministry leaders (see below). This class is a prerequisite for membership.

June 7 Overview of Grace Church Pastor Steve Harper
June 14         Emotional Healing Jamie Norton, Affiliated Counselor
June 21 What We Believe Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer
June 28 How to Share the Gospel Pastor Gregg Carrick
July 5 Holiday - No Class  
July 12 How to Invest Wisely Pastor Steve Harper
July 19 Spiritual Gifts Joyce Meekins
July 26 Great Commission Lifestyle         Pastor Shawn Brennan
Aug 2 Spiritual Growth Pastor Scott Lessing
Aug 9 Worship Robin Walters
Aug 16 Christ Our Sanctifier Dr. Austin Shaw
Aug 23 Committing to Grace Pastor Steve Harper
     
     

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Room Number: 202
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Steve & Nancy Harper

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Made to Crave (women’s class) Deborah Dobson

It's time to spring into ACTION! Made to Crave has taught us to break down the walls of "WHY" we run to food and not to God. Now is the time to discover "HOW" to make the COURAGEOUS choice to receive the greatest LOVE, perfect PEACE, and healthy lifestyle through the Made to Crave ACTION PLAN. If food is STILL your numbing DRUG of choice...then this is your GRACE PLACE to find freedom from the lies and strongholds keeping you from God's greatest gift of LOVE! Made to Crave - $8 & Action Plan - $7.

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Room Number: 8
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Deborah Dobson

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Marriage Works Pastor Shawn & Ally Brennan and Pat Senkar

A light-hearted workshop for couples of all ages, designed to remind all of us that marriage works but it takes work. Good coffee is a must, and hopefully your marriage will be blessed because of it. Some of the topics we plan to discuss: 

  • What did you expect? 
  • When marriage just starts getting stale 
  • Your sex life through the ages  
  • Fighting fair without killing each other  
  • Surviving unresolvable conflict 
  • Hunting for foxes (Identifying the things that can creep into and destroy a marriage) 
  • Praying together, staying together 
  • Watering the lawn (investing in your marriage) 
  • How to keep your mate first and not your children (or your work or hobby) 
  • Marriage myths that can kill your marriage

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Room Number: 10
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Shawn & Ally Brennan and Pat Senkar

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The Plan of Salvation unfolds through the entire Scripture. The writer to the Hebrews tells us that in the Old Testament we were shown the types and shadows of what was to come.  Jesus (Yeshua) is the Substance.  He always pointed out to the religious leaders that Moses spoke about Him and that the Scrolls were all about Him. In this class we learn how the Old Testament shows us the revelation of God and the groundwork for being righteous. This is then fulfilled when Messiah becomes the perfect Sacrifice in atonement for our sin and that He becomes our righteousness! The Law shows us what we are and Grace sets us free from that bondage!When we understand the Old Testament, we can REALLY appreciate what actually happened on the Cross.

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Room Number: 201
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Dr. Phil Gigliotti

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Philippians Journal Doodle Study (women’s class; starts June 28) Ilona Fender & Peggy Hurst

Studies have shown that journaling and creative expression by drawing and coloring is good for you.  Have you always wanted to journal and doodle? But you thought  you couldn't draw and you don't know how to journal? Then please join us for a 6-week class journaling and doodling thru Philippians designed by Kari Denker @stonesoupforfive. No experience necessary; just a desire to try something NEW and bring out the creative gifting that you may not have known you had. Bring your own colored pencils and/or markers and get started doodling.​ ​We can’t wait to see what God reveals! ​Questions? Contact: Ilona Fender at imf@​63@aol.com or Peggy Hurst at noahbigark@aol.com. Workbook and journal - $12.

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Room Number: 30
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Ilona Fender & Peggy Hurst

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Screwtape Letters (women’s class) Lumar Vargas

Come explore spiritual warfare through the lens of one of Christianity’s greatest authors. C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, connects concepts of Christian Apologetics in a satirical and fictional form from the perspective of one demon to another. This short novel, in letter format, creatively merges fiction and realism for deep spiritual reflection and formation. As the reader, you will be exposed to the theological concepts of temptation and resistance in order to explore a Biblical approach to sin, holiness, and the battle between good and evil. Revive your mind, body, and spirit this summer with C.S. Lewis’ literary brilliance in a way that is easy to understand. Book - $10.

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Room Number: 4
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Lumar Vargas

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Seven Pillars of Freedom (men’s class) Tom Gimper & Roger Uzelac

MEN, there's a battle going on! There are men trapped in addictive struggles with what seems like “no way out!”  This class is for men who want to build holiness into their lives but have fallen back into addictive behaviors leaving shattered souls and puzzled mates. Let us come alongside each other to establish boundaries with God's healing power and presence. 7 Pillars can be the anchor amid difficult waters as we learn Christ’s healing power, presence and strength. Book - $25. Journal - $16.

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Room Number: 22
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Tom Gimper & Roger Uzelac

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Signs of Grace Bible Study Pastor Joe Dixon

Come join us for the Deaf Church Discipleship class! This class is given in ASL and focuses on new believer discipleship training for the first half. The second half focuses on ongoing discipleship training. This training is meant to train believers at any level to share their faith and teach the Bible effectively. Voicing may or may not be provided. It is highly recommended that you know how to converse in ASL before attending. 

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Room Number: 110
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Joe Dixon

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The Armor of God (women’s class) Joyce Meekins & Linda Schneider

All day, every day an invisible war rages around you. A cunning devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you--your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. This Bible study is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. Take advantage of your position in Christ and experience the tangible, long-term effects of victory in practical everyday living. The Armor of God book - $16. 

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Room Number: 203
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Joyce Meekins & Linda Schneider

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Upper Room: A Weekly Time of Worship & Prayer Pastor Jim Hicks

The Upper Room is where it all began in the book of Acts as the disciples gathered to worship and pray. If you have a desire to do the same and to draw near to God, He's promised to draw near to you and to refresh you with His presence. The Upper Room is a comfortable setting where you can grow in faith and prayer for yourself and others, the Church and the nation.  Each Wednesday begins with worship and a short time in the Word, followed by a time of seeking the Lord in prayer.  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

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Room Number: 209
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastor Jim Hicks

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Thursday 7:00pm

Grace Young Adults - The Venue Pastors Jim Pavkov & Austin Shaw

Whether you’d like to explore the Christian faith, or you’re looking for an opportunity to connect with others your age, we invite you to join us on Thursday nights at 7pm! Come expecting a time of live worship, a Bible message, and plenty of opportunities to get to know other young adults. 

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Room Number: 204
Time: Thursday 7:00pm
Teacher: Pastors Jim Pavkov & Austin Shaw

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Hope for the Hurting (women only; meets monthly) Various Teachers

Join us for a once a month women’s support group for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Topics include overcoming shame, anger, relationship difficulties, and post-traumatic stress. Find hope for rebuilding your life with the help of Jesus and your sisters in Christ. You are not alone! Materials provided at class. Group meets first Thursday of the month. For any questions, contact Laura at quickreply@roadrunner.com. Child care is not provided.

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Room Number: 8
Time: Thursday 7:00pm
Teacher: Various Teachers

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Friday 7:30pm

Galvanized is a men’s recovery ministry that focuses on healing from the effects of addiction. We encourage you to become the man God created you to be; living a Christ-Honoring life fulfilling what you've tried to satisfy through addictions with Christ. Join us as we make the life transforming journey of recovery and healing. We study traditional recovery steps from a Christ-Centered perspective through discussion using a variety of methods. The meeting closes with prayer followed by coffee and fellowship.  Sorry, no child care is available at this time. For more information contact us at (440) 879-8280 or email galvanized@gracecma.org

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Room Number: 209
Time: Friday 7:30pm
Teacher: Roy Aukerman

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Saturday 9:30am

Women’s Bible Study Marsha Durken Hallin

We hope you will consider joining us for a wonderful Bible study with other women of faith. We have a very diverse group, but the three main things we have in common is 1) a love for God, 2) a desire to deepen our walk with Him, and 3) the love of studying His word with other women who feel the same.  Come and join us any Saturday you can.  We meet all year long, except on holiday weekends, but there is no pressure to be there every week. Bring your Bible and join us. Questions?  Call 440-503-4107 or email mdh265@gmail.com.

 

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Room Number: 35
Time: Saturday 9:30am
Teacher: Marsha Durken Hallin

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