August 7, 2022

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A Note from Pastor Jonathan

Dear Friends,

Our annual picnics and baptisms at Beulah Beach have been highlight events at Grace the past 20 years.

On Sunday, August 21, we’ll meet there again, at a peaceful lakefront conference center in Vermilion. The relaxed atmosphere will give you an opportunity to catch up with friends from Grace and meet some new ones, too!

The Cruisin at Grace Car Show team is going to be serving food this year, and meals are available with advance purchase for just $5/each. You can purchase meals, (with advance registration only) or bring your own picnic meal.

Entire Event: 3-7:30 PM at Beulah Beach
3 PM: Swimming + Lawn Games
5 PM: Dinner
6 PM: Baptisms + Worship
Wrap-up: 7:30 PM

If you’ve given your life to Jesus but haven’t yet taken the step of baptism, it’s not too late to sign up! We’d love to celebrate this spiritual milestone with you.

If you’re looking for a way to stay informed about what’s happening at Grace, it’s super easy to sign up for Grace emails. This link will take you to newsletters from 15 different Grace ministries.

Last Sunday morning, our church family experienced a tragic loss. Davion Flanagan (19) was killed suddenly in a car accident. Your prayers for the Flanagan family are deeply appreciated, as well as for each of the others in our church who are grieving the loss of loved ones recently. We also rejoice with those who have experienced the joy of new birth. Thank you for your continued prayers for all of these friends, that the Lord will fill them with his perfect peace.

So grateful for Jesus and His promises,

– Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer

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Celebrating Your Serve

Last Sunday, you helped us pack over 75  homeless care kits. A staff member from The City Mission spoke about Cleveland’s homeless with expert advice on how to help the homeless in our communities. 50 people left the event with care kits to give to the next person in need.

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Grace Family Picnic

3-7:30 PM at Beulah Beach

Beulah Beach is a peaceful setting in Vermilion that our Grace familly has enjoyed for many years. The baptisms in Lake Erie are always a highlight! The relaxed atmosphere will give you an opportunity to catch up with friends from Grace, and meet some new ones, too!

Swimming + Lawn Games: 3 PM
Dinner:
5 PM
Baptisms + Worship: 6 PM
Wrap-up: 7:30 PM

Dinner – The Cruisin at Grace Car Show team is going to be serving food this year, and meals are available with advance purchase (just click the button below!) You’re also welcome to bring your own picnic meal.

Purchase Dinner Meals

It’s never too late to take the step of baptism!

Consider signing up to get baptized on August 21st! 

When you sign up, you’ll be invited to a baptism class that takes place the day before (August 20). This class will teach you about what it looks like to live more fully in the freedom Jesus purchased for you. 

Just as Jesus rose up from the grave, in baptism, you come up out of the water. Jesus is able to offer us new life because he defeated death.

Baptism also symbolizes death to your old ways of living, and your arrival into the new life Christ offered you. It’s a celebration of your new life in Jesus!

 

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Ways to Grow

September 13

Try Alpha this Fall!

Online + in-person experience starting September 13.
Whether you’re new to faith, or still exploring church and Christianity, Alpha is the perfect starting point. You’ll get to know others as you get familiar with how Christianity answers some of life’s biggest questions, like, “Why am I here?”

 

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Discipleship Groups

Go further in your faith this Fall!
Intentional growth happens through discipleship! One person invests in the lives of a few others, and they keep passing it on. It’s a ripple effect that invites you to be a student learning to be a teacher. You can learn about our Women’s Ministry’s Disciple Making Disciple Groups at our informational pop-ups on these Sundays, and if you’re a guy, we have Men’s Disciple Making Disciple Groups as well, just visit the Men’s Ministry page for details.
Middleburg Heights Campus: Sun, August 7 in the Fireside Room.
Olmsted Falls Campus: Sun, August 14 in the Lobby.

 

Women's DMD GroupsMen's DMD Groups
August 20th or 27th

Small Group Leader Workshop

August 20, August 27 9-11 AM @MH Campus

Setting up a space where community can take shape is easier than you think! If you want to explore the possibility of leading a small group, or need a refresher on tips and techniques, this workshop is being offered on two dates so choose the one that works best for you!

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Men's Ministry Fall Kick-Off

Monday, 6-8 PM @MH Campus

Meet up with other guys from Grace for a BBQ dinner (Mission BBQ is catering!) and hear about what’s coming this fall in Men’s Ministry.

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Reclaim Marriage Conference

With the everyday challenges of life, it’s easy to let intimacy in your marriage take a back seat to… everything else.
What does it look like to pursue intimacy in your marriage, even during the busy years of parenting or difficult life circumstances?

Authentic Intimacy’s Reclaim Marriage Conference comes to the Middleburg Heights campus this fall.

Dr. Juli Slattery and other guests will lead a professional and biblical discussion on the topic of God’s design for sex in your marriage.

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August 14

Support Youth: Grace Family Cookbook

Esther Lewis is putting together a Grace Family Cookbook!
If you’d like to submit a recipe for inclusion, you can submit a recipe online using the button below. If you prefer to turn in a handwritten recipe card, you can bring it personally to the lobby table on Sunday, August 14. The cookbooks will be bound together and sold at this year’s Christmas Craft Show to benefit Grace Youth ministry’s 2023 trips.

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Ways to Serve

September 10

Serve: Rally CLE

Last year, we worked on a garden in the middle of the city with Clark-Fulton resident, JP. 

We’ll be working in BarrioBoy Community Garden again this September, putting together a pergola and celebrating the one-year anniversary of JP’s dreams for neighborhood enrichment in this space. Come build with us! 

If you’re not available to join on September 10th, you can help prepare for the event by serving on August 20 or 27th.

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Serve: Worship and Production Teams

Serve on Sundays!

 Worship Team: If you feel called to use your musical talents to lead people in worship, Worship Auditions are coming up August 16. 

Production Team: If you’re ready to use your tech skills to operate a video camera, run sound, call shots, or cue slides, we’d love to talk with you!

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Serve: Facility Care

Keep Grace bright and ready for ministry!

If you have experience in plumbing, carpentry, or HVAC, we’d love to have your expertise supporting our campus maintenance! Other avenues to serve are painting, dusting, vacuuming, and other tasks as assigned by the Facility Director. Only free seasonally? Consider helping with weeding or snow removal.

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Help for Ukraine

Local Collection for Ukraine

Donate Critical Items

If you’d like to share care and love for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, a local church is sending shipments regularly. The list of most-needed items is on their webpage, along with the address and contact information for their church.

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Relief Work in Kyiv

Support Ongoing Care

The relief arm of our denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, CAMA Services is partnered with pastors in Kyiv. They’ve been able to distribute food to those in need and provide financial assistance for those seeking to flee the war zone and resettle elsewhere.

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Open Positions at Grace

Searching for a job where your professional skills can make a kingdom impact? Know someone who would be a great fit for our team? Check out current openings on the Grace Church staff at the link below.

Facility Custodian
Digital Content Manager
Director of Videography

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Our first-ever full worship album is now streaming on your favorite music platforms! These 6 songs of worship are reminders of who God is, his faithfulness to us in every season.

Holy Ground
Always Ahead of Me
Still in Control
Goodness of the Lord
Walls Come Down
Coming Again

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CDs and T-Shirts are available for purchase at each of our campuses. Stop by Global Grounds at Middleburg Heights, or the Welcome Desk at Olmsted Falls.

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