A Note from Pastor Jonathan
We got an email this weekend from someone who has been at Grace for a year.
“I can’t even begin to express how much we love it here…the volunteers that serve, the opportunities that are offered for growth and fellowship – have left us undone by the authenticity and love that are displayed. We haven’t encountered ‘church’ like this before.”
I was so glad to read that and grateful again to be part of this church family!
Today a new quarter of Sunday Bible studies and classes begins at both the Olmsted and Middleburg campuses! You can learn more about books of the Bible, marriage, emotionally healthy spirituality, biblical financial management, women in the Bible, the Catholic’s Guide to Grace Church, and lots more. Check out the full roster here. The New Wednesday night classes begin January 4.
If you attend the 10:30 or 12:00 service at Middleburg, and you’re having trouble finding parking near the building, our shuttle service has started up for the winter months. You can enjoy a warm and quick shuttle ride from the lower lot (just down the hill behind the building) to the front entrance. Mary and I also park in that lot! We feel it’s a small way to show big kindness to the elderly folks in our family, people with small children, and others who have a challenging time navigating the steps up the hill. Thank you for that little act of love!
I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our church family in serving and giving. Thank you for being part of what the Lord is doing at Grace. He is at work here!
Quick, before you forget: invite a friend to come with you to a Christmas Eve service! You can pick up some invite cards in the lobby today, or send them this link: Christmas at Grace. The cards have the times and locations for Middleburg Heights and Olmsted Falls, so you’re sure to find a time that works to meet up!
Today in our From Creation to Christmas series, we’re looking at the question “Where is God in our pain?” Our worship team is prepared to lead us, and we’ll have coffee and refreshments waiting at each campus for you.
Grateful for you!
– Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer
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Welcoming New Members
We’re introducing new members at our services today! If you’d like to explore what it means to commit to the community here at Grace, join our next membership class at the Olmsted Falls campus on January 4th.
Invite a friend to share Christmas Eve with you!
3 / 5 PM @ Olmsted Falls
1 / 3 / 5 / 7 PM @ Middleburg Heights and Online
Grace Kids: (Birth - K) available during all Christmas Eve services
at both Olmsted Falls and Middleburg Heights campuses.
Poinsettias to Remember
Christmas Poinsettia Orders
If you’d like to honor a loved one by making the worship center beautiful with a poinsettia, you can purchase a plant via our online order form or by visiting the Welcome Desk. Orders are due by December 18. You’ll be able to take your plant home following Christmas Eve services on December 24th.
Ways to Grow
Grow despite the snow!
New Sunday classes are underway today! Wednesday night classes begin January 4. Grow in your familiarity with the Bible, learn more about a topic you’re curious about, and chat about questions and insights with others at Grace. All classes are free to join (some offer resources at an additional cost). No need to sign up, just show up!
Oaxaca Trip Report
Room 203 1:30 PM @MH Campus
As part of their thank you for equipping them to go and tell this fall, our Oaxaca Mexico team is hosting a report today. The team will be sharing their experiences serving alongside Jim and Jamie Loker distributing audio bibles. Anyone is welcome to come and hear their stories!
REAL Women of Grace
Monday 7-8 PM on YouTube
Our monthly live-streamed panel event invites you to listen in as women from different backgrounds discuss how they look at real-life situations through the perspective of God’s Word. In this month’s REAL, watch a conversation about setting rhythms for busy seasons to prevent burnout and find true joy.
Singing Angels Christmas Concert
Saturday 7 PM @MH Campus
The Singing Angels have been performing family-friendly music for nearly 60 years. They’ve toured 34 countries, sung before popes and presidents, and led the National Anthem to open many Cleveland sports games. Tickets are just $12, and include a Dessert Reception after the Concert.
Monday 7 PM @MH Campus
Make some time to meet new people and get a new mindset for the week ahead! At our monthly gathering, you’ll enjoy coffee, an inspirational message, and cozy conversations around the table. Treats and coffee are included with just $4 at the door, and childcare ($2/child) is available with advance online registration.
Forever Young Christmas Lunch
Thursday 12-2 PM @MH Campus
Come enjoy a festive lunch and a few Christmas-y surprises! Our 50+ ministry, Forever Young is taking a break from its lunch and Bible study series this December to share a Christmas Lunch! Pastor Kareem Smith will share a special devotion to focus your attention on the true gift of Christmas. Lunch is just $7.00 at the door.
Support + Recovery Groups
We’re all on different journeys, but you don’t have to go it alone. If you want to go further on the road to recovery, peace, or new beginnings, join a support group!
Job Openings at Grace
• Prayer Mobilizer Role
• Ministry Administrative Assistant Roles
If you’re looking to use your gifts in a ministry setting on a part-time basis, or you know someone who’d be a great fit for our team, check out the link below!