06 Apr Grace Church News
Sunday services are getting packed to capacity. If the thought of joining a life group makes you feel awkward, we have a solution for you! And a chance to help out one of our church plants, in Quincy.
BIG THINGS GOING ON
You may have noticed it’s getting harder to find a seat at our Sunday services.
And finding a parking spot? Not easy.
That’s because our church family has been growing by the hundreds. We’re super excited about that part!
Problem is, we’re running out of space on Sundays for friends and neighbors coming for the first time. Some have even turned around and gone home without ever entering the building because they couldn’t find a space to park!
So here’s what we need from you:
*Takes deep breath*
Start attending the Saturday night service. Also…serve Sunday mornings still.
Ah, we know! It sounds crazy!
Here’s the thing though: this will ensure there is not only enough room for first-timers, but also that they still experience:
All these acts of service are an important way to help these new families experience Christ’s love!
And check it out, you’d be surprised how many people who attend Saturdays and serve Sundays say it actually works out pretty nicely:
“[Though] I still teach preschool every other Sunday, I found that I liked [attending Saturday] more. I like the raw, real reactions [to Pastor Sean’s first message of the weekend]. Some weeks I feel like I need more of that.”
“We originally started going Saturday because the rest of my family are not morning people. Now we go so it leaves us open to serve during Sunday services when needed. ”
We really do think if you give it a try, you’ll love it!
Meantime, if you have also had a hard time finding a parking spot lately, here is a handy diagram of all the available lots.
Nervous about jumping into a life group? Try out our Life Group Preview Session first!
We get it…it can absolutely be intimidating to show up to a stranger’s house for the first time, especially if you don’t know what to expect! We want to help make it easier to take that step of becoming a part of a life group. That’s why we have the Life Group Preview session Monday, May 8th at 7 PM in the Connection Center. You’ll get the chance to learn what life groups are like, ask questions and even experience a “run through” of a typical meeting. At the end, we can even set up with a group that is personalized to your stage of life. Get more information or sign up here.
Our church plant in Quincy is doing some construction on a new building, and they could use some help!
Life Community Church has been meeting at a middle school. They recently purchased a building and are looking for some volunteers to help them fix it up. If you can destroy things with a hammer, carry trash from one place to another, or frame doors, floors and walls (okay, we admit that last task takes more skill than the others), and are willing to help them out weekdays from 8 AM to 7 PM or Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM, email Avery Diener.
OTHER THINGS HAPPENING
If you love the smell of motorcycle exhaust fumes and tasty barbecue, join us for our “Bike Blessing” later this month
“Bike Blessings” are a long-time tradition among bikers. Every year, whether they are committed to faith or not, many bikers gather at churches with their bikes to say a prayer to mark the start of the biking season. If you ride motorcycles and attend Grace Church, this is an awesome way to participate in a fun tradition while also sharing God’s love with other riders in our community. Make sure to invite your biker friends! This “Bike Blessing” will take place at 1:30 PM on Sunday, April 30th. You can expect a short time of prayer, followed by a cookout. No sign up or leather jacket required. For more information, email Pastor Ken.
SERVICE TEAM SPOTLIGHT
Last time, we introduced you to Mike Mancuso who heads up our Photography Team, one of our 3 new Creative Tech service teams. This week, meet a young talent who’s already making her mark with our new videography team.