Grace Notes – September 2018

Disc Golf: September 1st

Join us for a round of disc golf at the Eager Beaver Course at Elon Park, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte 28277. All skill levels are welcome. We have extra discs to share. Meet at 9:00 AM. Contact John Bergmeier with any questions.

Sunday School & Bible Classes Begin: September 2nd

Kids at the Cross Sunday School, Impact Youth Bible Class and Adult Bible Class all begin on Sunday, September 2nd at 11:15 AM. Sunday School for PK-Grade 6 is learning New Testament history this year, Youth Bible Class for Grades 7-12 is completing “How to Stay a Christian in High School”, and Adult Bible Class is working through a 6-week study on Romans. Come grow in the Word!

Confirmation Classes Begin: September 4th

Confirmation Classes for Grades 6-8 begin on Tuesday, September 4th, 7:00-8:30 PM. Grades 6-7 are learning Bible History from Genesis to Revelation and seeing how the important truths of the Catechism fit into the history of our salvation. Staff Minister Brent Bitter is teaching this class in the church lobby. Grade 8 is digging deep into the teachings of the Catechism and learning how they support what the Bible teaches. Pastor Douglas is teaching this class in his office. This 3-year curriculum builds a solid foundation for a young Christian’s life.

Motorcycle Ride: September 8th

Join us for a ride through the Carolina countryside. We’ll meet at the church at 9:00 AM. Speak with John Bergmeier if you plan to come.

Church Council Meeting: September 10th

Our church council will meet on Monday, August 20th at 7:00 PM for its monthly ministry and business meeting.

Long Range Planning Meeting: September 12th

The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on September 12th at 6:00 PM to continue its work of planning for Grace’s future. Look forward to providing your input on upcoming Sundays!

Mornings with Mommy: September 13th 

Mornings with Mommy is a group planned by moms for moms. It’s an educational playdate for children, and a time for moms to mingle and enjoy some adult conversation. There will be development-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at a variety of stations. A snack is offered too. Grace provides everything. Each session only costs $5.00 per family. Join us 10:00-11:00 AM on July 12th. Sign up now!

Keep Charlotte Beautiful Clean-up: September 15th

Come to lend a hand in cleaning up our community! Grace adopted a stretch of Rea Rd. near the church. We will meet at the church at 9:00 AM. It shouldn’t take more than an hour and all the tools and supplies are provided.

Building Strong Parent-Child Relationships: September 27th

Grace is partnering with Christian Family Solutions during the upcoming ministry year to provide seminars by licensed professional counselors to help strengthen our families. Many of the problems we see in our homes, our schools and communities can be addressed by strengthening God’s basic building block for society – the family. Our first seminar entitled Building Strong Parent-Child Relationships will be September 27th at 6:15 PM and led by Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC.  Sign up now to attend. Child care is available for $5 per family if you are registered.

Morrow Mountain Trail Hike: October 6th

Come to enjoy the beginning of fall colors in the Carolina Mountains! We’ll meet at Morrow Mountain State Park at 9:00 AM on October 6th. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Bring a lunch!  Sign up HERE to receive details about this hike and future hikes.

Co-ed Softball Tournament: October 7th

For the 3rd year in a row Grace is fielding a team for a WELS softball tournament on Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 PM in Fletcher, NC (near Asheville). There are 6-8 teams that participate. Grace was the tournament champion last year and the runner-up two years ago.  We are in need of players! Contact Brent Bitter if you can play.

STEAM Night: October 12th 

Grace is having “STEAM Nights” to engage young children up to 8-years-old into the important areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Each STEAM Night has a different theme and focus. Join us on Friday, October 12th at 6:00 PM for the next one! Contact Sarah Krajewski with any questions.

Child Care News

We still have a couple spots available in our 3’s and 4’s room! Speak with Sarah Krajewski if you know someone who is interested. The child care is closed on September 3rd for Labor Day, and on September 28th for Staff Training Day. Please keep our teachers and the children entrusted to our care in your prayers!