Grace Notes – November 2018

Thank you for your Feedback!

Your Long Range Planning Committee received 32 surveys to help form a plan for Grace’s future. Thank you for your input!  The committee is in the process of carefully assessing each comment and idea, determining the consensus of the congregation, and formulating criteria that need to be met for the desires of the congregation to be fulfilled. Stay tuned for a progress report!

Come Learn with Us!

Our Sunday School includes learning opportunities for all ages!  Adult Bible Class is journeying through the book of Romans; Impact Youth Bible Class is discussing the book “How to Stay Christian in High School”; and, Kids at the Cross Sunday School is learning events from Jesus’ ministry. Sunday School classes begin at 11:15 AM!
6th-7th Grade Confirmation Class also meets on Sundays at 8:15 AM for a chronological study of salvation history with our Staff Minister, Brent Bitter. 8th Grade Confirmation Class meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM to concentrate on Christian doctrine as taught in Luther’s Small Catechism. Several small group Bible studies are currently meeting too. Speak with Pastor or Brent Bitter if you would like to get involved in one or get a new one started!

Now Hiring!

Grace Child Care Center is hiring a part-time afternoon worker for our preschool classrooms. If you know someone who may be interested, please connect them with our Director, Sarah Krajewski. They can start ASAP!

Disc Golf: November 3rd 

Join us for a round at the Eager Beaver Course at Elon Park, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte 28277. Anyone is welcome to come and try the sport. We have extra discs to share. We are meeting at 1:00 PM.

Reformation Celebration: November 4th

Celebrate 501 years of God’s grace to us through the people and the events of the Reformation. Our worship will focus on the truth that salvation is ours through grace alone, through faith alone, through Scripture alone, through Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. Worship begins at 10:00 AM and a meal will follow. A meat will be provided and you are invited to bring a dish to share. Sign up here to bring food.

Mornings with Mommy: November 8th

Mornings with Mommy is a group planned by moms for moms. It’s an educational play date 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 and goes from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  Sign up now!

Church Council Meeting: November 12th

Our church council will meet at 7:00 PM for its monthly ministry and business meeting.

Escape Room & Microbrewery: November 17th

All adults are invited for a fun afternoon at a local escape room and microbrewery. What’s an escape room? An escape room is an adventure game in which players work together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the themed rooms enabling them to “escape”. It’s a blast!  The cost is $25 per person. Sign up here to join the fun! Speak with Sarah Krajewski if you have any questions.

Pie Social: November 21st

Bring a pie to share at our annual pie social after Thanksgiving Worship on Wednesday, November 21st. Worship begins at 7:00 PM and the pie social will follow.

STEAM Night: December 7th 

Grace has “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 for the next one! The fun begins at 6:00 PM. Contact Sarah Krajewski with any questions or sign up now

Christmas Party: December 8th

Come celebrate the Christmas season with your friends from Grace! Our annual Christmas party will be at Marty & Kathy Ranft’s house located at 141 Highclere Dr., Waxhaw, NC 28173. The fun begins at 4:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome. Contact Stacey Hubler if you would like to help.

Advent By Candlelight: December 12th

All women are invited to Grace for a night of food, fellowship, and quiet reflection on the importance of  Christmas. The event begins at 6:30 PM. Speak with Sarah Krajewski if you would like to participate.

Trail Hike: December 15th 

Join us as we explore the trails of Congaree National Park near Columbia, SC. We’ll meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM. Bring a lunch!  Sign up for our group to receive details about this hike and future hikes.

Grace Child Care News

Repairs and improvements are underway! The 4’s classroom and bathroom were painted; a portico was built for the entrance to the upper playground; and, the rotted timbers and mulch are being replaced on the upper playground. THANK YOU to Carl Lindquist and the Property Committee for all their work! The center will be closed November 22nd-23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classroom Christmas Parties are planned for the afternoon of December 14th. The center will be closed December 24th-January 1st for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

View the Church Calendar online.