December 2018

Grow in God’s Word!

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. Join us!
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!

Christmas Worship

Celebrate the Savior’s birth at Grace with Candlelight Worship on Christmas Eve at 7:00 PM and Christmas Day Worship at 10:00 AM. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you!  Invitation cards are available on the information table at the church entry.  Rejoice!  For unto us a child is born!

Disc Golf: December 1st 

Join us for a round at the Cane Creek Course. Anyone is welcome to come and try the sport. We have extra discs to share. We are meeting at 1:00 PM. Contact John Bergmeier if you would like to play!

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

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.

Church Council Meeting: December 10th

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

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. Sign up now to attend. 

Mornings with Mommy: December 13th

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!

Nordberg Wedding: December 15th

Molly Nordberg will be married at Grace on Saturday, December 15th at 3:00 PM. May God bless her and her husband-to-be!

Trail Hike: January 12th 

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. (This hike was rescheduled from December 15th)

Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens: January 17th

Grace is working to strengthen our families! Whitney Donovan, LPC from Christian Family Solutions will be presenting on the ever-growing problem of anxiety and depression in children and teens on Thursday, January 17th at 6:15 PM. The presentation is about an hour with opportunities for questions after. Snacks will be available. Child care is provided if you register! Space is limited. Sign up now for this important presentation. 

Grace Child Care News

Grace Child Care Center is NOW 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. THANK YOU to Carl Lindquist and the Property Committee for all their work! The 4’s classroom and bathroom were painted; a portico was built for the entrance to the upper playground; and, the playground timbers and mulch have been replaced on the upper playground. Current extracurricular opportunities include Hello Spanish Club, Heartstring Music, and Soccer Shots. 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.