February 2019

Bible Study Opportunities This Month

Sundays at 8:15 AM — 6th/7th Grade Confirmation Class 
Sundays at 11:15 AM — Sunday School, Youth Bible Study, Adult Bible Study 

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM — 8th Grade Confirmation Class 

Thursdays at 10:00 AM — “The Story” Adult Bible Study
Thursday, February 21st at 6:45 PM — Young Adult Bible Study (YABS) at Katie Henzi’s

Disc Golf: February 2nd 

Join us for a round at the Blair Mill Park course at 1025 Fair Oaks Drive, Stallings, NC 28104. 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!

Trail Hike: February 9th

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. If the government shutdown is not resolved, this hike will be rescheduled again. 

New Member Welcome Dinner: February 10th

Join us for a new member welcome dinner after worship on Sunday, February 10th. There will not be Sunday School or Adult Bible Study on this day. If you would like to bring food or help plan the event, please contact Sarah Krajewski. 

Council Meeting: February 11th 

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

Mornings with Mommy: February 14th

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!

STEAM Night: February 15th

STEAM Night activities are for children up to 8-years-old and focus on Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  This month’s theme is on our cardiovascular system. The activity is free, but please SIGN UP NOW so we know you are coming. 

Emily’s Wedding Shower: February 17th

Emily Shank is getting married this summer!  To help her and Lucas (her husband-to-be) get off to a good start, Grace is hosting a wedding shower for Emily on Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 PM.  Please RSVP to Bronwyn Lawrence if you are attending.

Long Range Planning Meeting: February 18th 

This committee will meet at 6:30 PM to continue planning for Grace’s future. Members of the committee include Marty Ranft (chairman), Kathy Ranft, John Bergmeier, Dan Highdale, Dan Moffett, Martha Sikora,  Sarah Krajewski, Brent Bitter, and Pastor Douglas. 

CrossTalk: “Who Do You Follow?” – Friday, March 1st

Like it or not, social media is a big part of our culture.  Research shows that the number of social media users is on the rise, and the amount of time the average person daily spends on social media is increasing. 41% of teens admittedly feel they personally spend too much time on social media. It is for a Christian to evaluate their social media behaviors and attitudes with God’s Word in order to guard against harm and positively impact the lives of others through it.  Social media can be a blessing if used in a God-pleasing way. 
Staff Minister Brent Bitter is leading a “CrossTalk” entitled Who Do You Follow? Biblical Principles to Use Social Media to God’s Glory. 
Pizza and drinks are provided at 6:00 PM and the study begins shortly after. Free certified child care is available if you are registered. SIGN UP NOW to attend. 

Keep Charlotte Beautiful Cleanup

Various groups are requested to complete the Keep Charlotte Beautiful cleanup. Thanks to the Young Adult Bible Study group for completing it in January. The Sunday School and Confirmation families are asked to complete the cleanup in May (May 11th). The Church Council is slated for clean up in September (Date TBD).  Questions?  Please speak with Maureen Highdale.


View the Church Calendar online.