August 2019

Sunday School & Bible Class

Sunday School & Bible Class begin Sunday, September 8th! Grab a snack after worship and enjoy it in the sanctuary. Everyone will begin the Sunday School hour in the sanctuary with a church family prayer led by Pastor Douglas. After the prayer, the children will go to their respective classrooms with their teacher.  

PreK3-Kindergarten taught by Ms. Katie Henzi in the upstairs classroom on the right
Grades 1-5
taught by Staff Minister Brent Bitter in the upstairs classroom on the left
Grades 6-10
taught by Mrs. Kathy Ranft in Pastor’s Office
taught by Pastor Douglas in the sanctuary

WE NEED MORE TEACHERS! We need volunteers to team up with our current teachers so they have an opportunity to attend Bible class too. Can you help? Whether you can lead for one Sunday or every Sunday, your help is appreciated in any of our classes. Please speak with Staff Minister Brent Bitter to let him know your availability and the age you are willing to teach. 

Foundation Courses

Grace has a series of courses essential to the Christian faith that are designed to help people form a solid foundation of Scriptural knowledge and understanding. Click here to see the course listing. One course will be offered quarterly at Grace, but in-home classes are ready to begin anytime. Speak with Staff Minister Brent Bitter if you would like to host one! The courses are open to your friends and neighbors too. Invite them to join you!

Upcoming Meetings

Church Council meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 12th.
Young Adults (ages 20-40) meet at 6:45 PM on Thursday, August 15th at Bronwyn’s home.

Online Giving with Givlia

Grace now offers an easy, no-hassle platform for online giving through Givlia. Click here to make a one-time or a recurring offering to Grace with a debit or credit card. 

Disc Golf: August 3rd

Join us for a round at the Dry Creek Course at 4209 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC, on the campus of South Piedmont College. We will meet at 9:00 AM. 

National Night Out: August 6th

Come meet your neighbors and support our police and fire departments! There will be a fire truck and police car onsite with treats for the kids.The event begins at 6:00 PM.

STEAM Night: August 9th 

Kids ages 0-8 are invited to attend “Life in the Air” STEAM night. There will be Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics activities for all ages. Contact to participate!

LifeLine Screening: August 23rd  

LifeLine screenings are available at Grace on August 23rd. These are preventive health tests & screenings to detect early risk for heart disease, stroke & other serious illnesses like cancer. Visit to learn more about the tests. CLICK HERE to schedule your screening at Grace. 

40-Acre Rock Trail Hike: September 7th 

Join us for a hike close to home at 40 Acre Rock!  It is a 2.5 mile out-and-back trail featuring a small waterfall. We will meet in the parking lot at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 7th.  Bring your lunch, plenty of water, and a good pair of hiking shoes!  Click here to learn more about the park and to find directions. Questions? Contact Brent Bitter. SIGN UP here to receive email updates on planned hikes. 

BULLYING: Fighting Fear with Love – September 20th at 6:00 PM

This free 60-minute presentation by Sarah Reik MS, LPC, DCC from Christian Family Solutions examines the problem of bullying by considering the definition and prevalence of bullying, and by profiling both the bully and the victim. We will discuss what parents, children, and schools can do to confront the problem of bullying and help the victims, as well as what can be done if you are the parent of a bully. Free babysitting is provided for registered parents. Refreshments are also provided.  REGISTER NOW for this presentation. 

Child Care News

The children will be celebrating “Spirit Week” August 19th-22nd. The center is closed on August 23rd for Teacher Planning Day. A few upgrades have taken place recently including a new Bye-Bye Buggy and new flooring in the downstairs classrooms. Visit the classrooms to take a look!

Do You Have Church News to Share?

Please submit any news or announcements for the monthly Grace Notes newsletter to Brent Bitter by the 25th of each month to ensure it is included. Send the information to Brent at at  

View the Church Calendar online.