January 2020

Sunday School & Bible Class

Grab a snack after worship and enjoy it in the sanctuary. Everyone will begin 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


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. The next course is WORSHIP: Why We Do What We Do The Way We Do It beginning on Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30 PM. Sign up at church or speak with Brent Bitter if you would like to attend. 


Disc Golf: January 4th at 1:00 PM

Join us at 1:00 PM for disc golf at Cane Creek Park. Park address is 5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173. All skill levels are welcome – even if you have never tried the sport!  Extra discs are available for your use. Contact John Bergmeier at subbergs@aol.com if you plan to attend! 


Mornings with Mommy: January 10th at 10:00 AM

Parents with young children are invited to attend Mornings with Mommy. The program  begins at 10:00 AM and includes FREE age-appropriate learning activities fro ages 0-5. Invite a friend! Contact Sarah Dyer with questions or to offer your help. 


Keep Charlotte Beautiful: January 18th

Grace has roadside cleanup duties on Saturday, January 18th. All the necessary supplies are provided. Speak with Maureen Highdale if you can help!


Presentation on Depression: January 23rd at 6:15 PM

Christian Family Solutions presenter Sarah Reik, LPC, BC-TMH is presenting Restoring Hope: Recognizing and Dealing with Anxiety and Depression on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:15 PM. Free certified babysitting is available, but registeration is required. Come learn how to cope and how to help others with anxiety and depression. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you! Sign up now.  


Save the Date: 2020 WELS Youth Rally

The 2020 WELS Youth Rally for grades 9-12 will take place at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, June 23rd-26th, 2020. Registration begins in March!  The cost is $375 before April 30th and $395 after (travel not included). Click here to learn more. Let Brent Bitter know if you plan to register. 


Upcoming Meetings

Church Elders meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, January 6th
Church Council meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 6th
Voter’s Meeting takes place on Sunday, January 12th at 11:15 AM (No Bible Study)


Happy Birthday to You!

Happy birthday to all Grace members who are celebrating this month! If your birthday is missing or incorrect, please notify the church office at office@grace-charlotte.org. 

January 3: Rory Casey; January 7: Matthew Allen; January 14: Sarah Douglas; January 17: Everett & Henry Dunn; January 18: Chester Jeffery, Brent Bitter; January 19: Jacob Douglas; January 20: Andrew Douglas; January 21: Chris Vitto; January 23: Sheila Smith; January 28: Morgan Jurvelin


Do You Have News to Share?

Please submit any news or announcements for the monthly newsletter to Brent Bitter by the 25th of each month to ensure it is included. Send the information to Brent at at brent.bitter@grace-charlotte.org.  


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