February 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 
Grades 1-5
taught by Staff Minister Brent Bitter
Grades 6-10
taught by Mrs. Kathy Ranft
taught by Pastor Douglas


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, so we can ensure enough workbooks are available.


Lenten Dinners & Worship

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th with dinner at 6:30 PM and worship at 7:00 PM. Come early to help set up tables and chairs!  Our Lenten journey to Calvary this year has the theme,Father Forgive Them”.  A daily devotional written by Pastor Douglas and Staff Minister Bitter will be provided. We will self-reflect on the magnitude of our sin which in turn makes Jesus’ saving work that much more precious to us. Lenten dinners and worship will take place each Wednesday until Holy Week. 


Disc Golf

Join us on February 1st 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 if you plan to attend!


Trail Hikers

Enjoy the beauty of the Carolinas with Grace’s trail hikers!  We explore trails rated “easy” to “moderate” within 2 hours of Grace. We are visiting the Lake Norman Lakeshore Trail on February 22nd and the Mountain Island Park Trail on March 28th. Want to join us? Contact Brent Bitter to sign up for the emails that provide all the details the week prior to the hike.


Mornings with Mommy

Parents with young children are invited to attend Mornings with Mommy on February 14th at 10:00 AM. The program includes FREE age-appropriate learning activities for ages 0-5. Invite a friend!  Contact Sarah Dyer with questions or to offer your help.



Bring your young children to Grace on February 21st at 6:00 PM to enjoy FREE activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Invite a friend!  Contact SarahKrajewski with questions or to offer your help. 


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 ($395 after) plus the cost of travel. Click here to learn more or to register. Notify Brent Bitter if you register! 


Camp South

Camp South is a for grades 5-9 and will take place at the FFA Camp in Covington, GA, July 27th-31st, 2020. Registration begins in March! The cost is $295 per student plus the cost of travel. Click here to learn more or to register. Notify Brent Bitter if you register! Also, a chaperone is needed for the camp. All chaperone expenses are covered. Contact Brent Bitter if you are willing to volunteer. 


Upcoming Meetings

Church Elders meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 10th
Church Council meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, February 10th
Evangelism Committee meets at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 13th


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. 

February 1: Celeste Rosetti; February 4: Heather Fenske; February 8: Scott Turriff; February 9: Dan Highdale; February 11: Timm Eggert, Bronwyn Lawrence; February 13: Bill Loomis; February 19: Luke DOuglas, Lynne Eggert; February 22: Samantha Levering; February 24: Lydia Dyer; February 25: Kingsley Turriff; February 26: Elaine Long;  February 28: Patti Fleig


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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