8:45am - Coffee and bagels are available in the Commons.
8:45-9:15am - Pat & Gail Shouvlin lead a time of prayer, and invite anyone who would like to join them to gather in the Library.
9:30am - Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Nursery Care for babies, Sunday school classes for two-year-olds through 6th grade, and Middle & High School programming for 7th-12th grade. This week's message will be Pursuing The Good Life from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.
AFTER THE SERVICE
All are invited to stay and participate in our Baptism Ceremony, to support those who will be baptized. We’ll give the musicians time to clear the stage, and then begin at 11:15am.
Young Family Fellowship Pick up the kiddos from Sunday School and enjoy an extra cup of coffee and/or a bagel in the West Barn Hall with friends while the kids play.
5-6pm - ModernLife/West Barn Hall
Come to our weekly evening gathering where we look at the direction and encouragement the Bible offers as we navigate topics as Christians in a modern world. We'll meet in the West Barn Hall, and have time for questions. All are welcome!
1/19: AQUARIUM TOUR & SCAVENGER HUNT
Sharks, Seahorses and Shells - oh my! Jill Smith invites all Grace Families with younger children to join her for a fun Saturday morning adventure at the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk. We'll meet at 10am before it gets busy. RSVP HERE.
1/24: WOMEN'S MOVIE NIGHT
Enjoy a night at the movies to see "Paul, The Apostle" a film that tells the story of Paul, a ruthless persecutor of Christians prior to his conversion to Christianity. We'll meet at 6pm in the Lecture Hall, with the movie beginning at 7pm. Space is limited, so RSVP to Carla Gatto HERE.
1/28: CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Open to everyone, this is a Christ-centered recovery ministry based on the Bible and the eight principles from the Beatitudes. We are partnering with Noroton Presbyterian Church (2011 Post Road, Darien) for this weekly group, meeting Monday evenings from 7:30-9pm. For those who want to experience and celebrate recovery from stress, anxiety, worry, alcohol, drug addiction or depression, please connect with Family Pastor Pat Shouvlin HERE for details.
2/2: INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK DINNER We're looking forward to one of our favorite winter gatherings to share all kinds of our family recipes. Gnocci, Bulgogi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Spanakopita or any of your favorites, bring a dish to share. We'll meet in the East Barn Lounge at 6:30pm. RSVP to Bo HERE.
2/5: DIVORCE CARE GROUP
Divorce Care features practical information and Biblical teaching for recovery from divorce and separation. We will start a group at Grace beginning on Tuesday, February 5th running for 13-weeks meeting in the East Barn Lounge from 7-9pm. The cost will be $20 per person. For additional information or questions please contact Community Pastor Pat Shouvlin HERE.
2/10: THE MARRIAGE COURSE
Every married couple can benefit from a healthy relationship tune-up. Join Community Pastor Pat Shouvlin and his wife Gail for a 7-week class offering tools to help any couple strengthen their relationship. During each session, we’ll talk about important issues that tend to get swept under the carpet in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our group will meet in the West Barn Hall after the service on 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/21 and conclude on 5/12. The cost is $30 per couple, and childcare will be available! RSVP to Pat Shouvlin HERE.
The Grace Exchange Board, also known as the GCC Classifieds, is a great place to look or list anything and everything from babysitters and general recommendations to car sales, business opportunities and employment. Click HERE to post something yourself, or to see what others have listed.
NEWS FROM GRACE FARMS
Protecting Wildlife - Saving the Cheetah
Friday, January 18th
Join us from 7:30-9:00pm for an in-depth look at cheetahs, the most endangered cats in Africa. Richard Wiese, President of The Explorers Club and Emmy Award-winning Producer, will screen a one-hour special where he travels to Namibia and talks with Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, to better understand howloss of habitat, human-wildlife conflict, and the illegal wildlife trade have impacted cheetah populations worldwide. Following the screening, Wiese and Grace Farms Foundation’s Nature Initiative Director, Mark Fowler, will lead a discussion about what’s being done to save cheetahs from extinction. Click HERE to attend.
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