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JOIN US SUNDAY, JULY 22ND

8:45am Coffee & bagels are available in the Commons

9:30am Children and teen programming follow our summer schedule (see details below). This week's message will be "Anatomy of Temptation" from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.

- Babies-Two Years Old/East Barn Nursery
- Two & Threes, Fours & Kindergarten/West Barn Classrooms
- 1st-4th: AMPED/West Barn Hall
- 5th & 6th: LIFE IN 6 WORDS/East Barn Lounge
- 7th & 12th Grade: remain in the Sanctuary


(Important note: All 3rd-6th graders will start their morning in the Sanctuary to enjoy the worship music, then dismiss with Miss Julia @ 10am to their Sunday classroom locations)

11:15am

Summer BBQ: Mission Trip Fundraiser/Athletic Field: Plan to stay after the service and enjoy the summer sunshine and an outdoor picnic with friends. We'll have hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. We'll have all kinds of activities including a soccer shoot out, face painting and a Silent Auction chock-full of great items for the bidding. Don't miss the food and fun in support of our team headed to the Dominican Republic! (If you'll be out of town and miss the festivities, click HERE to support the trip.) Volunteers are needed to set-up @ 10am on Sunday - please click HERE if you can help out.

Childcare/East Barn Nursery: Babies through three years old are welcome to come play while parents enjoy our after service programming. Pick up time is 12:15pm.

** Shuttle buses circulate continuously from the West Barn to Oakridge Commons with the last bus departing from Grace Farms at 1:00pm. Thank you to all who “Park it Forward”!

5-6pm: Evening Service/West Barn Hall
Traveling, teaching Sunday school or have teens catching up on sleep? Summer Sundays can be busy, so if you miss the 9:30am service, join us for our NEW Sunday evening service. We'll have the same message as the morning, music led by Scott Troyer and an opportunity to interact with Cliffe throughout the service. Parking at Grace Farms makes it easy, join us!

5-5:30pm: ModernLife/The Commons
Join us for our evening discussion and your questions. We look at what the Bible says about current topics that everyone grapples with including anxiety, fulfillment, temptation and how to handle pressure.

6-8pm: LAUNCH/641 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan
All 9th-12th graders are invited for a gathering called LAUNCH. Come enjoy dinner
and discussion from 6-8pm with Rob and Cliffe Knechtle on how to best prepare moving from high school and college into the real world. RSVP to Rob HERE.
Calling All Buckaroos, Drovers & Waddies
Saddle Up for a Wild West Adventure through the Bible!

Hitch up your wagons for a three-day, Wild West Adventure! We’re gonna learn about some of the “outlaws” for God, brave cowboys who defied cultural norms and sometimes, even the law of the land. Come see how they bucked the crowd and stayed on the trail by following God and honoring Him with their boldness - even when it wasn’t popular. We’ll learn songs, play games, and make crafts to equip us for our Wild West journey. Join us Wednesday, 8/15 through Friday, 8/17 from 9:30am-1pm in the Grace Farms West Barn. For all the important details and to register, click HERE.
TEEN TRIP TO BROWNSTONE: FRIDAY, 7/20
The Youth Team has a fun day-trip adventure planned at the Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland, CT. Group will depart at 9am from Grace Farms. For all details and to sign up, click HERE for Youth Pastor Rob Knechtle.

MEN'S BREAKFAST: SATURDAY, 7/21
Each Saturday we host two men’s Bible studies; one led by Marcus Asante at 7:30am and the other led by Stuart Knechtle at 10am. With lots of guys here at Grace Farms, once a month we open it up and host a men’s breakfast. Come from 9-11am and enjoy eggs, bacon, pancakes, coffee and hang out with friends. RSVP HERE to Ken Bopp.

CREATE, LUNCH & PLAY: WEDNESDAY, 7/25
Come join Miss Adrienne for crafts and stories at 10:30am in the West Barn Art Studio. We'll head up to the Commons for lunch then over to the Court to enjoy the Imagination Playground until 2:30pm. We'll have a fun time together, so be sure to invite friends to participate. RSVP to Adrienne HERE.

MEN'S GATHERING: WEDNESDAY, 7/25
Nathan Klatt and Eric Smith have a men’s midweek gathering going and invite
all to join them. They’ll meet up this month at Blind Rhino, 15 North Main Street in South Norwalk, at 6:30pm. It’s a casual night out, and a fun opportunity to get together with a great group of guys. Invite a few friends, see you then!


SAVE THE DATE - GRACE NIGHT OUT: FRIDAY, 8/10
There's a new restaurant in New Canaan that features great good and live music. Join us at ONE29 (129 Elm Street, NC) for dinner at 7:30pm, then stay to enjoy "Green Eyed Lady" playing Classic Rock & Soul Hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s live at 9:00pm. Invite friends and come for a great Grace Night Out. For details contact Community Director Bo Beatty HERE.
Looking for a babysitter or caregiver, or hoping to buy or sell a car? Perhaps you're a business owner eager to let people know about your expertise? The GCC Classifieds are a great place to search, find and share all kinds of goods and services. To post, click HERE or to search, click HERE. These listings can be found on the GCC website as well. If you'd like help with your posting, please reach out to Monica Rowett HERE.
Portraying Faith: An Inside View of Religion in the Media
Friday, July 20th
7:30–8:30pm

Join us for an inspired conversation about how religion is portrayed in the media today. In a discussion moderated by Community Initiative Director & Faith Initiative Program Facilitator Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick, journalists Wajahat Ali (New York Times and CNN contributor) and Michelle Boorstein (The Washington Post) will share insights from writing and speaking about faith in American life and discuss how each of us can contribute to civil discourse and expand our capacity for greater compassion in our pluralistic society. Click HERE to register.
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