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Join us Sunday, November 11th

MORNING

8:45am - Bagels and coffee 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 The Benefit of Commitment from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.


AFTER THE SERVICE

Newcomers' Brunch/East Barn Lounge
For those who are new or have been visiting, join us for brunch. It's a great opportunity to meet Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle, Community Director Bo Beatty, and to find out more about our church community and ways to get involved. Children are welcome, or child care is available right down the hall!

Sunday Small Group/West Barn Art Studio
If you're interested in exploring or joining a Grace Small Group, Keith and Diane Peters invite you to join them. Their group meets every other Sunday. For more information contact Keith HERE.

EVENING

5-6pm - Evening Service/West Barn Hall
As life becomes more demanding, our weekends can be hectic. If you miss the 9:30am service, join us for our second service at 5pm. We have the same sermon message as the morning service, Katie Nelson is leading music this week, and there's plenty of parking on site. The service is 45 minutes, so you’ll be home in time for dinner and to prepare for the week ahead!


5-5:30pm - ModernLife/Commons
Join our weekly discussion with time for your questions. We look at what the Bible says about navigating topics as a Christian in a modern world.

5-7pm - Middle School JAM
Calling all 6th-8th graders for a fun night with friends. We’ll have games, dinner and see what craziness happens when we try our hand at turkey bowling. Ian Knechtle has another great message for us, come have a blast in the Court. RSVP to Julia Hughes HERE.

11/17: GRACE CARES
Don't miss this opportunity to serve in our town by lending a helping hand at the New Canaan ABC House (64 Locust Avenue, New Canaan) from 10am-1pm. We'll meet at 10am to help them with fall clean-up and a general “sprucing up”. Adults and kids can participate, we’ll be done by 1pm. For more information, contact Bo Beatty HERE
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11/17: MEN’S GATHERING
This month the guys will get together at Peter Krupa’s home (7 Rising Road, Norwalk) for a pig roast. Come on over from 2-7pm to enjoy great food and good conversation with the cost of $20 per person to cover provisions and a donation to "Give Me an Answer". Friends are invited too, so come pig-out! RSVP to Bo Beatty HERE.

11/18: 15TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT
Give thanks and make a difference at this fun, seasonal 5K run/walk. Proceeds from the race will benefit The Open Door Shelter (formerly Norwalk Emergency Shelter) which is one of our mission partners. Fun for the whole family! To sign up click HERE.


11/25: LAUNCH
Calling all 9th-12th graders for LAUNCH at 6-8pm. Teens will enjoy dinner and discussion with Rob and Stuart Knechtle about how to best prepare to move from high school into the real world. Meet with friends at 641 Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan. RSVP to Rob HERE so we can prepare for dinner.


11/30: ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING DINNER
Grace families and friends with children in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited for a family-style dinner, message about the meaning of Advent and carols. Join us from 6-7
:30pm in the West Barn Hall, and RSVP to Jill Smith HERE.

12/22 - SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SANTA RUN!
Rally friends and family for the 6th Annual Santa Run. Visit our website HERE, where you can register to run or participate as a sponsor. This year we are excited to support the Men's and Women's shelters of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Ho Ho Hope you'll join us!
Grace Community Church is overflowing with gratitude to God for His provision and blessings bestowed on our church. With so much to be grateful for, we’re designating November as the month for GIVING THANKS. Thank you to everyone who took a Turkey Tote! Those designated for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission will be collected this Sunday, November 11th outside the GCC off by 12noon. (Blue Thanksgiving Dinner Bags for New Canaan seniors and families in need will be collected next Sunday, 11/18). Additionally please consider our "Feathered Nest" initiative.

FEATHERED NEST: BEDSPREADS FOR THE ELDERLY
Join our Women’s Ministry in providing a new bedspread for residents of the Notre Dame Health & Rehabilitation Center in Norwalk. Help keep seniors warm this winter, by making a donation of $25-35 in the Sanctuary lobby after the service on Sunday 11/11 or 11/18. Women’s Ministry members will do the shopping OR you can donate a new bedspread and drop it off on/before Sunday, 11/18 by 12 noon in the GCC office.
The Grace Exchange Board, also known as the GCC Classifieds, is a great place to look or list; 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
Season of Light: Songs of the Season
Friday, November 23

Enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility this holiday season with improvisational arrangements of seasonal music performed by local musicians. These calming selections, along with expansive winter views of our 80-acre preserve, will create an environment for reflection and contemplation. Join us in the Sanctuary from 3:00-4:00pm.

Register HERE.
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