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Join us Sunday, July 21st
 
We look forward to spending our Sunday with you and your families. Beginning at 8:45am bagels and coffee are available in the Commons, and Pat and Gail Shouvlin invite you to join them, and others, for prayer in the Library. Our morning service begins at 9:30am with this week's message from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle, The Book of Romans.

Summer Sundays (July 7-August 18th) for Children/Teens
1) Nursery Care is available for babies through two in the East Barn Nursery, 2) Twos through 5th grade will meet in the West Barn, 3) 6th-8th will meet in the East Barn Lounge, and 4) 9th-12th will meet in the Library. (Please note: Children/teens stay in their same grade groups throughout the summer and "move-up" in September. Additionally, 3rd grade through 12th grade always begin in the service, then dismiss at 10am to their classroom areas).



THIS EVENING

ModernLife: Community Pastor Stuart Knechtle invites you for ModernLife in the West Barn Hall beginning at 5pm. This Sunday he'll continue his series called, Walking Through the Old Testament. Join us as we look at scripture passages and engage in group discussion.
 
Click HERE for a printable copy of our Summer Sunday schedule for children and teens!
, with(To stay up to date on all our summer happenings, check the events calendar on our website or app!)
 
7/23: SIX FLAGS ADVENTURE
If you're looking for some of the fastest, tallest and wildest rides in the country then this trip is for you! The Youth Team will be taking the 9th-12th grade crew to Six Flags for the day, departing at 8am from Saxe Middle School and returning around 6pm. Email Youth Pastor Rob Knechtle HERE to sign up - friends welcome!

7/28: HOT DOG BBQ & CASUAL CROQUET
The game of croquet is a tradition of backyard recreation in America, but Community Director Bo Beatty's bringing it to Grace! Join us after the service for a hot dog bbq and some friendly competition on the Athletic Field to learn, play or watch as we'll have three croquet courts set up.

7/29: SUMMERTIME PLAYDATES
Jill Smith invites you to join her on Monday mornings at 10am at local playgrounds for summertime playdates. On 7/29 she'll meet everyone at Devon’s Place, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk. Fun for kids and parents!

7/29: BRIDGEPORT CORRECTIONAL CENTER MENTORS
Pat Shouvlin regularly leads a chapel service at this men’s facility, and recently learned they are looking for additional volunteers on Thursdays from 1-2:30pm. Help assist in leading small group Bible studies and mentor men who are incarcerated. Volunteer training will take place on 7/29 at 6pm – click HERE to sign up or learn more from Pat.
 
7/29: MIDDLE SCHOOL MINI-GOLF
We know you've got camp, sports, activities and family events going all summer but you won't want to miss our mini-golf tournament with ice cream afterward. Teens currently in 6th-8th grade are invited, and you can bring a friend. RSVP to Julia Hughes HERE and we'll get carpools going so we can all have fun together!

7/31: PRAYER & PRAISE GATHERING
Join Nick Bariluk, Jenn Kim and Stephanie Marinello for an evening of worship music as well as time for prayer led by Family Pastor Pat Shouvlin. We'll gather from 7:15-9pm in the East Barn Lounge - all welcome!
 
8/4: WOMEN'S COFFEE  CONNECTIONS
Ladies, join us for our monthly gathering after the Sunday service in the Commons. Look for Carla Gatto, Catherine Palazola, and Jackie Starks at the round tables toward the front, and come meet up with friends for coffee and snacks.
 
8/7: KIDS & FAMILIES SUMMER CONCERT
For more than ten years now the Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their up-tempo albums and live concerts that give children their first “rock show” experience. Jill and Eric Smith invite you to join them at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport for this free concert. Join them at 6pm for pre-show fun, concert begins at 7pm. RSVP HERE to Jill.
Exploring Nature - Wildlife Encounters
Saturday, July 20th
12noon-1pm

Come face-to-face with native wildlife on Saturdays at Grace Farms. Learn about the animals in your own backyard as owls, falcons, and reptiles wriggle and soar under the River building’s canopies. Wildlife Encounters is available free of charge from 12noon-1pm on Saturdays, June 8th through July 27th.


Growing Community - Collecting & Harvesting Seeds
Saturday, July 27th
10:30am-12:30pm

Discover how to identify the best seeds for an even more plentiful garden next year with a hands-on workshop led by Master Gardener Nick Mancini. Learn about seed selection, variety, storage, and care. Register HERE. (Upcoming workshops; 8/10 - Starting Seeds for Autumn, 8/24 - Soil Preparation for Fall and Winter).
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