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Join us Sunday, March 17th


8:45am - Coffee and bagels are available in the Commons.
15am - Pat and Gail Shouvlin will be leading a time of prayer, and invite anyone who would like to join them to gather in the Library. It's a great way to start your Sunday morning - all are welcome!

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 Desire: The Battle Within from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.


Emotional Well-Being
Join Stuart Knechtle in the Library for our monthly forum on Emotional Well-Being. This month's topic will be how worry and fear lead to unhealthy emotions. We'll look to the scriptures for practical examples of hope and restoration. All are welcome.

Family Fellowship
Pick up the kiddos from Sunday school and join Family Pastor Pat Shouvlin, his wife Gail and other families with younger children in the West Barn Hall for coffee and bagels. Catch up with friends while the kids play.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip Meeting
For those who have signed up to participate in this summer's trip, please meet with Rob Knechtle and Ken Bopp in the East Barn Lounge.


Come to our weekly evening gathering where we look at the direction and encouragement the Bible offers as we discuss scripture passages. We'll meet at 5pm in the West Barn Hall, and have time for your questions.
On Sunday, March 31st we'll host a special worship service from 6:30-8pm in the Sanctuary. Invite friends and family for time to worship, praise and pray with and for each other. Come find spiritual refreshment in an evening of contemporary music featuring a variety of Grace vocalists and musicians. Parking will be available onsite only, please carpool.

Divorce Care features practical information and Biblical teaching for recovery from divorce and separation. We've started a group at Grace, but have additional space for anyone who'd like to join us. The group meets in the East Barn Lounge from 7-9pm, and the cost is $20 per person. For additional information, contact Family Pastor Pat Shouvlin HERE.

Carla Gatto invites all women to join her for a Thursday evening Bible study. She will lead the group through, Delight: A Walk through the Psalms, for 6 weeks (class began on 3/7 but there's still room to join in). The ladies meet from 7-8:30pm in the West Barn/Room 2. Sign up with Carla HERE so she can have all the materials ready for you!

Nathan Klatt and Eric Smith have a men’s midweek gathering each month and invite all to join them. It’s always a casual night out, and a fun opportunity to get together with a great group of guys. This month they're getting together for MARCH MADNESS from 6:30-8:30pm - location to be determined. RSVP to Eric Smith HERE.

3/24: LAUNCH
Calling all 9-12th graders to the Knechtle home from 6-8pm. Come enjoy dinner and a discussion with Rob Knechtle about how to prepare to move from high school into the real world. The group meets at 641 Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan. RSVP to Rob HERE so that we can make the dinner order.

Get ready for our March Grace Night Out! We're headed to Bowlmor in Norwalk for a fun evening with some friendly competition. Rally your small group, or invite a few friends and join us. RSVP to Bo Beatty HERE.

Join Alena Trepanier for the beginning of a women's monthly book club. The first book we will read is The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Purchase your own copy, or borrow it from your local library, read through it and come ready to discuss. The group will meet Wednesday, April 3rd from 7:30-9pm at the home of Alena
Trepanier. RSVP HERE.

Using the Beatitudes, Rick Warren has developed eight choices that promise true happiness and transformation from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits. Through making each of these 8 choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness and health. Step-by-step help through Biblically based teaching offers real answers, real hope
and a real future one step at a time. Our group will be facilitated by Family Pastor Pat Shouvlin, and meets bi-weekly from 7:15-9pm in the West Barn 1. The 8 sessions are $30 per person. For questions or to sign up, click HERE.

Hope Church in Wilton will host women from Fairfield County for the upcoming Priscilla Shirer "Going Beyond" Simulcast. The cost is $20 per person and includes snacks and a light lunch. Bring a Bible and friends to spend a Saturday enjoying worship, teaching, and prayer. Everyone's welcome! Sign up HERE
Seed Starting & Early Spring Sowing: Growing Community
 Saturday, March 16th

Join us for a gardening workshop focused on early spring gardening and garden planning. Grace Farms Foundation’s Master Gardener, Nick Mancini, will give a presentation on seed starting, early seed sowing, and planning your garden, followed by a seed sowing demonstration of peas and other early spring vegetables in our Community Garden. Register HERE.
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