Welcome to Pastor Jarrod’s series,
Encountering God: 21 Days of Prayer
Grace Washingtonville will no longer offer the Thursday evening 7pm service. This is effective immediately.
Below, find more info from Pastor Jim. The below email was distributed to Washingtonville attenders earlier this week.
Over the past months we have experienced surges in our weekend service attendance. More people are coming to our church–many for the first time. In the past three months alone, we have welcomed over 141 first time guest to our campus.
To accommodate everyone, we have tried to be as flexible and efficient as we can with our resources. We opened a 2nd Saturday worship service at 6:30pm that included an additional middle school program. We’ve asked folks to shift their regular service time to open seats for guests on Sunday mornings. We’ve altered traffic patterns in and out of our parking lot to alleviate congestion. Lastly, we experimented with an additional service on Thursday nights. Upon review, it’s been determined the Thursday night service is not a best use of our resources and has been discontinued; our last service was on January 24th. However, let me clarify that there remains an incredible need. We are asking that you please consider shifting yourself and/or your family to either the Saturday night 6:30pm service, or the Sunday morning 8:30am service whenever possible. Space remains a challenge, and we need your help to welcome guests.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will continue our efforts to meet the demands of our community. We thank you for all you do–for serving, giving, and caring so much for the Grace family.
New Believers Course
If you recently made a decision to follow Christ, or you have been a believer but never really taken steps toward growing your faith, this class is perfect for you! The New Believers course covers topics that will ground your faith and leave you hungry for more. This class is held on Sundays during the 8:30am service in the Adult Ministry Classroom. Stop by the Info Center to sign up today!
The Essentials Class dives deeper into the core teachings of Christianity and explains what it means to live as a Christian in today’s culture. This 8-week course is offered during the 10am service and begins on February 3rd. Please sign up at the Info Center.
*Required for Grace Membership
Grace Foster and Forever Families Heart Gallery
Grace Foster and Forever Families is hosting the Orange County Heart Gallery of waiting children on our campus February 9th and 10th. These children, and hundreds of others, are freed for adoption and need loving homes. If your heart is being stirred in this direction, please make sure you stop by the Info Center to discuss your heart with one of the members of this team. See how you can help these waiting children. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2nd at 5pm as a special Q&A session has been scheduled for those who would like more information.
Baptism Certificates and Gift Bibles
Certificates for those who were baptized during our celebration on January 13th have been prepared and are awaiting pick-up at our Info Center.
Food For Kids Food Drive
Food For Kids serves throughout the school year in all three of the local Elementary Schools, supplying those who qualify, with a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare food items that the children could make themselves each weekend. Collection of donated food will begin this weekend to gather enough to pack over 100 backpacks per week during the month of February. Please stop by our Info Center today to pick up a list of approved food items for donation and drop off in the specifically marked box in the Lobby. The next pack-off is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at 6pm.
Annual High School Retreat–The Advance
High School students are encouraged to attend the annual Advance. The registration fee is $190/person which includes transportation, lodging, meals, recreation, and study materials.
This year’s theme: FIGHT!
February 15-18, 2019
NEW LOCATION! Spruce lake Wilderness Retreat Center
5389 Rt 447 Canadensis, PA 18325
Fight Night: Take your relationship to the next level!
Whether you are dating seriously, engaged, newlywed, or have been married for years, join us for dinner and ‘Fight Night’ on Friday, February 15th, at 6:30pm at the Grace Warwick Campus.
Fight Night is a fun evening brimming with humor, fresh insight, and new tools for your relationship brought to you by Les and Leslie Parrott. The Parrotts will be covering topics such as: Bridging the Gender Gap in our Fights; Avoiding the Four Red Flags of Conflict; Discover the Surprisingly Effective Conflict Card; Learn the Secret to Keeping a Cool Head and a Warm Heart; and How 10 Minutes out of Your Week Will Diminish Conflict. Click HERE to register. Registration closes on February 3, 2019.
Registration is $30 per couple and includes dinner.
The winter weather has arrived! Have you download the graceoc app?
We want to make it easier than ever to stay connected to Grace. Receive notifications on your favorite device regarding weather delays, cancellations, or events. Once you have the app, please be sure to select your campus in the app settings and you’ll always be connected.