FAMILY LAUNCH

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There are a lot of things happening this fall in effort to help your family as you grow closer to Jesus and each other this year! Take a look at the fall kick-off info below. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions/comments. We are here to help!   

GraceKids Central Lead: Jalonna Krueger | | 814.790.4973 x257

GraceYouth Central Lead: Kristin Hesch | | 814.790.4973 x238

GRACEKIDS

NO Elementary Classes on September 1 BUT DON’T STAY HOME! We will have “Big Church Bulletins” at the GraceKids Check-In desk and encourage you to use this opportunity to help your children engage with the service. You’ll be amazed at what they will learn! If they bring their signed Big Church Bulletin back on Sept. 8, they will get double Tracker Tickets. While you attend church as a family, we will be training and encouraging our awesome GraceKids volunteers. Nursery-Preschool will be on as usual.

Fall Kickoff is September 8! Children ages 3 (by Sept. 1, 2019) – 5th Grade will move up to their new LifeGroups. If your child turns 3 after Sept. 1, they will remain in their current LifeGroup for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year because, just like school, they will be growing up with these children. This helps to create friendships starting in our youngest groups.

Biblical Parenting 101: October 14 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hosted at Grace McKean There are so many books, blogs, posts and opinions on what it means to be a good parent. But, what does God’s Word say? *NEW: This class is required for parents who are interested in Child Dedication at Grace Church.

Child Dedication Celebration: November 9 | 9:00-11:00AM | Hosted at Grace McKean This year, we will be celebrating Child Dedications by gathering Site Teams, Life Groups, families, and friends to pray for and support the parents as they commit to train up their child to make and be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ! Food, laughter, prayer, and encouragement will be some of the core pieces of the morning! Check out whoisgrace.com/dedication for more information.

GRACEYOUTH

Meet GraceYouth: An Event for 6th Graders August 20 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hosted at Grace McKean This exciting night is designed for students new to the GraceYouth ministry. Parents and students are invited to hear our discipleship strategy, meet our teams, and participate with games and food! New doesn’t have to be uncomfortable!

The Exchange Kick-Off: September 3 | 7:00-9:00PM | Hosted at Grace McKean This event officially kicks off the school year for GraceYouth! Grab a friend and come find out why The Exchange is the most exciting night of the month – you won’t want to miss any of them!

GraceYouth LifeGroups: Consider these nights your source of fuel for the school week. You’ll find community, encouragement, and grow in your faith – all over some really good food. Get connected to one today and change your entire school year! LifeGroups launch the week of September 9.

GraceYouth Site Night: October 29 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hosted at all sites! We’re taking a break from our Life Groups and instead partying with other GraceYouth students at our sites. With plenty of food and fun, these are the perfect nights to chill with old and new friends.

GraceYouth Get Away October 11-12 | Mission Meadows We’re getting away for a one-night retreat! Bonfire, hiking, ropes course, team challenges - you’re not going to want to miss this!

MARRIAGE AND PARENTING

If you are married or in a committed relationship, you know the impact this relationship has within your family. It’s tough and requires work and commitment. Did you know there are some amazing resources available for you at Grace Church? There is a team of Marriage Mentors who have a wealth of knowledge and real-life experience and would love to walk with you. And you don’t have to wait until your marriage is hurting to reach out! Email  and one of our trained marriage mentors will be glad to meet with you!

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