For The City Week

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For The City Week will be December 1-7.

This is one full week where we are calling an all out blitz of service projects in the River Valley. We have projects scheduled for morning, afternoon, and evening. We have projects for skilled workers and for anyone, even kids! Signup NOW!

Our goal is two-fold:

  1. We want to get our church seen in the community and invite people to church.
  2. We want to use these projects as opportunities to build relationships with people that might lead to spiritual conversations and the gospel.

We want you to signup for as many projects as you can do! 90% of these projects will only last about 1 hour or less. Prior to your scheduled project, you will come up to Grand in Room 118, be given a t-shirt, any materials you might need, instructions, and someone will pray over your team. It’s that simple!

Orphan Sunday 2019

Orphan Sunday will be Sunday, November 10. This is a Sunday recognized all over the world to raise awareness for orphan care, foster care, and adoption.

During that Sunday morning we will host several booths in our Guest Services area that highlight each of these areas that our church participates in. We hope you will make a point and walk through the area either before or after the morning worship service on November 10.

Some of the organizations who will join us will be…

  • Connected Area 2 – Foster Care
  • First Choice Pregnancy Medical Center
  • Dillon International – International Adoptions
  • Orphanage Emmanuel – Honduras

For more information on Orphan Sunday click HERE.

 

Perspectives 2020

We are extremely excited about Perspectives this next year! This is a 15-week class beginning January 13. It meets every Monday evening 6:30pm-9:30pm.

We have seen God use this class to do incredible things in people’s lives. It is definitely a commitment, but it is well worth it.

The President of the Southern Baptist Convention and Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, JD Greear, said about this class, “Perspectives is, in my opinion, the single best discipleship course to mobilize the church to God’s mission.”

You don’t want to miss out. You can find out more information and register for the class by clicking HERE.

 

For The City Offering 2019

Each year throughout the month of November, we take up a For The City Offering. 100% of the money received goes towards local missions.

In the past we have used this money to purchase all of our city’s firefighters a Bible, diaper bags for First Choice Pregnancy Medical Center, goodie bags for students at ARCOM, etc.

This year we will also be using the funds for multiple projects throughout our city during For The City Week – December 1-7.

Please be in prayer about how you can bless our community financially through this offering. We will have special offering envelopes available or you can always give online and designate that gift to “For The City.”

Helping Hand Food Drive

Throughout the month of November, we will be hosting a food drive for our own Helping Hand Ministry. Let’s fill our church’s pantry as we get to the holiday season which seems to be a tough time of year for people in our community.

Each of our Sunday School Departments will be competing to see who brings in the most food. Here are some specific items that we are needing…

  • Canned vegetables – all kinds
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Canned fruit – all kinds
  • Canned meat – tuna or chicken
  • Cereal

Thanksgiving Blessing

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This year we will be doing Thanksgiving Blessing a little bit differently. Instead of us purchasing all of the turkeys, we are partnering up with 40/29’s Feeding Hope Turkey Drive and the River Valley Regional Food Bank.

We will provide volunteers at the Neighborhood Market (8600 Hwy 71 S) 7am-6pm where we will collect donated turkeys. Each donated turkey will be matched by Butterball! Our church will get a portion of all of the donated turkeys.

With the donated turkeys, we will distribute them through our Multiply Network Churches.

Mission Magazine

If you were not able to make it on Go Day a couple of weeks ago, you may have missed receiving our 2020 Mission Magazine. Be sure and get your copy the next time you are at church. They are located in the Mission Area of Guest Services.

If you have a question about missions at Grand, you can probably find it in there. Here are a few of the items…

  • 2020 mission trip calendar
  • description of our partnerships
  • local mission opportunities
  • the new Prayer Ministry
  • mission education and training opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

Xplore Fall 2019

Join us at Aaron and Lori Chastain’s home for 8 Sunday evenings beginning October 6 5pm-7pm. The cost is only $20 and includes your study material, book, and snacks.

Get signed up by emailing Aaron ASAP.

This study focuses on global missions and how YOU can be involved. You will learn about what the Bible says about missions, different world religions, good mission strategy, and how you can determine what role you will play in all of this.

 

 

 

 

Say Something Training

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Say Something Training is a 2-hour class taught by Scott Ward. During the class you will learn…

  • what is the Gospel
  • how to start spiritual conversations
  • how and when to share the Gospel
  • how and when to share your testimony
  • what is means to make disciples

Our next class will be held Sunday, October 27 immediately following the Worship Service in Room 120 (College Room). We will be serving a free lunch, but you need to be signed up by clicking the link above.

There will be no childcare provided.

Contact our Mission Pastor, Scott Ward, for more information.

For The City: October

Our For The City emphasis for October is We Love Our Neighborhoods!

This month, as the weather begins to get cooler, we want to encourage you to do things in your neighborhood. You can even enlist your small group to help!

Here are some fun ideas you can do…

  • Make homemade, fall-flavored cookies and take them to your neighbors
  • Gather your small group to rake leaves up out of the yards of your elderly neighbors
  • Organize a neighborhood clean up day
  • Host a small BBQ for your neighborhood (you can even use our church’s block party trailer)
  • Get involved with your neighborhood as they plan out Halloween, decorate your yard, and have lots of candy on hand

Remember, our goal is to use these opportunities and events as ways to build relationships with the people that are near to us, but far from God.