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.

 

 

 

 

Columbus Day 2019

Columbus, Ohio Day, not Christopher Columbus!!!

Every year, we pick the Sunday close to Columbus Day and use that day to celebrate our church planting partnerships in Ohio.

This year on Sunday, October 13 we will be taking up a one-time offering for our church planting efforts in Columbus. You can use the offering envelope provided or you can give online.

Your money will go to help guys like Jason Williams at Church in the Wild or Aaron Taylor at Living Hope Church. These are both new plants doing incredible work in a difficult city.

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Aaron & Elizabeth Taylor
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Jason & Samantha Williams

 

Holiday Foto Fair

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Our church will be hosting a fundraiser for River Valley Christian Life Corps (RVCLC) in the gym on Saturday, October 26.

You can sign up for a 30-minute time slot for $50 from 8am-7pm. You will be given a personal photographer and a personal assistant. During your time you will be able to use the many holiday backdrops in the gym and outside to get unlimited pictures of your family.

At the end of your time, you will be given all of your copyright free photographs on a thumb drive for you to use as you want.

You are welcome to bring your pet on a leash!

Signup by clicking the link above.

100% of the proceeds goes towards supporting the ministry of RVCLC.

New Partnership – Brazil

Beginning in 2020, we will enter into a new mission partnership in Brazil. This will be a different kind of partnership in that we will be partnering with a local church to help mobilize them for missions.

The church that we will be working with is located on Florianópolis, which is a large island off the coast of Brazil. The island is home to a university with more than 20,000 students, a semi-pro American football team, 2 pro soccer teams, and 40+ beaches.

Our connection there is our former staff member, Steve Moore, who spent 10 years in Brazil with the International Mission Board. We will be working with pastors and lay leaders who Steve and Laura discipled when they lived there.

We are looking at a possible trip in July 2020. If you would like more information, contact our Mission Pastor, Scott Ward.