- Category: News
- November 24, 2018
Get back to the real Christmas this December by putting the important things first. Take a moment out of the holiday hustle and bustle to focus on Christ. Every service this December celebrates Christ through the preaching of God's Word, joyful and vibrant singing, and genuine, loving fellowship.
Save these dates for special times to celebrate Christ's birth with the Grace Church family:
Christmas Program: Beneath the Dusty Moon
Enjoy reverent music, a Christmas drama, and a brief message from God's Word at Grace's annual Christmas program. Join us on Sunday, December 9, at 10:15 a.m. or 6 p.m. for a poignant and historically accurate drama. During the joyful season of Christmas, Lisbeth Warren recollects the struggles of life and faith with her family in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl. Stay afterwards for a cookie and coffee reception!
Children are welcome to enjoy the program. Childcare will be provided during both services for infants through age 3; elementary children will enjoy Junior Church during the morning service.
Carols of Christmas
Our evening service on Sunday, December 16, will be entirely dedicated to singing Christmas hymns! We will meet at the normal time, 6 p.m., and begin with celebrating the Lord's Table. Regular childcare will be offered for infants through 3-year-olds. All children older than 3 will be in the auditorium.
A Grace Church family tradition! All groups from children to adults will meet in the auditorium for a special time of Bible reading and singing Christmas hymns. We will end the evening singing "Silent Night" by candlelight. Wednesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.
Childcare will be available for infants through 3-year-olds, all of whom will join us in the auditorium for the candle lighting and final song. Children aged 4 and up will be in the service with their parents.
On Sunday, December 23, we will have one worship service at 10:15 a.m. Come enjoy singing carols, hearing special Christmas choir pieces, and listening to a message from God's Word.
The church office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24-25, to allow staff to enjoy time with their families!
Offices will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1. In case of an emergency, a pastor can be reached by calling the office (440-255-7045) and pressing #8.
Small Group Christmas Parties
Saturday, December 1
Men's Prayer Breakfast – 8 a.m. at the church.
Life in the Middle Christmas Party (40’s and up) – 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Duane & Cindy Seelinger's home, 7661 Salida Road in Mentor.
Maturity Matters Christmas Party (Senior Citizens) – 5 p.m. at the church.
Sunday, December 2
- Ladies' Baking Party for Christmas Program – 1-5 p.m. in church kitchen and Fellowship Hall.
- HomeBuilders Christmas Party (Families) – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church in the Family Room.
- Young Marrieds Christmas Party – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church in Room 208-210.
Wednesday, December 5
Youth Group Christmas Caroling with College & Career – 6-8 p.m., meeting at the church.
Wednesday, December 12
- Youth Group Christmas Party – 6-8 p.m. at the Sindelars' home, 10051 Weathersfield Drive in Mentor.
- College & Career Christmas Party – 6-9 p.m. at the Stambaughs' home, 32323 Lakeshore Blvd in Willowick.
- Kids4Truth Christmas Party – 7 p.m. in normal classrooms at church.
Wednesday, December 26
Kids4Truth will not meet the day after Christmas. All children are welcome in the auditorium for prayer meeting.
Friday-Saturday, December 28-29
Youth Group Omni Night – 6 p.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Round One and the church. See details and sign up.
Sunday, December 30
We will have a single morning worship service for the last Sunday of the year. Join us at 10:15 a.m. There will be no Bible Hour or evening service.