Announcements for December 2

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: John 1:1-13 Preacher: Marshall Gipe (administration pastor)

GRACE MOMS | Mom of kids ages 6 & under? Want to connect with other moms in the area? Need a break from your kids to learn more about Jesus? Come join our Grace Moms group that meets the first Wednesday morning of every month. Their next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30a. The next topic is What does the Bible say about: Drug & Alcohol abuse and use? Questions or just want to know more contact Rachel Wooten 937.621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry 937.621.2057, or Autumn Perkins 765.305.2277.

WOMEN’S ORNAMENT EXCHANGE | Ladies, are you ready for a little Christmas cheer? Then come to the Christmas ornament exchange. Join us for some fun & laughter here at the church this Thursday, December 6, from 6:30-8:30p. Come dressed in your most unique or funniest Christmas accessory and bring a $10 Christmas ornament to be exchanged with someone else. Expect the unexpected! Sign up at the Welcome Center today.

CHILDREN’S ADVENT WORSHIP | On December 16th the children of Grace will be leading the congregation in our worship during both services. The children will begin practicing today during children’s church. The 4-K will provide a couple songs on the bells at the beginning of each service. This is always a special time that you won’t want to miss.

ELEVATE POSTAL SERVICE | Elevate Youth are collecting Christmas cards for those in the church body. They will collect the cards until next Sunday, December 9th to help you save on postage. Please drop your cards off at the table in the Narthex along with a suggested $5 donation. Christmas cards will be ready for you to pick up on December 16th & 23rd. Questions? Contact Lori Palmer 937.467.8293 or lori@greenvillegrace.org

HOLIDAY SERVICES | We will have one service on December 23rd & 30th at 10 am. We will have nursery and Children’s Church. Looking forward to worshiping with you on these days.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE | We will have our Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24th at 7pm. Bring your families and join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord & Savior.

2018 FINANCE UPDATE | YTD September 30, 2018 the General Fund giving is $306,441 which is $10,188 (3.4%) over budget. The expenses are $253,717 which is $23,450 (8.5%) under budget, resulting in an excess of $33,638 in revenue over expenses. Truly we have been blessed with favorable financial results and as a result we have been able to transfer $30,000 in 2018 to the Generosity Fund. If anyone has any questions and/or comments please feel free to forward those to the office or speak to any of the following finance team members: Linda Fourman, Mike Gallagher, Katie McKee, Kent Powell, or Monty Stump.

KIDS ADVENT LESSONS | This week’s lesson: Advent week 1 of 4. The Advent lessons are stand alone lessons. Spend these weeks interacting with your children about what they have learned in Children’s Church.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR DECEMBER | Canned Chicken & Canned Broth
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 11/25/2018— $7757| 2018 wkly need — $7596

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