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Announcements for November 11

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: Galatians 6:4-5 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | We will be taking December off. If you want to get more info go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD…SHOEBOXES! | It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about filling those shoeboxes. Collection date will be next Sunday, November 18th end of 2nd service. Check the table in the narthex for information or to pick up your shoeboxes. Questions? Contact Nicole Yost @ 937.308.0985

WELCOME TO GRACE CLASS | If you enjoy coming to Grace and would like to learn more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we hold to, then join us for a three-session class beginning tonight, November 11, November 25, and December 9 (all Sunday evenings) beginning at 6:30pm here at the church. While this class is required for those pursuing membership at Grace, it is open to all who are interested in learning more about Greenville Grace Church. Register by signing the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office at office@greenvillegrace.org or via phone at 937.547.0065. Childcare will be made available at no cost as required.

BAPTISM SUNDAY | We will be having a baptism service, Sunday, November 25th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

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 on 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.

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.

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 53 (The Body of Christ). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR NOVEMBER | Canned Chicken & Canned Broth
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 11/04/2018— $7794 | 2018 wkly need — $7596

Announcements for October 28

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: Galatians 6:2 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The November topic is Church History in Missional Perspective. We will be meeting to discuss the unit on Saturday, November 10 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD..SHOEBOXES | It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about filling those shoeboxes. Collection date will be November 18th end of 2nd service. Be watching the narthex for the information table to get your shoeboxes. Questions? Contact Nicole Yost @ 937.308.0985

WELCOME TO GRACE CLASS | If you enjoy coming to Grace and would like to learn more about who we are, where we’ve come from, and what we hold to, then join us for a three-session class November 11, November 25, and December 9(all Sunday evenings) beginning at 6:30pm here at the church. While this class is required for those pursuing membership at Grace, it is open to all who are interested in learning more about Greenville Grace Church. Register by signing the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office at office@greenvillegrace.org or via phone at 937.547.0065. Childcare will be made available at no cost as required.

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 November 7th at 9:30. The next topic is What does the Bible say about: Intimacy? Questions or just want to know more contact Rachel Wooten 937.621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry 937.621.2057, or Autumn Perkins 765.305.2277.

WINTER COAT DRIVE
| Grace Church is a collection point for gently used or new children’s coats this holiday season. Coats will be given to Grace Resurrection Center (a local clothing and food bank) to distribute to those in need. If you have extra or old Christmas decorations, please drop them off too! They will help make the holidays more enjoyable for local families that are in need! Deadline for drop-op is 12/15.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION TRIP WITH SCORE INTERNATIONAL | March 1-8, 2019, Grace Church will be sending a medical/dental/construction team to the Dominican Republic. If you are interested in more information please pick up a packet at the Welcome Center or Contact Mike & Linda Fourman at lfrouman@woh.rr.com.

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 51 (The Gentiles are Converted). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 10/21/2018— $7872| 2018 wkly need — $7596

Rachael King Baptism Testimony

Rachael King was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“When I was about 10 years old I asked my parents when I was going to get baptized. They explained what baptism was. I never really thought about being saved before that time because it never really occurred to me.

I started thinking about what my parents had told me. Since then, I have been to 2 different church camps plus the movement between 2 different churches. I have now learned about how God works in the most mysterious yet awesome ways and He has a purpose for everyone. God also sent His Son as a penalty for our sins, and a couple weeks ago at youth we were told a very detailed explanation of the death of Jesus. He suffered through so many things just for us.

This means a lot to me. The fact that a man who is fully God and fully human came down and died for our sins is amazing and just a relief. Many people think when they hear this that their sins are paid for completely and that they can do whatever they want, but they have to accept him into their heart to become saved.

God has really grown me spiritually in the past 2 or 3 years. The camp that I went to this summer really taught me a lot about Him which was great. So, I stand here today proclaiming that I am a follower of the one true and awesome God. I am very excited to continue my journey with Christ with the amazing brothers and sisters that I have through him.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Bronx Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi my name is Bronx and today I am here to tell you about how Jesus has saved me. He is my Shepherd and I am his sheep. I get lost so many times and he picks me up and convicts me and that’s a huge blessing. I use to manipulate a lot, but I gave it up to God and surely enough He took it away. I still do it, but not as often because I sin and will always sin and will always have to repent. I know that God has washed away my sin and I am eternally grateful for that awesome present! I love God with all of my heart, strength, soul, and mind. I have been to church a lot but never really know Him like I do now. God is good, merciful, loving, kind, and funny God. God has blessed me with so many things: forgiveness, my church family, shelter, food, water, and lots more but the most amazing gift of all is His son; Jesus! I believe in His cross and what it truly means now. And I now know that Jesus is my Best Friend.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Anora Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi. My name is Anora Claudy. I am getting baptized because I know that I am a sinner, but I am saved by Jesus. Even though I knew the story of Jesus now I know, that he had to die, and die for me because I am a sinner, and that is pretty awesome. I want to share with you a verse I really love, Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” That is pretty awesome! I love the lord incredibly. Sometimes I can’t even wrap my head around what He has done for me! He even knew my name 2,000 years ago! He has always been there for me, even through those tough situations. He has gifted me with an amazing family, friends, and an amazing home, And even if I didn’t have any of those things I would still know that I am saved and that He cares for me.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Debbie Talbott Baptism Testimony

Debbie Talbott was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I will start with saying this: I am not here today surrounded by you amazing people by something I did.. this was not by accident or luck. This is just simply not my story..

This is not the first time I have been baptized.

The first time, I was baptized at a very young age, out of fear that I just didn’t want to go to hell. I thought if I just went through the steps out of law–out of works–then I was going to be OK. I just didn’t want to disappoint God. If I performed my duties as a good, godly Christian girl, the fiery flames of hell was not my destiny. So in my head (not my heart) I thought well I could actually pick my destiny.

And so, I spent a good part of my early teens into my twenties on the lofty truth that I would make my own story, and every fleshy earthy thing that I could do was done to fill the empty vat inside of me. But that vat actually belonged to my Lord. The louder my soul would cry out, the more Jesus was drawing me back to Him, who He designed me to be, the more I would draw in to myself and curl up into what society was telling me could calm that storm.

I would eventually fill this vat with what the world would tell me I needed; one more drink, one more night out, this person or this drug would replace what my hearts desired the most. And it was never enough. After years of being a wayward child, I could no longer bend against His truth. All of my sin constantly being put on display, covered up in so many lies and deception. But I am a Child Of God and what Jesus did on the cross was about to truly take hold. I was finally awake to His truth. I was designed by Him, for Him. My soul was already His. My all-sufficient, never-changing, sovereign God
picked me!!! He died a very personal death for this sinner!!!

l ACTUALLY GET THE GIFT to repent of my fleshly needs. My purpose used to be, to fill the EMPTY vat with anything I could get my hands on. Now it is marked with His name, with His word, with His truth. Everything earthy now broken, made anew, and over flowing with my purpose now being to glorify Christ.
Jesus already fulfilled what I tried for so many years to cover up. Through His death on the cross he paid for my sins! His Grace is a daily reminder of that. His story for me is so much sweeter than anything I could dream up, filled with so much more life than I can ever image. He led me here. To a church I couldn’t imagine ever going, to surrounded by all you people who truly LOVE without borders and Christ lead me here in this moment in front of you all, to proclaim this in His name,

Romans 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

This water is not my way to heaven. It’s through faith alone; believing in what Jesus accomplished at the cross. And in obedience to His word, in obedience and believing and surrender to Him….I am His. I am washed. I am clean. I am loved. I am called to be accountable and shepherded. I can’t do this alone. And I cannot turn away. And I will never be the same.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Announcements for October 14

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: Galatians 6:1 Preacher: Jason Kerns (care pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The November topic is Church History in Missional Perspective. We will be meeting to discuss the unit on Saturday, November 10 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

CARE SERIES | Grace will be focusing on how we can “Care for One Another” over the next few weeks. Though the series is based on Galatians 6:1-5, each week will involve five daily readings where we will explore how the body of Christ can truly care of one another. We would love to have you join us for this series by downloading the questions each week, joining a LIFEgroup (if you haven’t done so already), and spending time with us in worship on Sunday mornings.

BAPTISM | If you have questions about the baptisms today & want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us at office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

PIZZA WITH THE PASTORS | If you have been visiting Grace recently and would like to meet our leadership team, this event is for you (and your family)! Join us right after 2nd service (around 12:45), today, in the back large classroom for a simple meal. You can meet other people from Grace, get to know our leadership team, and hear a short presentation on what it means to enter into “normal body-life” at Grace Church. Looking forward to meeting you!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD..SHOEBOXES | It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about filling those shoeboxes. More information will be posted in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Nicole Yost @ 937.308.0985

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 49 (The Death of Stephen). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 10/07/2018— $7814| 2018 wkly need — $7596

Announcements for October 7

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: Galatians 6:1 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is Union with Christ. We will be meeting to discuss the unit on Saturday, October 13 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

CARE SERIES | Beginning today and for the next 5 weeks, Grace will be focusing on how we can “Care for One Another.” Though the series is based on Galatians 6:1-5 each week will involve five daily readings where we will explore how the body of Christ can truly care of one another. We would love to have you join us for this series by downloading the questions each week (www.greenvillegrace.org/resources), joining a LIFEgroup (if you haven’t done so already), and spending time with us in worship on Sunday mornings.

BLOOD DRIVE | There will be a blood drive here at Grace tomorrow, Monday, October 8th, 3-7pm. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com, or get a hold of Cheryl Wysong. We will see you then!

WOMEN’S BREAKFAST | Women of Grace please join the Women’s ministry ladies this Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am for breakfast at the Bank House Café in Verona. Today is the last day to sign up at the Welcome Center.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service next Sunday, October 14th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us at office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

PIZZA WITH THE PASTORS | | If you have been visiting Grace recently and would like to meet our leadership team, this event is for you (and your family)! Join us right after 2nd service (around 12:45), next Sunday, October 14th, in the back large classroom for a simple meal. You can meet other people from Grace, get to know our leadership team, and hear a short presentation on what it means to enter into “normal body-life” at Grace Church. RSVP not needed, but preferred, fill out a connection card or go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Pizza with a Pastor banner. Looking forward to meeting you!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD..SHOEBOXES | It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about filling those shoeboxes. More information will be posted in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact Nicole Yost @ 937.308.0985.

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 48 (Ananias & Sapphira). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 09/30/2018— $7855| 2018 wkly need — $7596

Announcements for September 30

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: Exodus 40:1-38         Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is Union with Christ. We will be meeting to discuss the unit this Saturday, October 13 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

CARE SERIES | Beginning next Sunday and for the following 5 weeks, Grace will be focusing on how we can “Care for One Another.” Though the series is based on Galatians 6:1-5, each week will involve five daily readings where we will explore how the body of Christ can truly care of one another. We would love to have you join us for this series by downloading the questions each week (www.greenvillegrace.org/resources), joining a LIFEgroup (if you haven’t done so already), and spending time with us in worship on Sunday mornings.

MOWING HELP | The Grace Building and Grounds team is looking for sponsors for a week’s mowing ($85). Visit the Welcome Center to sponsor a week of mowing.

BLOOD DRIVE | There will be a blood drive here at Grace  Monday, October 8th, 3-7pm. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com, or get a hold of Cheryl Wysong. We will see you then!

WOMEN’S BREAKFAST | Women of Grace please join the Women’s ministry ladies on October 13th at 9:30am for breakfast at the Bank House Café in Verona. Sign up at the Welcome Center by Oct. 7th.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on October 14th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

PIZZA WITH THE PASTORS |If you’ve been visiting Grace recently and would like to meet our leadership team…this event is for you (and your family)! Join us right after second service (around 12:45p) in the back large classroom for a simple meal. You can meet other people from Grace Church, get to know our leadership team, and hear a short presentation on what it means to enter into “normal body-life” at Grace Church.  RSVP not needed, but preferred, fill out a connection card or go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Pizza with the Pastors banner. Looking forward to meeting you!

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 47 (The Lame Beggar Walks). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic story line of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 09/23/2018— $7911| 2018 wkly need — $7596

Announcements for September 23

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: Exodus 35:30-39:43 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | It’s Back!!! Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is Union with Christ. We will be meeting to discuss the unit on Saturday, October 13 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

MOWING HELP | The Grace Building and Grounds team is looking for sponsors for a week’s mowing ($85). Visit the Welcome Center to sponsor a week of mowing.

LIFEGROUP SIGNUP | Our small groups ministry (LIFEgroups…short for Living in Faith Everyday) are beginning this month. New to LIFEgoups or returning form last year? Fill out a connection card with your information and check the back of the card stating you want to join a LIFEgroup. Place the card in the connection box or give it to the volunteers at the Welcome Center.

BLOOD DRIVE | There will be a blood drive here at Grace Monday, October 8th, 3-7pm. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com, or get a hold of Cheryl Wysong. We will see you then!

WOMEN’S BREAKFAST | Women of Grace please join the Women’s ministry ladies on October 13th at 9:30am for breakfast at the Bank House Café in Verona. Sign up at the Welcome Center by Oct. 7th.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on October 14th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

OLD STORY NEW | This Week’s Lesson: Lesson 45 (Peter & the Prophet Joel). Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic story line of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Old Story New (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 09/16/2018— $7880| 2018 wkly need — $7596