- The Beginning of our TeamKid Ministry
- Student Ministry Events like D-Now, Lock-In, Christmas Nativity Project
- Men’s Ministry Car Care Days, Kingdom Men Bible Study, Christmas Bicycle Project
- Women’s Ministry – Bible Study Saturdays, Secret Sisters, My Sister’s Place Ministry, Samaritan’s Purse
- Beginning of our Greeters Ministry
- Donation of the Church Bus
- Meeting and Exceeding our 2019 Budget Needs
- Dual Services on Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day
- One Day Harvest Revival
- Vacation Bible School
- Lower Building Usage and Planning
This year has been once again a demonstration of God’s mighty hand upon us as we have grown together in the work of the Lord. I give thanks to God for the great heart our church shows in its devotion to serving others. This church loves the stranger. It is passionate about receiving and accepting new people. We care about lost people and actively seek to win them to Christ. That is the reason, I believe, that we always see guests and new faces attending.
Grace is a church that follows what the Bible says in Ephesians, “…be subject to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). That is, our reverence for Jesus causes us to love each other, pray for one another and always seek to contribute to each other’s well-being. This is a church family that cares and demonstrates compassion. I am thankful to be the pastor of people who love each other.
Grace is the hardest working church I know. Of course, I really do not know any other church but Grace. I have known other churches in the past and there is not one of them that has, in my experience, out worked the people of Grace. Like the Bible says, “In whatever you do, do it with all your might, as unto the Lord rather than for men” (Colossians 3:23). Almost all the things accomplished through our church is done through volunteer labor. People give their time, contribute their energy and expertise, willingly sacrifice financially and in other ways to make things happen. We are not a rich church, but we are a resourceful one. We are truly blessed to work so well together without arguing or splitting hairs about who gets the credit.
DID I SAY I LOVE YOU ALL? Let me say it then at the end of this great year, I Love You All! I am so thankful to be your pastor.