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Join us Sunday morning, September 24th. Come early and enjoy coffee and bagels beginning at 8:45am in the Commons, with Sunday school, teen programming and our service following at 9:30am. This week's sermon will be "Love: Not a To Do List" from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.

After Service Programming - 11:15am
- Small Group Leaders Brunch/East Barn Lounge
- 7th-12th Grade Girls Apple Picking/East Barn
- Childcare/East Barn Nursery
Small Groups are a vital part of how our growing congregation stays connected. For those who lead or facilitate a Small Group at Grace, or for anyone interested in starting one, join us after the service in the East Barn Lounge for brunch. We’ll talk about the meaning and purpose of Small Groups, ways we can grow in our faith, as well as discuss studies that have been meaningful within Small Groups at Grace. RSVP to Community Pastor Stuart Knechtle HERE.
Lisa Lynne and Gil Kirkpatrick will be starting a new small group for anyone who'd like to join them on Sundays after the service. They will begin with the book of Acts, and invite all to participate in their weekly study and open discussion. Join them at 11am-12noon in the Tea Pavilion.
What are your dreams, gifts and passions in life related to God, family, self and career? Keith Peters invites you to participate in a 7-week workshop with the opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm with others who are focused on improving their skills, by learning about the proven principles of leadership. The group will meet Sundays, 10/1-11/5 from 11:15am-12:45pm in the West Barn. To sign up, or for additional information contact Keith HERE.
Calling all kids in 2nd-4th grade for the kick-off of Grace Kids Club. We meet on the first Friday of each month and enjoy fun activities, small group discussion and dinner. It's a great way for kids to develop friendships with peers and understand who God is. This year's theme will be: "God Is", and each month we'll talk about His unique characteristics. Friends welcome, please RSVP to Julia Hughes HERE so that she can prepare dinner for everyone!
We're headed to Compo Beach in Westport for one last beach-side gathering before the summer season comes to a close. We'll fire up the grill with burgers and dogs, and encourage everyone to bring sides, salads and beverages to share. Community Director Bo Beatty's got a fun game of trivia in the works so round up friends, family or your small group and come enjoy a great night out. Meet us by the grills at 6pm and RSVP to Bo HERE.
Ladies, you'll not want to miss our Fall Half-Day Retreat themed "The Art of Letting Go"! Vernice Holmes, an accomplished fashion designer and multi-media artist for retailers including Macy's, Nordstrom's, and Neiman Marcus will be our host who will bring scripture to life in a unique and creative way. Join us from 9:30am-2:30pm, lunch is included. For details and to register, click HERE.
Otherwise known as the Grace Classifieds, our Community Exchange Board is growing as a wonderful resource to find or list businesses, job opportunities, babysitters or items to be sold. Search, find, connect and share with friends in our church community. Click HERE to post, or HERE to search listings.
Saturday, October 14th

Modern slavery is the greatest human rights and humanitarian issue of our time. Between 20-40 million people are trapped in a world of forced labor, sex trafficking, child marriage, and debt bondage that crosses international borders, cultures, and industries. Join Grace Farms Foundation, in collaboration with WPP, Shazam, and Thomson Reuters Foundation, in an effort to launch media fundraising and partnership support for Unchain, a first-of-its-kind international awareness campaign that will create a mass movement to break the chains of slavery once and for all.

You can support the cause and challenge others to see the magnitude of modern slavery by purchasing tickets HERE to the Foundation’s October 14th benefit (including concert-only tickets), donate any amount to help fund the campaign HERE, volunteer for the benefit, connect your companies to this campaign, share posts to your networks about why this issue matters using the #UnchainNow hashtag, or sign up HERE for the Unchain newsletter for updates.
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