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Join us Sunday morning, March 18th. 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, the sermon will be "Spring Forward" from Elder, Dan Weed.
Join Community Pastor Stuart Knechtle for an open forum on Emotional Well-Being, with this month’s focus on anxiety and depression. We’ll look at practical and Biblical direction, as well as encouragement and healing from scripture. Join us in the Library after the service.
If you're interested in hearing more about our summer mission trip to the Dominican Republic August 1st-9th, join us after the service in the West Barn Hall. Youth Pastor Rob Knechtle and Youth Director Abby Young will be joined by representatives from Foundation for Peace (FFP), who'll lead us on the trip. Registration and deposits are due March 19th, click HERE to sign up!
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and his childhood sweetheart, Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, hits the road in a decrepit tour bus with his new band named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, the motion picture, I Can Only Imagine, beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love - or from an eternal home in Heaven.
Cheryl and John Allen are headed to see the 7:40pm showing Sunday 3/18. Join them at the
Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport 12, 286 Canfield Avenue in Bridgeport, and click HERE to purchase your own tickets.
Families with children in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited for a family-style dinner and devotion to reflect on the meaning and purpose of these two significant celebrations. We're looking forward to spending time together at this second annual gathering, please click HERE to make your reservations!
Join us for a great Grace Night Out! We’ll meet at Bertucci’s Kitchen & Bar, 54 Boston Post Road, Darien, to enjoy pizza and acoustic guitar. We’ve reserved a private room, so invite a few friends and enjoy an evening together with a fun group from Grace. Click HERE to RSVP to Community Director Bo Beatty.
If you are a leader of a small group, join us for our next Small Group Leaders Workshop after the service in the East Barn Lounge. We’ll provide an update on the Grace Small Group Ministry, break out into discussion groups, AND we'll have a FREE GIFT as a great resource!

NEW LEADERS NEEDED: We have a large number of people who'd like to get involved in a small group. As most of our existing groups are at capacity, we're looking for new leaders to start small groups. If there are people in your group who feel led and are willing to start another small group, please have them contact Community Pastor Stuart Knechtle HERE

One of the best ways of welcoming new people to our church community is having a small group as a way of developing friendships. Having new groups for them to join helps them get connected right from the start. Let's continue to pray together for the spiritual growth of all group members and leaders and new group leaders.
Guys - we’ve got a Men’s Breakfast planned with guest speaker Bob Hostetter, who is currently serving as a senior advisor to Everstrong Capital. Join us to hear from Bob about his faith and how he integrates it into business. Come for bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee and a great morning with friends from 9-11am in the East Barn Lounge. RSVP HERE to Ken Bopp.
Our culture is very good at creating an illusion of marriage, which can often lead to disappointments and unhappiness. Jenn and Anthony Kim invite couples to join them to uncover the true meaning and purpose of marriage through scripture and Tim Keller’s, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. This study will reignite our first love with the Lord, as we embrace our spouse and pray for God’s wisdom, guidance and ultimate vision for our marriages, families and lives. Join us Thursday evenings; 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10 and 5/24 from 7-8:30pm in the West Barn Hall. We'll provide a copy of Tim Keller's book for each couple who attends. All are welcome, and feel free to invite friends! Click HERE to sign up with Jenn.
Join us Friday, March 30th from 4-5pm for our Good Friday service in the Sanctuary. Childcare and programming for babies through three years old will be available in the West Barn.
On Easter Sunday, beginning at 8:30am, "Park It Forward" and meet the Easter Bunny at Oakridge Commons for coffee and munchkins! At 8:45am we'll serve coffee and bagels in the Commons, and children can visit with bunnies and lambs in the Plaza in between the East and West Barns. There will be nursery care and special Sunday school programming for babies through 4th grade beginning at 9:30am. Older children are invited to sit in the service with their parents.
Like last year, we'll have two locations for our 9:30am Easter service; the Sanctuary and the Commons. The Sanctuary has specific capacity due to the fire code, so once we reach capacity, we’ll invite people to the Commons for a live stream of the service. Our Pastoral Staff will be in both venues to administer Communion.
Don't miss the great Easter Egg Hunt with goodies for all to enjoy, starting at 11am on the Athletic Field.
Looking for a babysitter, painter, handyman or trying to sell a car? The Grace Community Church Exchange Board, otherwise known as our Classifieds, is a great place to look and list. Click HERE to view our current listings, or click HERE to post a listing.
Grace Farms - Interfaith Seder
Thursday, March 22nd

Grace Farms Foundation and the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut invite you to join us for an Interfaith Seder led by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman of Temple Beth-El, Reverend Mark Lingle of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, and Dr. Kareem Adeeb of the American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies. The evening will celebrate the journey of immigrants and the important role that a welcoming community plays in all of our lives, with contributions from Building One Community, a local not-for-profit organization that serves as a welcoming point of entry for newcomers from all parts of the world.
The Seder meal will be symbolic. Light refreshments will be served. Please click HERE to register.
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