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We look forward to seeing you this Sunday. Bagels and coffee are available at 8:45am in the Commons, followed by our 9:30am service in the Sanctuary with message "March Gladness" from Elder Dan Weed.

After Service Programming: 11:15am-12:15pm
Emotional Well-Being/Library
Helping Our Kids Own Their Faith/West Barn Hall
Bible Study: Mark/West Barn 2
Women's Ministry Spring Brunch/East Barn Lounge
Childcare/East Barn Nursery
Friends of Victoria/West Barn 2 (12:15-1:30pm)
ModernLife:30/Commons (5-5:30pm)
Join us for Easter week services on Friday, April 14th, where all are invited from 4-5pm for our Good Friday service in the Sanctuary. Childcare and programming for babies through Kindergarten will be provided.

On Easter Sunday, beginning at 8:45am, "Park It Forward" and meet the Easter Bunny at Oakridge Commons for coffee and munchkins! At 9am, children can visit with bunnies and lambs at Grace Farms, followed by special Sunday school programming and our service in the Sanctuary at 9:30am.

Don't miss the great Easter Egg Hunt with sweet and savory goodies for all to enjoy at 11am on the Athletic Field.
COMING UP
MOVIE NIGHT - HACKSAW RIDGE: Friday, 3/24
If you’ve not seen it yet, come watch the extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. His bravery and service earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. RSVP HERE and join us in the Lecture Hall from 7-9:30m. (This movie is rated R, extremely graphic and not suited for children.)
MEN'S BREAKFAST: Saturday, 3/25
Come hungry for homemade pancakes, eggs and insane amounts of bacon! Ken Bopp will be working the griddle, Stuart Knechtle will be pouring coffee with both inviting you and your friends for breakfast and conversation. Join them from 9-11am in the East Barn Lounge. RSVP HERE, and let Ken know if you can help with set up or clean up.
PJs & PANCAKES: Saturday, 4/1
Celebrate 30 Days of Family this April. In partnership with the New Canaan YMCA, we're kicking off this special month with PJs & PANCAKES! Jump out of bed, hop into the car to join us in the Commons at Grace Farms for a fun-filled morning with friends and family. We’ll have stacks of pancakes, stories, games and crafts for everyone. Invite friends, and be sure to wear your pajamas. This is a free event, but please register HERE.
PADDLE PARTY: Saturday, 4/1
Come on out for a great night with friends on the paddle courts at the New Canaan Field Club. Whether you're a beginner, seasoned player or even a spectator - everyone is welcome. Join us from 6:30-9pm. We'll have lots of snacks and beverages. RSVP to Community Director Bo Beatty HERE.
PASSOVER & LAST SUPPER GATHERING: Sunday, 4/2
These two celebratory meals have a significant connection and meaningful purpose in our lives. Miss Julia invites Grace Kids K-6th grade along with their parents to experience and talk about these two meals. Join us from 5:30-7pm. A family style meal will be served, please RSVP HERE.
TEENS NYC MIDNIGHT RUN: Friday 4/7
Abby Miller is coordinating our second Midnight Run and invites all 7th-12th graders to participate. The group will collect and pack up donations in the East Barn Lounge and then head into New York City to hand out essentials and a brown bag dinner to the homeless. There are 30 spots available, sign up HERE.

Donations needed: New or gently used Men's L and XL clothing; outerwear, underwear, socks, pants and shirts AND New travel sized toiletries; shampoo/conditioner, soap, razors and deodorant. Drop off at GCC office during the week or Sunday mornings.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Volunteers are the heart of our community
Our High School teen volunteers play a significant role in our Sunday school program as they assist our teachers every week. Meet Carolina Warneryd who assists in our 2nd grade class, and teaches our twos and threes. She is the daughter of Ingrid and Jan Erik who live in Weston, and is a sophomore at St. Lukes School. Outside of school she likes to play tennis, ski, read and is a tutor of elementary school age kids at the Inspirica shelter in Stamford. Carolina shares, “I like seeing the kids at Grace, especially some of the little ones, really engaged in the lesson and asking questions about the Bible story. It's great to see kids having fun and enjoying Sunday school!”
NEWS FROM GRACE FARMS
Grace Farms
Nature & Social Justice: Nepal
TONIGHT - Thursday, March 23
6:30-8pm/West Barn
The environmental damage caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal resulted in increased crime, including human trafficking, and decreased health and living conditions. Hear from Conor Grennan, Founder & President of Next Generation Nepal; George Basch, Founder of the Himalayan Stove Project; and Scott Hamilton, President of Dooley Intermed International in a panel discussion about the important steps humanitarian organizations and individuals are taking in response to the environmental and social impact of the earthquake. RSVP HERE to attend.
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