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Join us Sunday morning, February 25th. 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 "Peter: From Duplicity to Integrity" from Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle.
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 25TH
There are hundreds of births in Fairfield County to unmarried women ages 18-24 who are living below the poverty line. Over 110 women are receiving housing services who are pregnant or parenting between the ages 14-24, and 80% of women who request housing are put on a waiting list. Malta House is on a mission to change this. Their staff and volunteers work daily to provide a nurturing home environment for young moms and children to find their place and their way.

The Women's Ministry at Grace is collecting twin sheet sets, pillow shams and comforters OR "Bed in a Bag" sets for these young mothers supported by Malta House. Please drop off your donations, through March 11th, to the GCC office during the week or Sunday mornings. Thank you!
This year we're headed to the Dominican Republic from August 1st-9th with an organization called Foundation for Peace (FFP). Join us after the service to meet with representatives from FFP to hear more about the trip and how you, your family or friends can sign up. We'll meet in the West Barn Hall at 11:15am. This trip is open to families and individuals of all ages. For more information before our meeting, click HERE.
Fred Sindel's back with an opportunity to purchase citrus fruit to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM). Available this year are pink grapefruit, Valencia oranges from Florida, and HALO Mandarins from California. Grace Community Church is grateful to be able to support the BRM in a variety of ways throughout the year. Click HERE for a downloadable order form.
Meet former Olympic Figure Skater Lea Ann Miller who'll share her experience as a three-time (1981, 1983–1984) U.S. silver medalist, 1982 U.S. bronze medalist, as well as reflections on representing the United States at the 1984 Winter Olympics. Join us in the Commons for an exciting and lively Q&A at 11am following the service.
It's Winter Olympic season and Bo's planning a gold medal worthy competition in the Court after the service! Join us for Broomball where two teams of 6 rotate on the court in this floor hockey game. Instead of sticks “brooms” are used to move the ball around with your teammates, then shoot to score in the net. We'll provide the equipment and explain the rules which is of the game which is fast paced and fun. Rally a few friends and get in on the action!
COMING UP
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
Calling all high school students for friendly completion followed by pizza and Bible study. Youth Pastor Rob Knechtle has a great group of teens meeting regularly, and welcomes friends anytime! The group meets in the Court from 6:30-8:30pm.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
Miss Adrienne has stories, songs and snacks for preschoolers and friends. It’s a great place for a playdate, to meet and make new friends, so jump in the car and join in for a fun afternoon from 4-5pm. Meet us in the East Barn Nursery.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Kelly Minter’s Bible study of Ruth will guide us on a journey of loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. Tonya Russo and Kristin Thomas invite all women for a 6-week study about our longing to be loved, challenging relationships, and the historical perspective of Jesus’ ancestry. If you are interested in participating, contact Tonya HERE.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH
Join us to Paint & Pray with Vernice Holmes. We'll enjoy some creative time as Vernice encourages us to connect with God and express our experiences through art. This special event is open to all women regardless of age, and no artistic experience is necessary! It's a great way to spend time with friends and meet new ones as well. Click HERE for additional details and to register. We'll meet from 9:30am-2:30pm in the West Barn Hall.
GCC CLASSIFIEDS
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.
NEWS FROM GRACE FARMS
Grace Farms
Community Conversations: The Family Impact of Addiction
Thursday, March 1st

Grace Farms Foundation welcomes families to an open and hopeful discussion about overcoming the stigma and isolation of addiction. Moderated by Community Pastor Stuart Knechtle, Mdiv, MA, MFT/MHC the discussion will feature Tom Hedrick, Founder of DrugFreeAmerica.org, who brings 30 years of inspiring hope in people caring for a loved one suffering from substance abuse; Dr. Frank Bartolomeo, PhD a therapist and addiction specialist; and Paul Reinhardt and Kim Hyde, two parents sharing stories of the battles they have endured as families dealing with addiction.

Join us from 7:30-8:30pm for this free program. To register please click HERE.
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