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Road Construction Update

Gumwood Road south of Brick, including the intersection, is closed for the summer.  Please plan on entering our campus through the Brick Road drive, which is only accessible from the west.

Administrative Assistant Position Available

We are in the process of hiring a Part-Time Administrative Assistant. This position will provide professional support to the staff and customer service to those contacting the church by phone or in person. They will also be responsible for maintaining church records and files. If you are interested, please send your resume to: grace@graceforgranger.org.

Children’s Ministry Open House

We have lots of children here at Grace on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for Awana. If you would like to have a part in shaping a child’s heart for Jesus, we invite you to become a part of our Children’s Ministry. Please stop by the table in the lobby today and check out the different areas in which you can serve (infant through 5th grade). We would love to have as part of our team! Contact Shannon Follett at 574-272-2040 or sfollett@graceforgranger.org with any questions.

Awana Information

- Awana begins on Wednesday, September 10, 6:30-8:00pm. It’s for all kids, ages 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade. You can register online beginning Friday, August 1.
- Volunteers Needed: If you are interested in serving in the Awana program, please stop by the Open House in the lobby today to sign-up.

Pack-A-Backpack

We need your help! The Children’s Ministry will be collecting school supplies to fill backpacks to be given to the children at the Center for the Homeless and Hope Ministries in downtown South Bend. Currently, we have 28 backpacks. We need to fill 50 backpacks total. You can help by donating any of the following items: backpacks, crayons, pencils, markers, notebook paper, folders, glue or glue sticks, or monetary donations (checks to Grace with backpack on the memo line). The deadline for donations is Tuesday, August 5.

Grace Small Groups

Home Groups are a way to get connected on a deeper level. We have a great opportunity for you to be part of a small community of believers that will help you grow and develop through the love and care of sojourners headed in the same direction. New groups will be starting in mid-September. If you’re interested in being part of a Home Group, you can complete a Home Group form online. If you are interested in leading or hosting a group please email Neil Hampton at: nhampton@graceforgranger.org.

College Care Packages

We have an opportunity for you to help with the college ministry! Each year, when the kids arrive back to school, we provide them with a care package filled with goodies. Grab a box in the lobby today on your way out and fill it (a suggestion list is in the box) and return it by Sunday, August 24. The college kids love these boxes and it’s a great way to show them that we care for them!

Men's Ministry

- Thanks to "Hoosier" from White Paw, Gazelle and Owl for leading our Father/Son camping challenges. It was a great weekend for the 27 guys who joined us. We are excited about next year already. Our next prayer breakfast will be this Saturday at 8 am.

Youth Ministry

- Join us in L2 Sunday mornings at 10:00 for Bible study and fellowship (Mitchell is teaching on the armor of God). We meet Sunday evenings from 6-8pm for small groups, fellowship and fun. Our next Big event will be August 10th. Details coming soon.

Missions Update

Kristen Dhaemers has made it to Thailand safely and she is getting settled in. She will be teaching a variety of ages and ability levels. Kristen also sends praises and thanks of being fully funded for this year. She asks for prayers for her transition into her new classroom and for safety while traveling under new traffic laws. There have been some issues with the Thai government denying work visas for Destiny Rescue, but her position as an English teacher is fairly secure, so it is expected that the process will go smoothly. Pray for favor with the Thai government and for the other Destiny Rescue volunteers. Prayer cards are available at Guest Services.

50K in 50 Days

We look forward to completing several facility improvement projects this summer, including repaving the parking lot. The total cost of these projects is $150,000, and we have $100,000 already set aside. We invite you to partner with us in reaching our goal of $150K to complete these projects this summer so that we can kick off the fall season with a fresh look in several areas. Giving toward the “50K in 50 Days” project can be designated on a check or envelope, or specifically designated online. For more information or to set up an account, visit our giving page: graceforgranger.org/giving.

Women’s Conference

-You are invited to join us for the Beth Moore Living Proof Live Conference on September 13. It will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We will provide transportation. Cost is $69.00 plus $10.00 for lunch. All the information you need to register is online. Contact Linda Krathwohl at 574-247-9301 with any questions. 

Food Pantry Donations

We partner with Faith Baptist Church in South Bend to provide food for families going through difficult times.  Donations of non-perishable items are always needed.  There is a shopping cart in the lobby for donations.  We appreciate your willingness to help this ministry!

Grace Bookstore

There are books, Bibles and Journibles for sale at the book store, which is located at the cafe.  The prices are marked on the back of each book and can be purchased at the counter.

Online Giving

We offer the option of using a debit/credit card for giving. To set up an account, visit the giving page.