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Elder Updates

December 23rd, 2021

In light of recent communications from the State of California, the elders of Grace Church are aware that there are a variety of perspectives regarding issues related to COVID. There are different views with respect to masks, vaccines, what the government directs, and how to biblically respond to governing authorities. We encourage each person and household to prayerfully consider what the government has said in light of what the Bible says and make choices with the aim to honor the Lord and the body of Christ at Grace Church. Please continue to be sensitive to the realities of health risks when we gather and make the choice to livestream our services if you are ill or have symptoms related to COVID. We have provided options of attending services inside, outside, and online. We encourage you to choose based on what is best for you, your family, and others, acting humbly in light of your convictions, pursuing peace with the body of Christ, and obedience to Jesus in all you do.  

We encourage you to study God’s Word (Phil. 2:1-10Rom. 13:1-72 Cor. 5:14-151 Peter 2:13-17Titus 3:1-11), and read what the government says here, as well as these helpful articles here (Grace Community Church) and here (9Marks).

Previous Updates:

Click here for March 26, 2021
Click here for the January 8, 2021 update.
Click here for the December 4, 2020 update.
Click here for the November 17, 2020 update.
Click here for the October 10, 2020 update.

Weekly Updates

Beloved Grace Family,2 Thessalonians tells us to remain steadfast. It provides information on coming judgment, Christ’s return, and disciplining the unruly. We now turn to chapter 2, where we will see a timeline of events associated with the Lord’s return so that Christians will not lose heart and be deceived.Not surprisingly, people were telling believers they had missed Christ’s return. Some wrote fake letters to try to deceive them. Today, we are much more prone to not think much of the Lord’s return. We can even get deceived into thinking that the Bible does not mean what it says.Come Sunday and wrestle with these issues with me, as God’s Word does it work in us.For His Glory,MikeP.S. June 12 at 6 PM: Go with Grace campaign Launch Party for our new multipurpose building! Sign up here.

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY PRAYER & CAREMeeting on Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 pm, at the Woodsons' home! Contact Sarah Woodson here or Karen Ottoson here for directions or questions.VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

  • Join VBS from June 20-24, 9:00 am-12:30 pm at GCO! More information hereSign up your children here. Sign up to volunteer here!
  • VBS Volunteer Pep Rally & Training Meeting for all volunteers and anyone who is interested in helping out but hasn't signed up yet. This Sunday, May 22nd, 2:30-4:30 pm in the MPR.
  • VBS is quickly approaching! We could use help in gathering some of the craft items needed for that week. Sign up to purchase and donate items here!

ALL CHURCH BBQSunday, May 29th, 4:00 pm at GCO. Join us for an All-Church BBQ. Fellowship, games, barbecue dinner, and live music from the Wimberley bluegrass band. Sign up here.MIDWEEK - FAMILY STYLEWednesday 5/25: “Christian Marriage, Part 2” & “Christian Parenting, Part 1” — Week 2 of our 4-week series “What Every Family Needs”. What the Bible says about marriage, parenting, and family life. Includes Q&A session each week. Childcare is available up to 6th grade. Sign up hereGO WITH GRACE

  • Praise God, our proposal to build a Multi-Purpose Building was approved by the City's Design Review Committee. We are getting bids for construction work and raising additional funds to complete this project.
  • Go With Grace Project Launch Join us Sunday, June 12th at 6:00 pm for a project overview and presentation, dessert reception, and live music by the Blue Diamonds (Southern Gospel). Childcare will be available for birth-4th grade. Please register by May 31st! Sign up here!
  • Go With Grace Prayer Team Join the prayer team! We need prayer for all aspects of the project, including approvals from the city of Orange, to supply building materials, and additional resources to completely pay for the building by the end of 2023. We will email reminders for prayer and specific needs as they arise. Sign up here

MEN'S EVENT: STEADFASTJoin us on Saturday, June 18th, from 8:00-11:00 am at GCO for the Men's Event! Sign up here.PARENT/CHILD DEDICATIONSSunday, June 19th, during 2nd service. If you would like to dedicate one or more of your children please sign up here.PLAZA SHADE STRUCTUREThe construction of a shade canopy is almost done. The fabric canopy had to be returned and we are waiting for a replacement to be shipped and attached. SUMMER INTERNSWe have five summer interns who will be working in children’s ministry, local outreach, and other areas this summer! Hugo Menendez, Aidan Van Eck, Skylar Draper, Audrey Hoel, and Jasmin Sanchez. They will serve from June 12th to August 7th.NEW TECH DIRECTORS We recently brought Tanner Liles and JP Wright on staff as Tech Directors of IT and AV, respectively. If you have any technical questions or need any technical assistance, please contact Tanner and/or JP at staff@graceorange.org. They are also looking for livestream volunteers; sign up here if interested. 

WEEKLY GROUPS

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY!

  • We meet in the Worship Center at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am. Outdoor seating is available. Livestream on YouTube here at 9:30 am. Join us to worship the King!
  • Anclados en Cristo - Servicio en Español 11:00 am. 
  • Children's Ministry is available all three services for birth - 2nd Grade.
  • Classes for 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, Jr. High, & High School available at 9:30 am.
  • Adult Bible classes are available all services. List of classes here.

GET INVOLVEDJoin a Bible Class or Home Group! List of Bible Classes here. List of Home Groups here.SERVE SOMEWHERE!Consider how to engage your God-given gifts to serve Jesus and bless others! 1st step: Go to our Serve at Grace link (here) to express your interest. A ministry leader will reach out to you.BIBLICAL COUNSELINGIf you or someone you know is in need of Biblical Counseling please contact Randy Clark here for assistance. We have numerous people (men and women) who are ready and glad to bring biblical counsel to those who are desiring help.DOWNLOAD THE CHURCH CENTER APP!Stay connected with us through the Church Center app! The app is available for free on Android and iOS hereDIGITAL RESOURCES

GIVING OPTIONS
  • Online, give online here
  • Mail directly to church - 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave., Orange, CA 92869
  • Offering box in the back of the Worship Center
Thank you for your joyful, thoughtful, sacrificial, gracious giving that has enabled us to do so much ministry this year. We are looking forward to what God enables us to do with that which is entrusted to us in the coming year as we continue to joyfully, thoughtfully, sacrificially, and generously give.