December 7, 2023



Our "Mystery Hero" puzzle continues this week with another clue. The is an all-family ADVENTure that everyone can participate in. Who is our mystery hero from the accounts of Jesus' birth? Last Sunday, Kelly and the Children's Ministry unfolded the first clue. The first clue was, "the hero is found in Luke 1 & 2."  The new clue is the word, "Decree".


WOMEN'S MINISTRY HOLIDAY GATHERING: Tonight, Thursday, December 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
--at the von Stein home. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We will have a mini gift exchange-$10 limit. Bring a gift, if you’d like, and come home with a new treasure! Please RSVP to Breanna at This is the last evening of our Women's Ministry study for the year. We will be on a break until after the holidays. Details for 2024 to follow.

MEN'S FRIDAY LUNCH: Friday, December 8, 11:30 a.m.
The men will be meeting at The Valley Inn, Wads and Jewell.

ANNUAL ALL-CHURCH CHRISTMAS DINNER AT GCC: This Sunday, December 10, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
We will come together as the GCC Community to appreciate one another as the family of God. Join us for a ham dinner, making gingerbread houses, and playing Bingo. All are welcome. We ask that if you are attending, you would bring a side dish or dessert.

THE CAST OF CHRISTMAS Advent Devotional is available at the Hospitality Counter and for download

Click HERE for a supply list, or pick up a printed copy this Sunday, to see how you can help support Severe Weather Shelter and Mean Street Ministries in bringing relief for the homeless and protecting them from the cold winter nights that lie ahead. Please consider purchasing some of these items and delivering them to the church on Sunday mornings at your convenience.  

FAMILY SCRAPBOOK (PICTURE DIRECTORY) now available.  Pick up your copy at the Hospitality Counter (one per family, please).
Please see the ONGOING EVENTS section for other activities happening this week

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2023Candlelight Services at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


VON STEIN OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, December 17, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Pastor Nick and Breanna will be hosting a Christmas open house at their home at 1764 S. Vancouver Court in Lakewood. Everyone is welcome to stop by, hang out, and enjoy the afternoon with the von Stein's.  

There will be two Christmas services the day of Christmas Eve. T"he two services, one at 10:00 a.m. and another at 4:00 p.m., will be identical services with candle lighting included in both. Plan on attending either service.

"Be smart, do more for your cardiovascular health", is a quote from LifeLine Screening. They will be here at GCC conducting screenings on that day. The four screenings include Carotid Artery Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Perpheral Arterial Disease, all for $149. To register for your appointment and to receive the special discount, please call 1-800-640-6307 or visit LLSA.SOCIAL/HC.  Pick up a flyer this Sunday at the Hospitality Counter.

The Christmas at Grace Outreach Event held last Sunday was a great success! Below is a "Thank You!" note from Oscar and Carla Cortez of Oasis de Salvacion (with photos!), expressing their gratitude for our hospitality and participation. Kara Tush was a huge blessing and the main reason this Christmas at Grace event happened. Thank you, Kara, for your leadership and organization, and thank you to the many other volunteers who stepped in to make it a memorable event.

Good Morning pastor Nick and Kara and Grace family,

We want to express our gratitude for Sunday’s event. It fulfilled its purpose and was a blessing to many!

We are grateful to all the staff and volunteers at Grace that went above and beyond to make this event happen. The youth performance was beautifully done and the food afterwards was delicious.

Christmas at Grace made room for lives to be touched by the love of Jesus through your generous hospitality and partnership. We served 35 families, wrapped gifts for close to 100 kids, and about 27 people received Jesus into their hearts and took with them the best gift ever!

We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a joyous 2024 year full of our Lord’s abundant love!

In Christ,
Oscar and Carla Cortez
Oasis de Salvacion ECC



Encounter Teen Classes -Immediately following worship in the S. BuildingCaregiver's Group - 1st Sunday of the month - 4 p.m. - Worship Center


Men's Life Group - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Lower level of the south building
Burdick Life Group - 6:45 - @ the Burdick home (Contact Steve at

War Room Prayer - 6:30-8 p.m. - Worship Center
Young Adult Bible Study - 6-8 p.m. - the Pott home,11580 W. Center Ave., Lakewood

AWANA - Torches (6th -12th graders) 5:45 -8:30 p.m., Clubbers (3-years-old - 5th grades) 5:45-7:45 p.m.

WHIZ KIDS TUTORING - Weekly - 3:30-5:00 p.m. Please contact the organization if you are interested in participating.
Grace's Grocery Food Pantry - Monthly on 3rd Thursday - 6:00 p.m. Contact Shelley Burdick for details on volunteering.
On break until 2024: Women's Bible Study - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - South building, lower level

Men's Friday Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. Various locations as announced  
FriendZ Youth (6th - 12th Grade) - Friday nights - 6:30 p.m.
Men's Study Group - Every 1st and 3rd Fridays - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Lower level of the south building
Young Family Gathering - Monthly Various times and locations as announced. For families with young children.

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