Newsletter November 23, 2016

Sunday at Grace we will gather for worship in music and the Word. As we begin our Advent celebration it is to Isaiah 9 that we turn to reflect on what it would have been like to wait for the promised Messiah and how we can live from his arrival and work on the cross for us. 10am Del Norte High's Performing Arts Center. See you there! 

Support Miracle 139 - Bring the family to prepare your hearts by singing in the Christmas season! Saturday, December 3 at 6:30pm at the UCSD Price Center Ballroom East for worship and Christmas carols. Any donations for admission or raffle support Miracle 139 International's mission to deliver high quality special education training in developing countries. For more information, please contact Janice at 559-824-8777 or janice@miracle139.com.

Budget Affirmation - The 2017 budget has been approved by the elders and covenant members will have the opportunity to affirm the budget during a brief meeting on Sunday, December 4 after service. The budget and explanation will be emailed to members this weekend. If you have any questions please contact the elders in person or via email, elders@gracechurchsd.org. 

Student Christmas Party - On Saturday, December 10 we will be gather as students and parents (middle school through high school) for Gingerbread House construction and decoration, a white elephant gift exchange and reminder of God's goodness toward us. We will have pizza and an all around good time. Dress warm as we will be on the patio at 715 Montview Dr, in Esco. 5-8pm. 

Woman of Grace - Join us on Saturday, December 17 at 9am for a "neighbor gift" crafting party. more info to come!

Christmas Eve Service - Saturday, December 24 at 6pm. We will be at Del Norte for the culmination of our Advent series and some musical fun. Bring the whole family (and strangers)! If you are interested in helping with set-up email jonathan@gracechurchsd.org.

Student Retreat – January 20 & 21, 2017. Grace Church of East County will be hosting the annual student retreat at Pine Valley. $85 per person. Josh Fenska will teach on β€œheavenly minded AND earthly good.” Sign up jonathan@gracechurchsd.org.