Get Out of Here Sandy!

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a phrase that comes easily to me because I have a sister named Sandy who i said that to a lot when I was a little kid. Now I don’t say that to my sister but to hurricanes named Sandy.

As of this time WE WILL HAVE OUR REGULAR CHURCH SERVICE TOMORROW.

I also want you to know that we need to start our services no later than 9:15am because of the Hilltop Community Church service that follows ours.

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Grace2F (or Grace Family Fellowship)  meets Sundays 9:15AM at 929 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach (Hilltop Community Church), located a block from Hilltop Shopping Center (Corner of First Colonial and 1st Colonial Court).

We meet in the Fellowship Hall (left side of the building).

Grace2F
929 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

What You Should Know If You Visit

Service Time:
We meet Sundays at 9:00am and gather for a time of catching up with each other after the service.

Dress:
Casual (really- you can get dressed up if you want, but the Pastor will probably be wearing jeans or shorts)

Kids:
Bring them! We love kids… They are welcome in our service!

Bring:
A bible. If you don’t have one, we have plenty. Each week we’ll be looking at Scripture straight from the bible to see what God wants to say to us. If you need a bible to take home and keep we would be glad to give you one.

We would love to have you join us on a Sunday!

January 1st News

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! Welcome 2012!

This Sunday we are meeting and eating to ring in the new year. That’s right. Come and enjoy a time of pot luck breakfast stuff, some scripture, and some prayer.

If you can, bring something to share. If that’s tough, then just bring yourself– I know that some folks are bringing things to eat.

Also, if you are available tomorrow (Saturday) from 7-9:30ish, GFF is serving breakfast at the PIN Ministry. We gather at Beach Petecostal Church at 15th and Baltic, prepare breakfast and then serve and clean up. It is a great time of helping those in need.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

Christmas Weekend

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Christmas Eve Service: 5:00pm at Hilltop Community Church

NOTE: There will be no Sunday service on Dec. 25th.

Decemer 25th News

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Well, the time for waiting is almost over. Christmas is just 2 and a half days away!

Join us for our Christmas Eve service at 5:00pm in the main sanctuary of Hilltop Community Church. We will be celebrating with Crosscurrent Chuch and Hilltop Community Church.

It should be an awesome service and childcare is provided.

NOTE:

Remember that we will not have a Sunday service on December 25th.

Dec 18th News

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For the last two weeks we have seen angelic encounters with Mary and Joseph. In each case, the angel delivered incredible news that reveals who Jesus is and what he is going to do.

To Mary, Gabriel says that Jesus would be God in the flesh and he is a king who will reign forever (Luke 1:26-38). To Joseph, an angel of the Lord says that Jesus was God and would “save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:18-24).

This week, we will look at another angelic encounter. This time it is with a group of shepherds on the night of Jesus’ birth. As you read the familiar words of Luke 2:1-20, see if you can identify more about who the baby is and what he will do (has done). Pay close attention to the angels’ words.

Also– read

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Happenings

Christmas Caroling at Russell House

Last year we had a large group of folks go to Russell House (a government subsidized low-income housing project) to sing Christmas carols to (and the with) the residents. It was a blast. We want to do that again this year, so here are the facts:

When:  Sunday Dec 18th at 2:45– This will be right after I preach at the Russell House church service so there will be some folks who may join us right away.

Where: Russell House. It’s just across the street from Hilltop Community Church down toward Hilltop (the entrance is right at Wolfsnare). More specifically, meet at the front door and everyone can enter together (I will already be inside and can let you in when the church service concludes)

What: Sing Carols… Even if you can’t sing. I mean Chris Adams did it last year (and he even tried to clap). Bring a smile too– the residents love that!

 

Christmas Eve Service

This year, all three churches that meet at Hilltop Community Church will be combing to celebrate Christmas Eve together. The service will be in the sanctuary and will start at 5:00pm and end around 6:00.

Full childcare will be provided (according to Crosscurrent website 🙂

Dec. 11th News

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Last week we continued our journey through Christmas passages by looking at Gabriel’s announcement to Mary… “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Incredible words proclaiming that God was going to be with Mary in a very special way.

But the same is true of us. We are highly favored– or “highly graced” by God’s unmerited favor in the gift of Jesus. The Lord is also with us– through the gift of his Holy Spirit.

This week, we will look at Joseph. Read Matthew 1:18-25 and try to place yourself in Joesph’s shoes (or sandals as the case may be). How would you have felt and reacted? And pay close attention to what the angel says to Joesph, because– you guessed it– God is telling us the same thing!

My prayer this season for me and my family– and for you– is to see the Christmas story in a whole new light. It is not just a celebration of a past event (although it certa inily is that); it is a celebration of a present reality and a future hope… all wrapped up in a manger.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Happenings

Christmas Caroling at Russell House

Last year we had a large group of folks go to Russell House (a government subsidized low-income housing project) to sing Christmas carols to (and the with) the residents. It was a blast. We want to do that again this year, so here are the facts:

When:  Sunday Dec 18th around 3:00pm– This will be right after I preach at the Russell House church service so there will be some folks who may join us right away.

Where: Russell House. It’s just across the street from Hilltop Community Church down toward Hilltop (the entrance is right at Wolfsnare)

What: Sing Carols… Even if you can’t sing. I mean ChrisAdams did it last year (and he even tried to clap). Bring a smile too– the residents love that!

Christmas Eve Service

This year, all three churches that meet at Hilltop Community Church will be combing to celebrate Christmas Eve together. The service will be in the sanctuary and will start at 5:00pm and end around 6:00.

Full childcare will be provided (according to Crosscurrent website 🙂

Dec. 4th News

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Hooray! The Christmas season is here!

This is a great time to hear the story of the birth of Jesus (obviously). But my prayer this year is for us to hear this familiar story in a whole new way. Yes we know it… Yes we like it… But do we fully grasp the magnitude of the event. I know that I don’t.

This week we will hear about 3 girls and a baby. Actually they are not all girls, but they all did have babies. To prepare for this week, read Genesis 21:1-7, Luke 1:5-25 and Luke 1:26-38– and hear about Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary. As you read, see if you can discover how there stories are alike. How are they different? What do they mean for you, today?

I’m looking forward to going through these familiar stories and I’m excited about how God will reveal some new things that can give us hope, confidence and excitement this Christmas season.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,
Doug