April 3rd News: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

URGENT: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM GRACE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP

Series– The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

Message– A Committed Community

This Sunday we will begin a new series about the vision of our church.

Why are we here? What is my role? Where are we going? Why are we going there? How do we get there?

These are all important questions. And it’s time to answer them.

But we need to go through this process together. A church is a beautiful collection of people trying to discover how to follow Jesus and love each other. The journey can be fun, exciting, and inspirational… and challenging, exhausting and painful. But one thing that I believe with all of my heart is this: the journey is worth it.

We have been a church for 10 years. The journey has taken us from meeting in a home, to a hotel, and now to a church fellowship hall (and we’ll be heading somewhere else pretty soon!). We have ventured to Nicaragua, served at PIN Ministry to help the homeless, supported missionaries in Brussels, partnered with a church at Russell House, and helped a pregnancy center in Newport News.

Whenever you travel a long distance over a long period, it is important to stop, occasionally, pull out your map and compass and get your bearings. That is what this series is about. Whether you packed your bags with us at the start or you joined the procession recently, I urge you to commit to coming to church for the next 5 weeks to see and determine what this church will become.

To kick things off, we will have a “family meeting” this week after our service. This is a time to hear about where we have been and where God is leading us next. It is a time to ask questions, share ideas, and get to know your fellow travelers… And it is a time to eat (bring something to share if you can!).

If you call Grace Family Fellowship your church home OR if you are considering becoming a more integral part of this community, please stay for this meeting.

If you are a friend of this church and are receiving this because you have supported this ministry in the past, please join us in praying for the next 5 weeks as we clarify the vision God has for this people.

To prepare for Sunday, read Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 8:1-8. Also, think about this ministry and pray for the meeting.

I am very excited to share what God has been showing me and hearing what he is showing you!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Family Meeting

THIS SUNDAY, we will have a potluck breakfast and a church meeting after service. Pretty exciting, huh? If you call Grace2F your church home, make sure to be there for a look at the future!

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Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

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Russell House Ministry

Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

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Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

Easter Sunday… The Lord’s Prayer 12: Your Kingdom, Power, and Glory

March 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Message: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever

 

The resurrection of Jesus sets him apart from everything in the universe. This Easter message tells the story of everything.

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March 27th News: Easter Sunday

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Series: The Lord’s Prayer.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever

 

This Sunday is Easter… The day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

This singular event makes Christianity different from all other religions. It is the greatest event ever and has great ramifications on every person who has ever lived. And it highlights the last phrase in the Lord’s Prayer…

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever.

What an incredible event. What amazing love.

Join us as we celebrate the fact that HE IS RISEN!

To prepare, read John 20:1-22.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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Family Meeting

On Sunday April 3rd (the week after Easter), we will have a potluck breakfast and a church meeting all wrapped up in a worship service. Pretty exciting, huh? If you call Grace2F your church home, make sure to be there for a look at the future!

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

The Lord’s Prayer 11: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

March 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Message: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

In Matthew 4, Jesus faces temptation in the desert at the beginning of his ministry. In this early battle with the evil one, Jesus displays how to deal with 3 temptations we all face in our lives.

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March 20th News: “Lead Us Not Into Temptation…”

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Series: The Lord’s Prayer.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

We all are faced with temptation. And, really, temptation isn’t the problem– it is giving into to temptation.

Where does temptation come from? Why does Jesus tells us to pray that God won’t lead us into it? How can we be sure that he can deliver us when we do fall prey to temptation?

These are all good questions that we will be pondering this Sunday. We we look at how Jesus responded to temptation and there find the answers we are looking for.

To prepare, read Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; James 1:13-15; and 1 Corinthians 10:13.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Family Meeting

On Sunday April 3rd (the week after Easter), we will have a potluck breakfast and a church meeting all wrapped up in a worship service. Pretty exciting, huh? If you call Grace2F your church home, make sure to be there for a look at the future!

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 20th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

The Lord’s Prayer 10: Forgive Us Our Trespasses 2

March 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Message: Forgive Us Our Trespasses 2

Forgiveness is a key aspect to the Christian faith. God forgives us and we are, in turn to forgive others. Easy in concept, challenging in practice.

Today, we look at the importance of forgiveness in the life of Peter

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The Lord’s Prayer 9: Forgive Us Our Trespasses

March 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: The Lord’s Prayer

Message: Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Forgiveness is a key aspect to the Christian faith. God forgives us and we are, in turn to forgive others. Easy in concept, challenging in practice.

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March 13th News: “Forgive Us Our Trespasses…”

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Series: The Lord’s Prayer.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us

This week we continue to look at forgiveness– God’s towards us and us towards others. Last week we looked at the story of David. This week, we will look at another well know person from Scripture- the apostle Peter.

We know a lot about Peter. He had ups and downs (just like us). He moves quickly from great faith to great fear (just like us). He spends a lifetime learning about forgiveness (just like us).

We are going to be talking about a lot of stories about Peter this week… To prepare you an read Matthew 26:31-35; Luke 22:54-62; John 21:1-19.

Also, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT WE SPRING FORWARD!!!!! Move your clocks AHEAD 1 HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 20th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.

March 6th News: “Forgive Us Our Trespasses…”

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Series: The Lord’s Prayer.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Jesus makes it clear in the Lord’s prayer that we desperately need God. We need his provision (daily bread) and our loving Father generously provides. This Sunday we see that we also need his pardon (forgiveness) on a regular basis. Our loving Father generously pardons as well.

That can be easy to understand in our head (intellectually), but very difficult to understand in our heart (emotionally). But we must. That’s why Jesus includes the phrase, “And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” in his model for prayer.

How are you doing in the area of forgiving others? How are you doing in the area of being forgiven by God. They are intimately related– and Jesus give us the order for true forgiveness to happen.

To prepare, read 2 Samuel 11 and 12. This is the story of a great man of God who learns about forgiveness in a way that changes him forever.

We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

________________________________

Grace2F Bible Study

Each Wednesday we meet in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Community Church. The study starts at 7:00pm and goes until around 8:30pm. We will be discussing the sermon topic from the previous Sunday.

________________________________

Russell House Ministry

Sunday, March 20th at 2:00pm

Join us at the church service at Russell House to minister to the men and woman who attend.

________________________________

Prayer Ministry

Do you need prayer? Our prayer ministry wants to pray for you! Look for Prayer Request cards by the offering basket. Fill one out and put it in the offering basket– or find the prayer table after the service and pray with someone.