June 9th News

June 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week we started chapter 3 of Nehemiah and learned that everyone was included in the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Although some chose not to participate, everyone was welcome.

We used that to pick up the Brick of Inclusion. The invitation of Nehemiah– and of Jesus– extends to everyone.

This week we will continue with Nehemiah 3. Read the chapter again and pay special attention to the “gates” that are mentioned in the text. They are very significant. I will share some things about the gates that I believe will reveal the wonder and creativity of God’s story.

Make sure you check out Grace2F Happenings below because there are several ministry opportunities coming up!

Looking forward to Sunday!


Grace and peace,





Grace2F Wednesday Night Bible Study

We’ll be starting this study called  Maturing in Christ: “Called to Disciple” on Wednesday, May 29th. We’ll meet at the same place we meet on Sunday mornings– Hilltop Community Church Fellowship Hall– from 7:00pm to 8:30. The study is six-weeks long so you can come try it out. If you can’t make all six weeks, that’s okay, because the studies can stand alone as well.

Here is a brief description and the weekly topics:

Now that I’m a follower of Jesus, what do I do next? I need to think through my priorities… my relationships… my goals in life. And I need a group of people to help stay the course.

•May 29th–  Under new Management
•June 5th–   Eternal Values
•June 12th–   Kingdom Priorities
•June 19th–   Quiet Time
•June 26–   Servanthood
•July 3rd–   NO GROUP
•July 10th–   Called to be a Witness
I hope that you can be a part of this experience. If you’ve never been to a Bible study/Small group, don’t be worried– just jump in and give it a try!

PIN Ministry

Grace Family Fellowship has committed to partner with PIN Ministry to serve the less fortunate and homeless of Virginia Beach.

WHAT:            Staff the Sunday event. This includes:

  • Serving dinner
  • Manning the clothes tables
  • Helping with medical services/supplies
  • Manning the sundry shop (toiletries, etc)

WHO:             10 volunteers needed each Sunday scheduled

WHERE:       Beach Pentecostal Church,  501 15th St,  Virginia Beach, VA  23451,  (Corner of 15th St. and Baltic)

WHEN:          Sunday, June 30th  1:45pm—4:45pm

HOW:             Sign up with Ed Lewis


e-mail— prodiveserv@hotmail.com



 On June 16th (Father’s Day), Grace2F will partner with Hilltop Community Church and Regenesis Church of Chesapeake for a Father’s day celebration service.
We will meet in our regular location at 10am. More details to follow.
As many of you know, I preach monthly on Sunday afternoons at the Hilltop Gospel Church that meets in the Russell House apartments across First Colonial Road from our church.
I want to invite any one interested in joining me to minister to the residents with a smile, hug, and conversation. Yes, you would have to listen to me twice in one day, but the message is usually shorter and the service is great.
This month, I am actually going to be there 3 times (June 2, June 16, and June 30).
The service begins promptly at 2:00pm and lasts just under an hour. I would love to have you join me and experience the joy of loving on these folks (and being loved in return!)





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