A Description of “Biblical Community”

April 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week in our Sunday service, we looked at the stunningly beautiful community experienced by the early church in Acts 2:42-47. We saw how committed these believers were to one another and how powerfully that community impacted those around them.

As I was preparing for the message last week, I received an e-mail from an organization I really like called TRUEFACE. In it, they included a review of a book they wrote called Bo’s Cafe.I read this at our church meeting last week because I love the way the writer draws out the essence and beauty of real, authentic community… And I wanted to share it here because I believe it is an excellent definition for the kind of community we are called to in the Bible.

“Community—a place where we belong and are accepted—even when we do all we can to make others believe that we aren’t worthy. Community means standing together with each other, fully recognizing and disclosing our own blemishes and accepting others in the humility of knowing their path is not much different than our own. But, much more than that, a community of grace gently insists that we are lovingly honest with each other and ourselves about our sin and our needs. In openness and vulnerability, we can lay it all out on the table, and in return, receive a depth of love and protection that we never imagined. This, in turn, leads to the freedom to be transformed and truly move into maturity.”

Holly C ~ Amazon Review Bo’s Cafe

The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship: Who Are We?

April 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Message: A Committed Community

As we consider the question, Who Are We?, we will look at Acts 2:42-47 to discover what the early church looked like.

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April 3rd News: The Vision of Grace Family Fellowship

March 31, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


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,





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!


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.