May 21st News: Do Not Judge

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 Reminder! We have moved to a new location…

We meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM at School of Rock in Virginia Beach, located a block from Great Neck Rd (Corner Great Neck and Mill Dam).

Grace2F @ School of Rock
1552 Mill Dam Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

 

 

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

Join us for our Bible Study on Tuesday nights. We meet at Beverly Foley’s house from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Beverly Foley

833 Bobolink Dr. Virginia Beach (Birdneck Point)

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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.

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May 14th News: Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus

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 Reminder! We have moved to a new location…

We meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM at School of Rock in Virginia Beach, located a block from Great Neck Rd (Corner Great Neck and Mill Dam).

Grace2F @ School of Rock
1552 Mill Dam Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

 

Series: Walking With Jesus

Message:Jesus and Blind Bartimaeus

This week, Jesus heals a blind man. In the process, we see the importance of humility as we come to Jesus. Humility is challenging sometimes, but it is the conduit we must use to receive all that God has for us.

To prepare, read Mark 10:45-52

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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G2F Bible Study

Join us for our Bible Study on Tuesday nights. We meet at Beverly Foley’s house from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Beverly Foley

833 Bobolink Dr. Virginia Beach (Birdneck Point)

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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.

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November 28th News

November 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

grace2flogo-300x150Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and spend some time to consider all the things for which to be thankful. We are truly blessed to live in this country, to live in this time, and to live under the incredible grace of God.

This week, I’ll be reflecting a little on Thanksgiving by sharing something that I am especially thankful about– and I think you’ll be thankful about, too. To illustrate what I mean, I will continue in Mark by looking at Mark 7:31-37.

After this Sunday we will set aside our study of the Gospel of Mark until after the new year. Instead, we will focus on Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Grace and peace,

Doug

November 21st News

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Last week we saw Jesus confront the Pharisees (religious leaders of his time). He called them hypocrites and says that “you honor me with your lips, but your heart is far from me.” Jesus goes on to explain that “fixing” your external appearance– through religious activities or even moral behavior– doesn’t change your heart. We discovered that only Jesus can give us a new heart– and the incredible news is that he readily and willingly offers that to us! In fact, he’s already done everything that needs to be donegrace2flogo-300x150 for it to happen.

This week, we’ll see what happens next. Read Mark 7:24-30 (and, if you want to check out the same story in another gospel read Matthew 15:21-28). I believe that this story is directly related to his showdown with the Pharisees in the beginning of Mark 7. To help you understand some of what is happening, here is a note describing the first verse we’ll be looking at this week (I’ll give you the verse then the note):

Mark 7:24– And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

Note:

Jesus traveled about 50 miles to Tyre and then went to Sidon. These were two port cities on the Mediterranean Sea north of Israel. Both cities had flourishing trade and were very wealthy. 

In King David’s day, Tyre was on friendly terms with Israel, but soon afterward the city became known for its wickedness. Its king, Ethbaal, even claimed to be God. Tyre rejoiced when Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C. because without Israel’s competition, Tyre’s trade and profits would increase. It was into this evil and materialistic culture that Jesus brought his message. It is interesting that he stressed the importance of inner purity just before visiting Tyre.

Check out the story and let’s talk about it Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Happenings

TOYS FOR WEST VIRGINIA!

Last year we asked folks to bring in new or gently used toys for kids in West Virginia. Tim Adams’ mom lives in WV and her church has a toy drive we joined in– and Tim and Katie took them up after Thanksgiving.

We’ll join them again this year as well. This Sunday, we’ll be collecting toys to send up there. Bring them by the church and we’ll get them to kids who need them!

 

STOCKING UP

I also want to remind you that we try to help out Hilltop Community Church by donating necessary items to reduce costs. Here are some things that you could bring in for all of us to use:

1) Toilet paper

2) Paper towels

3) Styrofoam coffee cups

4) Napkins

5) Coffee

6) Paper cups

7) Large (over 39 gal.) garbage bags

October 10th News

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Well, the rains have stopped here in Virginia Beach (at least temporarily) and we are enjoying somgrace2flogo-300x150e spectacular fall weather!

This week at Grace2F, we will continue our study of the Gospel of Mark. Last week we looked at Mark 5:1-20 and saw Jesus change someone from a “man of the tombs” to a man of life.

In this weeks passage, Jesus encounters two more people and changes their lives forever. We will read Mark 5:21-43 and learn about a synagogue ruler named Jairus and a women who suffered with a severe health issue. Both come to Jesus looking for answers– and both experience a miracle.

I encourage you to read this week’s passage and hear for yourself what God wants you to hear. Try to see what these two people have in common– and how they are different.

You can also be praying for Bob and Sarah Linsly and their family this weekend (Bob is part of the music team– the funky guitar dude). Their son, Bobby, is getting married to Amanda this Saturday at Hilltop Community Church.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

October 3rd News

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Well, we made it back from Bermuda and enjoyed a wonderful time with Sara’s family. Fortunately, Hurricane Igor (it’s pronounced “eee-gore”– although I kept saying “eye-gore” because of the influence of the movie Young Frankenstein).grace2flogo-300x150

I’d like to thank Katie Adams for speaking last weekend on Mark 4:35-41 and unpacking the story of Jesus calming the storm. We all encounter storms in this life– and sometimes they seem to come in waves (pun intended if you desire… and if I actually made one)– but Jesus is with us. He does care. he is aware. He is powerful. He will protect… But he will also let us go through storms to actually experience his care, awareness, and protection.

This week we are looking at a story where Jesus calms another storm. But this one doesn’t come from the circumstances around us (bad weather, a down economy, an accident). Rather, this storm comes from within us. In Mark 5:1-20, we see Jesus heal a man possessed by a demon. In fact, this is probably the most detailed description of demon possession in the Bible.

Although this may seem irrelevant on the surface (we don’t think a lot about demon possession unless we’re going to a scary movie), this story is about you and it is about me.

Read Mark 5:1-20 and discover how Jesus transforms a “Man of the Tombs” and allows him to pass from death to life. It is a picture of everyone who has been transformed by the love, mercy, and power of Jesus.

Also this Sunday, we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together.

One final note… We do not have recordings of the last two weeks. One week there were technical difficulties; last week I just forgot to give the recorder to someone. I apologize to those who wanted to listen to the messages.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

August 15th News

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grace2flogo-300x150Well, we have returned from our New England vacation! The weather was spectacular. Sunny every day but one; temps in the 80’s; low humidity. The only problem was that it was a bit windy– although, I like to sail so it wasn’t a total loss!

We also had had some big happenings that we celebrated: my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday; my brother-in-law announced his engagement; and I got to baptize my nephew.

As great as it was to get away, it is also wonderful to return home. To return to the comfort of your own home and familiar surroundings and friends.

I want to thank Troy Smith and Katie Adams for speaking the last two weeks– it’s nice to know that the Word of God goes out every Sunday… whether I’m present or not!

This week we are going to return to the Book of Mark. If you remember, we finished chapter 2 with the Pharisees questioning Jesus about the Sabbath. Sunday we will see another story that has to do with the Sabbath. It’s found in Mark 3:1-6. In this passage, Jesus heals a man with a withered hand. Read the story and come this Sunday to discover how this miracle can impact you and your life. I believe it tells us something about Jesus that I can often forget or just downright misunderstand.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

July 11th News

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Hey everyone… Sorry for a late week entry about this Sunday, but sometimes life gets busy and you don’t get to everything in a timely fashion.

This Sunday (okay… tomorrow) we will get back to our study of the Book of Mark. And, believe it or not, I plan on covering three different stories. We will see Jesus interact with three different men in three different ways– each with a similar result.

To prepare, I encourage you to read Mark 1:40-46 (Jesus Cleanses a Leper; Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus Heal a Paralytic); and Mark 2:13-17 (Jesus Calls Levi).

Looking forward to Sunday (tomorrow)!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Russell House Ministry Opportunity

Dale Browning and I met with some of the residents of Russell House last Wednesday and I am excited about the opportunity to reach out and help these folks pack up their kitchens and prepare for their renovations.

We are still working out the details, but anything we can do will be greatly appreciated. The staff of Russell House has been great to meet and plan with and they, too, are encouraged about our possible involvement.

I’ll give more detailed information as it becomes available, but you can pray about your involvement in this outreach opportunity.

Below is the info I’ve posted before…

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Right across the street from our church is a HUD housing project for Senior Citizens in the Virginia Beach area. It is called Russell House and they are in need of some loving, caring helping hands.

Russell House has received some government stimulus money and are renovating the 112 (ish) apartments in their facility. This will include re-doing all the kitchens.elderly20ladies

As you might guess, as nice as this is, it is a bit of a challenge to prepare the residents for the renovation. Each kitchen must be emptied for the demolition and then items returned after the renovation. The folks there need some help to make this happen.

If you are interested in joining the team from Grace family Fellowship, let me know (doug.haupt@grace2f.org)  Here is the basic information… We will be learning how this will work best as we go.

WHEN:The renovation begins the week of July 12th and will continue through February. Volunteers could help during days or evenings.

WHAT: Packing up the kitchen for a resident. Boxes will be provided. The items will need to be placed in another space in the resident’s apartment. You may need to work with the resident to keep necessary items available (the construction will be a 2 day process). After the renovation is complete, you will return and “set-up” the new kitchen.

WHAT DO YOU NEED:Basically a heart to love and serve. I do not believe that this will be physically demanding. A big part of what we are doing is walking with someone through a process that could be a bit confusing or disruptive. You will probably need patience.

WHO: You; your friends; your kids. Any one. Any students will need to have an adult supervising– but I think this is a great opportunity for our kids to brighten a senior’sday/week/month/year.

I don’t know how much we can help– but I do know that this is a way we can impact our community in a very tangible way.

May 30th News

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This Sunday we will continue our study of the Gospel of Mark by focusing on Mark 1:29-46. In this passage we see Jesus healing people, praying, and preaching. Thes activities are not surprising in themselvesgrace2flogo-300x150— I’m sure you are know that Jesus did these things. But as we look at the words Mark writes, I hope that we can see beyond our general view of Jesus and actually see HIM– see his heart, his love, his compassion, his power, his struggle.

As you read the scripture for this week, try to imagine yourself among the crowds– watching, listening,  and reacting. What do you think about Jesus as you read what he did and said? How do you respond? More importantly, what is Jesus saying to you in these words?

I hope to see you Sunday– if you are traveling for the holiday we pray for a safe trip.

Also, be sure to look below for a great serving opportunity!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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What’s Happening at Grace2F?

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Our church will be serving the PIN ministry this Sunday, May 30th at Beach Pentecostal Church from 2:45 until 5:30 pm.

PIN is an outreach ministry to the local homeless community. We will be helping to set-up, serve, and clean the meal that is served before their Sunday evening worship service. Following the worship service we will continue our fellowship as we head over to Jim Browning’s parents’ house for a cook out, swimming, volleyball, etc.

We would love to have you join us! If you are interested details are as follows:

Beach Pentecostal
501 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4770

Arrive at Beach Pentecostal 2:45PM
Serve Meal 3PM – 4PM
Church Service Starts at 4PM and we clean up the fellowship hall.
Final clean up is about 5:10 and we are completely done at 5:30PM.

To sign up or if you have any questions contact Tim Adams at tim.adams@verbodevelopment.org or call him on his cel at 753-5351.
At 5:30 we will head over to the Browning’s parents house for the cookout and swimming at:

1416 Wakefield Dr. VB 23455

Bring a side dish to share and the meat you want to cook , and any beverages you desire.

The Brownings will provide the plates, napkins , waters, juices for kids , forks and knives.

To help us prepare please RSVP to Dale at dlbrowning@cox.net or cell 715-8177.

Thanks and hope to see you there!