Advent 2015– Children of the Light

December 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series-The Word Became Flesh

Message: Children of the Light

In this message, we continue an Advent series that will go through John 1:1-18 to see who Jesus is and why he came. In John 1:9-13, we see that Jesus is revealed, rejected, and received.

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Advent 2015– Witness to the Light

December 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series-The Word Became Flesh

Message: Witness to the Light

In this message, we continue an Advent series that will go through John 1:1-18 to see who Jesus is and why he came. In John 1:6-8, we learn about how to be a witness to the light– and the JOY we can experience proclaiming the good news of Jesus.

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December 6th News: JOY

December 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This Sunday we our Advent series called The Word Became Flesh.

 

Last week John told us about The True Light and the hope  that light brings to the world.

This week, we will hear about the Witness to the Light and the joy we can experience as we follow the light. To prepare this week, read John 1:1-18. We we focus primarily on John 1:6-9 to learn about the light that came into the world.

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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GRACE2F HAPPENINGS

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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, December 20th at 2:00pm

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

BE-Attitudes: Persecuted Part 2

March 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Series: BE-Attitudes

Message: The Persecuted 2

In this series on the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character and lifestyle of his followers. This week we discover what it means to be  “persecuted.”

This is a look at persecution from the story of John the Baptist.

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October 24th News

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Happy Fall everyone!

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but today it is absolutely gorgeous in Virginia Beach. Sunny, clear, a crisp 60 degrees. Amazingly, Halloween is just around the corner-grace2flogo-300x150– time sure flies, huh?

This week we will continue our study in the Gospel of Mark by reading Mark 6:14-29. In this passage we discover the fate of a character we met in the beginning of Mark’s Gospel (Mark1:1-11). John the Baptist was the one who prepared the way for the ministry of Jesus. He lived in the wilderness, preached a message of repentance, and baptized Jesus. But we discover that his life ends violently at the hands of a selfish, cruel ruler.

As we look at this story we wrestle with an age old question: How come bad stuff happens to good people. But even before that, we see another question– one Herod must answer (and so do we): Who is Jesus?

How do you answer that question? How do you think most people answer that question? I think a case could be made that the question “Who is Jesus?” is the most important question ever asked.

That’s what we’re going to talk about because you must answer that question before you can begin to handle why bad stuff happens to good people.

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Happenings

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The last weekend in October is a big one for Grace2F and PIN. On Saturday, October 30th, Grace Family Fellowship will be serving at the PIN Ministry Pancake Breakfast. We invite anyone interested to join us in this wonderful opportunity to serve together! Then on Sunday, October 31st GFF will serve the dinner and help with the PIN Ministry worship service.

Here are some details:

Breakfast– Saturday, October 30th

WHEN:  Saturday, October 30th.  It starts at 7:00am (I know that’s early, but it’s worth it!). Kids are welcome (they really love the start time– especially the teenagers!)

WHERE:  Beach Pentecostal (Baltic and 15th)

DINNER and Worship Service– Sunday, October 31st

WHEN:  Sunday, October 31st. It starts at 2:30pm. (Service starts at 4 or 4:30pm)

WHERE:  Beach Pentecostal (Baltic and 15th)

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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

April 25th News

April 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wow.

I really enjoyed last week in our new location. Thanks to everyone from Hilltop Community Church in making us feel so at home– coffee, pasteries, orange juice… I was excited because the middies (our elementary aged kids) seemed to really get into the worship– then I realized it was just a sugar rush from the food.

I really, really enjoyed everyone being there early! You guys came through! Dare I ask for early arrival again?

Yes, I dare.

JohnTheBaptistThis week we continue in our study of the Gospel of Mark. We’re still focusing on John the Baptist. Read Mark 1:1-11 to hear some of his story. Yes, we will visit some of the other gospels to fill in some blanks again too (I had someone tell me after last week’s message, “We’re studying the Book of Mark… How come you read more from Luke?”… Good point… Perhaps by the end of our Mark study we will have gone through Luke too!).

If you want to read more about John the Baptist, look at last week’s “Events and News” (April 18th News) for the scripture references.

I’m also excited about this week because my dad, Bruce, and his wife, Cathy Jo, will be in attendence. You’ll understand a lot about me once you meet him (at least, where I get my nose).

Looking forward to Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Doug

April 18th News

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Big day this Sunday.grace2flogo-300x150

One reason it’s a big day is that we are meeting in a new location— Hilltop Community Church (see info on our “Home” page… click on “Special Event”).

HilltopCCHere’s what it looks like (see picture on right– guess you figured that out, huh?). As you look at the picture, we will meet in the fellowship hall all the way over on the left. You may want to park on the left side of the church, too (to get to that parking, you can either use the main entrance of the church at the light and drive behind it around the buildings, or use the entrance just south of the light).

The service with start at 9:15am. That’s earlier than normal… So plan accordingly. Hopefully, we’ll have coffee ready (if we can figure out how to make that happen in the new digs). We may evne have some Hilltop folks join us for our service (their service starts at 10:45am– feel free to join them if you’d like!).

I’m excited about the new room and the opportunities this move will provide!

The second reason that this Sunday is a big day is because we are starting a new series/study. We looked at some people who “encountered God” over the fall and winter (Moses, Abraham, Isaiah) and we remembered Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection with Christmas and Easter.

I thought it was time to go through a gospel– time to walk with Jesus directly. To encounter him ourselves– listen to his words; see his miracles, meet his friends. To focus entirely on his story on earth.

So that’s what we’re going to do. We’ll be studying the Gospel of Mark– and we’ll be looking at it throughout the summer (at least). And I am really excited.

As we start a new chapter in the life of our church (a new location), we will move forward with Jesus– the head of the church.

This week we will start at the beginning: Mark 1:1-8.

Mark skips over the birth of Jesus and picks up at the beginning of his ministry (there’s a reason for that and we’ll talk about it Sunday– how’s that for a “teaser”). But before we meet the main character of Mark’s gospel, we meet someone else: John the Baptist.

Who was he? What did he do? Why did he do it? What can we learn from him?

To fully answer these questions, we’ll need to gather some information from the other gospels as well. If you are interested in exploring the story of John the Baptist in more detail before Sunday, you can also read Matthew 3:1-17, 11:1-19; Luke 1:5-25, 1:39-44, 1:57-80; 3:1-22; John 1:6-9, 1:19-34, 3:22-36.

John is quite a character and an amazing man. I can’t wait to look at his story together!

Looking forward to Sunday!

 

Grace and peace,

Doug

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Grace2F Men’s Cookout

Just a reminder… Get info from the article in the “Events and News” section of this website– and sign up by sending a “comment”. Jim needs to know how many guys are coming so we have enough food!