“How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
I love walking into the Café on a Sunday morning or evening (yes, there’s lots of activity after the 6 pm Service!) like I did last week and seeing all the interaction and friendship around tables. Or looking around the Lobby and hearing the buzz of conversation. Or walking through a hallway on the lower or upper level and seeing all the children, youth, and adults who are growing together. Or seeing groups throughout the week that gather to encourage each other in their spiritual walk.
I’m convinced all of this brings joy to the Father’s heart, too! He didn’t create us for a relationship with Him only. His design is for us to be part of His family, to be in relationships with others who are following Him.
That’s why we have a few times throughout the year when our church family gathers simply to enjoy each other’s company. Our Annual Winter Funfest next Sunday, February 17th, is a great time to beat the cold weather in a fantastic environment with your Grace family. We have the highly rated Strongsville Rec Center all to ourselves after it closes (6:00-11:00 pm, located just behind Target on Royalton Road), and we’d love to see you there!
Stop by the table in the Lobby today to get your tickets (and a meal voucher, if you’d like). Folks have given great reviews about past Funfests; we hope you can join us next Sunday. It’s come when you can, leave when you must. I’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Also, you might want to mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Grace…
Laura Story—Grammy Award winner & accomplished song-writer (220b will open for Laura): this Thursday, February 14
Global Outreach Week—our hearts will be enlarged and stretched! March 3-6
Easter Services—always a highlight for us: March 30-31 (Sat: 5 & 7 pm, Sun: 9, 10:30, 12)
Image of God Women's Conference—with Brit Nicole & Danita Harris: Saturday seminar, April 20
Christopher Yuan—professor & author (“Out of a Far Country: One family's story of homosexuality, hope, and healing”): Saturday seminar, April 27
Image of God Men's Conference—with Lee Strobel: Saturday seminar, August 24
Church Picnic and Baptism—Beulah Beach (Vermillion): Sunday afternoon, August 25