Groups & Activities

Groups & Activities

January 2, 2015

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Faith Formation for Adults

Sunday Adult Forum

Meeting at 11:15 on Sunday mornings, adults share in multi-week seminars on various topics of discipleship and current events related to faith. Leadership is shared by staff, members of the congregation and outside guests. Check the church calendar for a current schedule of topics and contact Pastor Steve Wachtman to learn more or get engaged.

Preacher’s Bible Study

Meeting at 10:30 on Wednesday mornings in the Gathering Space, the pastor shares the Bible passage for preaching on the next Sunday, inviting group members to share how God speaks to them through the words, phrases and images of those passages. It helps make preaching a ministry of the whole community. Contact Pastor Steve Wachtman to learn more or get engaged.

Women of the ELCA Bible Study

Meeting at 10:00 on the last Tuesday morning of each month (September-May) in the church library, women of the congregation share in the leadership of this Bible Study with materials prepared and presented by the national organization for Women of the ELCA. Contact Shirley Boyd to learn more or get engaged.

Sisters in the Spirit

Meeting monthly as announced, this group of women seeks to help develop programs for younger members of the church, endorses multi-generational fellowship, and supports families in our own congregation as well as others. Contact Noelle Fox to learn more or get engaged.

Women of the ELCA

Meeting monthly at 7:30 on the first Wednesday evening or 1:30 on the second Wednesday of each month, these groups of women meet for mutual consolation, study, service and prayer. Contact the church office to learn more or get engaged.

 


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Faith Formation for Youth

Sunday School (also known as Wrap-up)

Meeting at 10:50 am (following worship) September through May, learning opportunities are offered for youth aged 3-years-old through high school. Preschool, elementary, middle School and high School students proceed directly to their meeting spaces to discuss and enhance the Bible passages used in worship that day. Contact Director of Faith Formation Noelle Fox or Pastor Steve to learn more or get engaged.

Vacation Bible School

Beginning the first week in June, the Vacation Bible School Creative team prepares and presents an educational ministry for preschool and elementary children each summer. Bible stories are developed each day with theme presentations, music, crafts, recreation, service projects and snack. Contact Pastor Steve to learn more or get engaged.

Confirmation & Middle School Youth Ministry

All middle school students are invited to share in acolyte service at worship, Sunday School wrap-up and monthly youth group activities. 6th, 7th and 8th grade students also participate in Catechism class instructed by the pastor and others on Sunday mornings in preparation for their confirmation in the early fall of their 9th grade  year. Contact Pastor Steve to learn more or get engaged. DSC_0340

High School Youth Ministry

All high school students are invited to participate in weekly Sunday morning wrap-up sessions at church. Monthly service and recreational activities are planned as well. Each summer includes a week-long mission trip experience including the ELCA National Youth Gathering every three years and a Lutherland Pilgrimage to Germany every four years. Contact Director of Faith Formation Noelle Fox to learn more or get engaged.

Cradle Role

The parents of each child in the congregation from birth to age 3 receives a monthly newsletter celebrating the development progress of their child’s life and faith. It serves as a prelude to the development that continues with them in Sunday School. Contact Genie Craven to learn more or get engaged.

Children’s Christmas Program

On the second or third Sunday in December each year, Sunday School children present a Christmas musical that tells again of Jesus’ birth at Christmas. Rehearsals begin around Thanksgiving. Contact Minister of Music Joshua Brodbeck to learn more or get engaged.

Upcoming Events
Jul
24
Wed
8:30 am Office Hours
Office Hours
Jul 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
10:15 am Bible Study
Bible Study
Jul 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
In-person Bible study at the church led by the preacher that week and focused on the upcoming Sunday scripture lessons.
Jul
25
Thu
8:30 am Office Hours
Office Hours
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jul
26
Fri
8:30 am Office Hours
Office Hours
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jul
28
Sun
8:00 am First English Brkfst
First English Brkfst
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
To-go meals only
10:00 am Worship
Worship
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In-person worship in the sanctuary or Remote worship live-streamed online at www.engagedbygrace.org/livestream or located at the top of engagedbygrace.org homepage under Online Worship.
Jul
29
Mon
8:30 am Office Hours
Office Hours
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
6:30 pm BSA Troop 555
BSA Troop 555
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Troop Meetings/Events in Grace Hall Scouts will set up tables and chairs as needed
Jul
30
Tue
8:30 am Office Hours
Office Hours
Jul 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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