This Week’s Sermons
Pastor Nanette: “What About Baptism?”
Pastor Michael: “Be Strong”
Pastor Kyle: The Gospel According to Hamilton “Is It Quiet In Your Town?”
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.
You Can Change a Child’s Future … Don’t Miss Out!
You have a wonderful opportunity to change a child’s future! A pledge of only $120/month for 5 years (a total of $7,000) will make a space at the Center of Grace through the Boys and Girls Club. And thanks to a $1 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation, they will give us $.20 cents for every dollar we raise for our $6 million Capital Campaign!
Help us meet the challenge and make a difference for the children in our community. We appreciate donations of every amount. Questions? Please call Pastor Sylvia or Betty at (913) 764-1353 … Don’t Miss Out!
Lyme is Local 5k on September 14
The Lyme Disease Association of Greater KC invites you to participate in the Lyme is Local 5k, to spread awareness and raise funds for medical bills for people fighting Lyme disease. Check out the race web-page at www.lymefight.info or email .
28 Heroes answered the call to SAVE A LIFE in our latest Blood Drive.
A Big Thanks goes out to each of you who donated for your unselfish acts.
IGNITE: GUMY Fall Retreat!
Registration Is Open!
We are excited to announce that GUMY is having a fall retreat, at Wildwood Outdoor Education Center, October 25-27th. This is an opportunity for 6th-12th grade to connect with friends and leaders. Engage in a spiritual retreat with musical worship and Bible Study. Participate in large and small group activities. Climb rock walls, do a ropes course, archery, canoe and more. In addition to large group time, there will be intentional time for middle school and high school to separate to engage in activities on their own. This is open to students involved in GUMY and students who are not yet connected to our church. Invite a friend!
It’s Time to Make the Ice Cream
Come join us for an evening of ice cream making fun and fellowship Thursday September 5th. Or join us to serve ice cream and treats at the JOCO Old Settlers Ice Cream Social September 7th. Signup sheets are outside the Coffee Shop. Or CLICK HERE to sign up. For questions or additional information contact Anna Purcell at 816-806-6417 or .
Calling All Bushhogs!
The back lot of the church really needs to be mowed and it will require a bushhog. If you have a tractor and bushhog, or know someone who may be willing to help, please reach out to Walt Cooper at 913.220.8977 or .
Backpack Wrap Up 2019
This year 171 children &Youth started school with a brand new backpack filled with all the supplies they need for a successful year of learning. Paper & Pencil may sound like simple things, but they are the key to opening the door to a new world for young people that are the poorest in our community.
In addition, the children that attend the preschool at Center of Grace received a backpack with basic supplies that we take for granted. Crayons, markers, pencils, scissors & paper. By the time they reach school age these will be familiar items and they will be ready to fly in school.
In all, 191 children received life changing school supplies from their Grace family. Thank you for participating in this important mission.
Life Groups – Fall 2019
Check out the new Fall 2019 Life Groups! This year’s selection includes Peace Academy, “The Book of Forgiving” led by Pastor Nanette on Thursday mornings; “Being Mortal,” on Tuesday evenings led by Dr. David Graham and Pastor Cheryl Somers-Ingersol. There’s a Book Study & Breakfast with Pastor Michael on Saturday mornings as well as Disciple 1, Disciple 2, and Disciple 4 led by Shawn Foreman. Click here to check out all we have to offer and enroll.
As a foundational part of the Olathe Community, Grace is hosting the celebration to honor Ralph Dennis, long-time teacher, coach, and a positive influence for innumerable lives in the Olathe area! On Sunday September 15, set as Ralph Dennis Appreciation Day, Grace Gathering will be open for greeting Ralph from 2-4pm with a short program of music and speakers from 3-3:30. All are welcome!!
Mission Team to Guatemala in 2020
There are still opportunities available on the Guatemala Mission Trip from February 1-9, 2020. The team will be working with Mission Guatemala, a faith-based nonprofit whose mission philosophy is based on John Wesley’s teaching: ‘Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.” The team is open to anyone who feels his/her talents can be used through their participation as a member of the mission work team. Construction skills are needed, as well as unskilled general laborers.
Come experience the beauty of Guatemala and the hospitality, faith, and hope of the Guatemalan people. The cost of the nine-day work trip is $1550 and covers airfare, local transportation, food, lodging, and most other trip related expenses. For more information, please contact Pastor Cheryl at .
Interested in the Grace Handbell Music Ministry?
Handbell Choirs have openings in all 3 bell choirs. Please contact the Handbell Director-Debbie Thomas (913) 406-5426 if interested. Rehearsals starting next week. Joyful Ringers for 6th grade-youth; will rehearse 4:45-5:45PM on a day yet to be decided. There are two Adult bell choirs: Ring Forth! will rehearse 6:00-7:00PM Tuesdays & Carillon 6:00-7:00PM Wednesdays.
Join Y.E.S. Group for Day-Trip to Leavenworth
The YES Group invites you to join them for a day-trip to Leavenworth on September 26th. There will be a step-on guide for a tour through the fort and National Cemetery followed by a visit to the Frontier Army Museum. After enjoying lunch prepared by the Harvey Girls, take a ride on the restored wooden carousel at the CW Parker Museum. Find signup sheets and additional information in the Welcome Center. Reserve your spot by September 1st. Questions? Contact Judi Goertzen at 913.322.2818.
Lead Preschool Teacher Needed for Center of Grace
Center of Grace is seeking a Lead Preschool Teacher for their English Language Learner (ELL) preschool. This program provides an opportunity for preschool aged children, from homes where English is not their first language, to learn English and prepare for Kindergarten in an environment designed to fit their needs. This is a part time, 20 hour/week position during the school year. No foreign language skills required. Experience working with children in a preschool or daycare setting required. Degree preferred but not required. Please contact Stacy Guerrero at .
Have a Ball this Fall with the Kids!
Serve Two Sundays in August and/or September
Fall is upon us and we have some great weekends coming up! We would love to have you join us just one or two times in one of our Grace Kid’s rooms during the months of August and September. We are looking to expand our team and give you a chance to see what it’s like in Grace Kids and represent Jesus to our kiddos! To sign up call or email Stacy Guerrero at
Save the Date for a Grace Women’s Retreat
Mark your calendars now to join us this September 27-28 at the Franciscan Prayer Center in Independence. The retreat will be facilitated by Pastor Cheryl and Pastor Sylvia and will center on “Connecting With God.” There will be workshops and time for worship, relaxing, walking, praying, journaling, silence, sharing, and group exercise (yoga/stretching).
The Overnight Retreat begins on Friday at 6:30pm and includes evening sharing and worship, a single room, breakfast, lunch and Saturday Activities for $75. OR come for the Day Retreat on Saturday which begins at 9am, includes lunch and ends at 4pm for $30. The Franciscan Prayer Center has comfortable accommodations and beautiful grounds to find rest for your mind, body, and spirit. For more information, contact Pastor Sylvia or Pastor Cheryl. Click here to sign up.