This Week’s Sermons
Pastor Nanette: “Growing in Grace”
Pastor Ken: ” The World is My Parish”
Pastor Kyle: The Gospel According to Hamilton
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.
Mona Candea – The Newest Member of Our Next Gen Staff
Mona joins us as Grace Kids Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, twelve years of volunteer experience in children and youth ministries, and seven years of vocational ministry serving both children and youth. She has grown to love all parts of Children’s Ministry. Mona will finish her degree at Saint Paul School of Theology in May 2020. In her spare time, she loves reading, drinking coffee, spending time with friends and her husband, and hiking in the mountains when possible! When you see Mona please tell her welcome to Grace!
Share Your Hand This Sunday!!!
We are creating a tree with all our hands as the leaves! We are those on whom God’s light and life shine for others! Please stop by and outline your hand on the particular color of paper you’d like, cut out your hand, write your name on it, and it will be placed on a branch!!! Watch our tree grow with different colors, sizes and names as God uses our unique hands for ministry!
Have YOU Downloaded the New Grace App Yet?
With the Grace App, we are making it easier to connect with Grace, check service times, upcoming events, and even read your bible.
Once you have downloaded the app we can notify you directly on your phone if we have to cancel a service due to weather. Within the app you are able to listen to sermons, contact staff, donate directly to the church and more! We hope you enjoy your new connection with the church as we grow closer together in God’s love.
Easy As 1, 2, 3
1. Message — olathegrace app to 77977
2. Click the link in the text you receive back.
3. Download the free app
Food for Body & Soul Saturday Morning’s This Fall
What could be better than good food for the body and the soul? Kick start your Saturday mornings with Breakfast and a Bible Study this fall. The group will meet over breakfast Saturday morning’s 8:00am-9:30am, October 12 – November 23. Join Pastor Michael as he studies, “Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings of St. Francis.” The first meeting will be in the Grace Coffee Shop. Book cost is $12. Sign up HERE today!
Peace Academy Returns!
Peace Academy equips children and students to be peacemakers in their homes, community, and world. This session of Peace Academy focuses on the story of the Good Samaritan and other scripture helping us to explore WHO our “neighbor” is and what it means to LOVE ALL of our “neighbors” – regardless of our differences and abilities. The Peace Academy curriculum is taught during normal Sunday Morning children’s and youth classes and no registration is necessary. Parents and other adults are encouraged to participate in an adult Peace Academy Life Group at 9:15 Sunday mornings led by Shawn Foreman. Contact Stacy Guerrero with any questions.
Children and youth (K-12th grade) attending 9:15 Sunday morning programming are automatically part of Peace Academy. Students (grades 6 through 12th) check into the GUMY youth room on the 3rd floor. Kids (Kindergarten – 5th grade) check into one of our computer kiosks outside the coffee shop and then proceed to the following rooms on the 3rd floor: Kindergarten/1st grade- Room 312; 2nd/3rd grade- Room 309 and 4th/5th grade- Room 307. Parents are encouraged to enroll into adult Peace Academy in order for the entire family to be part of this important conversation. Contact Stacy Guerrero with questions.
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!
FALL FESTIVAL / Trunk & Treat! At Ball Conference Center!
We are getting excited for the Fall Festival! Plan to join us at the Ball Conference Center on Sunday, October 20 from 3-5pm! We’ll have a trunk or treat, live music, and plenty of fun for the whole family!! Check out our event on Facebook … invite your friends!!
Lenexa Senior Symposium
Saturday October 19, 10am -2 pm
Lenexa City Center Community Forum (Inside Lenexa City Hall)
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa KS
Learn from the Experts! This FREE symposium is presented by three leading Lenexa retirement communities (Benton House, Lakeview Village, Westchester Village), Advent Health, and Lenexa Parks & Rec.
Topics include: Seniors 101; Key legal documents and Medicare vs Medicaid; Health, Fitness and Movement; Dementia and the Holidays; and the Arthritis Foundation.
Register by Calling 913-477-7100 or 913-825-9920. When you register, please indicate choice of sandwich in the complimentary box lunch (ham, turkey, vegetarian or gluten free).
Interested in Membership at Grace UMC?
Join us Sunday, October 13, at 12 PM in the Coffee Shop for Coffee with the Pastors. This is an informal fellowship event where you can ask questions and learn about our church, our missions center, and our newest campus, Common Grace. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Childcare is available as needed.
Is it Time For YOU to Praise God With Music?
Instruments of Grace is seeking individuals who play an instrument to join in providing music for our worship services. Come fellowship with this fun loving group as we come together in preparing music for our worship services and make a joyful noise to the Lord! The best part? … no auditions required! Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Celebration Center. Questions? Contact our Instruments of Grace Director/Organist, Keith Sandrock at 816.896.6762 or by email at .
Troup 86 Jordan D. Announces Eagle Scout Project
Troop 86 is proud to announce its latest Eagle Scout Project, a Coat Drive for the Center of Grace Clothing Closet. This project is very meaningful to scout, Jordan as he has volunteered at the Clothing Closet. He wants to be sure everyone has warm clothes for winter.
Jordan is collecting new and gently used coats, winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. He is also collecting new underwear and socks. All sizes are needed. Drop boxes will be available at Grace through October 13th.