This Week’s Sermons
Pastor Nanette: “Hope Eternal”
Pastor Michael: “Building Kindness”
Pastor Cheryl: “Saints In the Making”
Missed a service? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed (or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.
Common Grace is celebrating its FIRST BIRTHDAY!
You are cordially invited to join us for a celebration of Common Grace’s First Birthday next Sunday, November 10, beginning at noon at the Ball Conference Center. We will share in a chili lunch, cheer on the Chiefs, and even have singing and birthday cake. Plus, we’ll share in a mission project as we kick off our KVC Christmas partnership! Plan to join us, and even invite a friend, for an afternoon of fun and celebration next week!
Giving Plan for 2020 Cards Due Back By November 10th
The invitation to give, serve, and witness to God’s generous grace is ours to share. It takes all of us together to live into the visions God has for Grace. As you prayerfully contemplate your giving plan for 2020, please consider being one of the 400 families that increase their giving by $10 or more per week. All increases, whatever size, grow together in God’s plan. Let’s watch what God can do through you and our community of Grace together!
You should have received a letter with a plan for giving card in the mail last week. Please fill it out and return it in the self-addressed envelope, place it in a basket on Saturday or Sunday, or bring it to the church office. If you prefer to give online, please press here to go directly to the Grace PushPay account where you can select a one-time gift or setup recurring giving. Thank you for your generosity.
New Blankets for Safehome
During the month of November, Missions is collecting NEW, twin-sized blankets for Safehome, a shelter for people dealing with domestic abuse. They are requesting new only, used blankets collected will go to Grace’s clothing closet to fulfill needs there. Labeled boxes will be available for your donations through out the church. Thank you for your support.
30 Day Family Thankfulness Challenge
Fall Family Serve Day
Bring your kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to our first Fall Family Serve Day, Saturday, November 16th! Join us starting at 8:30 am for donuts, coffee and hot chocolate as we gather together and prepare for our projects. Preschool through second grade students and families will serve in a variety of ways at Grace including projects for: Scraps KC (making individual frozen meals for the homeless); The Giving Brick (sorting Legos); The Kindness Rock Project; Center of Grace (Thanksgiving placemats and table favors for community dinner); Grace Care Ministry (making ornaments and cards for our shut ins) and creating Giving Plates. Our third through twelfth grade students and their parents will have the opportunity to choose to stay at Grace and work or go to one of our projects off site doing light yard work. We will finish with everyone back at the church at noon. Childcare is available for young children if not participating in a project. Families come in all different shapes and sizes and we welcome those with and without children! Register to participate at tiny.cc/FallFamilyServe
If you are unable to participate that day, you can still help us make a difference by donating money or items towards our homeless meals and other projects. Contact Stacy Guerrero at for more information.
As part of Fall Family Serve Day. . .
6th-12th grade students will be volunteering to help with any fall yard work chores such as raking leaves or spreading mulch! Please fill out a registration form (found in the Welcome Center) and return to the drop-box (in the Welcome Center) by November 3rd. After you’ve submitted your form, a GUMY staff member will be in contact with you to discuss the details!
Olathe Community Orchestra Presents “Czech, Please!”
Join us Sunday, November 17, at 3:00pm in the Celebration Center as the Olathe Community Orchestra performs selections from Bohemian master composers featuring In Nature’s Realm by Antonin Dvorak, the Scherzo Fantastique by Josef Suk, Sinfonia Pastorale by Johann Stamitz, and Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride” by Bderich Smetana.
Admission is free
There will be a reception during intermission
Center of Grace Fund Raiser at Olathe Main Event
Follow us to the Olathe MAIN EVENT Thursday Nov. 7, from 4-8PM for a fun-filled evening to benefit Center of Grace. Bowl, play or just eat dinner and 20% of all proceeds will go to help Center of Grace when you drop off your receipt at our table. $25 will purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS that includes Bowling, Laser Tag, Gravity Ropes, plus a $10 card for Arcade games, 2 pizza slices and medium fountain drink. Purchase your ALL ACCESS PASS two ways; at the Center of Grace Table upon arrival, beforehand at www.pushpay.com/g/
Trip to Southern Africa
Dr. Lutgen is putting together a two week Trip to Southern Africa for next June, 2020. It will begin in Cape Town, South Africa one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and from there travel to The Kruger for a Safari. Then on to Johannesburg the economic engine of Africa and finally to Victoria Falls and the Chobe. This will be a group of about 20 of which half are already committed to participate. If interested contact Dr. Lutgen .
Poinsettia Order Forms
If you would like to purchase a plant for your home or office or would like to donate a poinsettia to decorate our worship spaces for Christmas, order forms are now available in the Welcome Centers. All orders need to be turned in by Sunday, November 17th. You may drop them in the boxes located in the Welcome Centers or bring them to the church office
Join the YES Group on a Day Trip of FUN
Sign ups end this week. Be sure to get signed up to join The YES group on their next outing – a day trip to the WWI Museum and the 9-11 Memorial. Top off your trip with lunch at Cenzetti’s. Come join in the fun Thursday, November 14. Pick up an information sheet in the welcome center. Questions? Call Judi Goertzen at 913-322-2818