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Staffing Update for Grace

Dear Grace, I’m writing today to inform our church family that Karleigh Crepin has let us know that she will step away from her role as Children’s Ministry Director, effective September 25. This fall, she enrolled at Luther Seminary, and wants to focus solely on her studies there. I am in conversation with our executive committee about…

This Fall at Grace

Dear People of Grace,  I thank God for you. I am grateful that many of you are finding new ways to practice your faith and stay connected in Christian community. Whether you offer up a prayer for a baby being baptized in a back yard, or you unfold your lawn chair and settle in for Neighborhood Church, or sing your lungs out during at-home worship, I am grateful for the ways you show up for one another.  …

Meet Pastor Jen Collins

We’re delighted to welcome Pastor Jen Collins to our staff and pastoral team at Grace. Pastor Jen brings an incredible variety of experience, skills, and passion to our community of faith. Join us for Coffee Hour Sunday, August 23 at 10:00 am to learn more and to offer her a legendary Grace welcome. Keep an…

Westview School Supply Drive

Now, more than ever. Supply Westview students and teachers with what they need to thriveAugust 29 · 9:00am – 12:00pmAugust 30 · 11:00am – 2:00pm Each year Grace helps families and Teachers in need at Westview Elementary School by donating school supplies. This year, with more families struggling than ever before, these supplies will make…

Neighborhood Church Returns

Neighbor is a verb. We’ve (re)opened a door our families, friends, and especially neighbors. We’re running another round and today we’re launching signups for Neighborhood Church, a way for us to gather in small groups to connect, converse, and neighbor. Sign up below! Here are some questions you may be asking (these FAQ’s have been updated):…

Updates from India

We continue to connect and support ministry in India, much of that through Brad Stone and the clowning ministry. Here’s the latest from Pastor Discrose: Dear in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you are doing well by the grace of God. We are praying for your…

Thank You Pastor Michelle

This Sunday is Pastor Michelle Gawienowski’s last one with us as our Interim Associate Pastor. We’re so grateful for her dedicated service and creative spirit during this unexpected pastoral adventure. She has been a Godsend for us during these past five months. She was instrumental in creating Neighborhood Church, faithfully proclaimed the gospel, and provided…

Church at Home Resource Kit

Our Worship Leadership & Production Staff will be taking a short sabbatical from July 13 through July 26. This means we won’t be sharing an online service or holding Zoom coffee hour on July 19 and 26. As we’ve said from the beginning, this doesn’t mean worship is canceled, rather, it’s coming home. While we…

Sanctuary Prayer

“Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” – Psalm 139 Family of Grace,  We trust that there is no place where God isn’t. However, there’s something special about a sanctuary. Starting this week, you can sign up to spend 30 minutes for prayer and meditation in the Grace sanctuary,…

Church in the Park

We’re getting together and you are invited and encouraged to join. We’ve got a unique chance to gather for a set of services with two big focuses: worship and welcome. This service will include music, Scripture, message, liturgy, words of welcome, and communion. Learn more about our why we’re gathering, how we’re staying safe, what…