Posts Categorized: Grace City Events

Grace Happenings || November 8th-14th

We Belong to Jesus
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to last week’s sermon audio.

Grace Happenings

Ashton Rd Transition
Beginning this Sunday, November 15th, we will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 11:00 at the Ashton Rd. building instead of meeting at Lincoln H.S. With a transition to two gatherings, we need all of the family to play a part in serving. There are additional needs for volunteers in the nurseries and Grace4Kids classes as well as an increased need for ushers and greeters. If you are looking for a way to serve at Grace City, please email info@gracecityphilly.com or call the church office at 215.677.2088 to express your interest.

If you have children, there will be two opportunities for you to check-in and receive their wristband(s). For those who arrive early to a gathering, there will be a table available in the side room adjacent to the auditorium where check-in can take place. If you arrive at the beginning of a gathering or after one has started, check-in will take place in their classrooms.

Grace Happenings || November 1st-7th

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Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to last week’s sermon audio.

Grace Happenings

Ashton Rd Transition
Beginning Sunday, November 15th, we will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 11:00 at the Ashton Rd. building instead of meeting at Lincoln H.S. With a transition to two gatherings, we need all of the family to play a part in serving. There will be additional needs for volunteers in the nurseries and Grace4Kids classes as well as an increased need for ushers and greeters. If you are looking for a way to serve at Grace City, please email info@gracecityphilly.com or call the church office at 215.677.2088 to express your interest.

In preparation for our move back to Ashton Road for two Sunday Gatherings, we also need some important information from you that will help us lead the congregation in this transition. Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to let us know which Gathering you plan on attending most Sundays and where you would be able to serve if there are areas that require more people than are currently serving.

Ashton Cleanup
As we prepare to go back to Ashton Rd. for our Sunday Gatherings, we need your help. On Saturday, November 7th, at 8:30am, we will be having a work day to prepare both the inside and outside of the building. We will be deep cleaning the inside of the building, picking up trash, and doing some landscaping upkeep around the building. Please come help if you can make time on that Saturday morning. If you plan on attending, we could use several extra vacuums and some hedge trimmers to allow us to accomplish more in a shorter amount of time.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || October 25th-31st

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Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to last week’s sermon audio.

Grace Happenings

Ashton Rd Transition
A couple of weeks ago the pastoral team announced the date for transitioning out of Lincoln H.S. for our Sunday Gatherings. Beginning Sunday, November 15th, we will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 11:00 at the Ashton Rd. building. With a transition to two gatherings, we need all of the family to play a part in serving. There will be additional needs for volunteers in the nurseries and Grace4Kids classes as well as an increased need for ushers and greeters. If you are looking for a way to serve at Grace City, please email info@gracecityphilly.com or call the church office at 215.677.2088 to express your interest.

In preparation for our move back to Ashton Road for two Sunday Gatherings, we also need some important information from you that will help us lead the congregation in this transition. Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to let us know which Gathering you plan on attending most Sundays and where you would be able to serve if there are areas that require more people than are currently serving.

2015 Soup & Salad
Ladies, you are invited to the annual Fall Soup & Salad Night that is being held on Tuesday night, November 3rd, at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building. Please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Ashton Cleanup
As we prepare to go back to Ashton Rd. for our Sunday Gatherings, we need your help. On Saturday, November 7th, at 8:30am, we will be having a work day to prepare both the inside and outside of the building. We will be deep cleaning the inside of the building, picking up trash, and doing some landscaping upkeep around the building. Please come help if you can make time on that Saturday morning. If you plan on attending, we could use several extra vacuums and some hedge trimmers to allow us to accomplish more in a shorter amount of time.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || October 18th-24th

Coming Home to God
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to last week’s sermon audio.

Grace Happenings

2015 Spooktacular
Coming up on this Saturday, October 24th, at 11:00am the 4th Annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Spooktacular is taking place at the playground in front of Lincoln High School. The cost for each child to participate in the hunt is $3 with the proceeds being used to install new equipment at the playground and to maintain the current equipment. GraceCity will also be hosting a table and handing out candy to the children and information about our church to families that are participating in the event.

There are a couple of ways you can help on the day of the event. Volunteers for setup are needed as well as for teardown at around 1:00pm. There will also be a bake sale to help raise money. Donations for the table and volunteers to help at the table during the event are also needed. If you would like to help in any way, please email info@gracecityphilly.com.

2015 Soup & Salad
Ladies, you are invited to the annual Fall Soup & Salad Night that is being held on Tuesday night, November 3rd, at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building. Please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || October 11th-17th

God Works Wonders in the Worst of Times
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to last week’s sermon audio. You can also click this link to watch the overview of Ruth that we watched during Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

October 2015 Baptism
Are you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Be a part of our upcoming Baptism Celebration this Sunday, October 18th with this public expression of your commitment and identification with him as your Lord & Savior. You can fill out a form expressing your interest to be baptized by clicking this link.

2015 Spooktacular
Coming up on Saturday October 24th, at 11:00am the 4th Annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Spooktacular is taking place at the playground in front of Lincoln High School. The cost for each child to participate in the hunt is $3 with the proceeds being used to install new equipment at the playground and to maintain the current equipment. GraceCity will also be hosting a table and handing out candy to the children and information about our church to families that are participating in the event.

There are a couple of ways you can help on the day of the event. Volunteers for setup are needed as well as for teardown at around 1:00pm. There will also be a bake sale to help raise money. Donations for the table and volunteers to help at the table during the event are also needed. If you would like to help in any way, please email info@gracecityphilly.com.

2015 Soup & Salad
Ladies, you are invited to the annual Fall Soup & Salad Night that is being held on Tuesday night, November 3rd, at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building. Please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || October 4th-10th

shepherd
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! This week, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the charges given to the elders and the congregation during our ordinations and new elder installations from this Sunday. You can find them here and here.

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PPT-membership
Coming up on Saturdays October 10th & 17th at 9:00am, we will be holding a two-day class for those that are interested in pursuing intentional membership with the Northeast congregation at Grace City Church. A continental breakfast will be provided at both of the sessions. No child care will be available during these classes. If you plan on attending the class, please sign up online here.

Youth Bible Study
This Saturday, October 10th, at 5:30 pm, the youth will be gathering at the Trachs’ house (3556 Sheffield St.) for a time of games, snacks and a lesson from the Bible. Please bring a snack to share. If you have any questions about our Parent & Youth ministry, please email Jesse Trach at jtrach@gracecityphilly.com.

October 2015 Family Meeting
This Sunday, October 11, we will be having a family meeting right after our Sunday Gathering with some updates regarding the attempt to sell the Ashton Rd. building as well as some other important information the leadership team want to pass on to the family. We plan on beginning the meeting right after our gathering ends and keeping all of the kids in their classes and nurseries during the meeting. Please make plans to stick around.

October 2015 Baptism
Are you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Be a part of our upcoming Baptism Celebration on Sunday October 18th with this public expression of your commitment and identification with him as your Lord & Savior. You can fill out a form expressing your interest to be baptized at either the Information & Resource table on a Sunday or by clicking this link.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || September 27th- October 3rd

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We are looking forward to gathering this Saturday, October 3rd, to celebrate God’s faithfulness in building his church. Check out this blog post to see the story of Grace Bible Church of the Northeast which has now grown into the congregations of Grace City Church. Below are some of the important details concerning Saturday night.

:: 70/10 CELEBRATION FEAST DETAILS ::

WHEN :: Saturday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm

WHERE :: Cedar Grove Christian Academy Gymnasium

WHO :: Children & Adults 6 & Up (childcare available for 5 & Under)

HOW MUCH :: $10 a ticket for adults & $5 for children 6-10

MENU :: Adult Ticket– Garden Salad, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli (Brown butter), Rolls & Dessert
Children’s Ticket– Chick-fil-a Nuggets & the above sides

October 2015 Baptism
Are you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Be a part of our upcoming Baptism Celebration on Sunday, October 18th, with this public expression of your commitment and identification with him as your Lord & Savior. You can fill out a form expressing your interest to be baptized at either the Information & Resource table on a Sunday or by clicking this link.

October 2015 Family Meeting
On Sunday, October 11, we will be having a family meeting right after our Sunday Gathering with some updates regarding the attempt to sell the Ashton Rd. building as well as some other important information the leadership team want to pass on to the family. We plan on beginning the meeting right after our gathering ends and keeping all of the kids in their classes and nurseries during the meeting. Please make plans to stick around.

PPT-membership
Coming up on Saturdays October 10th & 17th at 9:00am, we will be holding a two-day class for those that are interested in pursuing intentional membership with the Northeast congregation at Grace City Church. A continental breakfast will be provided at both of the sessions. No child care will be available during these classes. Please sign up at the Information & Resource table or online here.

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Grace Happenings || September 20th-26th

Hospitality & the Harvest
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

Papal Visit
We received word that we will not be able to meet at Lincoln HS when the Pope is visiting Philadelphia this weekend, On Sunday, we will be meeting in the homes where our Discipleship Communities are located. If you are a regular attender of a group already, plan on gathering at the house where your group meets at 10:00am unless otherwise specified by your leaders. If you haven’t gotten plugged into a DC yet, we think this is a great opportunity to check one out. You can see the list of Discipleship Communities here.

celebration-banner-2
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd, to celebrate God’s faithfulness in building his church. Check out this blog post to see the story of Grace Bible Church of the Northeast which has now grown into the congregations of Grace City Church. Reserve your spot by clicking here. We need an accurate count of people attending for the food preparation and setup, so please reserve your spot today!

:: 70/10 CELEBRATION FEAST DETAILS ::

WHEN :: Saturday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm

WHERE :: Cedar Grove Christian Academy Gymnasium

WHO :: Children & Adults 6 & Up (childcare available for 5 & Under)

HOW MUCH :: $10 a ticket for adults & $5 for children 6-10

MENU :: Adult Ticket– Garden Salad, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli (Brown butter), Rolls & Dessert
Children’s Ticket– Chick-fil-a Nuggets & the above sides

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Baptism October 2015
Are you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Be a part of our upcoming Baptism Celebration on Sunday October 11th with this public expression of your commitment and identification with him as your Lord & Savior. You can fill out a form expressing your interest to be baptized at either the Information & Resource table on a Sunday or by clicking this link.

PPT-membership
Coming up on Saturdays October 10th & 17th at 9:00am, we will be holding a two-day class for those that are interested in pursuing intentional membership with the Northeast congregation at Grace City Church. A continental breakfast will be provided at both of the sessions. No child care will be available during these classes. Please sign up at the Information & Resource table or online here.

Grace Happenings || September 13th-19th

word-of-god-and-parenting
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

celebration-banner-2
Join us on Saturday, October 3rd, to celebrate God’s faithfulness in building his church. Check out this blog post to see the story of Grace Bible Church of the Northeast which has now grown into the congregations of Grace City Church. Reserve your spot by clicking here or this coming Sunday at Lincoln HS. We need an accurate count of people attending for the food preparation and setup, so please reserve your spot today!

:: 70/10 CELEBRATION FEAST DETAILS ::

WHEN :: Saturday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm

WHERE :: Cedar Grove Christian Academy Gymnasium

WHO :: Children & Adults 6 & Up (childcare available for 5 & Under)

HOW MUCH :: $10 a ticket for adults & $5 for children 6-10

MENU :: Adult Ticket– Garden Salad, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli (Brown butter), Rolls & Dessert
Children’s Ticket– Chick-fil-a Nuggets & the above sides

Biggest Story Web
Parents, we are excited to recommend a new resource and make it available to you at a great price. The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, written by Kevin DeYoung, is a beautifully illustrated book that connects the narrative of scripture all the way from the garden to Christ’s return. It is particularly geared toward children aged 5-12 and is available at our upcoming Sunday Gatherings for $10.

Papal Visit
We received word this past Saturday that we will not be able to meet at Lincoln HS when the Pope is visiting Philadelphia on the weekend that includes Sunday September 27th. On that Sunday, we will be meeting in the homes where our Discipleship Communities are located. If you are a regular attender of a group already, plan on gathering at the house where your group meets at 10:00am unless otherwise specified by your leaders. If you haven’t gotten plugged into a DC yet, we think this is a great opportunity to check one out. You can see the list of Discipleship Communities here or at the DC booth this coming Sunday.

Grace City Church Collective 70/10 Celebration Feast

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Recounting God’s grace in the past renews our affections for God in the present and fills us with fresh hope in God for the future.

Throughout the Old Testament we read how God’s people had regular rhythms of recounting and rejoicing in God’s past faithfulness by throwing large celebrations and feasts. Year after year these festive events served to make much of God while reminding & renewing the hearts of all God’s people. These rhythms demonstrate how good & pleasing it is to God for us to pause and reflect on how faithful He has been to us in the past and have our hearts stirred to trust him for our future.

This is what we are going to do on Saturday, October 3rd. The congregations of Grace City Church are gathering to enjoy a celebration feast (aka party) in order to recount & rejoice in God’s faithfulness over the past 70 years!

:: 70 Years Ago ::

Back in 1945 a group of disciples were led by the Holy Spirit to reach out to the children of the Pennypack projects of Holme Circle with the good news of Jesus. This outreach became the seed that soon became the planting of The Grace Bible Church of the Northeast.

For many decades, Grace Bible Church was a thriving local church proclaiming the good news of Jesus to the neighborhoods of Northeast Philly and even sent missionaries to the nations of the world. Many disciples were multiplied & matured for the fame of God & the renewal of the city. Jesus was building his church.

Then came a prolonged season of difficulty and decline. A church that was once so healthy & vibrant had now dwindled down to a handful of disciples wondering if it was time to close its doors for good. Although the church was a smoldering wick—God began to move in a way that indicated it was time to stop the funeral because it was his plan for the light of this local church to shine brightly once again.

:: 10 Years Ago ::

Back in 2005 a group of disciples were led by the Holy Spirit to partner with the remaining members of Grace Bible Church to replant the congregation with a renewed passion to multiply & mature disciples with the gospel for the fame of God & the renewal of the city. This replant became the seed that soon became Grace City Church of the Northeast—a congregation with a vision to multiply neighborhood churches through out the city.

Now a thriving family of neighborhood congregations, in partnership with Sovereign Grace Churches, Grace City is witnessing God faithfully work in us and through us to reach many neighbors and neighborhoods with the life-transforming power of the gospel. In 2013, Grace City Church of the Northeast sent out a group of disciples to plant Grace City Church of Wissinoming and announced in 2015 that two new Discipleship Communities were being formed to be the seeds for Grace City Church of Frankford & Grace City Church of Fox Chase.

Jesus is faithfully building his church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against us!

This is why we are throwing a party! Will you join us in recounting & celebrating the stories of God’s grace over the past 70 years? We believe it will make much of God’s faithfulness in the past, renew our affections for God in the present, and fill us with fresh hope for what God will do in us and through in the future?

:: 70/10 CELEBRATION FEAST DETAILS ::

WHEN :: Saturday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm
 
WHERE :: Cedar Grove Christian Academy Gymnasium
 
WHO :: Children & Adults 6 & Up (childcare available for 5 & Under)
 
HOW MUCH :: $10 a ticket for adults & $5 for children 6-10
 
MENU :: Adult Ticket- Garden Salad, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli (Brown butter), Rolls & Dessert
Children’s Ticket- Chick-fil-a Nuggets & the above sides

Have a story to share? Send it to us at info@gracecityphilly.com so we can share it.