announcements & Upcoming Events

Lessons and Carols 2018: The season of Advent approaches, and so does our 2nd annual Lessons and Carols Service! We are partnering with Brentwood Bible Church to hold the service on Friday, December 7th at Brentwood's campus (6301 Woodrow Ave) from 6-7:15pm. It will be a joyful time of singing carols and meditating on the incarnation of Christ. It's a great service for the whole family and a great opportunity to invite your neighbors and friends. Childcare will be provided for infants up to kids who are in kindergarten. We will have a short reception with refreshments afterwards. If you'd like to volunteer to be a greeter or bring something for the reception, sign-up here by Wednesday, December 5th. Contact Mary Carlisle ( with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Child Protection Training for children's ministry volunteers. If you are a nursery coordinator, Grapes + Peas or Sunday School teacher, please save the date for this mandatory training on January 26th, 2019 from 9-11am. Maria Sikkema will take us through the Kannakuk child protection program at Brentwood Bible Church. This training is free, and we are thankful for her dedicated effort to protecting children across our city. Please RSVP to Mike St. John if you intend to come:

Spring Women's Retreat: Women of Grace + Peace, please save the date for next year's women's retreat, March 30-31. We will return to Summers Mill, and speaker Hope Blanton will teach on spiritual gifting. Our chairs this year are Kristi Scharrenberg, Sara Sheppard, Clare Stratton, and Emily Barclay. Stay tuned for more information!

Fall Middle School Bible Study: The last Middle School Bible Study for the semester will be Saturday, December 8th. We meet from 2-3:30pm at Brentwood Bible Church (6301 Woodrow Ave). Please contact Mary Carlisle Crehore at with any questions.

Raisins Reading Club: Our 3rd-5th grade reading and fellowship group meets again on Saturday, December 8th. We meet from 2-3:30pm at Brentwood Bible Church (6301 Woodrow Ave). Please contact Meghann Presley ( with any questions.

Daytime Women’s Bible Study: This fall we will learn more about God as we inductively study the book of Judges and some of the darkest days of Israel's history. Surprisingly, we will see God's particular love for women shine through this very difficult book. Studies will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Becca Coley's home beginning on August 29, and childcare will be provided at Anna Marshall's home. Please reach out to Elizabeth Lai or Lauren Buescher for the address or more information: or RSVP to Anna for childcare:

Evening Women’s Bible Study: Mary Carlisle Crehore will be leading a Bible study every other week on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. We will be going through the book of 1 Samuel, using Hope Blanton's study, which can be purchased on Amazon or the PCA Bookstore website. The schedule for the rest of the fall is: November 27 and December 11. This Samuel study will continue through the spring semester. Childcare will not be provided for our evening study. Please contact Mary Carlisle for the address, schedule, and with any questions:

Young Adults: Please visit our Young Adults page for information about our fall events.

This Christmas season our church is going to focus our generosity on our ministry partner, Mobile Loaves & Fishes. There are four ways you can help. First, every Sunday we'll have a Christmas donation box for members to donate items that will be given to those in need (the greatest need is winter clothing, blankets and shoes). Second, we'll be passing around a green and red offering basket during the service. The money collected will be used to purchase gift cards which will be given as Christmas gifts to MLF Community First neighbors. Third, we ask that G&P parents encourage their children to make homemade Christmas cards that will be given to Community First neighbors (the cards can be addressed to Community First neighbors from Grace and Peace Austin). And finally, please consider giving some of your time volunteering on our monthly MLF truck run (for more information on the truck run please email Tom Parker Thank you for your generosity!

Ongoing Events & Programs