announcements & Upcoming Events
Attention children's ministry volunteers! If you are a nursery volunteer, Grapes + Peas teacher, or nursery coordinator, we request your presence at one of the two upcoming children's ministry meetings, Sunday September 22nd and 29th. These will start at 9:30 in Room 201. At these meetings we will review our child protection policy, as well as the new children's ministry procedures. We are making a few necessary changes to ensure the safety of our children and provide consistent, thoughtful, gospel-centered instruction to our youngest family members. Please make every effort to attend one of these meetings so that we can be a united front. Breakfast tacos will be provided. Thank you!
Attention parents! Whether you are a first-time visitor or a regular attender / member of Grace + Peace, we would like to make you aware of some changes to our Sunday morning children's ministry procedures. We are adding Grapes + Peas to the digital sign-in process, and are asking that you create a new habit of checking in your Grapes + Peas age kid(s) before the service. This change should help us advance the ball on being both a safe and welcoming space for our kids. We will roll out the new procedure on September 8th; please arrive before 10:20 that day if you are able to help us make this a smooth transition. Also, you’ll notice the check-in table has been moved to the front of the children’s hallway for greater visibility and easier access for our visiting families. We are grateful for your partnership with us as we make these necessary changes.
Attention parents of 3rd-5th graders! Please consider joining us for Raisins Reading Club, a monthly gathering geared toward children who have aged out of Grapes + Peas. The mission of RRC is to foster our children's understanding of the world through a biblical narrative and build Christ-centered relationships. RRC will meet Sundays Sep 22, Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 15 from 12:15-1:30 at Brentwood Bible Church. If you're interested in your child attending, please contact Allison Joffrion.
Men’s Monday Breakfast Bible study: Join us weekly, Monday mornings from 7:00-8:00 am at Central Market cafe as we use guided discussion questions to help practically apply the gospel truths of Sunday’s sermon to our lives. This is an open group, and bringing along a friend is encouraged! No need to RSVP, but feel free to direct questions to Eric Buescher.
Fall Women's Bible Studies: Women of Grace + Peace, please join us this fall as we study the book of Daniel, accompanied by J.I. Packer's Knowing the Bible - Daniel study guide. Copies of the study guide are available on the table in the foyer. Our morning study will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 10-11:30am with childcare provided, and our evening study will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm (no childcare). We will start the week of September 9th and end the week of December 2nd. For the address and RSVP for childcare for the morning study, please contact Lauren Buescher. For the address for the evening study, please contact Susan Olasky.
Women's Prayer Meetings: Please join Mary Carlisle for an hour of prayer on the second Monday of each month. Our next meetings will be October 14th, November 11th, and December 9th at Brentwood Bible Church (6301 Woodrow Ave.) from 12-1pm. We will pray through a psalm and offer specific petitions to God for ourselves and on behalf of our community. Reach out to Mary Carlisle with questions.
Women of G+P, mark your calendars for the next Sips 'n Stories! Thursday, September 26th from 7-9pm at Mary Carlisle's home for a time of fellowship and testimonies. This quarter we will hear from Susan Olasky and Mary Kate Peters about how God has been at work in their lives. Please RSVP to Mary Carlisle for the address.
Partner Ministries with G+P:
New graduate or undergrad student? If you want to connect to a Christian grad or undergrad student community on campus, come check out Hill House. The Grad Student bible study is held Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm starting on August 29, and the undergraduate bible study is held Mondays from 6-8 pm,starting on Sept 2. Both are held at 2104 Nueces St and dinner is provided. There are also movie nights, lectures, and discussions held throughout the the year. For more information visit: http://www.hillhouseaustin.org/ or contact Greg or Mary Jane Grooms.
Care Portal: The CarePortal through the Global Orphan Project is a great way to connect with foster families and children in the Austin area. The CarePortal is a system that connects CPS caseworkers and churches to help fill needs for these families. There are opportunities for every level of time commitment. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering please contact Heather Dennison.