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“TRUNK OR TREAT” SUCCESS! Our annual “Trunk or Treat” Fun Night for the children of Fish Net was held last Wednesday with approximately 20 vehicles participating along with at least 25 children enjoying the scary sights, sounds, and tasty treats provided for them. The R.O.C.K. youth also had a record attendance with 17 kids joining in to assist with this year’s “Trunk or Treat.” A special thanks to all who decorated their vehicles, the parents for allowing your children to participate, and to all the kids and youth who took part! What a great evening of fun, friendship, outreach, and blessings for all! 

IT’S HAPPENING AT “THE R.O.C.K.”! All junior and senior high kids are invited back to The R.O.C.K. this coming Wednesday as we enjoy another great meal by our kitchen crew, play a “Quiz Show” game to review what we’ve done and learned so far this year, have a Bible study on “Jesus, the Non-Anxious Presence” in our small groups, and simply enjoy fun, faith, and friendship with each other! 

RECYCLING POLICY: The consistory would like to encourage all those using the kitchen facilities and preparing food/meals to please recycle as much as possible. A cube for plastic grocery bags had been placed on the kitchen counter. Receptacles for plastics, cardboard, glass, and cans can be found in the storeroom. Please rinse containers out before placing them in the receptacles. A blue recycle receptacle has also been placed next to the trash cans in the fellowship hall for all to use (i.e. plastic water bottles, etc.) Thanks for helping us be good stewards of the earth and natural resources God has entrusted to us.

SENIORS’ LUNCHEON COMING! All seniors are invited to our “Fall Harvest” luncheon to be held on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 12:00 noon in our Fellowship Hall. In addition to great food, fun, and fellowship, Steve Carignan, Executive Director of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center of UNI, will be our special guest speaker. Please sign-up today at the Information Station to reserve your place, mark your calendar, invite your friends, and plan to join us! 

SUPPORTING THE MISSION:  As we enter into the final two months of the year, we are behind in our weekly giving.  Your financial support is needed to keep the ministry of Grace Church alive and impacting others.  Consistory invites members and friends of the church to consider your weekly or monthly giving.  From Jesus Give-Aways, Sunday in the Parks, our prayer shawl ministry, dramas & dinners, Fish Net, The ROCK, small groups for adults, weekly worship services, an increase in visitors, and a dedicated pastor – Grace Church is making a difference for Jesus!  Please evaluate your financial support of the mission of Grace Church.  Would you consider making up for any weeks you may have missed, bringing your giving up to date, increasing your weekly offerings, and/or contributing a special year-end gift? May God bless your generosity!

MISS A SUNDAY? If you happen to miss a Sunday service and message due to weather, traveling, or illness, please visit our web site ( to listen to any sermons you may have missed. From the Home Page, go to the Resources tab and click “Sermons” on the drop-down menu. Then, scroll down to find the date or sermon you wish to listen to. Click on the title link next to the date, download in seconds, listen and be inspired! Sunday sermons are usually uploaded by noon on Mondays. You can listen to any message from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Never miss one of Pastor Dave’s encouraging and inspirational messages again and keep up with every sermon series!