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  • Grace United Methodist Church

    11222 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78410  (361) 242-3333  www.ccgrace.org

    WE’RE ON FACEBOOK, TOO!

    October 13, 2011 OFFICE HOURS Monday thru Thursday: 9:00a – 5:00p Fridays: 9:00a – 12:00p CONTACT US [email protected] 361-242-3333 extension Pastors: Stan Whites 205 [email protected] Home 933-0702 / 290-1762 Mark Montgomery 204 [email protected] Home 288-2007 / Cell 726-9332 Director of Adult Ministry: Patti Gideon 201 [email protected] Director of Youth Ministry: Kathy Rios 203 [email protected] Director of Children’s Ministry: Kandi Tumlinson 206 [email protected] Church Administrator/Finance: Pat Pike 221 [email protected] Administrative Assistants: Sandy Callis 200 [email protected] Cathy Roznovsky 202 [email protected] Director of Music Ministry: Anita Schulz 208 [email protected] Pianist: Mary Anne Christian [email protected] Praise Band Director: Kirk Tumlinson [email protected]

    Wesley Counselor Rick Sanchez 361-442-3670 [email protected]

    A Word from Pastor Stan Whites

    Hi Folks,

    Fall is upon us, which once again opens us to countless opportunities to

    experience and share the amazing blessings of this life God has so

    graciously provided. Just last night the pumpkins arrived to fill our

    “Pumpkin Patch” This weekend our “Harvest Fair” will open its doors to

    the community and beyond. And the next few weeks will have us packing

    and preparing to make our move to Northwest Boulevard.

    The fall season in the church can be wonderfully chaotic. However, it is

    my prayer that we will be intentional in slowing down enough to recognize

    and participate in two momentous events that will impact God’s ministry

    here at Grace for years to come: our “Living the Vision” campaign, and the

    transition to our new campus.

    These next few weeks, we will each be asked and challenged to

    prayerfully consider “what does God want to do through me” as we seek to

    make plans for 2012 and pay down our existing debt, in order to move

    forward with life-changing ministries. Many times we see these efforts as a

    financial drive. But finances are just one part of a holistic covenant of

    prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness that we make in becoming a

    part of this body of faith.

    Our transition from Leopard Street to Northwest Boulevard will be an

    extensive endeavor that will invite us to live out the “characteristics of our

    faith” or “fruit of the Spirit” as a witness and foundation to who we are and

    what God calls us to be. [love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

    faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23)] I, personally,

    am very excited to journey with each of you through the next few months.

    It will be a glorious and once-in-a-life-time event.

    Included in this newsletter are some important dates and information

    about the logistics of relocating. It’s

    our hope and intention that you are

    provided with as much information as

    you need to prepare for the move.

    It is also my hope that each of us

    are spending time in prayer, allowing

    God to make our hearts ready; not

    just to participate, but to live into the

    vision God has for Grace.

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  • Important Dates and Information The church office will be open on a limited basis

    the week of Oct. 31st – Nov. 4th to facilitate

    basic church needs and respond to ministry

    events. Our offices will fully close the week of

    Nov. 7th - 11th to allow our staff and pastors the

    time to pack up and make the transition, as well.

    Daytime Activities: Barring

    unforeseen difficulties, Grace UMC

    will close its “daytime” ministries

    for a two-week period beginning

    Oct. 31st.

    Evening Events: “Nighttime”

    ministries will continue on a

    reduced schedule, allowing for

    programs that still choose to meet

    with limited resources available to

    them: classroom, tables, chairs, and

    a television.

    All ministries and programs except

    Sunday morning worship, will be

    suspended Thursday, Nov. 10th

    through Sunday, Nov. 13th .

    The church will be open and available for all its ministry programs in the new facility on November 14th.

    Oct. 30

    All Saints Sunday

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    SPECIAL GRATITUDE

    SERVICE 10:00 A.M.

    No Sunday School

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    REUNION UNDER

    THE TENT

    14521 NW Blvd.

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    Full Sunday Worship and

    Sunday School Resume

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    Sunday Mornings at the New Campus

    Welcoming & Hospitality: A beverage bar will be stocked in the “mall” with coffee, tea and water. This will be

    hosted by and coordinated within the Welcoming Team.

    Sunday School Classrooms: Much thought and prayer has gone into the placement of all adult Sunday school

    classes. In a spirit of cooperation and gratitude, you are invited to study the floor plan provided today and to

    begin now envisioning your small group filling the space. Scheduled tours are available upon request.

    Food and Fellowship: All adult Sunday school classes are encouraged to utilize the cabinet and counter space

    available in each room to provide food and beverage for an atmosphere of hospitality and nurture within your

    small group. The kitchen will not be available during the Sunday school hour.

    Coffee Hour: The individual classroom “Food and Fellowship” will replace the public “coffee hour”.

    No Daytime Programs 

    No Daytime Programs / Offices Closed 

    Trustees begin moving tables/chairs.

    All Daytime and Evening Programs Resume 

  • CLEANING BUCKETS RE-PURPOSED 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 16th

    We will gather Sunday, October 16th at 3:30 p.m. in the

    Fellowship Hall and we need all hands on deck. As the

    buckets are completed we will put them in a trailer so

    they can be delivered to Bastrop soon after. We will

    also have ice cream afterwards to celebrate!

    A Church-Wide Invitation To

    The D.O.W. Group October Outing October 22nd, 2011

    Pickle Smith Pickle Factory & Blackland Museum We plan to eat at the Back Street Café afterward. We’ll

    be leaving the Grace Church west parking lot at 8:30

    a.m. All are welcome! ~Doers Of the Word!

    The Next Grace Church Blood Drive Sunday, Oct. 23rd 8:30a – 1:00p

    All donors are required to show a Photo I.D. and will

    receive two vouchers for an Ice Rays Game, a T-shirt,

    and a Sonic coupon. Remember: You should eat a good

    breakfast before donating. If you haven’t eaten in four

    to six hours before going to the Blood Mobile, you may

    be deferred.

    Island In The Son UMC presents

    Methodists Got Talent! $10 per person, Saturday, November 5

    5:30 p.m. Dinner / 7:00 p.m. Talent Program Island in the Son UMC is located on Mustang Island,

    between Newport Pass road and Beach Access road #3,

    on the west (Laguna) side of Highway 361. If you have

    talent you’d like to share in our show, contact Lynn

    Houston 361-462-4464 before October 25th.

    Prayer Shawl Ministry: K1G2 Our prayer shawl ministry (Knit 1, Give 2) will be

    taking a short break due to the move to the new facility

    and the holidays after that. We will meet again in

    January, so watch your newsletter and bulletins for the

    date and time. Meanwhile, keep praying and creating.

    If you know of a need, contact the office or Gale

    Bridgeman 726-6595.

    All Saints Sunday, October 30, 2011 On Sunday, October 30

    th , at both worship services, we will be celebrating All Saints’ Sunday. It is a time

    for the church family to remember loved ones who have died, and a special occasion to remember those in

    our congregation whose stories are still fresh in our minds and hearts. Healing comes slowly and is not

    under our “command” but sharing our grief divides it, and moves us closer to a sense of God’s peace.

    Plan now to be in worship and join us in lighting a candle and saying a prayer for the following members

    on that day: John Elswick, Dolly Gribble, J.I. Hall, Emily Moore, Jack Moore, Ray Myers, and W.E.

    “Spider” Webb.

    Adding The Final Touch! While finishing touches are made on the structure of the new campus, other