Mar
1
Apr 9

Lent & Palm Sunday Evening Prayer Services

We will be offering Evening Prayer services throughout Lent leading up to Palm Sunday. End your weekend and begin a new week with this peaceful liturgical prayer and worship service in the Worship Center.

Mar
9
May 27

Igniter Rent-A-Student Fundraiser

The high school Igniter team will be heading back to Reynosa this summer for a mission trip to visit our friends at Children's Haven International. A great way you can help the students raise enough money to go is by "renting" them to do a job, project, or task. If you have some opportunities please fill out a request here

Mar
19
Apr 9

Grace Foundations

Grace Foundations is a four-week class that covers the basics of what Christians believe and what the life of a Christian looks like. The class is for those who have attended Starting Point, but everyone is encouraged to attend, whether as a refresher course of the basics of Christianity or as a first-time intro. The class is designed as an entryway to getting involved at Grace. Meets in Fireside Room.

Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Middle School All-Day Bash - POSTPONED

The Middle School All-Day Bash, due to an unforeseen funeral at Grace, will be postponed to April 22. We hope you will be able to make the schedule change with us and will still be able to attend on April 22. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Starting Point

New to Grace? Come to Starting Point to learn more about GCC. Childcare and pizza provided at no cost. Meets in the Fireside Room.

Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Starting Point

New to Grace? Come to Starting Point to learn more about GCC! Starting Point takes place in the Fireside Room, and childcare and pizza are provided at no cost.

Mar
26
6:30 pm18:30

Amigo 19 Trip Party & Report Night

Everyone is welcome to come to our Amigo 19 Trip Party & Report Night on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room. We'll be showing trip pictures and sharing stories from our time serving at Children's Haven International's children's home in Reynosa, Mexico. If you've ever wanted to take your family on a cross-cultural adventure for Jesus, the Amigo Trip is a great way to serve together. Please bring a snack to share.

Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Legacy

Spring will soon be here and so will our Legacy: Spring event. To welcome the new calendar season, we will be challenged to think about life’s seasons as Bobbie Friesen shares thoughts on the topic “Living with Seasons.” She will help us to think through questions such as How are your seasons of life ‘seasoning’ you? Is your portion of “usable faith” growing?

Lisa Peterson will also briefly share about her volunteer work at safehope (formerly Harvey County Safe House). Two opportunities will be given to help this organization which provides advocacy and support to women caught in domestic and sexual violence. The first one will be to prepare freezer meals on April 8 for families that shelter there. The second opportunity will be to donate money to buy supplies to make those meals. 

Invite a friend to enjoy this evening with you! Dinner and babysitting will be provided. Register here or at the Sign Up Station on March 19 and 26. All donations from this meeting will go toward safehope.

Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversation Class

Come and learn together how to reach out to our neighbors on April 2, 9, 23 and/or 30. Feel free to attend all four classes or just one. There is no prep for the class.

The “9 Arts” offers surprisingly simple practices that will build a foundation of relational trust and open the gateway for conversations about God to unfold naturally.

Child care will be offered. Please register here or contact the office to let us know if you will need childcare.

Extend is offering these classes to help us cultivate spiritual conversations.

Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Stand Firm

The Young Adult Ministry has an event opportunity on May 19 through May 20 at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita! As a generation living in a presently labeled "post Christian" culture, come join us in learning and discussing biblical truths that will help ground us in our faith and life. We look forward to having great fellowship together! All young adults and college students welcome!

Contact Joshua Brinkerhoff, brinkerhoff.je@gmail.com, to register before April 2. Cost is $45.

Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

(un)Natural Mom

Discover your mom personality and why you are the perfect mom for your kids with Hettie Brittz, author of (un)Natural Mom. She will help moms discover that God has made every kind of mother to reflect something of Himself. Including Hettie’s popular parenting-style profile, this practical and grace-filled event frees you to stop trying to be a “natural” mom and become the mom God has equipped you to be.

Register Here before April 2. A freewill offering will be taken. Childcare will be provided.

The (un)Natural Mom book is available at the Faith & Life Bookstore for 30% off. The book is not required to be read for the event.

Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Good Friday Services

On Good Friday, April 14 at 7pm in the Worship Center, the Newton Ministerial Alliance is bringing in "Jews for Jesus" with a presentation of Christ in the Passover. The presentation is a visual demonstration of a Jewish Passover, connecting the ancient festival of redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. It interweaves the story of Exodus and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through Jesus' words in the Upper Room. We will share in communion after the presentation.

Apr
15
9:00 am09:00

Family Carnival & Easter Egg Hunt

GraceKids’ third annual spring community outreach event is coming in April.  We’re excited for the Family Carnival and Easter Egg Hunt!  Our mission is to engage the community, show love and make connections with families we may not usually encounter.  Last year we reached nearly 900 people!               

We need your help to make this event a success.  Would you please join us?
·         set up & clean up crews
·         volunteers to man booths & help with the Easter egg hunt
·         stuff eggs with candy or trinkets (pick these up outside the church office)
·         donations of prizes (individually wrapped candies, stickers, pencils, small
          toys/trinkets)
·         invite friends, neighbors & others to join us for the event

We encourage adults, youth, families and Community Life Groups to come serve together.  Donations can be placed in the stock tank outside the church offices. 

If you can help in any way, please contact Juli Dirks or sign up online here.  Please be praying for God to provide and for great attendance! 

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Middle School All-Day Bash

If you are middle school student you won't want to miss out! Our plan is to hang out all day. There is a $5 cost to help cover food for lunch and a few snacks. Register here by April 19. Contact Pastor Loren, lorenkurtzgcc@gmail.com, for details. 

May
5
May 7

Men's Retreat

The Men's Ministry invites all men to a weekend of fishing, golf, fellowship, and encouragement at Lake Taneycomo in Forsyth, Missouri. This year's speaker is Bruce Ewing, Special Assistant to the President of Dallas Theological Seminary. For cost details, weekend schedule, and contact info of coordinators, check out this brochure; return completed registration form and check to the office.

May
28
Jun 4

Igniter Reynosa Trip

Igniter is heading to Reynosa, Mexico May 28-June 3. Register here by Sunday, March 26. Cost is $450. You can bring your payment to the church office or contact Pastor Loren, lorenkurtzgcc@gmail.com.

Jun
5
Jun 8

Summer Quest Hosts & Coordinators Needed

It's time to begin plans for our 3rd Annual Neighborhood Summer Quest! We're taking this fun, 4-day backyard event all around on June 5-8. This is an all-church opportunity to take the gospel to kids and their families who live near us, to make connections and build relationships. Would you consider hosting or volunteering for an event in your back yard? 

Contact Juli Dirks with any questions: julidirksgcc@gmail.com

Sign up to host or volunteer here.

Watch a video of Summer Quest 2016 here.

Jun
11
Jun 16

LifeChange Camp Registration

Register now to attend LifeChange camp in Clinton, MO this summer:  

·    Family Camp, June 1-4
·    Children’s Camp 2, June 11-16
·    Junior High Camp, June 18-23

Download the information and registration forms or pick them up at the Connection Desk or in the office.  Please use the forms provided by GCC in lieu of using the camp website.  Return your forms to the office or the camp folders outside the office door by May 20th.  

A $10 discount is available for those who register by April 1!  


Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Growing in the Dark

Growing in the Dark is a support group for women facing anxiety and depression. It meets monthly and strives to bring women together in community that understands each others' struggles with anxiety and depression. We want to foster a place where women can share freely, be known, and encourage each other to engage in the hard work of "struggling well." This includes techniques that help us to cope day-to-day and retrain our brains long-term. We also desperately want to help each other know Christ more and grow in our relationship with Him, who is the true Healer. 

This month's meeting will be held in the Music Room.

Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters! Every marriage is important and needs restoration, encouragement and growth. We are providing an opportunity for our marriages -- whether newlywed or seasoned, whether thriving or struggling -- to be transformed  into greater reflections of God's design. Marriage Matters is a three part series, which will meet on Saturdays, March 11, 18 and 25 in the Fireside Room from 6pm to 8pm. There is a $10 registration fee per couple, and childcare will be provided. Registration is closed.

Mar
8
Mar 14

Serve Week at New Hope Shelter

Grace's week to serve at the New Hope Shelter (formerly known as Harvey County Homeless Shelter) is coming up on March 8-14. If you are interested in serving a meal or spending time with residents at the shelter during our week, please contact Brandon Buerge.

Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Evening Prayer & Family Worship

End your weekend and begin a new week with intention by joining us for Evening Prayer & Family Worship. This liturgical service takes place in the Worship Center.

Feb
19
10:30 am10:30

Amigo 19 Love Offering Fundraiser Lunch

The Amigo Fundraiser Lunch is an annual event sponsored by the Extend Council and put on by the Amigo 19 Mexico Mission Trip Team.

We are serving a delicious deluxe tostada meal in the Activity Center after both first and second services to raise money to take a love offering with us to Children's Haven International's children's home in Reynosa where we will be serving.

Trip dates are February 25 through March 4, 2017. Proceeds of the meal, less expenses and craft project supplies, will go entirely toward a special needs project at Children's Home. Hope to see you there!

Feb
17
Feb 18

Women's Timeout Retreat

Ladies, it's hard to find time to take a moment to nourish ourselves! Give yourself some much needed care and relaxation at the Drury Inn in downtown Wichita for the Timeout Retreat! Our schedule is simple; our activities are few.

This year, Sharon Skidmore will dive into the topic of belonging to God and finding our identity in Him; from this relationship flows the ground work for self-care in our busy worlds. This is a chance to separate yourself from responsibilities and fully engage in your relationship with Christ.

Space is limited! Register here before Friday, February 3.
Cost is $60 and includes a shared hotel room at the Drury Inn, dinner with everyone at the hotel, two sessions with worship and topical discussion, a journal, gifts and prizes!

Click here to see the brochure for the schedule.

Jan
21
8:30 am08:30

Awana Grand Prix

This outreach event features Awana kids racing cars they have built with a biblical message provided. It will be Saturday, January 21 at 8:30am in the Worship Center. Contact Jeff Couchman with questions.

Jan
15
12:00 pm12:00

GroupLink

Are you looking for life-giving, authentic relationships with other believers? Community Life Groups provide opportunities to connect with other believers where you can experience encouragement, acceptance, accountability, and care! You can have deep fellowship that offers a sense of belonging that can be hard to achieve on Sunday mornings. There are lots of options where you can connect, and GroupLink is our event to help you find the group that's best for you! GroupLink will be in the Fireside Room, and childcare and lunch will be provided. Register here.

Jan
13
Jan 14

Polar Bear Campout

Time for the Polar Bear Campout again! Except this year we will be in the Activity Center.

Please bring a tent and sleeping bags just as if you were camping outdoors. We will be grilling outside so bring your favorite meat and a dish to share.

We will be watching 32 Blast on the big screen.

Register here before Wednesday, January 11.

Dec
24
2:00 pm14:00

Family Christmas Candlelight Services

Grace will host a simple and beautiful celebration for the whole family with scripture, carols, candlelight and communion. We will be having three identical services on December 24 at 2pm and 4pm and on December 25 at 10:30am. 

Please choose one service and invite a friend for this special worship that celebrates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Growing in the Dark Women's Support Group

Ladies, are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Consider joining this support group facilitated by Julie Friesen and Allison Entz. Our goal is to foster a place where women can share freely and we can encourage each other to engage in the hard work of "struggling well." We also desperately want to help each other know Christ more and grow in our relationships with Him, who is the true Healer. We'll be discussing topics and questions from A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God's Promises by Renee Swope. Meets monthly in the Fireside Room.

Dec
18
4:30 pm16:30

Christmas Caroling

Join us for a church-wide evening of Christmas caroling! We will meet at the church facility, split up into groups and go share the Christmas story through song all over Newton and the surrounding area! Then we will meet back at the church for a soup supper.

The last couple of years, the Worship Team has gone Christmas caroling, and it has been a huge impact on the people we share with as well as those sharing. So, we are opening it up to anyone who wants to participate!

Register here or contact Pastor Kyle by December 11.

Dec
11
9:00 am09:00

GraceKids Christmas Special

Our GraceKids Christmas special will be during both services. Our children will share songs and scriptures they have been preparing during Sunday School this year.

Parents, drop your children off as usual to their Sunday School class. They will sing for us and return to class for the remainder of the service. You can pick them up as usual after the service. Come ready to enjoy!

Oct
31
6:00 pm18:00

Trunk & Treat

Join us Monday, October 31 for our annual Trunk & Treat event. Invite your neighbors and friends to attend! Wee see this as a fun way to show love to our community by providing a safe option for trick-or-treating and by making friendly connections with people. We'll be passing out gospel tracts and information about our kids' programs here at church.

Sign up HERE to host a trunk or contact Tami Veer if you can help!

Oct
15
4:45 pm16:45

Women's Progressive Dinner

This dinner is currently full. What's better than food, fun, and fellowship? Ladies, please join us for the three F's of the progressive dinner! We'll start with appetizers at the church and then make our way through the meal at gracious hostess homes. The best part is the price--free! 

Oct
2
9:00 am09:00

TeamBuild Volunteer In-Service

All GraceKids and Igniter volunteers are encouraged to attend the quarterly in-service in the Activity Center. There will not be Sunday School or Middle School Igniter this day, but nursery will be provided as well as activity bags for children in the Worship Center.

Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

Restarting Class Begins

Restarting is a 12-week class facilitated by Pastor Steve that offers joy-based relationship training to help us grow and heal. You are welcome to come to the first couple of classes and then decide if you want to continue. Registration is preferred but not required. View our brochure here and register here. Cost is $22, and scholarships are available. Childcare is provided. Class will take place in the Activity Center.

Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

Friendship Partner Training Begins

Did you know that in Wichita alone there are over 2,000 international students? International Students, Inc. (ISI) exists to share Christ's love with international college students. They are providing a four-week training designed to help volunteers develop successful friendship partner relationships with internationals. The training will take place at First Evangelical Free Church in Wichita. Click here for more info on how you can get involved. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity Extend is making available to you!

Aug
21
9:00 am09:00

Women's Bible Study Sign-Ups

Ladies, need a place to grow in your knowledge of the Word and to enjoy the fellowship, friendship, and prayers of other women? You're invited to check out the many women's Bible studies being offered throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Pick up a brochure in the foyer and sign up right away, or view the study options and register online here. Please register by September 1.

Aug
20
9:00 am09:00

AWANA Ministry Conference

You won't want to miss our AWANA Ministry Conference at Morningstar Community Church in Wichita (11010 E Kellogg). We hope you will make plans to be with us for this great day of workshops and visiting with AWANA leaders from across the state. There will be additional trainings on the T&T update and over 30 workshops and presentations for you to attend. We are especially excited to have Chris Marchand as our keynote speaker; Chris is the Director of Children's Ministries at AWANA, and we look forward to hearing from him about how AWANA is reaching more kids than ever before! Grace will pay the early registration fee of $25 if you'd like to go. Please sign up here by August 13. Questions? Contact Brian Loewen at bdloewen73@gmail.com.

Aug
14
9:00 am09:00

Women's Bible Study Sign-Ups

Ladies, need a place to grow in your knowledge of the Word and to enjoy the fellowship, friendship, and prayers of other women? You're invited to check out the many women's Bible studies being offered throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Pick up a brochure in the foyer and sign up right away, or view the study options and register online here. Please register by September 1.

Aug
7
9:00 am09:00

Nursery & Sunday School Volunteer Training Part 2

This is the second half of our nursery and Sunday School volunteer training. We request all nursery and Sunday School volunteers (including one-to-one helpers and substitutes) be present for this important informational team meeting in the Activity Center. Doughnuts, coffee, and juice will be provided.

Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

Evening Prayer & Family Worship

End your weekend and begin a new week with this liturgical prayer and worship service in the Worship Center. Participants come together and depart in a quiet, reverent manner.