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GOD WANTS YOU TO BE A CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN!

For around three months, we have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This virus is highly contagious and, as a result, fear and panic have become a part of the fabric of our culture. 

This weekend, we will be challenged to become highly contagious - not through this horrible virus, but by infecting people around us who are far from God. God wants our lives to become so spiritually contagious that others will be naturally curious about our faith and be attracted to becoming Christ-followers themselves. Over the next four weeks, I will share messages that will help us focus on authentically living out our faith.

Television advertising communicates, “Image is everything!” Apparently, many people believe that - including many churchgoers! If we are going to infect others with our faith in Christ, we need to communicate, “Substance is everything.” Someone once said, half tongue-in-cheek, "The depth of our collective shallowness is staggering!"

All around us are people looking for the authentic! They want to see people with real faith who are authentically living out what they believe. When they see opportunism or deception, they reject us, Jesus and the Church on grounds of phoniness. Joe Aldrich, in the book “Life-Style Evangelism,” states, “Christians are to be good news before they share the good news.” Before we can become highly contagious Christians, we must first live in a way that convinces others we have the disease ourselves.

Join us for worship this weekend! As we continue to follow recommended “social distancing” guidelines, we have closed off every other row of seats and we request that you put two empty seats between you and anyone not living in your house. 

If you are uncomfortable being in the Celebration Center, we offer two other options during our regular service times - Saturday at 6:00pm, Sunday at 9:00am & 11:00am. You may listen to the service live on FM 96.9 while in your car in our parking lot; or, you may join us live online at www.thegraceplace.com/watch. We will look forward to seeing you

 

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!

This Monday, Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their lives while serving our country. Around 30 years ago, Karon and I took our boys, who were very small at the time, to Washington D.C. While there, we visited Arlington National Cemetery where tens of thousands of white crosses mark the graves of young men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Every time I see a picture of those crosses, I am reminded that we owe a tremendous debt to those soldiers and families who gave so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms that are a part of the American way of life.

Please take the time to honor a family of a fallen veteran or give a word of encouragement to a veteran wounded while serving our great nation!

 

FATHER'S DAY CAR/TRUCK/TOY SHOW!

On Father’s Day Weekend, June 20th & 21st, we will honor Dads in all three of our weekend services! We are going to have a car/truck/toy show in our front parking lot. If you have a classic or sports car, truck, boat, ATV, etc. that you would like to enter in the show, we will be awarding gift cards to the winners of each category. Participants do not have to be regular attenders of The Grace Place, so invite your friends to bring their entry (there are no fees). Kona Ice will be here, and we are serving hotdogs too! Make sure you bring your dad with you to the services!

 

STEWARDSHIP!

If you would like to make a safe and secure donation, take advantage of technology and do your giving online here! It is as simple as going to www.thegraceplace.com/give. You may also mail your donations directly to The Grace Place at 1550 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997. Contact Peggy Miller, our bookkeeper, if you have any questions about giving 772-287-6388.

Thank you for your generous support and prayers as we see God do some amazing things among us in the weeks and months ahead! 

JOIN ONE OF OUR PRAYER CIRCLES!

Thursdays at 4:00pm - Join us in the Celebration Center Prayer Room as we pray over specific prayer requests and for our church.

Fridays at 6:00am - Join Pastor Rick in the church lobby, and become part of what God is doing through the ministries of The Grace Place!

Saturdays at 4:00pm - Join us in the church lobby as we pray for God’s resources, expansion of our ministries, and spiritual impact.
 
We look forward to seeing you next Thursday afternoon, Friday morning or Saturday afternoon!