Baptism – Indoor
Grow My Faith
Baptism – Raystown Lake
Baptism – Local Little Trout Run
Tell Me More
Eat And Meet
New Member Luncheon
Finding My Place
Connect At GCC
Financial Peace University™
Surrendering the Secret
Gatherings for Moms
What did you expect? Marriage Webinar
The Gospel of John
Writing Your Story 101
The Cross of Christ
Sundays, January 15 – March 5, 12:30-1:30 pm
Starting Point is a gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. Whether new to the Christian faith or exploring faith in God, this class is for you. Register.
Grow My Faith
Mondays, April 10 – 24, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Would you like to grow your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Paul Weitzel for these three Monday evenings that will help guide each participant to a more vibrant and living faith. Childcare is available. Register.
Baptism – Indoor
Monday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Do you feel led to profess your faith in Jesus Christ through baptism? Do so through the first-ever indoor baptism service at GCC. Questions? Contact Pastor Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism – Raystown Lake
Saturday, July 29
Spend the day with your GCC Family at Raystown Lake while celebrating new life in Christ!
This year we have rented a picnic pavilion (Dogwood Shelter at Seven Points) at Raystown as our central gathering place and we are inviting families and individuals to make this a lake day. Raystown has miles of hiking trails, a sandy beach, campsites, and places to launch your boat! Our pavilion is ADA accessible with rubber compost trails leading around the lake.
Amidst the fun we will not forget the real reason that we are there which is to celebrate new life found in Jesus Christ through the profession of faith that is baptism. Those that are ready to make this profession are invited to email Pastor Jesse at email@example.com.
Baptism – Local
Monday, August 21, 6:30 pm
See the life-changing power of the Gospel in action as we hear testimonies of God’s faithfulness and see brothers and sisters make professions of their new life found in Christ Jesus. Is God leading you to make this profession? Please contact Pastor Jesse at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office.
Eat & Meet
Sunday, March 5, 12:30 – 2 pm
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 8 pm
Do you want to get to know both GCC and its pastors better? Would you love to share a meal with them and their family? Well, join us March 5 or April 27 to do just that over a catered lunch/dinner! Register.
Tell Me More
Sunday, February 5, 3 – 5:30 pm
Tell Me More is a gathering designed to help you learn more about Grace Community Church. In this session, Pastor Mike and Paul will present the history of GCC, the church’s core values, and the biblical foundations GCC follows. Childcare available. Register.
NEW MEMBER LUNCHEON
Sunday, March 19, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
New Member Luncheon is for all new members. We have a time of fellowship, food (catered), and we discuss pastoral care and counseling at GCC. Register.
Finding My Place
Sunday, April 16 – 23, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
With over 30 distinct areas to serve at GCC, where do you start? In this class, you will discover opportunities to plug in and get involved at GCC, using your gifts, talents, and passions. Whether it’s your first time serving or you are looking for new opportunities to serve, Finding My Place is the best place to learn! Register.
Connect At GCC
Sundays, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Dementia Care is a place where caregivers for loved ones with Dementia can be encouraged and resourced to care well for their loved ones. Led by Registered Nurse Jean Langenbach who as an RN understands the medical side of Dementia has also experienced the personal side as she has cared for her own family members through this disease. Register.
Sundays, February 12, April 16, June 11, August 13, October 8, 2 – 4 pm
Are you a widow, widower, or a single senior looking for a place to connect during a fun afternoon? Then Walking Together is for you. Register.
Mondays, February 27-April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Grief Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Register.
Tuesdays, January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, 1:00 pm
Tuesdays, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, 7:00 pm
If you or a loved one is battling cancer, you are not alone. Cancer Support Group is for those whose lives are being affected by cancer. The group meets every other week to encourage, comfort, and care, and is led by Fran and Allen Gruver. Register.
financial peace university
Sundays, January 15 – March 12, during 11:00 am service
Inflation. Rising gas prices. Economic uncertainty.
Do wish that you had a plan that could help you not only manage this financial uncertainty but still allow you to give generously through the uncertainty? This is what Financial Peace University is designed to do.
Join Steve Echternach and certified FPU counselors as they led you to financial security and a life of good stewardship. Register.
surrendering the secret
Available by appointment
Without question, abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. However, you are not alone. It’s time to heal!
Surrendering the Secret is a powerful 8-step Bible study that helps hurting women find the path to healing and freedom through the hope of Scripture; meaningful hands-on experiences; unique journaling exercises; and a confidential, caring community led by someone who has been where you are.
Confidentially contact Nyla Martin to discuss this ministry offered comfortably in her home. email@example.com
Gatherings for moms
Mornings, 1 & 3 Thursdays starting January 5, 9:15 – 11:00 am
Evenings, 3 Thursday starting January 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
If you are looking for a place to connect with other Moms, grow in your faith and be encouraged in your journey as a Mom, you are invited to join our Mornings or Evenings for Moms group. Mornings and Evenings for Moms are gatherings for Moms with children preschool through Grade 12. Childcare is provided for Mornings for Moms. Be sure to register online prior to each session.
This year’s study: Do you ever feel like you don’t enjoy anything because you are trying to do everything? Find help and encouragement as we dig into our study, “Breathing Room for Moms.” Mornings and Evenings for Moms will be exploring this study throughout this ministry season. Register.
Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26
Twin Pines Retreat Center Speaker: Pastor Matt Hill
Join us for a weekend of sleeping, eating, fishing, hiking, and shooting things on 205 acres in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Last year over 70, men joined us for a powerful weekend and this year we are excited to welcome Pastor Matt Hill as our weekend speaker.
Pastor Matt is an experienced teacher as the Lead Pastor of Saint Paul’s E.C. Church of Reamstown. He is a founding member of Triple Tree Biker Church, and shepherds a growing and vibrant men’s ministry at Saint Paul’s. Plus he is an avid outdoorsman!
Hemlock Double Occupancy $159 per person (linens provided)
Aspen Double Occupancy $179 per person (linens provided)
Standard Lodging (NO linens provided)
$149 double occupancy
Friday, April 7, 2023
$7 per person
Yoder’s Country Buffet: 14 S Tower Rd, New Holland, PA 17557
We are going eat and then we are going to eat some more! Invite a friend and join us at Yoder’s!
Men’s Ministry: moses: man meets God
Monday evenings, February 6 – March 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday mornings, February 9 – March 23, 6:00 – 7:00 am
About GCC’s Men’s Ministry: GCC’s Men’s Ministry knows that none of us is meant to do life alone and we are committed to coming alongside men as they go through the various seasons of life. We do this through real relationships, intentional prayer, and the study of God’s Word. We challenge you to invest in your life and the lives of those you love by committing to not doing life alone!
Our Spring Study: Moses’ life is a life laced with more highs than any other individual in the Bible. A call from a burning bush. The parting of a great sea. Miraculous signs from Heaven itself. Face to face meetings with God Himself. Yet, extreme lows also made up Moses’ life. The slavery of his native people. A murder committed by his own hand. A sin he committed against his God. Moses is a man whose life is lined with mountaintop moments and wilderness wanderings yet in it all, he met the God who is who he is… faithful and with His people.
Join us this spring as each week a member of GCC’s preaching team helps, us see the God who is who He is. Faithful and with his people. Register.
Women’s Ministry: The struggle is real
Monday evenings, February 6 – March 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday mornings, February 7 – March 14, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Plan to be a part of this 7-session Bible study by Ruth Chou Simons as she leads us through the practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example in the book of Colossians. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. Register.
what did you expect? Marriage webinar
Mondays, January 9 – February 27, 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Led by Pastor Steve Brubaker
Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle. Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they did not intend it to be. At some point, you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations; you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace. Register.
Thursdays, January 19 – February 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Led by Pastor bill stoner
Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli may be names that are unfamiliar to us, but to the church and to God, they are beloved followers of Jesus Christ who wanted to see the church triumphant. Study these men with us to see God’s grace at work! Register.
writing your story: spring semester
Thursdays, February 9 – March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Led by Jacqui Stoner
Story telling is not only integral to how Jesus communicated, but is a valuable skill for all believers. Regardless of whether you attended this past Fall’s sessions or are a “newbie”, you will be able to further develop your writing skills in recounting milestones where God has made significant intersections. Class consists of both lively discussions and mini-projects. There is a weekly one-page assignment. Jacqui Stoner, Editor and a contributor to GCC’s ReCharge is the teacher. Register.
Are you looking for someone to care? Are you looking to connect? Do you want to be challenged to grow? Do you want to have a community to celebrate with? Then a GCC small group is for you. Contact Pastor Jesse Bills at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
the cross of christ
Thursdays, March 2 – March 23, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Cross of Christ is emblematic of all that Jesus did for each of us. John Stott says: “the essential background to the cross is a balanced understanding of the gravity
of sin and the Majesty of God. We will explore both of these concepts to appreciate how worked in our lives. Register.