Discipleship Leaflet

Next Steps

Starting Point

Grow My Faith

Baptism

discover GCC

Eat And Meet

Tell Me More

New Member Luncheon

Finding My Place

Connect At GCC

Dementia Care

Walking Together

Cancer Support

Financial Peace University™

Surrendering the Secret

Gatherings for Moms

Women’s Retreat

Men’s Retreat

Gospel + Culture Conference: Biblical Marriage

Bible Studies

2 Samuel Bible Study

Women’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry

Learning to Forgive: A Study of Psalm 51

The Book of Job: Are you Distracted?

Defining Worship

Small Groups

Writing your Story 101

History of the Church: Apostolic Age to Reformation

Next Steps

Starting Point

Sundays, October 2 – November 27, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

If you or someone you know is new to faith, curious, or coming back to church after some time away, we’d love to come alongside and help you in your journey!

Starting Point is an 8-week small group where you can openly discuss any questions or concerns you have about faith. Register.

Grow My Faith

Thursdays, November 3 – 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

Would you like to grow your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Paul Weitzel for these three Wednesday evenings that will help guide each participant to a more vibrant and living faith. Childcare is available. Register.

Baptism

Contact our Discipleship pastor

 

Are you curious about baptism? Are you feeling led to make the public profession of your faith in Jesus that baptism is? Please contact our Discipleship Pastor to learn more! jesse@gccws.net.

discover GCC

Eat & Meet

Tuesday October 18, Monday November 21, Wednesday December 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Sunday December 4, 12:30 pm

Saturday November 12, 5:00 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 Thursday, September 8 to do just that over a catered dinner! Childcare is available. Register.

Tell Me More

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 – 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, October 30, 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, November 6 & 13, 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! Join Dr. Armand Weller for this practical two-week course. Register.

Connect At GCC

dementia care

Sundays, September 25, October 16, November 20, and December 18, 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.

Walking together

Sundays, October 9, 2:00 – 4:00 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.

CANCER SUPPORT

Tuesdays, October 11, November 8, & December 6 at 1:00 pm 

Tuesdays, September 27, October 25, & November 22 at 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, September 25 – November 20, during the 11:00 am service

 

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.

Cost $100

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. nylamartin@comcast.net

Gatherings for moms

Mornings, 1 & 3 Thursdays starting September 15, 9:15 – 11:00 am

Evenings, 3 Thursday starting September 15, 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.

Women’s retreat

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5 

Sandy Cove Retreat Center                Speaker: Nicole Unice

 

Are you looking for some time away where you can grow in your faith and connect with other women?  Here is an opportunity for you!

Join a group of ladies from GCC, and attend the WOMEN DIGGING DEEPER Winter Retreat, February 3-5, 2023, at Sandy Cove Retreat Center in Northeast, Maryland (approx.. 50 minutes from GCC).  This weekend retreat will feature author and speaker, Nicole Unice.  You can learn more about her ministry online.  For our first ever women’s retreat, we are taking advantage of a ready-made retreat experience in a comfortable setting not too far from home.  

The cost of the retreat includes meals, lodging and admission to all of the sessions.  The cost varies according to the type of room you choose:

4 per room – $239

3 per room – $289

2 per room – $349

1 per room – $449

Register to attend by September 30!

Register.

Men’s retreat

Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26

Twin Pines Retreat Center               Speaker: Pastor Matt Hill

 

Save the dates of March 24th through 26th so that you can 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! 

gospel + culture conference: biblical marriage

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Led by Pastor Brad Aldrich, Pastor of marriage and family ministry at worship center 

 

Our Gospel and Culture series is a space where you can discover what the Bible says about issues that are relevant to your life and world. It is a place for both Biblical teaching and conversation.

In this Gospel and Culture we are welcoming Pastor Brad Aldrich to define what is Biblical marriage and how does it differ from our culture’s view of marriage. Pastor Aldrich will define marriage from God’s Word before our evening concludes with a Q&A where you questions can find answers. Register.

About: Pastor Aldrich

In addition to serving as Pastor of Marriage and Family Ministries at Worship Center Brad and his wife Kate are the couple behind One Flesh Marriage a ministry dedicated to helping couples realize the possibility of living in one flesh with their spouse as described in Ephesians chapter five.

2 Samuel study

Tuesdays, September 20 – November 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

Led by Mike Brault 

 

David is one of the most fascinating and important people in the Bible.  The lessons we can learn from David’s life story are invaluable. 2 Samuel gives us a rare glimpse into the good, the bad and the ugly of one of the greatest men who ever lived and how God felt about him. Register.

Men’s Ministry: The Walk of a Faith-Full Man

Wednesdays, September 28 – November 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Thursdays, September 29 – November 17, 6:00 – 7:00 am 

 

After a fantastic spring session, the GCC Men are back under the teaching of Pastor Kirk Wolfe and learning “the walk” of a faith-full man. Register.

Women’s Ministry: Truthfilled

Mondays, October 3 – November 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Tuesdays, October 4 – November 15, 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.

learning to forgive: a study of psalm 51

Wednesdays, October 12 – November 2, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Led by Pastor Steve Brubaker

 

Forgiveness. It is at the core of our relationship with Jesus yet, so many struggle with both giving and receiving forgiveness. That is why we invite you to join Pastor Steve Brubaker for a study of Psalm 51 this fall to better understand the forgiveness of God through Jesus and how that changes how we forgive others. Register.

the book of job: are you distracted? 

Thursdays, October 6 – November 10, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Led by Pastor Paul Weitzel

 

Satan’s aim is to distract us from worshiping the one true living God.  In and, if the Devil cannot destroy us, he will distract us.  In Luke 22, Jesus tells Peter that Satan has asked him to “sift Peter like wheat”.  This slight comment from Jesus opens a door leaving many of us wondering, when did Jesus start talking to Satan?  And why did Jesus warn Peter of this request?  And, if Peter was a target, will I be a target of Satan?  Well, according to Scripture, Peter was not Satan’s only target, so are you, and so was Job.  Join Pastor Paul for a six-part Bible study in the book of Job, and ask yourself, do you feel distracted? Register.

defining worship

Tuesdays, November 22 – December 13, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Led by Pastor David Julian

 

Worship. We do it every Sunday morning but do we know what it means to worship God as defined by Scripture? Do we know that worship is more than a song?

Join Worship Pastor David Julian for this four-week study that will define Biblical Worship. Register.

small groups

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 jesse@gccws.net to join.

Writing your Story 101

Thursdays, September 15 – October 20, 6:30 – 8:00 pm  

Everyone not only loves to hear a good story but also longs to tell a great story.  You will hone your writing skills in recounting those places in your life where God has made a significant intersection. Register.

Jacqui Stoner is the editor and a contributor to GCC’s ReCharge Devotional

History of the Church: Apostolic Age to Reformation

Thursdays, September 15 – November 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

During this course, Pastor Bill Stoner will explore Church history from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation. We will look at key individuals, movements, and a timeline of how God has worked through the first 1500 years of His church. Students will learn to see how the Word of God has guided men and women throughout the ages. Register.