Growing With Grace

Our Building Expansion Plans

Capital Campaign Phase 2

Construction Update Fall 2021

Finishing touches are being complete, and we are nearing our move-in date for the new sanctuary. Thank you to Ira G. Steffy and Sons for the beautifully crafted cross that was custom-made for the exterior wall of GCC's new sanctuary. Much thanks also to Arthur Funk and Sons for incorporating renovations to GCC's Cafe in this phase of the construction project. The Cafe has served as a wonderful space for fellowship and worship.

As we close out 2021, we give thanks to God for His blessing and provision. By His hand the project has run smoothly and on schedule. Your generous support for the campaign has delayed the need to receive commercial lending to this point. Thank you for your sacrificial support to the Growing With Grace campaign. Just over $430,000 is needed to fund the Second Phase of expansion at GCC fully.

To support the Growing With Grace campaign, online giving is available, or gifts can be made payable to Grace Community Church with "Growing With Grace" listed in the memo. To pledge support for the remaining two years of the campaign, use the pledge form at the bottom of the page. Creative giving options including stock transfers and gifts through IRAs and charitable giving organizations, are also available by calling the church office.

Construction Update: Summer 2021

Much of the exterior face of the new sanctuary is now complete! The drivet is finished with decorative etching. The ‘storefront’ glass wall has been installed in the new lobby bringing in lots of natural light.

A temporary wall has been constructed in the current lobby as the contractors “break through” to connect the existing lobby with the new lobby.

GCC’s Building Committee Chairman, Randy Goodhart, has provided an interior "tour" on Facebook. Check out GCC’s Facebook page to watch the video.

Funding for the sanctuary project continues with enthusiasm. GCC is over 80% to the fundraising goal through pledges and gifts received. Interested in joining the excitement? Give Online using the Growing With Grace fund or note Growing With Grace in the memo line of a check. Contact Brandi Wenger if you have questions about supporting the expansion at GCC.

Construction Update: Spring 2021

May 14, 2021

Structural steel is complete! The building is taking shape including the structure for the sanctuary balcony. In addition to the structural steel, the concrete is finishing, and exterior wall framing has started. Coming soon will be the metal stair pan for the new stair tower.

Your faithful support is making a difference! The Growing With Grace Campaign has currently received or pledged a total of $2,808,911.00. This is 76% of the fundraising goal. You can join the excitement by completing a pledge card at the bottom of the page or give online to Growing With Grace - Capital Campaign. Your support is making room for one more!

Construction Update: April 2021

April 23, 2021

Structural steel was set this week. Huge thanks to Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. and Ira G. Steffy & Son Inc. for their dedicated work to this project. The building is taking shape! It's not too late to join the campaign. Scroll down to submit your confidential online pledge, or pick-up a pledge card in the GCC lobby this weekend. Thank you for your prayers and for your faithful support as we "make room for one more."

April 16, 2021

The site work and excavation is complete, and concrete was poured this week! Check out a great video of the process on Facebook. Structural steel will be installed next week, and the building will start to take shape.

To date, over $2,770,000 has been pledged or received for the Growing with Grace campaign. We are 75% to our goal of $3.7M.

Grace Community Church Mission: Helping People Know & Follow Jesus!

Grace Community Church is a special place. Our 25-year history began with a dream and the knowledge that we were a part of God’s plan. From the use of rental spaces to the development of our first building on Peach Bottom Road, our congregation grew and

our Christian outreach rapidly expanded. Our past has become the inspiration for our future. Three years ago, we were serving more than 1000 worshipers every weekend. More space was needed to serve our community. So, we created a plan.

Phase One of the plan was created and accomplished including:

  • A new two-story educational wing.
  • New parking lots with increased capacity to 256 spaces.
  • Enlarged office space allowing staff to work on-site.

Components planned for Phase Two:

  • A new sanctuary with seating of 535.
  • A Multi-Purpose Room to support special
  • events and church activities.
  • Commercial-grade kitchen.
  • A new two-story educational wing.
  • New parking lots with increased capacity to 256 spaces.
  • Enlarged office space allowing staff to work on-site.

Our Capital Campaign Goal for Phase Two is $3.7 Million

Construction & Finance Plan

The completed two-phase campus expansion plan will cost about $8 million.

  • Phase One, at a cost of $4.3 million, has been completed and financed by more than $3.3 million in cash gifts plus the support of promissory notes provided by congregation members and friends. No long-term commercial loans were needed.

  • Phase Two, at a cost of $3.7 million, is ready for implementation starting with the shell of our new sanctuary which will complete all external structure construction and elimination of major campus interruptions. Internal construction, renovations and equipment installation will follow. Completion is expected in Spring 2022.

How You Can Be Part of the Three Year Campaign

We need your help! The success of this Campaign ultimately rests with God, and the response of His people. Now is the time for each of us to make our commitment to finance this important work. Financial commitments are a personal matter that can only be decided after prayer and reflection. Consider giving according to your means, giving as God has given to you knowing that we are stewards of God’s gifts and enthusiastic followers of Jesus Christ!

Pledge cards are available for you to indicate your commitment to the Campaign, remembering that the GCC operating budget and programs will continue to need your support. Pledge cards can be mailed to GCC or dropped in the offering boxes in the auditorium.

Giving Guide

Use this guide to help you do the math and get an idea of how your Capital Campaign contribution will add up over three years. Dollar amounts have been rounded.

If you have any questions regarding the Capital Campaign or would like to discuss your pledge, please contact the GCC office to be connected with a Capital Campaign Committee member, 717-464-5333,

Thank you for your generous support as we continue Growing With Grace at GCC.

Other Ways to Contribute

  • Sign shares of stock over to the church. Simply list shares on your card and GCC will contact you to arrange the transaction.
  • Sell unused or unneeded items and contribute the proceeds: i.e. jewelry, collectibles, antiques, vehicles, property.
  • Make a sacrificial gift by giving up something and transferring the money you save to the Campaign. Giving up a $1.50 beverage per day = 10.50 per week = $564.00 per year = $1,638 over the 3-year campaign.
  • Share part of an inheritance.
  • Give directly from an IRA.
  • Put off buying something new.
  • Clip coupons and contribute the savings.

If contributing by one of these methods, note the gift and approximate value on your Campaign Pledge Card to help determine the total money pledged.

Online Pledge Card

If you would like to fill out a confidential commitment card online, do so here. If we need to follow up about any part of this pledge, we will do so using the contact information provided.