Great Ways to Connect with Us Around the Holidays

I hope you and your friends can join us for all that we have going on in November and December! There are a lot of ways to connect and serve throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. I also hope you can join us for our Christmas Eve service! Exciting stuff ahead over the next month! Check out the list below:

WILDLIGHTS AT THE ZOO

Sunday, Nov. 20th at 3pm, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Join your church family at the zoo! This will be a great time seeing animals and Christmas lights and being with your church friends. We will meet at the entrance to the zoo at 3pm, so we have a chance to see some animals before the night time festivities begin.

LADIES NIGHT OUT AT HOLIDAY HOP IN THE SHORT NORTH

Sat., Dec. 3rd at 6pm

All ladies welcome! We will meet at Zen Cha Tea Salon in the Short North at 6pm on Saturday, Dec 3rd for Holiday Hop. We look forward to a great night together! Bring a friend!

ADVENT MESSAGE SERIES

Sundays in December, 11am, at Hyatt Place Hotel (795 Yard St.).

We live in a time in our world when we need peace, hope, joy, and love. It’s no coincidence that these four things is what Advent is all about. When God sent His Son, Jesus, on that first Christmas peace, hope, joy, and love arrived in the world. If you need to experience peace, hope, joy, and love, you can have these through a relationship with Jesus. Through Him it’s possible to experience these four aspects of Christmas all year long. Each Sunday in December in our worship service the message will be take a look at these aspects of Advent. Join us Sundays, 11am, at Hyatt Place Hotel (795 Yard St.).

  • Dec. 4th – Peace
  • Dec. 11th – Hope
  • Dec. 18th – Joy
  • Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve Service) – Love

ADOPT-A-FAMILY GIFT WRAPPING

Dec. 6th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Whetstone Library

This is always a good time together wrapping the gifts we purchased for families in need. Julie will soon have the family member(s) for you to sign up to purchase gifts. We just wanted you to know the date of the gift wrapping get-together. Hope you can be there!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!

Dec. 24th, 6-7pm, at Hyatt Place Hotel, 795 Yard St., Columbus

I know Christmas is over a month away, but I want to let you know what the church is doing at Christmas. We will be having a Christmas Eve service, Saturday, Dec. 24th, 6-7pm at Hyatt Place Hotel, 795 Yard St., Columbus. I’m so very much looking forward to worshipping with you and visitors on that evening! It will be a great time together celebrating Christ at Christmas! Mark your calendar and invite your friends and family!

NO WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY, DEC 25TH OR JAN. 1ST.

Also regarding Christmas, we will not be having our worship service on Sunday, Dec.25th or on Sunday, Jan. 1st. We hope you will spend the day with friends and family. Use these holidays as a time of rest. There are those of you who serve faithfully every Sunday to make the worship service happen. We want you to rest as well.

We will reconvene our service on Sunday, Jan. 8th., 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel.

Looking forward to serving and celebrating with you!

Eric Miller

Pastor

FOUR WEEKS TO DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE

“…and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians 12:5

You’ve been given a purpose by God. Do you know what it is? Jesus has a church He calls all believers to serve within. In this series we’re going to discover together how our purpose and Jesus’ church align themselves. How can each one of us serve our purpose within the church? During this series you’ll have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts test to help you see how God has gifted you, as well as discover where you can use your gifts to serve within Capital City Grace. God can use each one of us to establish Cap City Grace and ultimately see us grow in our relationship with Christ.

• Sept 18: Discover the Church

• Sept 25: Discover Spiritual Gifts – Download Spiritual Gifts Assessment

• Oct 2: Discover How God Has Gifted You

• Oct 9: Discover Service

SEPTEMBER – Mark Your Calendar for Everything Happening This Month!

There are many different ways you can connect with others at Capital City Grace! Here is what’s happening in September 2016. I hope you will join us at any one of these gatherings!

DANNY GUERENA TO START AS OUR WORSHIP LEADER SUNDAY, SEPT. 4TH!

Danny Guerena

Danny Guerena

Sunday, Sept. 4th, 11am worship service, Hyatt Place Hotel, Grandview Yard.

Danny leading worship and sharing his testimony.

I’m excited Danny Guerena will be starting his first day as our worship leader this Sunday, Sept. 4th! Many of you said you enjoyed his energetic leading and seeing his passion for the Lord. Danny really enjoyed being at Cap City Grace and in his words, “It feels like a loving family that is open where anyone is welcome to join the family.” Danny is a young pastor in training. He wants to continue to grow in leading worship, preaching approximately once a month, gathering people to the church, and serving in other areas. I’m looking forward to mentoring him as we serve together as pastors.

Along with leading worship on Sunday Danny will also be sharing his testimony. I’m looking forward to all of you getting to know him. He’s looking forward to joining the Capital City Grace family!

 

THE TOTZKE’S VISITING AND JOIN US FOR LUNCH AFTER THE SERVICE

Sunday, Sept. 11th, 11am worship service, Hyatt Place Hotel, Grandview Yard.

Larry and Sylvia Totzke will be in Columbus visiting from Portland, Oregon. Larry will be teaching on Sunday, September 11th in our worship service. I hope you can be there on this particular Sunday to see them again or for some of you to meet them for the first time. After the service you’re invited to lunch at Jason’s Deli just down the sidewalk from the Hyatt. I look forward to a good Sunday together!

Here is a note from Larry about the message he’ll be preaching that Sunday:

“Paddles Up, Take it Away!”

Joshua is one of my favorite characters in the Bible. I really admire his courage as he led the Israelites in their conquest of the promised land. I also really admire how he served faithfully as Moses’ right-hand man for over 40 years before that as they wandered through the wilderness. Joshua was one of only two men who gave a positive report after spying out the land of Canaan. Had the Israelites followed Joshua’s and Caleb’s recommendation, they would have avoided that 40-year wilderness experience. When they didn’t, Joshua didn’t grumble or complain. He accepted God’s verdict and served him and Moses faithfully in the wilderness. Joshua exemplified what it means to be a good follower.

After serving in leadership capacities for many years in Columbus as a manager, pastor, and civic leader, I have found myself for the past year as an absolute novice in the unlikely (for me) activity of dragon boat paddling. When Sylvia and I started to paddle, I quickly realized that I’d better learn to be a good follower, or I wouldn’t be accepted on the team. So I have tried to learn from Joshua and others what that means.

We are really looking forward to joining you all at Capital City Grace on Sunday, September 11th, and I am grateful to Eric for allowing me to give the message. I’ll try to use the opportunity to tell you a little bit about our life in Portland and share some practical aspects of what I’ve learned about being a good follower.

– Larry Totzke

CHILDREN’S BIBLE STUDY

SAT., SEPT. 17, 3-4:30pm

The next Cap City Kids Bible study will be Saturday, September 17th from 3-4:30 pm at Jessica O’Donnell’s house. We will discuss what it means to Prayer Walk, then practice Prayer Walking in Jessica’s neighborhood. We’ll finish our time back at Jessica’s house with snack and a discussion about how we spoke with and heard from God during our walk. If you need Jessica’s address just email graceinfo@capitalcitygrace.com

“PATH TO PURPOSE” – NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS

Sunday, Sept. 18TH, 11am at Hyatt Place Hotel

“…and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians 12:5

You’ve been given a purpose by God. Do you know what it is? Jesus has a church He calls all believers to serve within. In this series we’re going to discover together how our purpose and Jesus’ church align themselves. How can each one of us serve our purpose within the church? During this series you’ll have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts test to help you see how God has gifted you, as well as discover where you can use your gifts to serve within Capital City Grace. God can use each one of us to establish Cap City Grace and ultimately see us grow in our relationship with Christ.

  • Week 1: Discover Jesus’ Church
  • Week 2: Discover Your Purpose: The Importance of Spiritual Gifts
  • Week 3: Discover Your Purpose: How Jesus Has Gifted You
  • Week 4: Discover Service: Using Your Gifts to Serve Others

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NEW CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CURRICULUM

COMING IN SEPTEMBER!

Julie is looking into new curriculum for the age of children that are in our church family. More details to come on this, but it will begin on a Sunday in September!

SMALL GROUPS MEETING THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

Ongoing each month, different times and locations

Our small groups have one purpose in mind: to connect with each other while discussing God’s Word. We have five small groups that meet at different times and places throughout Columbus. Email graceinfo@capitalcitygrace.com if interested in the time and places or view our calendar to see when each group meets.

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By His Grace,

Eric Miller