Monday, May 30, 2016

Christ is Supreme - The Whole Series on Colossians

Who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 
 Colossians 1:12-14

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing 
over them by the cross.
Colossians 2:13-15

Hi Grace Church family + friends! I had such a wonderful time taking our church through the message of Colossians in April + May. Special thanks to Daryn Kinney and John Howell for contributing to the series with their great insights on their assigned texts. 

Here are all the messages from the series:

Grace + Peace, 
P. Heath

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The HUNTLEY - Join the Effort!

Hello friends! Exciting things are in the works as we plan and consider how The Huntley (947 Huntley Ave) will be used. Here are just some of the ways it will be used (beginning this summer!):

The Q Series - A bi-weekly study + discussion group aimed at addressing specific questions about faith, culture, theology, and biblical passages/topics.

The Conversation - A monthly discussion group for skeptics, agnostics, and atheists.

Directions - We plan to reboot our church membership class which, in the past, we have called it our Community Commitment Class. The reboot will be called Directions and will involve 3 meetings: Grace Church 101 + 102 + 103. The Directions Series will run several times a year, all at The Huntley.

Other Grace Church Meetings + Events - people in our church are already talking about doing a special summer kids program, marriage discussion groups, a mom's discussion group, and parenting classes - all at The Huntley!

Outreach + Service Projects - The Dunedin Give Backhas a couple projects and planning meetings planned to be held at The Huntley. Also, plans for some free healthcare courses and child-birthing classes, which will be held at The Huntley, are in the works. And a local church planting network will begin having their regular meetings at The Huntley beginning in August.

Local Dunedin Groups - The Dunedin Lyricists Society, a local Rotary Club, and several local Dunedin companies have already expressed interest in utilizing The Huntley for events and meetings.

Grace Groups - When our Grace Groups resume in August (after the semester break), several groups already plan on meeting at The Huntley!

So, as you can see, the Huntley will greatly enhance our ability to live out our mission + vision and connect with our community. But we can't do it without some fundraising support!

A lot of renovation progress has already occurred at The Huntley. Though much of the building will be remaining as is, we have opened up about 1000 sq. ft. (by removing some walls and the drop ceiling) to create a wonderful multi-purpose area. (And you can follow some of the progress + news about The Huntley by following this hashtag - #ProgressAtHuntley.) 

We will be painting and doing the finishing touches soon. But before we do that we have some of the more expensive components to get done first - A/C work, electric work, lighting, and insulation foam sprayed on the ceiling.

We are raising $7,000 to pay for the renovations and move-in expenses. Some money has already come in; but we have a bunch more to raise! Would you please consider giving and being a part of the exciting things to come with The Huntley? 

You can donate HERE.
(And please select "947 Huntley Ave.")

This is super exciting! Will you help us get there? Will you be a part of something awesome in Dunedin!?!? Every donation helps! 

Thanks for pressing on with us.

Grace + Peace,
P. Heath