GRACE Small GROUPS

GRACE SMALL GROUPS are how we build community at Grace Church on the Mount. Being a part of a GSG is the best way to build long lasting friendships.  In a GSG , you’ll connect with people in a similar stage of life, or with similar interests. Together, you’ll build community and foster spiritual growth. Whether you are studying discussion questions from the sermon the week before, reading through a book of the Bible together, serving together in a community project, our Grace Small Groups are where we grow together in our relationship with God and His people.

If you are interested in hosting or facilitating a group, please contact Scott McCrea at scott@grace4families.com OR joining a group, sign up on our "JOIN A SMALL GROUP" page or if you have questions send an email to smallgroups@grace4families.com.


MEMBERSHIP SERIES:

GRACE 101 - Sunday, October 15, 12:30-1:30 P.M., Room 200

Are you new at Grace or desiring church membership?  We want to invite you to get to know more about our church and meet our leaders.  You will be able to learn helpful information about Grace Church that will enable you to decide whether Grace is the place for you.  You won’t want to miss thisspecial opportunity.  “Grace 101” will be hosted by Armin Sommer on Sunday, October 15 at 12:30 pm in Room 200.  You will enjoy a light meal, listen to a brief presentation and have the opportunity to ask questions.  Sign up in the church lobby or contact Mary Ann at 973-347-0667 or maryann@grace4families.com to let us know you will be there. “Grace 101” is the first class in our membership series.  So if you would like to make Grace your church home, this is the place to start.  Childcare is available with advanced sign up.

GRACE 102, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12:30-2:30 P.M., YOUTH ROOM

After you have taken “Grace 101”, which will tell you everything you want to know about Grace Church, you have the opportunity to attend the “Grace 102” class, which is the final class in the Membership Series.  This class will be held on October 22 at 12:30 pm in the Youth Room.  Join us and you will discover how you can fit in here at Grace in a practical way.  You will explore how God has gifted you for ministry and how you can best use those gifts at Grace.  You will hear about different ministry opportunities and how you can get more involved, as we count on our members to do the work of theKingdom.  A light meal will be provided.  Sign up in the church lobby or contact Mary Ann in the church office at 973-347-0667 or maryann@grace4families.com if you would like to become a member at Grace.  Childcare is available with advanced sign up.

current GROUPS:

please note:  Several small groups are not listed on our website.  Please sign up on our "JOIN A SMALL GROUP" PAGE.

DIVORCECARE

MONDAY EVENINGS, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., GRACE CHURCH, ROOM 105

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.  DivorceCare meets on Monday nights, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in Room 105.  For more information, contact Steve or Tracy Heady at sheady521@optonline.net or 973-879-5993.  You can also check out the DivorceCare website at www.divorcecare.org to learn more.  

GRIEFSHARE

MONDAY EVENINGS, 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M., GRACE CHURCH, ROOM 101/LIBRARY

What is GriefShare?  GriefShare 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.  GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help.  You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.  For more information, contact Wendy Coppola at w.coppola@hotmail.com.

NURSING HOME MINISTRY  

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, 1:00 P.M., HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, HACKETTSTOWN                                                                                                                                                                                   FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, 2:00 P.M., MT. ARLINGTON SENIOR CENTER                   

All are welcome to participate in this ministry to the elderly.   Be prepared to:  share smiles, laugh, hold hands, give hugs, make friends, sing, cry, share God's comfort, His Word and His love.  We meet at three locations the first weekend of each month (see above).  For more information about this ministry contact Linda Corcoran at corcoranlindajean@yahoo.com.

SENIOR(S) CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP/adult luncheon

THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

The Senior Christian Fellowship is the place where all those 62 and older come together to enjoy each others company, share a meal or an activity, and grow in the faith of Christ.  The group has also participated in various mission activities each year working with Samaritan's Purse, Grace Church, and Voice of the Martyrs.  The group meets March through November.  Check the Times of Grace  Newsletter for specific dates, times and room.  Do you have questions?  Contact Betty Dykstra at snook1944@optonline.net or call or text 973-626-8686.

Stephen Ministry: a Christian care-giving ministry

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals at Grace who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.  For more information, please contact Margaret Blanchard and Sherrie McDonald at stephenministry@grace4families.com.  To learn more:  http://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/1596

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: A Christ Centered Recovery Program for Hurts, Habits and Hang Ups

MEETS EVERY THURSDAY EVENING IN THE YOUTH ROOM (DOWNSTAIRS)

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

  • 7:00 P.M. - Worship and Teaching
  • 8:00 P.M. - Confidential, Small Group Discussion Led by Trained Leaders; Groups for Men; Groups for Women

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  It is designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. 

Celebrate Recovery meets at Grace Church on the Mount, every Thursday beginning at 7:00 pm inthe Youth Room.  Come each week for the first hour “Big Meeting” and stay for the one hour confidential, small group discussion led by trained leaders in separate groups for men and women. It is a safe, healing and transforming time. 

For more information, contact Sherri at sherri.leonard@rutgers.edu or 973-906-6723, but feel free to just come!  Childcare is provided for birth to 13 years.

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For more information about these ministries, please contact the individual listed for each ministry.  If you need additional assistance, please contact:

Cameron Baker
Associate Pastor
973-347-0667 ext. 16
cameron@grace4families.com