Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

Falling in Place

Plans are coming together for the Fall. There are a number of opportunities to learn, grow, serve, and fellowship with one another. Please check out Church Center for more info, but here are a few opportunities which are coming up.

WOMEN’S PRAYER begins this Friday morning (8/27) at 9:00am in the Church Library. See Randi Bechtold or Dennie Kohler for more information.

GENTLE AND LOWLY will be the subject of our next Growing in Grace Sunday morning class. This book study on Dane Ortland’s book of the same title begins September 4 at 9:30 in person and via Zoom. Copies of the book are available for free on the table in the church foyer. There are plenty of copies for all.

100 DAYS OF DANTE begins September 14 and continues to Easter. Pastor Randy will be participating in this international event commemorating The Divine Comedy and the 700th since Dante’s death. You may read more about HERE, and would love you to join him reading one of the greatest poems ever written. Pastor Randy will be leading a semi-monthly discussion group to coincide with the project. See Pastor Randy if you have questions or would like to participate.

POTLUCK IN THE PAVILION our monthly Sunday evening potluck dinner gathering continues on September 12 from 6:00-7:30pm. This month’s potluck with be a sub sandwich dinner. Please bring a side and/or a dessert to share.

CARRYOUT FOR COUGARS will be resuming packing and delivering weekend food backpacks to children at Cash Elementary in September. Please speak with Amy Mead if you have questions.

GRACE HOUSE PRESCHOOL FALL CONSIGNMENT SALE is scheduled for September 23-25th. Learn how you may consign or shop HERE.

WILL KING HUGHES BLOOD DRIVE will be October 2 from 9:00-1:30pm. Schedule your appointment to give the gift of life at www.redcrossblood.org.

HUTCHMOOT HOMEBOUND is October 8-10. What is Hutchmoot? Hutchmoot is a weekend conference hosted by Andrew and Pete Peterson’s Rabbit Room. From their website, “It’s a gathering. A meeting. A conference. A powwow. A shebang. An entmoot—but without the ents (probably). And it’s been happening annually in Nashville since 2010. In 2020, we took to the internet to convene safely, and in 2021 we are doing the same.” Pastor Randy and Michael Kuehn of Hope Pres will be hosting a small group gathering to participate virtually and locally. Please let Pastor Randy know if you have questions or are interested in participating. You may access the website HERE.

HEART FOR MISSIONS CONFERENCE Grace’s annual missions conference takes place October 15-17. This year’s theme is Heart for the Harvest. Help is needed. If you are able to help or would like to learn more, click the link HERE.

Carryout for Cougars

As the school year begins, plans are being made to begin packing and delivering weekend meal backpacks to students at Cash Elementary. Help will be needed to deliver the food to the school from Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition volunteers will be needed to pack and deliver the backpacks to classrooms.

If you would like to serve, signups will soon be available at www.gracekernersville.churchcenter.com. To participate as a volunteer with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system, you will need to apply to serve as a volunteer through their volunteer portal. You may apply to volunteer via this link HERE.

Vacation Bible School 2021

This year’s Vacation Bible School is titled, Just Desserts.

Do we merely get from God our “just desserts” or may we receive the mercy and kindness of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ? Join us Monday through Thursday as we learn about the sweetness of the gospel of grace.

When? August 2-5 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

To register your child, sign up HERE.
To volunteer, sign up HERE.

Note: No meal will be served. Please eat before you come.
We will have a small snack.

Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:39