November 19th, 2013
At Grace Church we’ll be observing Orphan Sunday on November 24, 2013 at 9:30 am Adult Bible Class and 10:30 am Worship Service. Since November is Adoption Month, we set aside a Sunday in November to think about God’s heart for the fatherless and how it should stir his people to care for children in need. Come join us! Here’s what’s coming up–
9:30 am Adult Bible Class – Special Guests From Romania Reborn
We’ll be hearing from Romania Reborn, a local ministry which sponsors relief and missionary work among orphans, abandoned babies and other needy children in Romania. This vital ministry was started by a friend of mine when she was 20 years old. Learn about Romania reborn here: www.romania-reborn.org
10:30 am Worship Service – Orphan Sunday Theme
Testimonies, video, songs, prayers, and preaching about the gospel truth of adoption and how this motivates us to care for orphans to make God’s adopting love tangible.
Wondering more about Orphan Sunday or why adoption and foster care are such a big deal at our church?
- One church’s adoption story
- past blog post with adoption and foster care resources
- video explaining what Orphan Sunday is all about!
November 18th, 2013
November 5th, 2013
October 1st, 2013
Download The City iPhone App
The City iPhone App is available for download! Now you can access The City–which is Grace Church’s online meeting place–on your phone. Download the app at the App Store or by searching for “The City: Your Church Community” in the App Store.
What’s The City?
At Grace Church, we use The City for church-wide communication. The City is where we share announcements and RSVP to events. It’s also a place where we share needs and prayer requests and ways to get involved.
We encourage all members and visitors to our church to participate in The City.
Request An Invite
To request an invite to Grace Church’s City, email the church staff here or sign up at the Welcome Table on Sundays.
September 24th, 2013
Join us Sundays starting October 6 for Roots of Justice, a Bible study exploring the biblical foundations of God’s call to a justice lifestyle. Stephen Cushman from International Justice Mission will be leading this discussion-based Adult Bible Class.
When: Sundays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Dates: October 6 through November 10
Themes this class will explore:
- God’s heart for justice
- The shape of biblical justice
- Justice and my neighbor
- Toward a justice lifestyle
- Justice: What love looks like in public
Where: Main worship room of Grace Church of Alexandria
Snacks: Breakfast snacks will be provided during this class.
Kids? We encourage parents to try trading off. That is, on one Sunday dad watches kids while mom attends ABC, then trade off the next week.
Changes for Sunday Volunteers:
Setup - Setup will begin at 9 am. Please set up music stands & piano first.
Musicians - Practice begins at 9:10 am and ends at 9:28 am.
Audio & Projector - Please have sound & a/v ready for ABC teacher to use.
September 8th, 2013
September 6th, 2013
From Fall to Spring, Grace Church Salt Shaker groups come together once a month on a Saturday evening for a communal dinner. The main goal for these dinners is to meet new people and strengthen our fellowship with one another. These informal dinners take place at the volunteer hosts’ houses. The host provides the main dish while the guests bring drinks and side dishes.
Interested in participating? Sign up here.
The sign up deadline is Sept. 15th for the first dinner on September 28th.
You can volunteer to host dinners at your home, or you can choose only to attend dinners instead of hosting. Your choice! Can’t make it to all those dates? Sign up for the dates you can participate.
Questions? See Steve and Ann Richardson with questions. You can write them here.
September 4th, 2013
Seek God’s grace for Alexandria.
Meet like-minded Christians.
Come hear a devotional on prayer.
Grace Church of Alexandria is gathering with other gospel-centered churches to pray for our city.
When: Sunday, October 6, 6 pm
Where: Franconia Baptist Church
5912 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Children: Stay tuned. Childcare may be provided for kids up to age 3.
We love our city, and praying for the good of our community is one way we can express our love and make a difference. As Jeremiah 29:7 encourages–”Seek the good of the city” where God has planted you.
Come join us!
- Grace Church of Alexandria
- Franconia Baptist Church
- Franconia Korean Baptist Church
- Iglesia Biblica de La Gracia
- Woodlawn Baptist Church
- Grace Baptist Church of Arlington
- Good News Baptist Church
September 1st, 2013
Three Lessons on Faith:
1. Faith centered on Christ is limitless in its potential (v. 14-21).
2. The gospel is how we enter into a life of faith (v. 22-23).
3. Christ provides for those who lead a life of faith (v. 24-27).
August 28th, 2013
Who Was Samuel Tucker?
Each Sunday Grace Church of Alexandria meets in a building named the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School. Who was Samuel Tucker? Why is our city honoring him this week with a series of commemorative events?
Unsung Civil Rights Leader
Samuel Tucker was an African-American lawyer in Alexandria who brilliantly organized the nation’s first sit-in right here at Alexandria’s public library to protest discrimination against African Americans. Long before the civil rights movement adopted sit-ins as a key tactic to overturn racism, on August 21, 1939, Samuel Tucker sent five African American teens to stage a sit-in in our public library, where it was illegal for black people to enter. As expected, they were arrested by the Alexandria police. Attorney Tucker then defended them in court and used their case to secure a new public library for African Americans who, until this time had no access to a public library.
We take seriously the Bible’s command for believers to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed” (Proverbs 31:8). Because of this, we take great pride in the fact that our church’s meeting place is named for this noted civil rights leader who helped pursue biblical justice in our community.
Commemorative Events This Week, Aug 25-31, 2013
In honor of Samuel Tucker, the Alexandria Black History Museum is offering:
- $1 DVD – “Out of Obscurity” – the story of the first sit-in in America, led by Samuel Tucker. Copies are available for $1 at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Screenings of this engaging film are taking place today, August 28, at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm at the museum.
- Civil Rights Walking Tour – A free tour on Thursday, August 29 at 12:30 am and 7:00 pm exploring important sites related to Samuel Tucker and Alexandria’s historic 1939 sit-in. Sponsored by Virginia Tech.
Can’t make it on the tour or film showing? Drop by the Kate Waller Barrett Library at 717 Queen Street in Alexandria where the sit-in took place. Visit the Alexandria Black History Museum. Or watch this C-SPAN video about the 1939 sit-in.