Announcements

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - JANUARY 30
Congregational Meeting called for the purpose of changing the terms of call for the pastor. It will take place on Sunday, January 30, immediately following the 10:15 service. 

GRACE BOWL VII
The annual tradition of Grace on Super Bowl Sunday. We will meet for a 1pm kick-off at Turner Field in Tega Cay for Grace Bowl VII. This flag football game is open to anyone and everyone. If you don’t want to play, bring some food, eat, and watch the game with others. It is always a great time!  We will also be presenting the Grace Cup to this year's Grace Fantasy Football champion, Jason Kendall. See Rhett if you have any questions.
 
BETHEL MEN'S SHELTER
Our next dates to serve at Bethel Men’s Shelter will be Friday, February 18th and Saturday, March 19th. We are responsible for providing food, drinks, dessert, plates and silverware. Please let Elizabeth Eppes know if you or your group are willing to take charge of one of these dates.

FORT MILL CARE CENTER
Thank you to everyone who provided donations for the Fort Mill Care Center in 2021. We donated a total of 2,021 lbs of food along with an individual member donation of $500.  
Let's continue the wonderful giving through January with liquid dish soap (not for automatic dishwasher), deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and bars of soap. Please place your donations in the grocery basket.
 
GRACE PRESCHOOL
Grace Preschool began registration for current students and Grace church members for the 2022-2023 school year Wednesday January 12th.Please email melissa@gracefortmill.org for questions or more information.

SPACE OF GRACE WINNER FOR JANUARY
Congratulations to Jessica Hreha for winning the Space of Grace during the Grace Family First Bingo event!

NAMETAGS
Please remember to wear your nametags on Sunday mornings. We have had quite a few guests attending worship, so it's helpful if we are wearing our nametags. Also, with everyone wearing masks, it's sometimes hard to remember who's under there! If you are missing your name tag, let Peggy know.

SOFT PLASTIC RECYCLING
Great job on continuing your collections! We just received the second bench that we are donating to the Historic Paradise Foundation. Have you ever wondered where the plastic goes after we collect it? In the following 2 videos are your answers.
Recycling program
Trex factory  

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP
A Dementia Workshop will be held at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian. Did you know Alzheimer’s has a 90-97% rate of prevention? Join us on January 29 from 10AM-noon for an informative and humorous presentation about dementia, preventing Alzheimer’s, and tips for caregiving by Carol Howell, Nationally Certified Dementia Practitioner. Carol brings much needed information to audiences while scattering humor and an appreciation of life. RSVP to Sue Smith at suecsmith@comporium.net.  More information

HUG ME DOLLS
Do you know someone who needs a hug? Melissa  has been making some hug-me dolls and is ready to make some more. They come in a wide variety, with each one just waiting to be hugged. They are $10 with all proceeds going to Grace's partner congregation in Iraq and its school for Christian and Muslim students.

ROOM IN THE INN
Room In the Inn has gone great! Please see the link to sign-up for newly published dates. We will host date in January and February (January 20-21, 29-30 and February 10-11, 19-20, and 24-25) 
  • Link to Register 
  • See Michele Nestel at michele_nestel@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

WE NEED A "LITTLE" HELP!
Infants through 2 year olds are in Room 8, and 3 year olds through 5k will be in Room 9. Because we are in two rooms we need more volunteers. Please check your schedule and consider helping with our kiddos during worship. Sign up links are below. Thank you! 
DEVOTION BOOKS
"These Days" daily devotional books have arrived for
January, February and March! They are on the table in the narthex.

WEEKLY STUDY GROUPS
Here are the study groups that are meeting in the next week.
  • Tuesday, 10am - Tuesday Morning Study Group
  • Wednesday, 8pm - Wednesday night group continues Resurrecting Church by John Cleghorn
  • Thursday, 10am - Thursday Morning Study

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Please look over the list of classes and we hope that you and your family will join us.
Nursery and Toddlers (Infants through 2 year olds) – Room 8
Early Childhood (3 year old - 5k) – Room 9
Primary Class (1st & 5th grades) – Room 5
Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) - Youth Room
Kairos Class – Room 15 - This class will be hybrid and video based. The current series is called An Introduction to Reformed Theology.
Walk Class – Room 7
High School students are welcome to join WALK, or help out with the Toddler and Early Childhood classes (see below)