calendar of events 

August 1-22 – Covenant Membership Class

Covenant Membership Class  |  Sunday, August 1 – Sunday, August 22 @ 9:00 am

If you’re interested in understand what we believe and how we live out our faith in this body, then we invite you to join us for a Covenant Membership Class. In this 4 week class, we dive into Scripture together as we explore theological issues that are central to faith in Christ. We then consider what it means to be a follower of Christ and how we live that out together at Grace. Childcare is available during the class. At the end of the class, you’ll be invited to become a member of Grace. Whether you’re ready to make that commitment or would like more time to decide, we encourage you to get to know us, what we believe, and who we are through this class.
If you are unable to attend this particular membership class but would like to attend in the future, please contact one of our pastors. A new class will be scheduled soon. Contact Christopher (, Andrew ( or Cindy ( so that we can be sure to keep you informed when the next class is scheduled.

August 1 – Send-Off for the Wells

Send-Off Prayer for the Wells  |  Sunday, August 1 during Worship Service

Corey, Kirsten, Gavin and Garrett are moving to Colorado — FINALLY! Through MTI, they will be training missionaries going all over the world. We’ll get to hear from Corey a bit during the service, and then join together as a congregation to pray for them as the move and begin the next phase of their ministry. Grace has partnered with the Wells for 2 1/2 years. We are so blessed to be part of what God is doing to advance his kingdom in places far from Greenville through the Wells. Here’s a link to their ministry website: 
If you’d like to partner with the Wells in their ministry, you can do that via any method of giving through Grace. Like the very first missionaries in the first century, the Wells depend on the generosity of other believers and churches for their support. Our giving envelopes include a check box for the Wells. Through our secure online giving site, select MTI Colorado Partners – The Wells Family and designate a one-time or reoccurring gift. Here’s a link to our online giving site. 

August 10 – Mom n Me Playdate

Mom n Me Playdate  |  Tuesday, August 10 | 10:00 am – noon | Second Tuesday of each month

Moms, come with your young children to hang out with others while your children enjoy the toys and rooms at Grace. We’ll meet the second Tuesday of each month in the children’s area at Grace. We’ll have coffee for you and some light snacks for the kids. Talk with Ashley Heslep, Alyssa Lindsay, or Rebecca Bruce if you’d like more info. Or contact Ashley directly here

August 14 – Grace Women Together

Grace Women Together  |  Saturday, August 14  @ 10:00 am

Ladies, join us for brunch, devotional and fellowship. It will be a great time of connecting with each other, pausing in His presence, and enjoy a meal you didn’t have to make!
Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
Guest Speaker: Becky Johnson (Ashley Heslep’s mom)
10:00 – 11:30 am
Grace Lounge
Contact Sandra Johnson if you’d like more information. 

August 19 – Third Thursday Worknight

Third Thursday Worknight  |  Thursday, August 19 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Third Thursday — This Month ONLY — Third Thursday Next Month

The deacons need your help to keep our building and grounds in good repair. Join us on the third Thursday of each month to knock out some repair and maintenance items from the deacons list. Talk with any of the deacons to find out what sort of projects they’ll be doing that evening. Ryan Bruce, Grayson Helmreich, Brent Johnson, and Jarrett Teal are our deacons. They’ll post an announcement on the Facebook Grace Family Page if specific tools or skills are needed on a particular night. Click the email link if you’ve got questions or want more info. 

August 22 – Meet Our Missionary

Meet Our Missionary  |  Sunday, August 22  |  5:30 -7:30 pm

Hannah Skinner will be visiting during August and September. Covid and international borders have kept her away from us for far too long! Join us in the Lounge for a potluck at 5:30 followed by a report from Hannah about what God is doing through YWAM in Vancouver, BC and her ministry there. Hannah and Jordan Skinner grew up in our church and have been serving God through YWAM Vancouver for six years. Hannah is a full-time missionary, working in administration and communications at the YWAM base. She does some teaching and discipleship with the DTS students, also. Jordan does some volunteer work at the YWAM base. He is now working at a company in the Vancouver area. Unfortunately, work will prevent him from visiting this time. 
If you miss our evening event, Hannah will be hanging out in the Lounge before service on August 22nd and August 29th with some Vancouver coffee to share. 
Don’t forget to bring a dish to share
Hannah derives all her support from others who partner with her through their giving. You can donate directly to Hannah through our church. Use our church offering envelopes to donate cash or checks in the offering box. Or give through our secure online giving portal.

August 29 – New Member Welcome

New Member Welcome  |  Sunday, August 29  |  during service

We have a large number of people who are ready to join our church. What an extraordinary thing God is doing amongst us! We will officially welcome these new members into our congregation during our church service on August 29th. Don’t miss this wonderful day of celebration.

September TBA – Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting  |  Saturday, September TBA  |  9:00 am

If you are a member of Grace Community Church, then we invite you to make this morning a priority. We’ll cover business and budget matters, discuss successes and challenges, look at needs, and spend time together in prayer. Bottom line, we want to consider how we are helping people find their place in God’s story with all our resources and talents. And seek God together earnestly. If you have questions about the meeting, contact Christopher Heslep. Please email Cindy McKinney if you’ll be bringing your children for the morning. Childcare is available.  

October 3 – Lunch with the Pastors

Lunch with the Pastors  |  Sunday, October 3  @ 12:00 pm

If you’re new to Grace, the staff would very much like to get to know you. We’ll share our passion for serving God at Grace, and answer questions you might have about the church, our mission, theology, and ministries. We’ll serve lunch right after the morning service. Join us in upstairs in the youth room. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP so that we prepare well to serve you. Contact Cindy McKinney if you have questions. 

October – Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast |  Saturday, October, date TBA @ 7:30 am

Men’s Ministry are serving up a hot and hardy meal! Coffee, meat, and breakfast fare will be ready at 8:00. Come join the guys for a relaxing time of fellowship along with great grub. Contact Ryan Bruce if you want more details.