- Communion Sunday: 1st Sunday of the month
- Advisory Council Meeting: 2nd Sunday of the month, after services at the Counseling Center
- Prayer Meeting: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:00 am at the Counseling Center
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS:
ANNUAL WOMEN RETREAT (February 8-10, 2019)
Join us at at Camp Canonicus in Exeter, Rhode Island for an inspiring weekend as we discover the riches of our Father’s blessings. Enjoy a good balance of inspiring speakers, prayer, relaxation and fellowship time. “In worship of God together sharing His word with one another, praying for others in mutual communion.”
Theme: Blessed Beyond Measure
Costs (Full payment due by January 15, 2019):
$220.00 for 2 nights and 6 meals
$135.00 for 1 night and 3 meals
$80 for Saturday only with 3 meals
($35.00 non-refundable registration and handouts are included in the cost)
HOLIDAY PARTY (December 23, 2018)
Let the cheerful spirit of the season be contagious. Join us as we rejoice together in remembering the miracle of the incarnation. Enjoy a holiday party that is clean, sober and fun! Additional details will be forthcoming.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING (December 16, 2018)
We are caroling again! Join us after services as we bring the joy of Christ-centered carols to the community. This year we will gift wrap and carry a number of copies of the New Testament to give as gifts to anyone interested. We will gather at the church after services, at approximately 12:30 pm (after having had a chance to eat something). After caroling we will have warm refreshments at the church. So, bring warm clothes and lots of cheer!
CHRISTMAS EVENT AT SENIOR CENTER (December 15, 2018)
Join us as we help the Senior Center next to the church serve many families in need this Christmas. This is a major Christmas event for the community and it will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m. for a variety of jobs including helping the families pick up their gifts.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! (December 12, 13, 14, 2018)
Volunteers are needed to help set up for a major Christmas event at the Senior Center next to the church. Set up will take place on December 12, 13, and 14 between 1 and 5 p.m. Volunteers can help at any time during those hours. Share any time you can and help make this season joyous for many families in need.
2018 ANNUAL TALENT SHOW (December 9, 2018)
Join us for a fun day of great fellowship, as we share our mutual talents and gifts for everyone’s edification. Our talent show is not a competition, but a great opportunity to be one big family and enjoy being together in the Lord.
THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL (November 22, 2018)
Our traditional Thanksgiving meal will be once again at the church on Thanksgiving Day and will begin at 1:00p.m. Set up will start at 11:30 a.m. The meal is followed by great fellowship and games. Join us as we celebrate our blessings and give thanks to God for the abundance of His grace.
2018 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD (October 28, 2018)
For a few years, now, Grace Family Church of RI, a congregation of Grace Communion International, has sponsored the Volunteer of the Year award. The award is presented to members of the community who have distinguished themselves in unique ways in their service to the Lord. Several members of the community are involved in this celebration, which is intended to promote and recognize continuous expressions of the love of God in serving the body of Christ and the community. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Suzanne D. Cozzi during church services on October 28, 2018. A number of guests from the community joined us for the occasion and gave her a long standing ovation. Sue had to stop her gainful employment because of her cancer, but she never stopped helping and serving the church even during that trying period. Now cancer free, she dedicates 30 or more hours per week to serve the church and the counseling center. When asked if she is planning to return to her job, she replies that she is greatly needed by the church and the counseling center. Her example and service to the Lord has touched many lives, indeed. Yet, she has never asked for or expected any acknowledgment or praise. The privilege of serving the Lord is a sufficient reward for her. Her sterling character as a woman, mother, wife and Lord’s servant shines brightly in our communities as a living testimony of God’s grace and love.
PICNIC TIME! (August 26, 2018)
Our annual picnic will once again be held in Connecticut on August 26 at 11:00 am. Please, remember that there will be no services at the church on that day. For additional details please, ask Peg Donovan. A map is available at the information table.
FREE CONCERT (August 14, 2018)
Grace Family Church is pleased to host Ernie and Jason Couch for a Christian concert on August 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Ernie and Jason Couch present gospel music in a way that connects with all musical tastes. They perform with a fun, honest and heartfelt passion. Ernie and Jason have performed and recorded albums with some of the greatest names of the gospel hall of fame, including George Beverly Shea, George Jones, Petra, Boots Randolph, Jake Hess, and James Earl Jones, to name a few. Their program is high energy and entertaining, yet deeply respectful of the God they sing about.
WOMEN MINISTRY SEMINAR (May 5, 2018)
Come join us on Saturday May 5, 2018 for “Dancing in the Rain,” a seminar that emphasizes the fact that God is always with us. It will start at 8:30 a.m. with a scrumptious breakfast. Our main speaker will be Peg Donovan, who will share with us “the Gospel in Chairs”. We will also have prayers, and will be watching an inspirational movie. The seminar will end at 3:00 p.m. We offer this event without charge, but we will gratefully accept donations to help offset the expenses.
NEW BIBLE STUDY (April 10, 2018)
Beginning on April 10, 2018 we will host a new Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the church. We will continue to offer our evening Bible studies every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Until further notice, both studies will cover the same material.