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Grace Happenings | July 28, 2021



Pastor’s Pen

A few weeks ago I said, “Fear often masquerades as wisdom.” I have still been noodling that a little bit. I think there is a distinct difference between feeling fear and fear. For example, if I am afraid of flying, I am not feeling fear when I refuse to step on a plane. I do not feel the emotion of fear because I have reduced the activity of my life to accommodate my fear.

Instead of asking the Lord to deliver us from fear (see Psalm 34:4) we often just reduce our lives down to what does not require faith as a means of managing the fear.

Very often we do not even identify what we are feeling as fear. Usually, when I am resistant to change in my life, it is not that I am opposed to the change, it is I am fearful of the unknown and fear I might not be able to handle the change.

Fear is not your friend! Fear will keep you from purpose and destiny.

I love the buzz of faith I sense when we meet together, excited to see you this weekend.

Congregational Vote

Grace Fellowship is under contract to purchase 5.5 acres on the corner of Main Street/By-Pass (Just one block north of the High School on the opposite side of the street) and Cemetery Road. The terms of the purchase are a cash offer of $300,000 with a closing date on or before October 15, 2021. There is currently $303,162 in our Building Fund to make this purchase.

Here are the contingencies to be met before moving ahead:

  1. Majority vote  (3/4 of the members voting) of Grace Fellowship membership.

  2. Engineering geo soil testing to determine buildability of the property.

  3. Conditional Use Permit granted to Grace Fellowship by the City of Buffalo, Wyoming.

  4. Successful easement granted for access off of Cemetery Road.

The Feasibility Team of Rob Schlicting, Casey Friese, Randy Longnecker, Anna Buckingham, Skip Crawford, and Cristy Kinghorn recommended this property to the Elders who are in turn bringing it to the Grace Fellowship family. This is a unanimous recommendation.

July 24-August 2 are the dates set for the Grace Fellowship family to express themselves on this matter by a ballot vote. Members, as well as regular attenders, are encouraged to vote – (There will be a table set up where you can receive a ballot to express your vote).

Should you have questions, either the Feasibility Team or the Elder Board stand ready to answer them.


2021 Upcoming Events


Baptism & Potluck at the park –                       August 7 & 8


Family Night Kick-Off- September 15 @ 5:30


Equip Conference –                                          November 5, 6, & 7


Service for our Seniors

On Sunday (August 1) at 1:15, we have an opportunity to serve at Amie Holt Care Center.  To participate in this ministry you must have a Covid vaccination.  For more information contact Margaret Smith 684-7849



Mission Opportunity

GF is planning our next mission trip to the Dominican Republic with Casa por Cristo. The trip will be on December 27, 2021, and the cost is $957 plus airfare and the Covid test. To be a part of this house building endeavor and for more information contact Jeff Wing 307-621-0204 or jwingwyo@gmail.com


Baptisms

Baptism is an excellent way to publicly proclaim your faith in Jesus Christ. GF will be celebrating baptisms on August 7 at the train side of the park & August 8 at the horseshoe side of the park with a potluck meal to follow.  We will meet at the church and then travel to the park for the baptisms. The church is providing the meat and table service.  You can bring a side dish/dessert to share. If you are interested in baptism,                  contact Pastor Paul (307-621-0194) or Stephanie Berglund (307-887-5208)


GF Family in Need

Tony and Penny Haynes are looking for 4-5 strong backs to help them move.  They plan to start at 8:00 am Saturday (July 31) -149 Robinson Canyon Rd.  You can call 307-620-0273 to volunteer or for more info.                         


Children’s Ministries

Saturday Nights

Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 5:30pm– 7:00pm

Sunday Mornings

Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 9:00am–10:30am

Student Ministries

Flashpoint Youth for Middle School & High School 

Wednesdays

Bible Study in the Brown House 6:30 -8:00 pm

Be watching for exciting events throughout the summer


Saturday Night

Hang out, games, snacks, lots of fun @ the Brown House after the worship service until about 9:00

Adult Small Groups

Wednesdays

Men’s Breakfast @ Grace Fellowship 6:30 am

Bible Study on Romans @ 587 S. Main St. hosted by Harv & Joan Crowe 7:00

Thursdays

Prayer for Missions @ the Brown House 12:00pm–1:00pm


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