Weekly Announcements 2017-09-28T14:13:30+00:00



We are joining Pastor Stephen Joyce and About My Father’s Business for the D.C. Family Shelter Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 14th – the carnival theme is superheroes.  Pastor Joyce has asked that we help put together Care Bags for the community who will be attending this carnival.  If you would like to help, you can choose to fill a bag for a Man, Woman, Boy or Girl.  Bags can be found in either lobby and includes a TAG and suggested donation list for you to use.  Please return bags to the church office by Wednesday, October 11th.  Thank you so much for helping us share Christ’s love with this D.C. community.

CPR TRAINING  – Saturday, October 7th from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Come for CPR, AED and First Aid training.  Session is $40 and covers your certification.  Class size is limited to 8 on a first come, first serve basis.  Reserve your spot today by calling Aimee at 301-855-2955.

NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS Class Starting September 24

Living Out Your Faith – led by Pastor Dario, will run from Sept 24 – Nov. 26 in the Family Life Center.  As a follower of Jesus, God’s plan for you includes being His witnesses in, and to, His world.  In fact, He has empowered ALL of us, through the power of His Holy Spirit, to be able to share who Jesus is to us and the hope He brings to all who will believe in Him.  Our study will equip you with simple, practical ways to live out your faith in your day-to-day walk through the world, sharing the love of Jesus with others!

SECRET SISTERS TRIP – 2017 Christmas Show Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 9 – come join us for a trip to the American Music Theater to see Home for the Holidays.  $74 (including bus ride) or $66 (if driving separately).  Contact Carol Grimstead for reservations at 301-855-0465.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS – Clothing Drive

Fall is here and it’s time once again to share Christ’s love through our biannual Dress for Success Clothing Drive for the homeless shelters.  The shelters will only be accepting Fall/Winter casual work/office attire.  The biggest need is for khaki/black dress pants and white Polo-style, button-down, collared shirts for restaurant work.  Donations will be collected from Sept 10 – Oct 8 and can be dropped off at the church in the hallway across from the choir room.


  • SANCTUARY PREP TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If you are interested in helping with a ministry but do not have a whole lot of extra time to spare, this is the ministry for you.  Just one hour every 6 weeks will help us tremendously!  Please consider helping this team keep the inside of our church welcoming and inviting for everyone!  Call the church office if you are interested or have more questions.  301-855-2955.
  • USHER TEAM!  Men of Grace, we are in need of ushers.  If you are interested, contact Jack Wallenfelt – cruisindog@msn.com.
  • FRIENDSHIP REGISTRY!  We help track attendance and reach out to new visitors from our Friendship Registry on Sundays.  Choose a month to serve (just 4 Sundays a year) or fill in as a sub.  If interested, please contact Ron or Betty Hunter at bjhunter747@gmail.com.
  • STEPHEN MINISTRY!   Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay-people (Stephen Ministers) to provide one-to one Christian care to people in our congregation who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.    How Can You be Involved?    Do you have the gift of mercy, encouragement, or intercession?  ° PRAY for God to bring hope and healing through our Stephen Ministry.  ° PRAY for those who God is calling to be Stephen Ministers.      ° PRAYFULLY consider God’s call to become a Stephen Minister.  Contact Matt Leach if you are interested in helping or would like further information about this ministry – 301-855-2955.

Joy for the Journey – Women’s Event

October 20-21 we are holding our GBC Women’s Event here at Grace with guest speaker, Sue Heimer.  Cost is $30.  Online Registration is NOW OPEN!


We meet on Wed. throughout the school year from 6:45pm – 8:15pm.  Our First Awana Club on Sept. 13th.  You can find the registration form by clicking above.