CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH US
Dec 15 10am Cantata w/drama
Dec 22 10am Christmas program
Christmas Eve Services at 4pm & 7pm
The Journey Explore the birth of Jesus with fresh eyes & ears. We’ll walk through the Holy Land & retrace the steps of those involved Thursdays 7pm FAC Nov 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19
Extravagent Generosity - Commitment Sunday
One Worship Service at 9:30am, Potluck at 10:45am
This class is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the United Methodist Church in general and Grand Ave Church specifically. We'll consider an overview of our beliefs, practices, and activities. Pastor Don and Dan Benning will lead the class. We'll meet Sunday mornings from 9:40am - 10:20am on Nov 3, 10, & 17. All Are Welcome!
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Disucss current issues and faith from a man's point of view.
8:30am Celebration Service
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Traditions Service
Christian Ed / Sunday School is offered every Sunday morning at 9:30am for ages Pre-K through Adult. Faith is a journey for our entire life, please join us.
Friendship Club meets twice a month in the Fellowship Hall - Wednesdays at 6:30pm, Sept thru May
every Wednesday at 8pm in the United Methodist Family Activity Center, 505 W Grand Ave, Port Washington WI for more information contact Tom at 262-618-5079
7th STREET THEATER - a Christian Study Group
Thursdays in October 7pm
CALLING ALL AWESOME WOMEN!
The AWESOME Women ‘Meat and Greet’ Fall Retreat will be held Saturday, Sept 28th, at Christ Pond, 9am-3pm. The focus of the day will be getting to know Barb Drollinger and for her to know us. Two of the questions we’ll be answering are: What brings you joy? and Who are your stretcher bearers and for whom are you a stretcher bearer? (based on Mark 2)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
RALLY DAY Sept 8th
9:00am Inspiring Worship
10:15am Kids Kite Making & The Holy Spirit Program
11:15am Continential Pot Luck
A great time to celebrate in worship & fun!!
39th Annual Salad Luncheon will be held on May 22, 2013. An amazing spread of meat, vege, fruit, & pasta salads; wonderful desserts and a drink all for only $10. Buy your tickets in advance or at the door. 262-284-9478 (carry out plates will also be available).
Our annual RUMMAGE SALE is coming up soon: June 13, 14, & 15. Come & shop the big variety of great stuff !!
Holy Week Services:
Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:30pm light supper, service, & communion
Good Friday, March 29, 2013 7:00pm Stations of the Cross
EASTER, March 31, 2013
Sunrise Service 7AM lead by the youth
Food Stockboxes are distributed the 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you are 60 years or older, you may qualify. For more information, call the church at 262-284-9478
JUNE 30th 9:00 am Special farewell worship service and brunch for Pastor Dave and his family. We'll miss you but celebrate the 10 years you've been at Grand Ave Church.
To celebrate our Think Greater Stewardship program, we will only have one service on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:30am with a potluck luncheon to follow at 11:30am.
Carpool to Greenbush WI for an old fashion Hymn Sing. If interested, call the church at 262-284-9478
Aug 4th 10am Youth Kickball Tournament
Aug 17-18 St Benedict's Plunge Immersion
Aug 18 serve at Ronald McDonald House Family Dinner
Aug 20 planning session for Family Fun Day
The 505 Youth group will go to Milwaukee Saturday July 14th for a Mission Work Day at Milwaukee Rescue Mission and the St Benedict movie night for the homeless. All high school age youth are welcome. Youth Leader: Jon Meins Church # 262-284-9478
Pastor Dave will be leading a 6 week Lenten study on the book, “The Way - Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” by Adam Hamilton. The study will include a weekly DVD presentation by Hamilton (Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection U.M.C.) of his travels to the Holy Land.
Two study classes are being offered:
Wednesdays 10:30 am beginning on Feb 13th
Thursdays 7:00 pm beginning on Feb 14th
Choose the class that best fits your schedule. Books are $12 each which can be paid in the church office.
Ash Wednesday Service Feb 13th 7pm
The service will include the imposition of ashes for those who desire it and Holy Communion. Ashes are used both as a symbol of our mortality (ashes to ashes) and our acknowledgement of our sin (repenting in sackcloth and ashes) in light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ.
Ash Wednesday begins the 40 day season (not including Sunday's) of Lent which means "spring." Lent is traditionally observed by the church as a time of preparation for celebrating Easter. The length of the season symbolizes Jesus' forty days of temptation in the wilderness by Satan.