Yesterday we celebrated our church's 25th birthday.
Grace Community Church was formed in 1987 by a core group of 13 (including Irene above) who began to sense God's direction to establish a new church. A church that would share a commitment to the
teaching of God's Word,
to one another,
and to share the message of salvation with those who do not know Jesus.
A church that would be Biblically grounded and culturally relevant.
Services began with 48 in attendance in rented facilities in the Cedar Village Shopping Center.
We had a huge birthday bash at church in the evening. Both Grace Newton and Grace Hillsboro, our campus church, were in attendance. We were served pulled pork sandwiches with sides. Long lines but they went fast! The Body Life Council did an outstanding job!
Here are a few of the core group, eating their dinner inside.
There was a bouncy house....
There were sno-cones....
The train was a big hit!
Maybe Preston is saying "make it go, daddy!"?
The kids LOVED this ride!! Thanks, Greg for your hard work in making this fun choo-choo!
There was a short program to thank Dave.
There was a roast and lots of laughs!
Sue read a rendition of Isaiah 61
Her daughter presented him with a drawing she made.