You see, before we found Grace I believed in God, and I prayed when I needed something,when I wanted to have a good day, I prayed when I went to church and I sat at our church listening to stories from the Bible, but I never really worshipped God like I should have. I didn’t thank God everyday, or pray for others to do well and get better, I didn’t recognize all God does for me, and I blamed him when things went wrong. I turned to God when I needed to do well on a test, or when I wanted that new toy or clothes. I wasn’t really a Christian. I knew my faith wasn’t strong, and I didn’t want to go to church, but I told myself, “You’re just a kid, it doesn’t matter if you go to church, you can wait a few years and start worshiping God, its all the same.” Then I found Grace Episcopal, and I started really seeing God. I saw Him in who I was and everything I do. I started worshipping God like I should, not just praying to ask for something and only looking towards Him when I wanted something. Grace strengthened my faith. An example was the first mission trip, I grew closer with the youth group and I grew closer with God. In helping people and doing God’s work and helping others I realized that God was with us and these people we helped were so thankful, and God had brought us there, I saw that God was with us all and that was a time I realized that you don’t have to be a certain age to love and worship God. Now, I want to go to church and I want to see God everyday. That’s why I love Grace Church. Because of Grace, my faith is now stronger than it ever was.
-- Julie Horton, Youth Group member & spaghetti chef
The Vestry and Stewardship Team ask for your prayers and pledge commitment to the mission and ministry of Grace Church for 2015.
As of November 9, 2014 ...
- 26 families and individuals have pledged thus far
- 11 pledge commitments increased from the prior year
- 8 new pledge commitments have been received
- 41% of the parish has pledged $70,660 to help meet the need for $165,000for parish ministries.