Newcomer’s Luncheon - Today
A reminder to all those who registered for the newcomer’s luncheon, to please meet in the connection room following the second service today.
How to LOVE your Muslim Neighbour - Seminar
Saturday, June 1, 9 am – 4 pm (a light lunch is provided).
Join us for a free seminar with Dr. Amal Gendi to explore the history and theology of Islam and how to effectively communicate the good news with your Muslim friends and neighbours. To attend, register by Tuesday, May 28, at the following link: hub.gracebc.ca.
Love on Lebanon
On Sunday, June 9, at 6:30 pm, (doors open at 6:00 pm) the Grace youth will present “Return of the Exiles,” an original dramatic presentation in support of Beit El Safa Girls’ Home in Lebanon. The event is free to attend, but a free-will offering will be taken up to partner with the Grace youth ministry and support the Girls’ Home. Be sure to invite family and friends; it will be a night of great laughter that you will not want to miss! Mark your envelope: “Girls’ Home.”
Notice of Members’ Meeting
A Business Meeting of the members of Grace Baptist Church will be held at the church on Sunday, June 23, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for the purpose of:
receiving and removing members
approving minutes of previous meetings
approving the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2019
to June 30, 2020
adopting the Fellowship Policy Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality
receiving a state of the ministry update
presenting any other business
Sunrise Retirement Home Ministry
A group from the church will be ministering to the folks at Sunrise Retirement Home next Sunday, June 2nd. Transportation will be provided and will be leaving Grace at 10:45 am. Please feel free to enjoy the connection time.
Parking Lot Construction Update
Last week we reported that five more soil samples were being taken because of the large amount of soil that had to be removed. We expected results first thing this week and a speedy removal of the soil. This time, the results came back with high ethylbenzene levels. As a result, the disposal facility we hoped to use refused to accept the soil. Taking the soil to a facility that accepts toxic soil would be very expensive. After a meeting with the contractor and engineering consultant, the decision was made to re-test the soil and we’re praying that the ethylbenzene reading, like the earlier lead reading, was an anomaly and the soil will show normal when the new results come back. Our construction schedule has been delayed now and a projected completion date will be announced once the soil samples come back and we have confirmation that the removal can begin. Please join us in prayer.