GRACE meets every Thursday morning at the McDonald Activity Center during the fall and spring semesters.  Below is the schedule:  
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Bible Study
10:30-11 a.m. - Fellowship Time/Announcements
11-12 p.m. - Ministry

Preview for Fall Semester - Thursday, August 22 - More details soon.

Bible Studies
First Session:  January 24 - March 7
"The Faithful" - by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild & Lisa Harper 
Borrowing from these best-selling studies, explore crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures-Queen Esther, Gideon, Hosea, Malachi, and Nehemiah.  Strengthen your faith as you walk alsongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances. 
Led by Sandra Harris     Workbook:  $13

"A Time for Risking:  Priorities for Women" by Dr. Miriam Adeney
Have you ever heard that women aren't successful because they don't take risk?  Should we women take risks? Why don't we take more? What does God have to say about risk. . . .for either men OR women? What about priorities? Who should set them- -we women or God? We're supposed to answer this question with God, but what does that really mean? Join us in learning what the scriptures say about these important questions, and what we trust will be many very interesting group discussions!
Led by Lee Baldwin       Workbook:  $11

"Psalm 23" - By Jennifer Rothschild. 
In this 7-week study, gain fresh insight and encouragment from Psalm 23.  Explore the depths of God's compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth.  Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd's goodness throughout each season of life.
Led by Mindy Foster   Workbook:  $13

Glass Fusing led by Maria Holland
Materials:  $25  (Class limited to 10-12)

Spanish Language Bible Study - Led by Nayda Aguire, Lucy Salazar and Norma Zuniga.

Second Session:  March 21 - May 2
"A Time for Risking:  Priorities for Women" continued from Session 1.  

"The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi" by Kathie Lee Gifford  
This study takes you on a journey through the Jewish roots of Jesus and the ancient paths of Israel in this 6-session DVD study.  You'll learn more about the Rock (Jesus Christ), explore the Road (Israel) and dig deeper into the Bible with the Rabbi (God's Word).  Throughout the study, Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jason Sobel provides additional insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage that will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.

Led by Beverly Turner       Workbook $8

"Principles in Parenting" by Janice Utterback
We will be studying Biblical and practical wisdom in raising children to reach our ultimate goal in parenting of helping our children be prepared to follow Christ in all stages of life.  We will touch on laying foundations of discipline and principles crucial in raising children as well as ways to correct habits that may be causing problems.  The book being used is written from the viewpoint of parenting daughters, the priciples are the same for sons or daughters.
Led by Janice Utterback   Workbook:  $15

Glass Fusing led by Maria Holland
Materials:  $25  (Class limited to 10-12)

Ministry Opportunities - Meet at 11 a.m.

College Touches -
sending notes of encouragement, gift cards and "care packages" to our FBC college students.
Friendship House
- assist with FBC benevolence ministry.
Yarn Crafters
- makes shawls, baby bonnets and booties, scarves, and crocheted necklaces for the homebound and care home residents, the Friendship House and crisis pregnancy centers.
SONshine Ministry / Card Making - make and write cards for GRACE members' birthdays, absences, and prayer requests.  Also send cards to active military and many of our college students that are away from home.
Take Care - makes visits to homebound and residents of care facilities who cannot attend church.
Prayer Blankets - create and provide prayer blankets to those who are experiencing critical illness or sorrow.

Child Care 
Child care is available on Thursday mornings for ages birth through pre-K.  Reservations are required and can be made on the registration form or by emailing Michelle Naylor at or calling 972.276.5273 ext. 286.

For more information about GRACE, contact Cindy Cook at 972.276.5273 ext. 282 or emailing at