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

Bible Studies
First Session:  August 29- October 3
"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:  $12

"Just Open the Door:  A Study of Biblical Hospitality" by Jen Schmidt
Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.  During these sessions, you will look to Jesus as your model for hospitality.  Discover how He lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him.  Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service.
Led by Lynnette Powell.  Workbooks:  $13

New Hope For Trauma  
Led by Janice and Debbie Utterback

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

Spanish Language Bible Study - Led by Charlotte Greenhaw.

Second Session:  October 17 - November 21

"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

"Choosing Forgiveness" By Jane Hunt
Led by Jennifer London 
You know that we are all called to forgive-but how? What does "letting it go" actually look like?  Find out how you can literally forgive-and be set free!  This study will dig deep into God's Word showing you how to foster a heart of forgiveness and how to release rocks of resentment that weigh you down.  Workbook $10

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

Spanish Language Bible Study led by Charlotte Greenhaw

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.
Tips and Support for Parenting - led by Janice Utterback.
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