GMC Announcements this Week

Hi everyone,
Here are some highlights of events coming up.
1. Family congregation meeting on Sunday Nov 11th at Shu Yin Wong and David Chau‘s after service – all are welcome to attend. Let us know if you are coming below so we can plan adequate food (yes, lunch is provided).
 
2. We will have a thanksgiving offering opportunity on Sunday Nov 18th (no, we are not confusing our Canadian and American calendars). Francis Rugama will be bringing in some baked goods of her mom and grandma as a offering of thanks to our church that day. We invite everyone to stay after service and enjoy those. At the same time, we will also be collecting a free-will offering for ministry needs.
 
3. Women’s ministry has begun and off to a great start with a time of edification, encouragement and prayer. Continue to pray for the women of our church, and if you are eligible to participate (being female), please contact Rebecca Hall to join their monthly meetings.
 
4. Lastly, as a modification to our prayer meetings on Saturday, Mark Leonhart and SungWon Ryu are hosting our first “GMC Word and Worship Night”
Who: anyone from GMC
What: An opportunity to spend an hour together corporately worshipping God through music and reading His Word.
When: 7:00 (what the normal time for Prayer night would be)
Where: GMC
Why: He is worthy to be praised!
Grace and peace,
GMC leadership

Thanksgiving Potluck

Hello everyone,
Thanksgiving is almost upon us! We will be having our annual Thanksgiving potluck meal after service on Sunday 7th October. Small groups have been assigned to provide specific meals for the potluck, if you are not sure what you have been assigned to, please check with your small group leader. For those of you who are not attached to a small group, you are welcome to sign up to provide any meal and to help with set-up and cleaning up. We strongly encourage people to bring Tupperware from home so that we can reduce our waste and people can take food home if there are any leftovers

We are still looking for one or two people to provide the main dish (turkey and ham). If you are able to, please let John and I know as soon as possible. The cost of the main dishes will be covered by the church.

Here is the sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1S8A2tahZeiIpJwpoJoVkU0Lntb1JZogAUcHrAmRV7us/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks and hope you are having a good week!

Announcements from GMC: Fall 2018 kick off

As we begin a new ministry year at Grace Montreal, we want to welcome you (back) into our community.

Our hope is that you encounter the grace of Jesus Christ through our service and our community.

Here are some announcements as we kick off the ministry and school year:

  • SMALL GROUPS: We have multiple small groups running this year on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday morning. Each group is opened to all ages and all focused on aspects of “reading our Bibles well”. At our church, this is the primary way you get connected with others to care for others and be cared for.
    • Groups will be beginning in the next two weeks, so sign up soon!

 

  • PRAYER MEETING: Prayer meetings are at church each Saturday at 7-8PM.

 

  • ANNUAL RETREAT:
    • Next week is our annual retreat. Our church will be gathering at Parkside Ranch from Friday Sept 21 -Sunday Sept 23, so there will be no service in Montreal next Sunday.
    • If you are interested in attending the retreat (in part, or the whole), please contact Changsung Lim ASAP at <johnlim1020@gmail.com>.

 

  • POTLUCK: Thanksgiving is early this year! We will be having a potluck after service on Oct 7 – mark it down on your calendars.

 

  • MINISTRY FAIR: We will be hosting ministry fair on Oct 14 so you can speak to ministry leaders about different ways to serve in our church. That will occur after service.

Mark these upcoming events on your calendar!

Outdoor Service August 19th 11am

This coming Sunday (August 19), we are having an outdoor service at 11:00 AM in the Voyageur Provincial Park (1313 Front Rd, Chute-à-Blondeau, ON K0B 1B0). The service will also include a baptism ceremony for Francis Rugama. Francis is a student who has decided to publicly declare her faith in Christ. If you wish, please feel free to prepare a card or a gift for her as an expression of our celebration.

-> Suggested route from church

Enter the park and follow the signs for “beach” and you will arrive at the parking area for the beach. Once parked, walk past a bathroom towards the beach and look for some familiar faces or contact John.

 

Rides:

If you can OFFER rides or NEED a ride to the park, please sign up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but no later than Friday noon. Please email John Lim at johnlim1020@gmail.com.

Please meet your driver at church by 9:15AM. All rides will leave at 9:30AM SHARP. In case of any last minute change, please contact your driver as soon as possible.

Lastly, please bring some cash to share the cost of the park entrance fee, parking and the gas money (should be < $10).

 

Lunch:

GMC will provide lunch (burgers and hotdogs), but please feel free to bring chips, salads, or dessert etc., as you wish!

*Offerings will be collected.
*Feel free to bring your outdoor gears (picnic blanket, swim wear, Frisbee, balls, games, etc) for some fun activities in the afternoon. You can also kayak/canoe in the lake ($).
*Please pray for the weather. In case of bad weather, I will notify you via Facebook, so please make sure you check or message me before you leave on Sunday.
*Please feel free to bring your friends or family members.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:
Grace Montreal Church at gracemontreal@gmail.com
OR
John Lim at johnlim1020@gmail.com

Hope to see you all on Sunday!

John

Outdoor Service June 17, 2018

Hello everyone,

We will have our first outdoor service of the year on Sunday 17th June 2018 at Angrignon Park. Service will begin at 11AM and will be followed by a potluck meal in the park. Please note that this is a full service and offering will be collected. In case of bad weather, we may need to have the service at church; in that case, we will make an announcement on Facebook so please check before leaving for the park.

Please bring your own utensils and Tupperware to reduce waste and to take some leftover food home. We invite you to also bring blankets, sun block, bug spray, and games (e.g. balls, frisbee, etc.)

Potluck sign up: https://docs.google.com/…/1fIKeBwjN2kWjytQnbfQffsbAFl…/edit…

Since the potluck will be served after service, please bring ice packs to keep your food cool.

Meeting location: Angrignon Park (3400 Boulevard Trinitarian, Montréal, QC H4E 4J3) at 11AM.
Shaded circle shown on the map attached. It is right across from the washroom. If you get lost, simply ask people where the washroom is and you should be able to find us (we will be a large group of people so it should be easy to spot!)

Transportation:

By metro: Angrignon station on green line (final stop).

By car: Various parking options are available; see “P” in the map. The paid parking is right across from the metro station, and it’s probably closer to where we meet. Parking fee is probably around $8 for the day. If you decide to park there, take the Boulevard des Trinitaires entrance (where you can see the metro sign). There is also a free parking lot (gravel ground) and is located at the de la Verendrye entrance. See map to get to the meeting location. Street parking is also available; see map for details.

*You can contact John at 514 467 9437 if you have any questions or get lost.

Hope to see you all there!

GMC announcements this week

Updates for this week:

1) The spiritual formations small group starting this Wednesday at 7PM sharp (3 hours). Contact Pastor Chris Lee if you have not signed up.

2) Next Sunday, we will begin a 3 part seminar on corporate worship after service in the afternoon. All are welcome to attend.

3) On May 27th, there is a congregation meeting after service where leadership will be giving a few updates. Please mark it down on your calendars.

4) Sound team is still looking for people for this summer. Please contact Andrea Zoellner if you are interested in helping in any capacity.

Weekly Announcements April 22-29

1) This summer, we will be doing a spiritual formations small group in addition to our regular small groups. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Chris Lee.

2) We will be starting a 3 part seminar series on corporate worship – starting Sunday May 20 in the afternoons. Stay tuned for more details.

3) If you haven’t already, there is a quick survey you need to fill out so we can start planning for our annual retreat – https://goo.gl/forms/C9JQpH4wkDUr8GY43

4) Continue to be in prayer for Kamin K‘s mom – who was taken to hospital last week, doctors are still unsure of exactly what the issues are. Pray that this will draw them closer to seeing God’s saving grace.