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WHAT’S GOING ON AT

          GRACE CHURCH?

      Mark your calendars!



               JANUARY
      January 3—Youth Party for Middle and High School

      January 5—Café Concert 6:PM Classical Music                                Literacy, Language & Cultural
      January 6—Ladies Luncheon—9:45 AM                                          Centers (LiLaC), Inc.
      January 7 - January 14- On Sunday, January 7th Grace                              Behind the purple door at the
         Church will kickoff The Week of Prayer.  It is a 7  day   end of the hall lies the office of Dr. Connie Montgomery,
         prayer campaign in which “all people and all depart-   the Director of the Literacy and Parenting ministry of
         ments in church “(English and Spanish) get engaged     Grace Church and LiLaC.  LiLaC is an evidenced- based
         “Seeking the Presence of the Lord.”  All regular meet-  home visitation program for families with young children
         ings will be cancelled for that week.                  whose second language is English.

      January 13th there will be the first  “Grand-parenting         Second language learners often underachieve in
         Matters Seminar” in the Valley at  South West Church in   public schools, fail to graduate from high school and do
         Indian Wells.                                          not pursue higher education. Grace Church and LiLaC are
                                                                committed to facilitating the success of these children
      January 15—Bible Study “God’s Principles Through the    academically, socially and spiritually.
         Word of God” begins at Nunziato home.
                                                                       Families enroll when their child is prenatal through
      January 15—Bible Study on “Psalm 91” begins at church   age three.  A LiLaC home visitor visits each home weekly
         led by Sandy Vrabel.                                   listening to parents questions and concerns, sharing re-
                                                                sources and modeling interactive activities.
      January 16th –March 20th,  will be 10 week class led by        There is no charge to parents for LiLaC services
         Marilou Booth/Marilyn Hutchens called “Write Your Leg-  or resources, which include storybooks and Bibles in
         acy” which will help everyone to tell their stories for   Spanish, bilingual and English.
         future generations.
                                                                       Dr. Montgomery began conducting home visits
      January 19th (Friday) at 6:00PM is our                  eight years ago.  Nine families, with a total of fourteen
                                                                children, have benefitted from the services of LiLaC.
             ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING.
                                                                Many of the children have been identified for the Gifted
                                                                and Talented Program at their schools and several “LiLaC”
                                                                Middle School students recently received Principal Awards
             FEBRUARY
                                                                and are on the Honor Roll for their academic achieve-
                                                                ment.  Check out our Facebook page for photos and more
      February 11th through March 4th Pastor Alberto will start   information.
         S.H.A.P.E which is understanding who God made you to          LiLaC is supported by individual donations, which
         be and will help you discover what He’s called you to                      may be made through Grace Church
         do.                                                                        or via the website “lilaccenters.org.”

      February 21st—25th. Dr. Manuel Zarate M.A., PhD, will be                    Your generous donation will allow us
         with us.  He is a conference speaker, Personal and Or-                     to help more families.

         ganizational coach and his topic will be “Becoming A
                                                                                    FROM THIS PLACE WE’LL HELP TO
         Spiritual Coach.” He will have several other activities
                                                                                    DEVELOP KIDS WHO WILL ONE DAY GO
         that week and on Sunday, he will be preaching at all                       ON TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
         three services.


                   Mark Eggleston -Editor           Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
                                                    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness
                  Cathy Schultz—Publisher           and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19).



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