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Announcements: Week of May 21st

JUSTICE SESSIONS
May 21 | 5:00PM-8:00PM | Contact: GC Office
“Justice Sessions” is a period of devoted time to help bring awareness, stir up compassion and lead into action people that are seeking to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with their God. We desire to experience and express the essence of Jesus by stepping into the vulnerable, marginalized and risky places of injustice. This years focused topic will be “Race, Diversity, Privilege, and The People of God”.

BLOOD DRIVE
May 25 | 2:00PM-7:00PM | Heart of the City | Contact: Lauren Pickthorn
During the month of May we look for ways to step into social justice issues by serving. Donating our blood, our physical body, is a unique way to help those who fight illness, have had accidents or injury, or experienced natural disasters. It is a very tangible way to help those who literally cannot help them themselves. If you would like to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org and search using sponsor code “gracechapel”. If you have any questions, contact Lauren.

TASTE OF GRACE
June 4 | 9:15AM-10:30AM | Contact: GC Office
We are hosting a Taste of Grace in our office and we’d love for you to come. It’s a casual time where we enjoy some yummy treats, hear a bit of the “Grace Story” from our Lead Pastor Mike, and look at the opportunities, ministries and programs that can be found at Grace Chapel. Kidventure is available for infants through 5th grade. Please email us to reserve your space!

FOSTER PARENTING Q&A: Information and stories about foster parenting, respite care, and shelter
June 4 | 1:00PM | Ardent Room | Contact: Jodie Oltmans
Have you been thinking about what it means to be a foster parent? Have you considered how you could support those who have foster children in their home? During this session we will have a representative from DHS/Embrace Oregon as well as some current foster families who will be sharing their experiences with the process of fostering. Please bring your questions and learn about God’s heart for caring for these children! Please let us know if you will be bringing your children so we can plan for child care.

CHILD DEDICATION
June 18 | Contact: Brad Peterson
Our next Child Dedication service will be this Sunday. Our vision at Grace Chapel is to partner with you in creating an engaging environment where children can experience and express the Life of Jesus. If you are interested in having your child dedicated to the Lord, please register here

Vertical Pursuit Camp
July 5-7 | 3rd-5th grade | 9AM – 12PM | $79 | Sherwood Middle School | Contact: Matt Taylor
July 5-7 | 6th-8th grade | 9AM – 3PM | $109 | Sherwood Middle School | Contact:Matt Taylor
Vertical Pursuit Basketball Camp is a premier instructional camp for players entering grades 3-8. Receive individual instruction and specific coaching adapted to age and skill level from expert coaches within a wholesome and safe Christian environment. Register here or through our GC App.

ARDENT SH MOVE EVENT
July 31-August 4 | Cost: $375 | Contact: Austin Nealeigh
Move is a week long camp for high school students who are wanting to grow in their relationship with God as well as have a great time with friends and leaders. Move takes place at Oregon State University where over a 1,000 other high school students come together to worship and be challenged in their faith. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Register here.

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Contact:Lauren Pickthorn
Are you, your family, or your group looking for ways to serve during May Justice Reign? Visit the table in the back of the worship center for opportunities or contact Lauren for additional options.

BUILDING TEAM
Contact: Building Team
Mike has put together a team of people with different backgrounds and field experience to help provide leadership to our Building Team. Team Members include Mike Tatlock; Lead Pastor, Jeff Chase; Elder, Toni Allen; Chief Financial Officer, Trent Combs; Elder & NonProfit Developer, Tom Jones; Property Developer, Forrest Reinhardt; NonProfit Developer, Erik Timmons; General Contractor, Eric Postma; Attorney, John Davis; Attorney, Jake Schwein; Pastor of Worship & Justice, Matt Taylor; Pastor and Stacy Carter; Executive Assistant.