Common Ground: Rooted in Christ
We have a place for you!
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
There's always something exciting happening at Grace! Select from the list above to see Church-Wide Events and events for Men, Women, Young Adults, and Children. Don't forget that every event needs volunteers to help manage all the details. If you see an event that interests you, be sure to sign up and be a part of the team.
Common Ground: Rooted in Christ
Tuesday morning Bible study has a new name and a new vision, but remains a wonderful time to connect at Grace. Women of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences will find common ground with other women who are rooted in Christ to feed on God's Word and nourish one another.
"Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving." (Colossians 2:6-7)
Choose to attend one of the following groups:
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group of moms who have children ages infant to kindergarten We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. We meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways. Led by Kelsey Feucht and Amy Gerrietts.
Life as a mom is hard sometimes. Having a circle of moms to encourage, love, and support you makes the job a lot easier. Mom Life is a new Tuesday morning Mom Ministry for moms of school aged children. Lessons are designed to give you the confidence to embrace your life stage by teaching you how to biblically respond to the challenges of parenting older kids. Our focus this year will be “Finding Freedom from What Culture is Teaching Moms.” To complement this study, you will have extended time around your table to explore the lesson in depth and really connect with the women in your small group. Of course we will have lots of fun extras like breakfasts, mornings out, guest speakers, crafts, and door prizes. Led by Beth Hilbert.
"Having a Mary Spirit" Bible Study
“Having a Mary Spirit,” a Bible study by Joanna Weaver Invite God into the inner-most place of your soul with “Having a Mary Spirit.” By offering examples of women in the Bible, Joanna Weaver encourages women to look beyond their shortcomings and turn to God who longs to transform them into who He created them to be. Led by Normi Howard and Val Bergia.
“The Patriarchs" Bible Study
“The Patriarchs,” a Bible study by Beth Moore Discover God's pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Explore concepts such as blessing, covenant, and promise, and the bearing each has on a New Testament believer’s life today. Group members will also study the Hebrew names of God introduced on the early pages of Scripture. Plunge into the heart of Genesis, to God’s remarkable pursuit of relationship and to the unfolding of His earthly plan: that through one nation—and ultimately, one man—all people on earth will be blessed. Many of the most profound and enduring concepts in the whole counsel of God’s Word are initiated in this marvelous book of beginnings. This study runs from September through May and offers large group teaching with a small group component. Led by Shannon Henry and Jennifer Reay.
Quilting & More
Quilting & More is a close “knit” group of ladies of all ages who meet for fellowship, encouragement, and prayer. Each morning we have a devotion and time of sharing show-and-tell projects followed by a project demonstration or work day. While quilting is the focus, there are ladies who knit, crochet, and craft. We find joy in doing community projects, taking field trips, and a yearly retreat to Shipshewana, Indiana. All are welcome! Led by Pat Ivaska.
Side by Side
A ministry to women who are married to medical and dental students, residents, fellows, as well as staff physicians and dentists. We are a non-denominational, Bible-based ministry that is evangelical in nature. We seek to encourage, support, and minister to women in medical marriages through fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Led by Julie Hendricker.
Grace church comes alive on Wednesday evenings. Join your friends at 5:15 p.m. for a delicious and affordable meal and then attend one of many classes or small group options. There's something for everyone. Read on for more details!
Midweek Grace Meal
(5:15 p.m. every Wednesday September 13 through November15)
Every Wednesday in which Midweek Grace meets, we offer a catered meal from Barrack's Cater Inn for a cost of $6.00 per person, $3.00 for kids ten and under, with a maximum family charge of $25.00. Children under 4 years old are free.
Midweek Grace Children’s Ministry Activities
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday night children’s classes are part of our Midweek Grace program, which runs throughout the school year.
Nursery: Birth to 2 years old
We believe that children are one of God's greatest miracles! In the Nursery, a devoted staff provides personal attention and loving care for young children while you attend a class.
Kidz Klub: 3 year-olds through Kindergarten
These young children meet for songs, games, and stories all designed to teach spiritual truths in a way they can easily understand while you attend a class.
Pioneer Girls: 1st grade through 6th grade girls
Girls will learn how to follow Christ in every aspect of life. Meetings include games, songs, hands-on projects, Bible exploration, life skill building and more.
Tree Climbers: 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
This group will be led through fresh, creative, hands-on learning activities that will capture their interest and hearts for the Lord.
Boys’ Brigade: 3rd grade through 6th grade boys
Boys will be encouraged and motivated to grow spiritually as well as develop important life skills. They will explore exciting new things, complete challenging projects, and earn special awards.
Midweek Grace Youth Ministry Activities
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday night youth activities are part of our Midweek Grace program, which runs throughout the school year.
Overflow: 7th & 8th Grade
We believe that God can do a significant work of His grace in and through students that would flow out onto every aspect of their lives. Through testimonies, small groups, and events, we want to give Junior High students a solid foundation as they grow spiritually, unify together in fellowship, and reach out to their friends with the gospel. It’s a safe place to be yourself, have lots of fun, and deepen your relationship with Christ.
Midweek Grace Adult Electives
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Midweek Grace electives are offered to encourage everyone to grow in their relationship with God. There are a wide range of class offerings for all ages (infants to senior adults). There is childcare and youth activities for your children to enjoy while you are in a class.
Join others to experience real life change in community. These groups exist to connect through sharing our lives with each other, discuss a study together by applying God’s Word to our lives, and partner in prayer, accountability, and in life’s challenges and joys.
Register for a Community Group
Moms at Night:
Room 116/Front Porch
Leader: Beth Hilbert
Moms at Night is a group for moms with children of all ages. Weekly lessons are designed to enhance your motherhood journey by teaching how to biblically respond to the demands of parenting, no matter what stage you are in.
Women's Bible Study:
Room 256/Conference Room
Leaders: Ashley Hunt and Katie Welch
Join us as we dive into two Bible studies by Lysa Terkeurst! In the study "Unglued," we will discuss how to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. The second half of the semester we will read "Made to Crave" and learn how to satisfy our deepest desire with God. All women are welcome to come for teaching, discussion, and prayer. If you're interesting in participating in the Women's Bible Study, contact Ashley Hunt or Katie Welch.
Men's Connect Group:
Room 172/Adult Special Ed
Leaders: Greg Gipp and Eric Branch
Connect with other men as we learn together what authentic manhood is as demonstrated by Jesus Christ during his 33 years on earth.
Register for Men's Connect Group
Men Reaching Men:
Room 20, Lower Level
Leader: Greg Maston
Join guys who desire to grow as a disciple of Jesus and in making disciples. Together we will help each other take active steps you determine to reach men in your life with the gospel.
English as a Second Language:
Meets in the Atrium
Leader: Mike Uno
Anyone who would like to learn English as a second language is welcome. There will be three types of classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced speakers. Students may enroll at anytime. All classes are free. Students can bring a three ring binder or purchase one for $5.
Register for ESL
Room 132/ Lounge
Leaders: Nancy Klopfenstein and Larry Ebersole
Find help, discover hope and experience healing from the pain of divorce and marital separation at Divorce Care. This DVD series features 13 video seminars with 32 renowned experts on divorce recovery and reconciliation. No registration is required. Call the church office if you are interested in participating at (309) 693-2806.
Leader: Kevin King
The Grace Choir is an excellent place to experience fellowship, friendship, musical growth and the great joy of leading God’s people in worship each Sunday morning. The choir is open to anyone high school age and older. Formal music training is not required.
Register for Grace Choir
Room 153/Worship Center
Leader: Wayne Heinemann
The Symphonic Winds meets each Wednesday from 6 -7 p.m. This group is open to all musicians, ages high school and older, who play an instrument and want to serve the Lord with their gift. No registration is required. Contact Wayne Heinemann if you are interested in participating.
Friday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Join us to make your own beautiful artwork - a wood sign with vinyl stenciling! Simply register below to chose one of our designs. It will be personalized and waiting for you at the event. Together we will walk through creating the piece that you will take home.
All women of all ages are welcome! This is a great outreach event for small groups, neighbors, or friends. The cost is $10 per project. For more information, please contact Sarah Alkire.
A place to refresh and renew
with other moms just like you!
New MOPS groups will begin September 12, 2017.
Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving.
What does a typical MOPS morning look like?
Peoria MOPS meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We enjoy breakfast together, speakers, crafts, and kid-free conversations. The alternate Tuesdays are optional Bible study days-a chance to dig into the Bible and get to know your small group even better! While the moms are together, their children, infant through pre-K, are cared for in our KIDventure program. We also offer a fantastic program for homeschooled children.
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