The purpose of Grace Baptist Church is to
exemplify the presence of God as a diverse and authentically Christ-like
family who worship, learn and grow in a genuine faith, care for one another,
and responsibly go about God's loving work in our world."
Our Values Statement essentially defines who we
are, how we respond to our calling and what we value in our congregation
and its members.
Mark Your Calendar:
Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 pm,
Tuesday, July 21, 6:30 pm,
Quarterly Business Meeting,
Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 pm,
Worship with us:
9:45 am: Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am: Worship (Communion - first Sunday of each month)
5:30 pm: Christian Spirituality Group (2nd & 4th Sundays)
Grace Baptist Church is pleased to announce an
electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be
debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed
using your debit card.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:
Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School, July 13-17. This year’s theme focuses on prayer, exploring praise, thanksgiving, con-fession, and supplication. VBS is open for children in preschool through fifth grade. Youth are invited to volunteer. Registrations and volunteer forms will be available beginning Sunday, June 7.
Click the image above or here to access the online registration form
Big Staff Changes at Grace Baptist Church
The Reverend Courtney E. Allen - Senior Pastor
|A native of Jackson, Mississippi,
Courtney is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree
in religious studies and sociology. She earned a Master of
Divinity from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is currently at First
Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia. Courtney has served
churches in Mississippi and North Carolina, and as a
rebuilding coordinator in Gulfport, Mississippi, following
Hurricane Katrina. She shares many of her adventures with
Zeke, a 7-year-old Jack Russell terrier. Courtney savors
offering meals and hospitality to others and enjoys
photography (though she hasn’t been in a dark room in ages),
hiking and enjoying God’s creation outdoors. In addition, she
is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in congregational development
at Bexley Seabury Theological Federation in Chicago.
LINDA WENTZ RETIREMENT
Grace has been blessed with Linda Wentz in our church office since March of 2006. Linda has decided that it is time to retire, and July 2 will be her last day. We appreciate all that Linda has done for us throughout these nine years. She has been a dedicated and motivated employee, always willing to do what was needed in a professional manner.
GBC’S NEW MINISTRIES ASSISTANT
The Personnel Commission is pleased to announce that Ann Wooldridge will be our new Ministries Assistant at Grace. Ann received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Human Services degree from Liberty University in 2013.
Ann started on June 23, and will have two weeks of overlap with Linda Wentz. We welcome Ann to Grace!