Lent 2023

In News by Kim Eiffert

Join us at Grace Avenue as we journey through Lent, to the cross and then on to the joy of Easter.  This season will present opportunities for gathering, study, worship and prayer.  

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Details HERE.   

Triple D – Dinner, Devotion & Dialogue
Wednesdays, March 1st- 29th 
6:00-7:00pm | Worship Center
Join us one time or join us every week!

Take some time during this Lenten season to feed both your body and your faith.  We will be gathering each Wednesday to share a meal and a time of devotion and conversation.  All ages are invited to participate.  Meals will be family friendly.  Registration is appreciated.  A love offering will be accepted to offset the cost of meals.  Contact Kristen Lane at klane@graceavenue.org with questions. 

Lent Craft Night
Sunday, March 5th | 4:00-6:00pm | Tom Graves Hall
Join us for an evening of crafting and fun!  We will be making a mosaic cross and some cute bunny boxes.  Cost is $10 for supplies.  Register online.  Contact Karyl Patredis at karyl@graceavenue.org with questions. 


Sunday Amazing Race to Easter
Sunday, March 26th during 10:30am Children’s Sunday School
Our children will participate in a morning of Amazing Race style games and activities around the church.  They will travel around the church (supervised, of course!) and participate in activities to help them understand the meaning behind each day of Holy Week.  Children in the Pre-K through 5th grades will begin their journey in the EDGE room and end in their age level classroom.  Contact Kristen Lane at klane@graceavenue.org with questions. 

2023 Spring Confirmation
Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning March 23rd
Confirmation Service is Sunday, May 7th
Confirmation is when Christians choose their faith for themselves and "confirm" their intent to live out their baptismal vows. At Grace Avenue we offer a Confirmation Class each semester for 6th-8th graders to learn more about their faith before choosing to be confirmed and becoming full members of the church.  If you have any questions or have a High School Student who would like to explore confirmation, contact Sarah Schneider at sarah@graceavenue.org.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 2nd | 3:00- 5:00
Come and join us for Easter Eggs, petting zoo, lawn games, inflatables, egg toss, sweet treats, and prizes!  Children of all ages are welcome to come and join us for this fun Spring event.  We will have staggered start times for each age group (details at link).  Please make sure that you are at your hunt location a few minutes before your start time, because once the hunt begins there is no turning back!

Contact Kristen Lane at klane@graceavenue.org with questions.

Lenten Study:  Divine Disruption – Gospel of John
Led by Laura Echols-Richter
Thursdays at from 9:15-10:30 am | 6 Weeks Beginning February 23rd
Tom Graves Hall [Online Option Available]The themes of the Lenten season are intended to create an awakening, even if that awakening creates something unsettled within us.

Jesus had many encounters in which the people he met were amazed and bewildered. In each instance, the Divine Disruption by Jesus led to ultimate transformation. What if this same kind of divine disruption is being offered to us?  Register online.  Contact laura@graceavenue.org with questions.

The Gospel of Luke: A Lenten Study
Led by Christopher Vaughan

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
February 28th - March 28th 

Tom Graves Hall [Online Option Available]
This is a 5-week study during Lent exploring the Gospel of Luke based on Adam Hamilton’s new book, Luke. Luke’s gospel was written to the least, the lost, the lowly and the marginalized. It resonated with a community who felt forgotten by God but Jesus came to remind them that they (and we) are not forgotten. Jesus was in relationship with ordinary, flawed, and unexpected people. He met, dined, and traveled with people who were not perfect and who many other people said he shouldn’t be around. Many of them were struggling, some were outsiders or even outlaws. Whoever they were, from those he healed to the outlaws with him at his crucifixion, Jesus brought the good news of God’s kingdom to those who most needed to hear it. Join us as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus once again and remind ourselves during this Lenten season of the powerful way our God reaches those who need it most.  Register online.  Contact Christopher Vaughan at christopher@graceavenue.org with questions.