Wednesday Worship – Every Wednesday
It's that time of year! If you will be out of town on the weekends, please join us for Wednesday Worship, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Pastor Tom provides the same message he will for Sunday Worship so you won't miss out on any uplifting, spiritual, Jesus-centered Worship Celebrations. (Note, nursery is not available on Wednesdays.) Bring the family and we’ll see you on Wednesday! (The last Wednesday Worship of the summer is Aug. 21).
Faith Formations Meeting – Aug. 17, 10-11:30am
All individuals who will be assisting, teaching & leading our PreK-12 youth this school year, AND anyone interested in learning more, are requested to attend a Faith Formations meeting on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10-11:30am in the Grand View room. This includes Sunday School, CREW, Children’s Church & Nursery. We will overview the curriculum, go over the check-in system, and review room assignments. For more info, contact: email@example.com.
Back to School Bash 2.0 (Lock Out) – Aug. 17-18
For all middle school & high school youth, we’re getting ready to go back to school with a fun Lock OUT! Beginning at 7pm on Aug. 17 the itinerary includes: the Escape room ($25/person), Perkins, Photo Scavenger Hunt, late night snacks at Walmart, an outdoor movie, and games. Bring you own money, and prepare to stay up all night! We’ll worship together as a group on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 9:30am. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School Blessings & Parent Orientation – Aug. 25, 9:15am
All children will receive a special Back to School Blessing by Pastor Tom between 9:15-9:30am in their Sunday School rooms. This is also a time for Parent Orientation where parents can see the child’s classroom, meet the teacher, and receive a brief overview of the curriculum for the year. We’re excited about this special time in all our kids lives, and can’t wait to walk together with you in this journey of faith! For more information, contact Faith Formations Coordinator, Jacob Nastruz: email@example.com.
Sunday School Begins – Aug. 25, 9:30am
PreK-12 Sunday School begins Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9:30am. Please arrive at 9:15am for a special Parent Orientation where you can see your child’s classroom, meet the teachers, learn how to check in, and all kids will all receive a special Back to School Blessing from Pastor Tom. Children may bring their backpack if they choose. Visit our Children & Youth webpage for more information or contact Faith Formations Coordinator, Jacob Nastruz: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Church Picnic – Aug. 25, Noon
It’s almost back to school time, and that means it’s time for our annual All Church Picnic! This is a family-fun event every year where we celebrate students going back to school and the kick off to Sunday School! Sign up in the Gathering Space to bring a dish to pass and to help volunteer. See you on Aug. 25 for a wonderful day focused on blessing the children in our life during this transition to fall. For more info, contact: JessicaSoppe@hotmail.com.
Pictured Rocks Camp Decommissioning Service – Sun., Aug. 25, 4-6pm
Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp has impacted countless lives since its commissioning as a United Methodist ministry in 1961. At the conclusion of this year’s summer camping program, Pictured Rocks will be acquired by Camp Courageous. Come be a part of celebrating the ministry of Pictured Rocks and the lives that it has impacted at a special decommissioning service on Sunday, August 25 at 4pm. During this special time, hear from speakers & have an opportunity to be on the grounds where lives have been shaped in the name of Christ for nearly 60 years.
Mississippi Valley Blood Drive at Grand View – Aug. 26, 2:45-6pm
Donating blood is simple and easy! It only takes a few moments of your time, but the results last a lifetime to those in need. Please donate! Sign up in the Gathering Space. For more information, contact Mary Kay: email@example.com or Art: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMW Holiday Fair Team Leader Meeting – Aug. 27, 6:30pm
UMW Holiday Fair Team Leaders will meet on Tues., Aug. 27 at 6:30pm in the Susanna Wesley rm to share plans and get questions answered. If you are interested in learning more, contact Betty Bradley: email@example.com.
CREW Begins – Wed., Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Christians Renewed Every Wednesday (CREW) resumes this fall on Wednesday, Sept 4 at 5:30pm! Please join us for this wonderful, uplifting midweek experience for the entire family.
5:30pm - Eat (kid-friendly menu). $2/person suggested donation.
6pm - Worship. Youth Worship team leads the music & Pastor Tom provides a short message tuned for the whole family.
6:30pm - Break into Small Groups. There is something for everyone; Nursery – Adult.
Nursery (0-3yrs) – Meadow rm.
Preschool Fun (4-5yrs) – Maple rm.
Elementary Youth Group (Grades K-5) – Grand View rm.
Middle School Youth Group (Grades 6-8) – Evergreen rm.
Parents Group (Adults) – Susanna Wesley rm.
If you are interested in helping serve in any of these areas, please contact Faith Formations Coordinator, Jacob, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call. 563-582-8875.
Dragon Boat Races – Sept. 7-8
Sign up to be on the Grand View adult mixed team (men & women) for Dragon Boat racing this year! Cost is $35/person, which includes two days of racing and two practices before the event. If you need a Grand View GodStrong t-shirt, the cost is $10. Sign up in the Gathering Space. For more information, contact Sue: email@example.com.
GV BRAT BOOTH:
Sign up in the Gathering Space to help serve at the Grand View Brat Booth during the Dragon Boat races: Fri., Sept. 6 (setup) – Sun., 8. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moms Group – Sept. 12, 6:30pm
Moms of all ages are invited to attend the Moms Group held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Susanna Wesley rm. Come relax and connect with other Moms! For more info contact Terri: email@example.com.
Women’s Coffee – Sept. 14, 9am
Please join us for Women’s Coffee on the second Saturday of each month at Sisters of the Presentation, 2360 Carter Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001. Bring your own drink, and enjoy a time to Know & Be Known among other Christian women. For more info contact Terri: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMW Retreat @ Camp Pictured Rocks – Sept. 16, 9am-3pm
All women are invited to join the Grand View United Methodist Women’s Retreat at Camp Pictured Rocks in Monticello, IA on Monday, Sept. 16 at 9am. There will be a meal, games, Bible study, fun, & worship. Cost is $20/person. Please contact Wava Terry to register: Yrretwr@mchsi.com or 563-581-5113.
UMW’s Holiday Fair – Oct. 12, 8:30am-1:30pm
The United Methodist Women’s annual Holiday Fair is just around the corner! If you are crafty, please start thinking of crafts to donate. We need books for the book fair and gently used items for Grandma’s Attic. A Holiday Fair Team Leader Meeting is scheduled for Tues., Aug. 27 at 6:30pm in the Susanna Wesley rm. If you are interested in learning more, contact Betty Bradley: email@example.com.
“She Seeks” Women’s Conference – Oct. 12, Marion Methodist Church
Please join us for the “She Seeks” women’s conference at Marion Methodist Church in Marion, IA, on Oct. 12, featuring Margaret Feinberg. Margaret is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine, and one of 40 who will shape Christian publishing by Christian Retailing magazine.
$55 by Aug. 31 and $65 Sept. 1 and after. Sign up in the Gathering Space – payment due at time of sign up.
8:45-9:30am: Registration & refreshments.
9:30am-3pm: Worship & featured speaker. (Catered lunch).
Watch Margaret’s invitation: https://vimeo.com/181806347
For more information, please contact Terri Nichols: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-582-8875.