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Spring/Summer 2011

Want to get Connected at Grace? Check out the great selection of events and groups In this catalog!

Creation Christian Music Festival for Teens!

Moose Mountain Friendship Club is coming to Grace this summer!


SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Catalog What is reaLife? reaLife together is a ministry that encompasses all of our connecting opportunities. These opportunities may be in the form of Bible study groups, fellowship groups, activities, or events. However we choose to connect, we want to live reaLife together.

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Easter, Baptism, Family Dedication, and more

Why is it so important to connect with others? God designed us as relational beings—first to have a relationship with Him, and secondly to have a relationship with others. While we can connect with anyone anywhere, there is a special bond that we share as believers in Christ that allows us to encourage one another, love one another, and help one another as we live reaLife together.

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How do I know what reaLIfe opportunities are available? In this catalog, you will find a variety of opportunities for the whole family. Young or old, single or married, there is something available for everyone.

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How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

reaLife Events Starting Point New Believers

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Just for Kids Grace Babies, Graceland, Grace Kids, Koolio

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Youth Youth Group and Jr. and Sr. High studies

Special Interest Prayer and Martial Arts

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Young Adults Activities and Bible Studies

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Women Book Club, Bible Studies, Mom 2 Mom and more

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Men Men’s Breakfast, Bible Studies and SPORTS!

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Senior Adults Monthly Activities/ Luncheons

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Families Home and Group Studies

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Adult Groups Couples and Singles


Join us for one of our 5 identical Easter services on Saturday, April 23 at 5PM and 6:30PM or Sunday, April 24 at 8:30AM, 10AM, and 11:30AM. Tickets are free and are available at the church office or online.

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On Sunday, April 17, all motorcycle riders are encouraged to bring your biker friends to the 11:30AM service and stay for a special “Blessing of the Bikes” ceremony immediately following the service. After the ceremony, everyone is invited to ride to Hermitage, PA for lunch at Hickory Bar and Grill. To register for this event, please email us at info@graceincranberry.org. Be sure to provide an email address and phone number so that in the event of bad weather, we can contact you. Questions? Please contact us at info@graceincranberry.org. Believer’s Baptism is simply professing your faith by following Christ’s example and obeying Him.

Believer’s Baptism

Baptism will be held during our weekend services on May 21-22. Open to anyone ages 8 and up. For children ages 8 to 12, we will holding a Kids Baptism Class on May 15 at 1PM. Please contact Cindy Zonts at caz@graceincranberry.org for more info. If you are interested in participating in Believer’s Baptism or have questions, please contact us at naw@graceincranberry.org. Please provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached, and someone from our Family Ministries office will contact you. Next Steps is a ONE night informational meeting/membership class, where you can find out what we believe, what our vision is as a church, and what our goals are for reaching our community. Explore church membership, meet our leadership, enjoy some delicious desserts and fellowship with others who are new to Grace at our next scheduled class coming in the fall. For more information about this class, please contact Holly Berger at heb@graceincranberry.org. For information on these and other events, please visit www.GraceInCranberry.org.


May 7—8 In all of our weekend services

Browse our reaLife opportunities for the fall and enjoy an icy treat from

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Starting Point By Andy Stanley Group Type: New Believers Guides: Your Starting Point Team reaLife@graceincranberry.org Study Fee: $17 Materials Needed: Conversation Guide & Bible (if you don’t have a Bible, we’d love to provided one for you) Day/Time: Varies (10 week group environment) Location: Various group options based on time/day and location Childcare: Not available Study Description: Welcome to Starting Point – an exploration of the Bible’s grand story and where you fit into the narrative. Whether you’re new to the Christian faith, simply curious about it, or reexamining what it means to have a relationship with God, you’ll appreciate this conversational small group environment. Come as you are and build relationships with others as you embark on this journey. But don’t be intimated by the subject matter. Ultimately, the Bible is God’s story-an epic narrative about His desire for a relationship with you. Welcome to the adventure of finding out how the story started . . . where it’s going . . . and how you can find your place in it. Because Starting Point is so critically important for people to explore faith and to experience community, Grace will enthusiastically return the $17.00 fee to those who complete all 10 weeks.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

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Grace Babies is a safe and secure environment for infants up to 35 months to be lovingly cared for while their parents attend the worship services.

We offer two nurseries* (infant - 18 Months and 19 - 35 Months). Nurseries are staffed with screened and properly trained volunteers to provide the best care for your infant. 7

*Available at all weekend services.


Graceland Preschool is a safe and secure environment for 3-5 Year olds*! In Graceland we use a curriculum that will grab your child’s attention and take them on an imaginative journey of Biblical learning.

Each week your child will enjoy very creative teaching, games, puppets and much more to help them connect the day’s main point into their own life. *Must be potty trained. Kindergarteners should attend Grace Kids Elementary program.


In Grace Kids, we use a curriculum that will take your child on an imaginative journey of Biblical learning. Each week we enjoy active worship, small group connections, large group lessons, and much more to help kids connect the main point of the day to their own life. We also spend time in God’s Word and encourage our children to memorize scripture.

Grace Kids Elementary is a safe and secure environment for children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades.


A mid-week event for Preschoolers — 5th graders This year instead of a traditional Vacation Bible School, Grace Kids Ministries will present Moose Mountain Friendship Club! Based upon the need to help our children understand how to be a friend, as well as, how to choose their friends, we will be exploring Biblical truths and examples of friendships. This Friendship Club will meet on Thursday nights beginning June 9 for 8 weeks and will end with a private Pool Party at the Cranberry Pool. So mark your calendars now, registration will begin on May 7! Register all your kids and their friends. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Cindy Zonts at caz@graceincranberry.org. See you at Moose Mountain!


Meeting Locations, Dates, and Times Thursday, Thursday, Thursday,

June June June

9 - Grace Community - 6:30PM* ** 16 - Grace Community - 6:30PM* 23 - Grace Community - 6:30PM*

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday,

July July July July

7 - Cranberry Community Park Time to be Determined 14 - Grace Community - 6:30PM* ** 21 - Grace Community - 6:30PM* 28 - Grace Community - 6:30PM* **

Thursday, August 4 - Cranberry Pool Time to be Determined *Fun Zone opens at 5:30PM **Chick-fil-A Night (Free meals for registered kids) Registration Fees $15 per child (includes all the above) $10 per child (for Moose Mountain T-Shirt)


4th and 5th Grades Join us this spring and summer as we explore God’s word together through various fun activities, music, and Bible lessons! Grapple Topics By Month: May: What really matters? June: Why can’t I sleep in? July: God’s Enemies August: Take a Risk Don’t miss this summer in Koolio!

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Koolio CSI Sleepover at the Carnegie Science Center Something precious to the Carnegie Science Center has been stolen, and they need help to solve the crime! The CSI Sleepover is jam-packed with exciting science from beginning to end! Begin the night in the Case Briefing room, examine the crime scene, analyze the evidence in the lab and so much more.

It would be a crime to miss out on the fun!

Registration forms in Koolio and at the information table in the church lobby. Friday, May 13 $45.00 per person

Koolio Sandcastle Trip Join other Koolio’mates’ for a fun filled day at the waterpark. Tuesday, July 19 $30 per person Watch for Registration Information for these events!


Day/Time: Wednesdays from 6-8PM Location: Grace Community Church

6.8 is our weekly gathering for students in 6th-8th grade. On a typical night you will find us engaged in crazy activities, a time of student led worship, a relevant message and small groups.

Day/Time: Sundays from 6-8PM Location: Grace Community Church

9.12 is our weekly gathering for 9th-12th grade. The night is packed with fun activities, videos, student-led worship, a relevant message and small groups.

For more info on either of these groups, contact us at youth@graceincranberry.org.

Jr. High Girls (6—8th grades) Group Type: Youth Groups Guide: Alisha Sasala and Kaylin Cook Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Thursdays from 6:30-8PM Location: Cranberry

pickleface94@yahoo.com cooks@zbzoom.net

Description: A group for Jr. High girls who want to grow in their relationship with Christ. This group addresses issues and topics facing today’s young ladies from a Biblical perspective.

Hebrews By John Piper Group Type: Youth Groups (9.12 Senior High Boys) Guide: Chris Powers cpp@graceincranberry.org Materials Needed: TBD Day/Time: Thursdays at 6:30-8PM Location: Grace Community Church (in the second nursery) Study Description: Sometimes, especially as Christians, we can become so familiar with our Savior and His words that they stop cutting into our hearts and stirring us up to action as they should. This group meets with a desire to re-kindle a fire and love for the demands that Christ makes on His followers. If we call ourselves disciples of Christ, we must passionately pursue Him with all that we are, for His glory, and for our great and undeserved joy. In this small group we will be going through John Piper’s book ―What Jesus Demands from the World.‖ Dr. Piper examines each of the four gospels and draws directly from scripture 50 different demands that Jesus makes – demands not for our bondage or legalistic pursuit, but for our joy in Him (John 15:11). This group is open to young men who are in high school and are hungry to pursue their Savior with other like-minded believers.

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Creation Festival Group Type: Junior and Senior High Students Guide: Justin Dosch pjd@graceincranberry.org Materials Needed: To be announced Day/Time: June 29th-July 3rd Cost: $150 (Covers 4 days of food and the festival) Location: Agape Farms, Mount Union PA Study Description: Join us as we attend the largest Christian music festival in the world. There’s nothing like worshipping with 100,000 people while camping, listening to world renown bands like Skillet, Toby Mac and Chris Tomlin and receiving relevant teaching by top notch speakers from around the globe. You won’t want to miss it, so sign up today to reserve your spot. For more information, please visit the Creation website at www.creationfest.com.

The Pittsburgh Project Group Type: Senior High Students Guide: Justin Dosch pjd@graceincranberry.org Cost: $370 (Covers food, lodging, and supplies for mission work) Day/Time: July 24th—July 30th Location: Pittsburgh, PA Study Description: The Pittsburgh Project is a nonprofit community development organization with a 25-year track record of developing leaders and serving the city’s most vulnerable residents. ―The Project‖ deploys over 2800 people annually to perform free home repairs for Pittsburgh’s elderly homeowners, and spearheads economic development and job training efforts in their Pittsburgh neighborhood. This will be an awesome week of worship, fellowship and service. Sign up today to reserve your spot! For more info, check out the Pittsburgh Project website at www.pittsburghproject.org.

For more info about Student Ministries, please contact Pastor Justin Dosch at pjd@graceincranberry.org.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.


Grace Prayer Ministry Group Type: Special Interest Guide: Sue Kline klines01@yahoo.com Study Fee: none Materials Needed: none Day/Time: 1 Hour Prior to the 1st Service time on Saturday and Sunday Location: Grace Community Church Description: There is no substitute for the personal time you spend talking with God every day. However, we also invite you to participate in our group prayer each weekend an hour prior to the first service time on Saturday and Sunday. This is a safe environment where we welcome God to oversee every aspect of Grace Community Church. There is no pressure to pray individually. Our goal is to have an opportunity to come together and join hearts and faith, whether praying or being in agreement as others pray.

Mountain Movers Group Type: Special Interest Guide: Tom Neiswenter tneiswenter@hotmail.com Study Fee: none Materials Needed: none Day/Time: 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM Location: Cranberry Description: Join us the first Wednesday evening of each month as we pray specifically for our youth and their families.

Kyumson Martial Arts of Pittsburgh (minimum 5 years of age) Group Type: Special Interests Guides: Larry Stephens buggee@inbox.com Study Fee: $20—per month tuition fee $35—NPTA/KTA one-time Lifetime Membership fee (optional) $25—Testing/Belt Progression Fee (optional) Materials Needed: Bible, water, towel, and workout clothing (uniforms will be provided to students at our costs) Day/Time: Tuesdays 7-8:30PM & Saturdays 9:30-11AM Location: Butler (100 Center Ave., Butler, PA 16001—3rd floor) Childcare: Not directly provided, but may be available at the facility Study Description: Participants are challenged to learn to seek out answers in God’s Word to tough questions the world throws at believers. Wide open forum and format, with occasional homework, and memory verse exercises (required in belt progression). The Spring/Summer quarter of 2011 will focus on prayer, spanning subjects such as the purpose of praying, the power of prayer, how to pray, ―what do I say?‖, and a prayerful state of mind.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

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Young Adult Connections Group Type: Young Adults Guide: Holly and Andy Berger youngadults@graceincranberry.org Fee: Minimal if any, depends on specific month’s activity Day/Time: Varies Location: Cranberry Area Description: Here are FUN connecting or serving opportunities for young adults who are in their 20s or 30s, married or single, with or without children. Activities include mini golf, bowling, and various other ways to meet lots of other young adults. Days, times, any costs vary based on the activity. Here are the dates for upcoming events:

Friday/Saturday, May 13 & 14th—ONE serve project at Pine Valley Bible Camp. Come and have some fun and help 14th get the camp ready for summer! We will be arriving Friday night for games and a bonfire, camping out in tents or cabins and then working all day Saturday. It is going to be a great time! Please contact us for more details.

Saturday, June 18th—BBQ at the Berger house - 5PM 18th Please bring a side dish to share!

Saturday, July 23rd —Pittsburgh Pirates Game vs St. Louis Cardinals - $5.00 4:30PM tailgating, 7PM game

Saturday, August 20th—Sand Volleyball and food - Cranberry 20th Park, $2.00

Pastor Matt’s Current Message Series Group Type: Young Adults (20’s/early 30’s—single or married) Guides: Peter Carolas and Beth Halama p.carolas@gmail.com Beth.halama@gmail.com Course Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible or we can provide one! (study questions provided) Day/Time: Thursdays from 6:30-8PM Location: Grace Community Church Childcare: Not available Study Description: Statistics show that 70% of what we learned during the weekend worship service message is forgotten by Wednesday of the next week. We are committed to change this! Join us as we align our study and discussion directly with the weekly weekend message. We’ll ask ourselves ―So what now? What’s this mean to me as an individual or to us as a small group of people who truly want to be more like Jesus, to Grow.Pursue.Serve, and to build and experience reaLife together?‖ In-Depth Study on the Book of Hebrews Group Type: Young Adults (college-age) Guides: Kent and Kristen Muir kdm724@gmail.com Course Fee: cost of the study guide Materials Needed: Bible and study guide Day/Time: Sundays from 6:30-8:30PM Location: Beaver Childcare: Not available Study Description: We will be selecting a study guide as a group at our first meeting. We have several that we are trying to decide between. Join us as we dive into this book in the New Testament.

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Want to read a great book this summer? Join the Women of Grace Summer Book Club! It’s easy! Read one book a month for June, July, and August! Meet and discuss each book at the end of the month! It’s simple! Just pick up a copy of the book at Family Christian Stores, christianbook.com, or your favorite Christian book retailer. Read it by the book club date and come join in the conversation! Let’s read together! If you are interested in participating, please email us at womenofgrace@graceincranberry.org. You may choose to read one or all of the following selections: selections

June—Wrapped In Rain by Charles Martin If it weren't for Miss Ella, Tucker and Mutt would surely have been destroyed by their father's drunken rages. Ella loved and sheltered the boys like her own. Now adults, they trust only each other, and their troubled childhood friend Katie. Can the legacy of Miss Ella's faith help all three face the demons of the past? Book Club Meeting: Wednesday, June 29 @7PM at the church July—Deadline by Randy Alcorn Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award- winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This repackage of the Randy Alcorn bestseller finds Jake drawing upon all his resources in an ever- intensifying, dangerous murder investigation. Unaware of the imminent threat to his own life, Jake struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence. Book Club Meeting: Tuesday, July 26 @7PM at the church August—Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers The first in an epic two-book saga, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world. Book Club Meeting: Thursday, August 25th @7PM at the church

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Connect Four

What is Connect Four? It’s an opportunity for you to meet and connect with other women. A group of four women will meet at least 4 times in four months. You can choose to go out for dinner, lunch, or just have coffee. Each member of the group will have the chance to choose the meeting place. When is the next Connect Four? A session of Connect Four is currently running. If you would like to join, please email Jenn Kyyashko at connect4@graceincranberry.org. A new session will begin in the fall.

Don't miss the next Mom 2 Mom on May 13 at 7PM with the topic of “Building Confident Kids.” Mom 2 Mom is a ministry focused on mom's with kids from birth to 6th grade. The night includes dessert, panel discussion of experts and moms, door prizes, and time to talk to other moms. The cost is $5 per guest and friends are always welcome. To make your reservation email us at womenofgrace@graceincranberry.org by May 9th! Our next event will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7PM at Grace Community Church. • • • •

The cost for each event will be $5/person at the door. Dessert will be served. Childcare is not available. For more information email us at womenofgrace@graceincranberry.org.

Mentoring

Relational and Spiritual Guidance Ever find yourself wishing you had someone to talk to? Someone to give you advice or just be a listening ear? Maybe you just need someone who has walked a mile or two in your shoes and understands your thoughts and feelings, or maybe you just need someone to pray for you. We are currently in the process of building this new Women of Grace ministry. If you are interested in being a mentor or helping to shape this ministry, please contact Dana Kaltenberger at womenofgrace@graceincranberry.org.


Here and Now, There and Then By Beth Moore Group Type: Women’s Groups Guide: Bekah Dedrick dedrickr@gmail.com Study Fee: $11 Materials Needed: Bible and Listening Guide Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM (to begin April 26th) Location: Glenshaw Childcare: Not available Study Description: Here and Now, There and Then by Beth Moore is a lecture series on the book of Revelation. Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies among scholars. She teaches that God is as specific about what He does reveal as He is about what He does not reveal. He Is By Beth Moore Group Type: Women’s Group Guide: Dana Kaltenberger drk@graceincranberry.org Study Fee: $3 Materials Needed: Bible (notes provided) Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:15AM (starting May 11 for 4 weeks) Location: Grace Community Church Childcare: $3 per child/per session (must pre-register) Study Description: He Is is a video series comprised of four one-hour messages by Beth Moore. Based on the scripture Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that HE IS and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him." This study has minimal homework. Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed By Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore Group Type: Women’s Group Guide: Pam Johnson pmjhere@comcast.net Study Fee: $17 Materials Needed: Workbook Day/Time: Wednesdays— 6:30-8:30PM (starting May 4th for 7 weeks) Location: Pam Johnson’s house, Economy Childcare: Not available Study Description: Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore is a study of the life of David. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life, as a young man (by Priscilla Shirer), as a middle-aged man (by Beth Moore), and as a man facing the final third of his life (by Kay Arthur). In The Loop Group Type: Women’s Group: Mothers of School-age Children Study and Prayer Guide: Judi Rexford/Anita Ferguson servugod2@msn.com aferguson192@zoominternet.net Study Fee: N/A Materials Needed: Bible, Stormie Omartian’s Book—Power of a Praying Parent and study guide Day/Time: Thursdays 9-11AM (through the end of the school year) Location: Grace Community Church Childcare: We are working on providing this service Study Description: In this group, we will meet for Bible Study and Prayer, specifically for our children and the schools/ school district.


Jonah By Priscilla Shirer Group Type: Women’s Groups Guide: Sue Kline klines01@yahoo.com Study Fee: $14 Materials Needed: Study Guide Day/Time: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM (starting May 5th) Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: They shock us; they shake us; they compel us to change. You can’t escape life’s interruptions, but you can change your perspective on them. Dive into the study of Jonah and discover that as an interruption may truly be God’s divine invitation to a life so much bigger than you can imagine.

Jonah By Priscilla Shirer Group Type: Women’s Groups Guide: Sue Kline klines01@yahoo.com Study Fee: $14 Materials Needed: Study Guide Day/Time: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30PM (starting May 3rd) Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: They shock us; they shake us; they compel us to change. You can’t escape life’s interruptions, but you can change your perspective on them. Dive into the study of Jonah and discover that as an interruption may truly be God’s divine invitation to a life so much bigger than you can imagine.

Once-a-Month Women’s Service Group Group Type: Women’s Groups Guide: Diane Briant and Patti Allison thebriants@comcast.net allison2660@zoominternet.net Materials Needed: Bible, bagged lunch and cleaning supplies Day/Time: 2nd Thursday of the month from 9AM-2 PM (This group will meet in April & May and will break for the summer) Location: Meet at Grace and go out to serve from there Childcare: Not available Study Description: Please join us once-a-month to enjoy a Bible/Prayer time together and then go out to help those in need. We will be serving the elderly and people recovering from surgery. We will help with cleaning, yard work, or running errands. We will also be offering an occasional "Mom's Day Out" childcare at the church for stay-at-home Mom's to have some time for doctor's appointments, hair appointments, or just some time to enjoy a trip to the mall alone. If you want to serve others and love an adventure, this is the reaLife group for you! Young Women’s Study Group Type: Young Women’s Groups Guide: Amy Scheuneman 843seventhave@gmail.com Study Fee: TBD Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Every other Sunday from 6-8:30PM Location: Robinson Childcare: Not available

Grace Stitchers Group Type: Women’s Groups Guide: Judy Storar angels43@zoominternet.net Study Fee: none Materials Needed: Bible, sewing machines if you have one and can bring it (not necessary) Day/Time: Thursdays 12:30PM-3:30PM Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available

Study Description: In this group, young women will discover how to deepen their relationship with God while dealing with crucial issues that face women in today’s world.

Study Description: A short devotional time followed by sewing and quilting. We will be working on charity projects such as making blankets for the underprivileged or sick children, dolls for children going into surgery, and things of that nature. We will also work on our own projects. Sewing machines are optional as we can demonstrate projects here for those participating or to be taken home to be worked on.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

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Men, you are invited to join us for our monthly Men’s Breakfast on the first (or second) Saturday of every month at 7:45AM at the church (May 7th, June 4th and September 3rd ). There is no men’s breakfast in July or August. Everyone is welcome! Bring friends and join us for a full country breakfast and be encouraged by meeting and connecting with other guys as we continue the series by John Ortberg entitled "When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box." There is no cost for this event! Just come and enjoy a time of study and fellowship! For more info, please contact Ron Shemela at menofgrace@graceincranberry.org.

When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box By John Ortberg Description: Life is like a game. It moves towards a goal, has rules to follow, and won't go on forever. Rather than striving to be Master of the Board, Ortberg reminds us that the object of life is to be rich towards God---loving Him and loving others. Everything else---your possessions, your resume, your money, your power---will all go back in the box when your life is over. Learn how to play the game, recognize hazards along the way, and collect eternal trophies when you follow Ortberg's kingdom-based strategy!

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

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Men’s Golf Tee off with us every Tuesday at Fox Run Golf Course. Please arrive by 4:45PM. Each golfer is responsible for their own green fees. To register for golf events, please contact Paul Scheuneman at golf@graceincranberry.org.


Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies By Various authors Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Mike Luty, Bob McCandless & Joe Sasala lutyanimals@zoominternet.net bobbymac1224@hotmail.com jlkna@zoominternet.net Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Wednesdays at 7PM (We will continue throughout the summer) Location: Grace Community Church (Starting May 4th we will meet at Panera in Cranberry—back room) Childcare: Not available Study Description: This Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Each of the studies runs for 6 weeks. You will explore self-control in five crucial areas: controlling your tongue, your body, your desires, your appetites and your finances. Early Riser Bible Study Fruit of the Spirit By Various authors Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Mike Luty and Bob McCandless lutyanimals@zoominternet.net bobbymac1224@hotmail.com Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Thursday Mornings at 6:15AM (will continue throughout the summer) Location: Grace Community Church Childcare: Not available Study Description: This Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Come and enjoy coffee, along with great discussions.

Living God’s Word By Various authors Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Greg Hughes ghugh@zoominternet.net Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible (reference Bible helpful, but not required) Day/Time: Saturday AM (specific time TBD) Location: TBD in Cranberry (Panera, Denny’s, Eat-n-Park, etc) Childcare: Not available Study Description: God’s Word is a light for my feet and a lamp to my path. As we study and pray about God’s Word, the Word itself changes our hearts and minds, helping us to become more like Jesus. The aim of this group is to reflect on God’s Word together as it applies to real life issues. Through honest discussion and ongoing prayer, we hope to help each other to better know our Father, and find His grace, wisdom, and strength in our own lives.

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How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.


In-Depth Bible Study Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Mike Luty and Bob McCandless lutyanimals@zoominternet.net bobbymac1224@hotmail.com Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Fridays at 10AM (in the summer months we will switch to Tuesdays at 10AM) Location: Crazy Mocha in Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: Join us as we study the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter, as we learn what God has to say to each of us through the Bible. Christian Beliefs By Stephen Eyre Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Dale Scholfield dale308@zoominternet.net Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible and Study books Day/Time: Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30AM Location: Panera Bread in Cranberry (far back meeting room) Childcare: Not available Study Description: Christian Beliefs are vital to Christian living. They are the foundation of your relationship to God and even with others. So…what do Christians believe? In this study guide, Stephen Eyre introduces one by one twelve key tenets of the Christian faith. Here is what you need to know about God, Christ, The Holy Spirit, human nature, sin, salvation, holiness, the church, missions, revelation and last things. We gather all year round for breakfast, fellowship, Christian study and prayer. Study or Group Name: Men���s ONE Project Guides: Mike Luty, John Carr lutyanimals@zoominternet.net Fee: $100 Materials Needed: Any tools that can be used in assisting with construction during the project. Day/Time: Thursday, August 18 – Monday, August 22 Location: Meet at Grace and travel to Pendleton County, WV Description: This ONE project will be focusing on serving families in Pendleton County, WV who need assistance with home maintenance. The group will be staying at a church camp in the area. This project is open to men, as well as, father and son teams (son must be at least 14 years of age). Trip participants will attend church on Sunday morning at the North Fork Baptist Church and spend Sunday afternoon hiking. Daily devotionals will also be led by team leaders. To register, please pick up a registration form at the information desk in the church lobby. Ephesians Group Type: Men’s Groups Guides: Paul Persic ppersic1@juno.com Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM (will continue through the summer) Location: Wexford Childcare: Not available Study Description: Book of Ephesians – more expository or in-depth study, learning through study but also through discussion with other guys, living out God’s Truth each day growing more like Jesus, with a desire to impact others for His glory.


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Our senior adult ministry is designed for those who are more seasoned in life! If you are 55 or older, we want to invite you to join us for our FUN and interactive monthly Senior Adult luncheons. These luncheons are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30AM-1PM (see list of activities below) at the church or in the Cranberry area. The cost is minimal, if any, and depends on each month’s luncheon or activity. Here are the dates for upcoming events: •

April 20th —Pot Luck Luncheon at 11:30AM at the church

May 18th—Salad Luncheon 11:30AM 18th Please bring your favorite salad. Our guest speaker will be Mark Bondi, President of Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry.

June 15th—Picnic at the Storars’ home in 15th Cranberry starting at 11:30AM. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll play some yard games. Please contact Fred and Betty Abdon at senioradults@graceincranberry.org or 724.772.4608 for more information or to make your reservation for a luncheon.


Pastor Matt’s Current Message Series Group Type: Couples Guides: Peter and Karen Schogel peter@schogels.com karen@schogels.com Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Fridays 5-6:30PM Location: Cranberry Township Childcare: Not available Study Description: You have heard the message in the weekend worship service. Ever ask yourself ―So what now? What’s this mean to me as an individual or to us as a small group of people who want to truly build and experience reaLife together?‖ We’ll discuss and dive deeper into Pastor Matt’s weekend message topics.

Pastor Matt’s Current Message Series Group Type: Couples Group – Newly Married Guides: Tom and Becky Gooch twgooch@gmail.com Course Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Fridays at 7PM Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: You have heard the message in the weekend worship service. Ever ask yourself ―So what now? What’s this mean to me as an individual or to us as a small group of people who want to truly build and experience reaLife together?‖ Join us as we have a heart to come alongside newly-married couples who want to grow in their faith within their own marriage and to build friendships and community with other newly-married couples! We’ll discuss and dive deeper into Pastor Matt’s weekend message topics.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

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Popcorn and a Movie!! Demolishing Strongholds By Ken Ham, Carl Kerby, Charles Ware and Bill Jack Group Type: Family Group, Parents and Teens (15 & older) Guides: Larry & Lori Neu and family arlori@zoominternt.net Study Fee: None (collection for Pizza occasionally) Materials Needed: None Day/Time: Every other Friday Evening—Starting April 29th Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: Inspire your Teens to go to the next level in their Christian walk! Challenge them to live out their faith with this comprehensive 13-session DVD-based study, Demolishing Stronghold’s. Strategic topics include developing a biblical worldview, tips on how to engage and reach friends for Christ, confidence-boosting ideas on how to confront our evolutionized culture, examples of ―cultural brainwashing,‖ and an inspiring challenge on how to be God’s players in the game called life. Our prayers for this group is to keep it simple and have fun fellowshipping after the 1/2 hour DVD and questions. Fellowship and a Show Group Type: Family Group Guides: Matt and Barb Obley matt.obley@oberg.com Study Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: 3 out of 4 Friday Evenings/month; 7-9PM Location: Cranberry Childcare: Childcare provided Study Description: The ―show‖ is a video teaching series that the group selects. In the past we have done: The Truth Project, Parables of Jesus, Isaiah, and Pastor Matt’s Series. The ―show‖ starts at 7PM. There is a time of discussion after the teaching. The goal of the group is 2 fold: to learn and grow closer to God, and to fellowship with one another as we ―do life together‖.

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Be Victorious: In Christ You are an Overcomer By Warren W. Wiersbe Group Type: Adults (men, women, young adults) Guides: Katie Kowalsky gkkowalsky@verizon.net Study Fee: $12.00 for book study guide (optional) Materials Needed: Bible, Be Victorious study guide (optional) Day/Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6PM Location: Panera Bread, Monaca Childcare: Not available Study Description: The book of Revelation stands out as one of the most intriguing, yet least understood books of the Bible. From sobering letters to the seven churches to the amazing visions and epic battles, millions of Christians have toiled to understand the meaning of the mysterious book. Trust Dr. Warren Wiersbe, pastor and Bible teacher for over forty years to take you chapter-by-chapter through the various topics in this important book, all the while, keeping a steady eye on the main message of the book: Chris is the victor, and in Christ, we are also Victorious.

How do I join a group? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions.

How can I start a group? If you are interested in forming a group, please email us at realife@graceincranberry.org to find out how you can get started.

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Contagious Christian By Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg Group Type: Adults Guides: Bob Belles and Jack LeViere belles23@verizon.net Study Fee: Cost of book and workbook Materials Needed: Bible, book and workbook Day/Time: Every other Friday at 7PM Location: North Hills/Shaler area Childcare: Not available

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Study Description: In this study, you will discover why we are called to be Contagious Christians, how authenticity, compassion and sacrifice help us relate to seekers and how to clearly share the gospel with those you love. Forgotten God By Francis Chan Group Type: Adult Groups Guides: Mike and Cindy Luty lutyanimals@zoominternet.net Study Fee: $14 Materials Needed: Bible and the book Day/Time: Monday 6PM (will continue through most of the summer) Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Pastor Matt’s Current Message Series Group Type: Adults Guides: Rick and Laura Walters rawalters@zoominternet.net Course Fee: None Materials Needed: Bible Day/Time: Mondays at 7-8:30PM (summer schedule TBD) Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: You have heard the message in the weekend worship service. Ever ask yourself ―So what now? What’s this mean to me as an individual or to us as a small group of people who want to truly build and experience reaLife together?‖ We’ll discuss and dive deeper into Pastor Matt’s weekend message topics.

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear By Max Lucado Group Type: Adults Guide: Trip and Diane McMillan trip.mcmillan@scouting.org Study Fee: Cost of the book Materials Needed: Bible and book Day/Time: Every other Sunday at 5:30PM Location: Cranberry Childcare: Not available Study Description: Ours is a group of mixed adults who meet twice a month throughout the year for study, fellowship, good food and prayer. We are committed to one another and consider each other family. New members are always welcome. We will continue in the Max Lucado book on living without fear.


How do I join a group? Interested in a group listed in this catalog? Simply e-mail the group leader at the e-mail address provided to sign-up, get more information, or to ask questions. Can I start my own group? Want to build your own group? Let us help! Contact us at reaLife@graceincranberry.org or Pastor Bob Zonts at 724.779.7997.

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ReaLife Catalog Spring 2011