September 24, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

September 24, 2019 | Amazing GRACE

WE HAVE SPIRIT, YES WE DO!

Next week is GRACE Homecoming, and we’re ready to show our school spirit! We invite all GRACE students, staff and faculty to dress up the week of September 30th to October 4th.

Monday, September 30th: Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 1st: Tacky Thrift Day
Wednesday, October 2nd: Favorite Sports Team Day
Thursday, October 3rd: Christmas in October Day
Friday, October 4th: Decade Day (UC) and GRACE Day (LC)

Make sure you’re following our new GRACE Instagram account – instagram.com/gracechristian.raleigh – to see all the fun!

And don’t forget to join us for the big Homecoming Game on Friday at 7 p.m. against Arendell Parrott Academy. We will have a pre-game Tailgate Bash for the entire family including food trucks, inflatables, carnival games and more from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Athletic Field. In addition, we will have giveaways including rally towels and megaphones for the first 500 fans in attendance. That night we will honor our 2019-2020 Homecoming Court, GRACE Alumnus of the Year and Honorary GRACE Alumnus of the Year.

Want to make Homecoming a huge success? We still need volunteers. Sign up today!

REMEMBERING MRS. MARILYN MARTIN

This week, GRACE would like all of our families to take a moment to celebrate the life of Mrs. Marilyn Martin who passed away on Friday, September 20th. Mrs. Martin was a kind, joy-filled follower of Christ. Alongside her husband, David, she was a mainstay at GRACE events for years. She played an integral role in the Martin family decision to donate the land for what is now the GRACE lower campus. Last year, the Martins were honored as our first honorary alumni of the year. We are all recipients of the wonderful legacy Mrs. Martin has left behind. Please keep the entire Martin family in your prayers. 

COMING UP

PTF Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A
September 26 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Eat chicken, give back! GRACE PTF invites our families to dine at Chick-fil-A Crossroads Plaza on September 26th between 5 – 8 p.m. and 10% of your purchase will be donated to GRACE. No flyer required! Also, the Chick-fil-A cow and prize wheel will be on-site for a chance for more fun and prizes. We hope to see you there!

GRACE Annual Fund
October 17 – 25
The Annual Fund is the most important area of fundraising for GRACE and provides the resources to make improvements to our campus facilities, instructional technology, and professional development opportunities that otherwise would have to be delayed or eliminated. Mark your calendars and join us in praying expectantly to see how you can help GRACE be known for generosity during our Annual Fund drive.

INTRODUCING TRAVELING TALON

This high-flying Eagle is ready for an adventure and hopes our GRACE community will enjoy taking him along on your family travels to share with the rest of us.

Heading somewhere fun and want to save a seat for Traveling Talon? Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net with your travel dates and destination! We’ll arrange Traveling Talon’s passport and pack his bags. All we ask is that you snap some pictures of Traveling Talon with your family that we can share on our GRACE social media channels. (Oh, and you’ll have to bring Traveling Talon back to school after your trip so we can prepare him for his next adventure!)

Share your KNOWN story
 Our theme for 2019-2020 school year is “Known” and comes from John 10:14, “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” Over the course of the year, we will share with our students the incredible concept of being known by, and developing a personal relationship with, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We would love to hear your own “Known” stories throughout the year. Please send them to cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.