GRACE News

Summer Community Service with North Raleigh Ministries

Christmas in July returns to the North Raleigh Ministries (NRM) Thrift Shoppe on July 5, 2017! This is a great opportunity for folks with a flair for decorating, love of Christmas, not to mention a great time bring a friend to lend a helping hand!

Come on Monday, July 3rd to help us get ready. The Thrift Shoppe will be closed to the public but open for volunteering. Volunteers are needed from 9am to 3pm to help us pre-set the store for Christmas in July. We invite all regular Monday volunteers and anyone else who loves Christmas to come & help.

For more information, conatact Kara Gravinese, the Volunteer and Ministry Services Manager for North Raleigh Ministries at 919.844.6676 Ext. 152

2017 Fall Sport Opportunities

*Times/Dates are subject to change. July 31, 2017 is the first official day for Fall practices.

 Varsity Cheer (Grades 9-12)

Coach Katie Fowler (kfowler@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) August 3 – 3:30-5:00 / Aug 4-  3:30-5:00pm @ 1101 Campus Activity Building
  • GRACE provides uniform top and bottom
  • Practice 2-3 days a week in the Activity Building – 1101 Campus

Varsity Cross Country (Grades 9-12)

Coaches Pat & Kristy Dolwick (pdolwick@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 / 3:45pm-5:30pm @ WakeMed Soccer Park
  • Practice 4-5 days a week at WakeMed or  Umstead
  • GRACE provides uniform top, family purchases shorts

MS Cross Country (Grades 6-8)

Coach Felicia Nielsen (fnielsen@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice August 3rd / 3:45pm-5:00pm @ Umstead Park
  • Practice 4 days a week at WakeMed & Umstead Park
  • GRACE provides uniform top, family purchases shorts

Varsity Boys Football (Grades 9-12)

Coach Keith Boutwell (kboutwell@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 – Aug. 2  / 8-10AM  & 6:30-8PM @ GRACE Athletic Field
  • Practice 4 days a week, games on Friday on campus – GRACE Athletic Field
  • Coach Boutwell will have summer training and workouts
  • GRACE provides helmet, shoulder pads, game & practice pants, game & practice tops
  • Practice location will primarily be the GRACE Athletic Field but also could be off-campus

JV Boys Football (Grades 6-9)

Coach TBD

  • First day of practice (tryouts) TBD (projected to be the week of July 31st)
  • Practice 3 days a week, games on Thursdays on campus – GRACE Athletic Field
  • GRACE provides helmet, shoulder pads, game & practice pants, game & practice tops
  • Practice location will primarily be the GRACE Athletic Field

Varsity Boys Soccer (Grades 9-12)

Coach Roman Pibl (rpibl@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 – Aug. 2 / 4:30pm – 6:30pm @ GRACE Athletic Field
  • Practice 4-5 days a week on campus – GRACE Athletic Field
  • GRACE provides socks, game uniform top and shorts

MS Boys Soccer (Grades 6-8)

Coach Russ Dreyer (dreyer607@gmail.com)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) Aug. 3 & 4  / 4:30pm-6:00pm @ GRACE Athletic Field
  • Practice 4-5 days a week on campus – GRACE Athletic Field
  • GRACE provides socks, game uniform top and shorts

Varsity Girls Tennis (Grades 9-12)

Coach TBD

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 & Aug. 1 / 3:45pm – 5:45pm @ Farmington Woods Courts
  • Practice 4-5 days a week at Farmington Woods Courts
  • Matches played at Kildaire Farm Racquet & Swim Club
  • GRACE provides a uniform top

MS Girls Tennis (Grades 6-8)

Coach Robin Pittman (robinbutterfly2001@yahoo.com)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) Aug. 3 & 4  &  Aug. 7-9 / 3:30pm-5:00pm @ Pullen Park
  • Practice 4 days a week at Pullen Park or Kentwood Park
  • GRACE provides a uniform top

Varsity Volleyball (Grades 9-12)

Coach Russ Wolfinger (Russ.Wolfinger@jmp.com)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 – 5:00PM – 7:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Aug. 1 – 3 from 8:30AM – 10AM &  5:00PM – 7:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Aug. 4th & 5th  from 8:30AM – 11:30 AM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Aug. 7-9 from 8:30AM – 10AM &  5:00PM – 7:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Practice 4-5 days a week at 801 Campus Gym
  • Coach Wolfinger has information for team camp and summer workouts, send him a note to be added to his email list
  • GRACE provides uniform top

JV Volleyball (Grades 9, 10)

Coach TBD

  • First day of practice (tryouts) July 31 – Aug. 4 / 5:00PM – 7:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Practice with Varsity 4-5 days a week at 801 Campus Gym
  • GRACE provides uniform top

MS Volleyball Blue (A) (Grades 6-8)

Coach Brittany Oxendine (boxendine@gracechristian.net)

  • First day of practice (tryouts) August 3 & 4  / 3:30PM-5:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Practice 4 days a week at 801 Campus Gym
  • GRACE provides uniform top

MS Volleyball Orange (B) (Grades 6-8)

Coach TBD

  • First day of practice (tryouts) August 3 & 4  / 3:30PM-5:00PM @ 801 Campus Gym
  • Practice 4 days a week at Raleigh Campus Gymnasium
  • GRACE provides uniform top

If you happen to know of any contacts for one of our Head Coach openings, please email Athletic Director Devin Terris (dterris@gracechristian.net)

Graduation 2017 Recordings

If you were unable to attend last week’s graduation ceremonies in person, both were recorded by our StreamTeam and available to view online at tinyurl.com/gracestreaming.

  • Kindergarten Graduation (Class of 2029): Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm in the 1101 Buck Jones Campus Chapel
  • High School Graduation (Class of 2017): Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Hope Community Church

Kinder to Senior Video Series

Earlier this month we asked kindergartners and seniors what they wanted to be when they grew up and paired up kindergartners with a senior buddy with similar interests. You can watch their video responses on the GRACE YouTube Channel or click the links below:

Additionally, some of the above videos have been compiled along with senior and sidekick pictures and some statistics on the class of 2017 in Kinder-2-Senior Finale video.