Grace Bible School Parent Newsletter

February 2018
Guatemala Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction
Saturday, February 10 |   5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Grace's Guatemala (ILAG) team will host a chili cook-off and silent auction fundraiser.
  • Sample and vote for the best chili
  • Chili, cornbread, salad and dessert served
  • Tickets: $8
  • Kids Menu (10 and under): Cheese pizza or chili, $3
  • Childcare available with advance reservation
  • Shop the Silent Auction items
  • Invite your friends!

If you think your recipe has what it takes, we need contestants. Email your recipe to to learn more and submit your recipe.


The chili cook-off and silent auction are fundraisers for our mission trip to Guatemala May 11-19, 2018.

Lent 2018
Ash Wednesday · Feb 14
4:45 - 5:45 Soup Supper (youth fundraiser)
6-7pm Worship (Imposition of Ashes, GBS meets)

Dinner Church · Wednesdays, Feb 14 - March 21
Grace 345 · Tubing at Buck Hill
Sunday, February 11  |   4pm-6pm

We're going tubing! Parents should drop off and pick up kids at Buck Hill (we won't meet at church). Cost is $15 to Buck Hill. Bring friends!

Sign up in the notebook outside the Education Office. Connect with Paula or Lois with any questions or if the fee is a financial hardship.
Winter Family Camp @ Wapo
February 16-18

We're headed to camp, in the winter! We stay in a beautiful lodge at Camp Wapo. Whatever your family looks like, you are welcome.  Tubing, broomball, cozy indoor campfires, time aside for parents, and comfortable sleeping rooms for each family.

Sign up in the narthex.
Moms, Get Your Craft On
Saturday, February 24  |  6 pm-9pm

Mom's night out with apps/dessert/wine, great conversations, and beautiful string art creations. RSVP via the Young Mom's Facebook group under Grace's Facebook page, or to Beth Corrigan at 651-261-9206 to choose your string design (a cross or state of MN)
Grace Bible School Memory Work
Sunday Feb 25 // Wednesday Feb 28 (*recital date change)

Students will celebrate the completion of their memory work during Grace Bible School. Each grade will recite their verse for the other class during their large-group time.

All memory work is posted at
Bottle Blast Collection
February 14 - March 21

Remember the fun game - Bottle Blast - that we played on Rally Day a couple of years ago. We're bringing this game back this fall for Rally Day 2018. That's a ways off, but we need your help now! We will start collecting bottles for this fun game on February 14. This collection is a competition between Grace Bible School and Confirmation to see who can bring in the most. The winning group gets a reward in April.

Please bring in donations of unopened plastic bottled items like: beverages (pop, juice), beauty aid products (shampoo, lotion), food or candy (syrup, ketchup), or cleaning products (dish soap, hand soap). 

Ministry Quick Links

Feb 7: Pizza
Feb 14: Ash Wednesday Soup Supper
Feb 21/28: Dinner Church

Parent Time Out
Saturday, Feb 3
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Parents, mark your calendar for the next Parent Time Out. Drop the kids off at Friendship Hall; child care is open for infants through 10 year olds. Free-will donation. Sign up in the Narthex.

Only light snacks will be served. Please be sure to feed your children their evening meal at home before you drop them off at church.

Fun for you!
Fun for them!
Vacation Bible School

June 11-15, 2018

Anyone interested in helping with this fun event (director, station leader, crew leader, etc.) please contact Paula Ewald and Lois Williams at the church, 952-432-7273, ext. 107.

Our official registration kickoff event will be Sunday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 18. If you are interested in volunteering for a specific job, we would love to hear from you now so we can start planning our teams.