Past Ministry Successes

18Middle School Camp is the week of June 26 – July 2, 2016 at Shenandoah Meadows in beautiful Fort Valley, VA. We are going to be learning about The Epic Story and how it applies to us. Chapel, Worship Teams, Devotionals, Small Groups, Fun, Games, Crafts, Camp Fires, Swimming Pool…  Sign up by May 1st and it is $150 After May 1st it is $175. Our fearless director again this year is Dave Winsatt. You can contact him at or talk to Traci at Youth Group. It’s gonna be an Awesome Week of Camp!! SIGN UP NOW!!
Dates – June 26 – July 2, 2016
Where – Shenandoah Meadows in beautiful Fort Valley, VA.
POC – Dave Winsatt (
Youth Service Project – Another Chance Church April 17th 2016
Thanks to all the youth for helping with our service night and helping cleanup Another Chance Church and painting the front windows. You all were great and showed great stewardship of the Lord. Great things are happening at Grace Downtown Youth Ministries.
27Saturday April 30 we are having a fund raiser at Sweet Frogs from 5-9 PM.
Sweet Frogs will donate 20% of the evening profits from everyone who mentions our church “Grace Downtown Booneville Trip” or gives them a flyer.
Tell your friends and post on FB, all you have to do is go and eat ice-cream!
Highlands Food Pantry donations March 17th – April 10th 2016
29Men’s Spring Retreat
Where – Camp Rock Enon 292 Rock Enon Springs Road Gore, VA
When – April 15-16, 2016
Cost – $35.00 per person
POC – Dave Winsatt (
For more information see : Men’s Retreat Brochure
32CPR class for Health and Wellness
There will be a FREE Friends and Family CPR class
When – Saturday, April 2 at 10am-1pm.
Place – 133 West Boscowen Street, Capricorn building Suite 9.
POC – Mysti Glogau (
            Debbie Pizzola (
34Gowns for His Glory
FREE Prom Dress Giveaway April 1st & 2nd 2016
We have been very fortunate for the past four years to help hundreds of girls attend prom in, and around the Four State area with their needs. Our goal is to provide dresses, shoes, and accessories to any young lady in High School FREE of charge. This will be our fifth (5th) year in continuing the mission of assisting these young ladies, and families.
When: April 1st 5:00 – 8:30
April 2nd 9:30 – 1:30
Where: Shenandoah University Recreation Information Center
1017 Millwood Pike, Winchester, VA 22602
(Rt. 50 East across from Delco Plaza, next to Red Roof Inn. Exit 313 off I-81.)
POC – Bethany Searfoss – (
35Grace Downtown of Winchester Baptism
Have you been baptized yet?
Well….  If you have committed your life to Christ then it should be your first act of obedience as a believer
When: March 6th
Where: Jim Barnett Park Indoor Pool (located in the War Memorial Bld.)
POC – Brad (
Contact Pastor Brad to get on the list!
35Grace Downtown of Winchester is asking folks to bring in a can of soup or two or three or however many they want to donate to a local food pantry.   Bring your non-perishable food can to church for collection.
We’re encouraging folks to wear a foot ball jersey to kinda be festive for Super Bowl Sunday.  See you there!
POC: Russ Stewart (
Upcoming Classes
36Do you struggle with managing money?  Do you have questions about money management or creating a budget?
Grace Downtown will be sponsoring a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class in the beginning of the new year.
Starting Saturday January 9th at 10:00am at Brewbakers and continuing each Saturday for 9 weeks.  There will be prayer, large group discussion, Video message from Dave Ramsey, and small group follow up for each week’s lesson.
Child Care availability will be available!!
Costs – There is a cost of $93.00 to pay for membership kits that each family will receive.  The kit includes several items to help you learn the program and maintain what you have learned long after the class is over.  (See graphic below)
37Grace Downtown wants this to be a blessing to everyone!
Families that have financial hardships can obtain a partial scholarship from Grace Downtown to help offset the cost, please see Kenny or a staff member
Families that have the resources and can offer a partial scholarship to bless a family in need, please see Kenny or a staff member
Details :
Class last for 9 weeks
Starting Saturday January 9th, 2016 at 10 am.  Class last for 2 hrs.
Brewbakers – 168 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601
POC – Kenny Noe (
Web site registration – Dave Ramsey FPU site
38Come join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ!
December 24th – 6:30 PM
Communion will be served!
39Grace Downtown of Winchester Baptism
Have you been baptized yet?
Well….  If you have committed your life to Christ then it should be your first act of obedience as a believer
Start your New Year out right!!!
When: Dec 27th at 6pm
Where: Jim Barnett Park Indoor Pool (located in the War Memorial Bld.)
POC – Brad (
Contact Pastor Brad to get on the list!
39Christmas Party for Children in Foster Care     
Grace Downtown of Winchester is partnering with Frederick Douglas Park Club (FDPC)
Each year FDPC “adopts” children in foster care to provide them a Christmas Party with gifts, games, food and Santa!!  (BTW – FDPC is looking for a Santa).  This will benefit children in foster care from Winchester and Frederick Co Social Services, Winchester Day Nursery and Apple County Head Start
FDPC have asked us if we could provided a gift card for each child. $10 limit on each card.  We need to collect 70 gift cards.  We are asking people to purchase a $10 gift card to some place general – like Walmart, Target or just a VISA card. Or if you prefer you can donate $10.00 and Grace Downtown will purchase the gift cards.
All Gift Cards and or money is due to Misty Fields, no later than November 29th, 2015!!
POC – Misty Fields (
40This page shows past ministry events held by Grace Downtown folks with a desire to serve.
THANK YOU for your faithful service to all.
Advent Family Workshop
An Advent candle is a candle marked with the days of December up to Christmas Eve.(ref)  Adults will make an advent candle hold.  Children will have a craft of their own to complete.
This Saturday Nov. 28th, 2-4 pm at Brewbakers
Cost – $10 per family
Please RSVP to Mary asap if you plan to attend so we can have enough supplies for all.
POC – Mary Hill (
41Salvation Army Bell Ringers
We are volunteering time to ring the bell and collect Kettle donations to the Salvation Army.  We will be outside Hobby Lobby on November 21st.  1hr and 2hr shifts are available.  Multiple people can “work” the same shift.  Come and be a blessing to the Salvation Army and all they do for our community.
POC – Misty Fields (
Thanks to everyone who served!
44Operation Christmas Child 2015   
Collection date will be November 22.
Pick up your box on Sunday November 1st.
Fill a box : Pray for the child who will receive it.
You can include a check for $7 to help with shipping cost or go to the website and use their “Follow Your Box” labels.
Info – Operation Christmas Child Website
POC – Shelia Eastridge (
73 Boxes!!   Wahoo!  Congratulations Shelia!
Apple Gleaning
Gleaning on Saturday October 31, 9-11 AM will be atMarker Miller Farm
3035 Cedar Creek Grade Winchester, VA 22602
Further instructions will come on Friday.  Check Facebook – Words of Encouragement
This will be the last apple gleaning for the season.
Everyone is welcome to come!
POC – Misty Fields (