Hello Grace Family,
We miss all of you so much and are praying for you during this time. We hope everyone is safe, healthy, and finding the positive in our current situation.
Our community needs us more than ever right now and this is a great time to BE THE CHURCH! We would love to see our church and families come together and get involved in blessing those who are in harms way and in need of resources.
Here are some ways you can help:
CAN YOU SEW?
Hospitals are in desperate need of masks! There are also some great tutorials online. JoAnn's actually has free fabric for this cause. CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE INFO.
There are a ton of ways to make masks with scrap material, t-shirts, bandanas, and even socks. Hospitals will not allow anyone in right now, so if you are a healthcare worker and would like to collect and distribute these please let us know. Anyone interested in making masks can contact me and I can coordinate a time to drop off at the church.
BLESSING OUR GROCERY WORKERS
We can 2 simple things to show our gratitude:
We can give these out with the thank you cards. This is inexpensive and practical.
They are working long hours and dealing with a lot of chaos. The least we can do is thank them and let them know they are noticed and appreciated.
If you would like to donate these things email me for a time to drop them off at the church.
If you work in a grocery or retail store please reply to this email. We would love to send these things with you to distribute.
SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK
The good news is they have had an amazing and overwhelming response from the community and don't need any new donation locations and are not in dire need of blood anymore. What they DO need...volunteers to help with crowd control, enforcing space & distance and pre-screening questions.
They have North County locations in Vista and Escondido. If you would like to be involved in this please contact me for more information.
CONTACTING ELDERLY, SENIORS AND IMMUNE COMPROMISED
If you know someone who is in one of these categories, please contact them to see what their needs are. We have non-perishable foods, toilet paper, and more we can distribute to those in need. We also have people who will make store runs for them. Offer to pray with them and make sure they know we can help.
If you would like to make phone calls, donate items, or run errands for those in need, let us know.
If you can help in any capacity please reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at
What may seem small and insignificant to you could be a huge blessing to someone else. Thank you all!!
Rebecca + Mark Rodriguez
Grace Outreach Directors
We are still here and we are still online. Although it may be ideal, we are choosing to look on the bright side of all of this. We are reaching more people online than ever before with the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is because people like you are sharing, engaging, and tuning into our online services, zoom groups, and Facebook/Instagram Live events. Thank you for being the church, deployed into our neighborhoods and computer screens!
Easter will be online this year. Along with our Sunday morning online service and kids experiences, we are also hosting a special Zoom call with the kids with special guests, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf from Frozen II! Keep on the lookout for all the details on how to sign on and a few things we will want your kids to be ready with so they can interact with our characters and kids leaders. It is going to be so special.
Every week we are sending an email at 9am PST that includes links to our online services. They are also available on our Grace App, Grace Facebook and our new Grace North County YouTube channel.
And we are still collecting items for those in need. Specifically canned foods, toilet paper and paper towels. If you have any to spare, arrange a time to drop off your donations at the church with email@example.com. And if you are in need of any items, please reach out to our outreach director at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will see if we can accommodate and arrange a time to get them to you.
We also want you to reach out if you need prayer. View the images below for how to do that easily and it will reach us!
We love you and prayer,
Matthew & Sabrina
Our Grace Kids Team had a problem to solve: how do we continue to do meaningful church experiences for our kids while our campus is closed? We are thrilled to announce our partnership with other church to bring you video services JUST FOR YOUR KIDS!!! These videos will include worship, a message, interactive elements, discussion time, and more! Each video is approximately 30 minutes long and consists of four different video options that reach different age groups from ages two through 6th grade. Will have the available for you every Sunday, at least through Eater.
We hope you enjoy these. Be on the lookout for them in your inbox, on our Grace App, Grace Facebook and our new Grace North County YouTube channel following our Sunday morning online service at 9am.
We also want you to reach out if you need assistance and prayer. View the images below for how to do that easily and it will reach us!
We love you and are praying for you all.
Matthew & Sabrina
Dear Grace Family,
As you are well aware, every day we are finding out new information and receiving instructions on how we as a state and county can continue to help slow the curve of this virus. We are committed to doing our part. We are making decisions one day at a time and will keep you informed.
Here is what we know for this week:
We are asking you to continue to give. We are limiting our expenses, but want to make sure ministry continues to move forward, and we cannot do it without your faithful giving. CLICK HERE to give online, drop it off at the office, or mail your tithe check to:
1602 S El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92056
This Wednesday, March 18th, services and Equip Classes are cancelled. As well as Saturday outreach, small groups and any events that are held at the church. Please contact your small group leader to see if they are continuing to meet if it is at another location.
This Sunday, March 22nd, our services will be online only again.
What a great opportunity to gather in your home with your family and worship together as you watch online. Our weekend service will air on Sunday, March 22nd, 9am (pst) and can be replayed any time after that.
You can join us on Facebook for our online service at www.facebook.com/gracenorthcounty.
We love you and are praying for every single one of you. We will continue to keep you updated each week as events unfold and we receive more information. If you have any questions, please contact us at (760) 433-9922 or email us at email@example.com.
Matthew & Sabrina
Dear Grace Family,
We have spent a lot of time in prayer and preparation for the upcoming weekend. However, in light of the growing national concerns and precautions many organizations are taking as they pertain to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in response to state and local officials to limit large gatherings, the leadership of Grace Church has decided not to hold public services this weekend.
Instead we will hold our weekend service online only.
This is a great opportunity to gather in your home with your family and worship together as you watch online. Our weekend service will air Sunday, March 15th, 9am (pst) and can be replayed any time after that.
You can join us on Facebook for a live service at www.facebook.com/gracenorthcounty.
For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. Yet we are grateful that the Bible tells us, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). We pray that you would sense God’s peace in the midst of these difficult circumstances. This does not mean we should be careless or reactionary but rather walk in wisdom as we serve the Lord and our community in a way that demonstrates our trust in God and our love for people.
We love you and are praying for you and your families’ continued safety and well-being and for all those who have been affected by this virus. We’re also praying for a cure from heaven and for our medical community as they deal with the impact of this crisis.
We will continue to keep you updated on future Sunday and Midweek services.
You can also continue to give by visiting www.gracesd.tv/give or mailing in your check to Grace Church, 1602 S El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 92056.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any concerns, please contact us at (760) 433-9922 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew & Sabrina