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If this is your first time at Grace, or you’ve been around for years, I’m so glad you’re here!

When people ask, “What kind of church is Grace?”, here’s what I often say to explain a little more about the church that I’m very glad to be serving. 

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This year, “The Bible app” from YouVersion reached 249 million downloads.  It has been installed and used in every country on earth—with 1,396 Bible versions representing 1,027 languages! 

If you have a smart phone, this is a great way to read—or listen to—the Bible in free moments you have throughout the day, or when you’re waiting in line or for an appointment.  Mary and I both use it regularly, and we can make the font as large as we want.  

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Are you interested in better health and greater purpose in life?  Keep reading…

A USA Today article on October 28, 2016, had an eye-catching title:  “Religion may be a miracle drug.”  The subtitle?  “Church attendance is correlated with longer life and a sense of meaning.”  

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Over the past several months,missionaries supported by our church have gone through significant challenges for the sake of the Gospel. They’ve seen their cars turned into ambulances, watched their kids suffer through malaria, and dealt with the stress of living in places hit by war and poverty.  Daily they are pressed to depend on the Lord as they seek to demonstrate the love of Christ. 

Their hard work has yielded tremendous fruit.  They have helped nurture a half-pound baby to health in a country where 1 in 5 children never reach the age of 5. An indigenous tribe is about to receive the first translation of God's Word in their own language. 450 new students areconnecting through theoutreach ministry (Cru) at Ohio State. International students and refugees from countries “closed” to the gospel are being baptized here in Cleveland. The Hope Center serves as a model to churches around the country of intentional investment in the lives of refugees. Hundreds of children have been protected from entering the slave trade.

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How do you help a child grieve the loss of someone they dearly love?

Grief is hard enough for grown-ups, but when a child’s heart breaks, the load can seem unbearable. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do to keep our kids from feeling the heartache of grief.  We live in a broken world, awaiting a Savior who will restore all things, and until that day we will encounter times of suffering.  We can’t prevent that, but we can help children cope and even grow in the midst of their pain.

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