Stories of Grace


Why I Serve // Shawna Gooding

By Shawna Gooding Shawna currently serves on the worship team as a vocalist. She’s been serving on the team for one year. The below is her story.  My parents always had music playing in the house from the time I was a baby, however, as a child I was extremely shy. My...

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Reflections: Groups Kick Off 2019

By Seth Rumsey, Pastor of Community Groups It was a beautiful sight this past Sunday to see hundreds of people looking for community met by hundreds of group leaders ready to receive them with open arms.  The apostle Paul instructs us in Romans 15:7 to "Welcome one...

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The 7 Year Itch

Let’s play a game of association. 7. What thoughts and images come to mind when you see the number seven? Make a mental list on your own for 5 seconds before continuing on. Seven days of the week. “Lucky” number sevens on a slot machine. Multiples of seven measure how...

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How God used a piece of paper to change my life

On September 5th of 2019, instead of heading into the new school year as I have been the past 8 years as a special education teacher, I’ll be on my way to the Middle East to support a family who is in desperate need of a homeschool teacher.  This family has been...

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This past July, we spent 31 days seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting, asking him to do a powerful work in the next generation of students.  We called on you – the body at Grace – to join in this time of prayer and fasting. As July has come and gone, it would...

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Baptism Stories

Cilicia’s Story

I grew up Catholic went to church every Sunday, was baptized as a baby, made my Holy Communion and Confirmation. I have constantly prayed and remained true to my faith, but always craved to feel more connected to Christ. I met Marie Maryon at work and I truly believe...

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Darian’s Story

Before I begin, I would just like to preface my faith story with this: I did not become a believer overnight. There was no miraculous event, no sudden enlightening, no great awakening. There was no single “aha moment" or specific thing that I can attribute to my...

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Emma’s Story

I grew up in a Christian home with a strong love and understanding of who Jesus is. I did not, however, come to think about my personal relationship with Him on a more serious level until middle school. It was then that I found a connection with Him and was able to...

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Elizabeth’s Story

Within the last 10 years have felt that my spiritual home has been in a Christian church. The past six years have been so heartbreaking after the death of our son, Phillip. I found it extremely difficult to heal from that loss. I kept telling myself that God needed an...

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Clay’s Story

I grew up in a devout Christian home. When I was 6 years old, I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart. Even though I trusted that Jesus Christ was the son of God, I believed God to be a tyrant. I also have a speech impediment that started when I was 6 years old....

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Adaeze’s Story

I grew up in a Christian home where my parents taught me the Bible and encouraged me to continually walk with Christ, and for many years this was what I tried to do. Everything nonetheless changed when I started college. College was one of the busiest times of my...

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8200 Old Columbia Rd
Fulton, MD 20759

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