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2015 Youth Soccer Update

October 15, 2015


Graceway’s 2015 Youth Soccer season has just wrapped up. This year we had over two hundred children, many of whom do not attend church here. Our youth sports leagues (both baseball and soccer) are the largest community outreach we have here at Graceway. Each season hundreds of kids join us from around the […]

Straight from the Soul

October 7, 2015


A work of art is a part of its creator. When artists share their work with others they are giving a piece of their heart and soul, something that is unique to them. Join us Friday, October 9th for Straight from the Soul where you will experience one-of-a-kind pieces created by […]

The Time is Now

September 29, 2015


Sunday we begin a new series we are calling “The Time Is Now.”  This series is all about the urgency of what God wants to do in our life.   Jesus has set his face to go to Jerusalem knowing that there, the cross awaits him.  You can sense the urgency in Jesus and […]

Graceway Family Fun Fest

September 23, 2015


Games, s’mores, hayrides and more! Graceway’s Family Fun Fest is going to be an event that the whole family can enjoy.


On October 17th at 4:00pm, join us at The Point for an evening full of activities for your family. Hot dogs, s’mores, and drinks will be provided.  Games will include a […]

Harts for the Chinese People

September 15, 2015


This Sunday we will be celebrating Gary Hart, and his wife Sharon, for their many years of service here at Graceway. Gary has recently decided to serve alongside the leadership of the Greater Kansas City Chinese Christian Church located in Shawnee, Kansas.

Gary has had a heart to minister to Chinese people for years. His passion began […]

A Little Help. A Lot of Hope.

September 9, 2015


“There is no worse feeling than hearing your child cry to sleep because they are hungry and you can’t do anything about it.” This is a story told to us by a volunteer, who was once a benefactor, of the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP).  REAP was able to help this woman through […]

The future of Graceway

August 20, 2015


jadamsA few weeks ago I shared with you that our leadership team spent three days in a retreat discussing Graceway’s current status and future. Graceway is an amazing church, but, as with all of us, there are always areas in which we desire to grown and become better. […]

Blessed to be a Blessing

August 13, 2015


Article by Stephen Ray

Have you heard the old adage, “There are only two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers”? My mom used to say it all of the time. She knew that I was born into this world a taker, and was teaching me generosity to be a giver. […]

Celebrate Diversity

August 6, 2015


Our Gospel Night concerts have been a great success – so we’re doing it again! Join us next Friday (August 14) at 6:30pm for a night of gospel and southern gospel music. Our worship team is working hard to prepare for the event – they are excited to share their talents with our church family. […]

Having Fun at Graceway!

July 30, 2015


Life can get away from us easily. The stresses of raising children, our work, making it to Church and just handling life is enough to make any of us stressed out. The writers of Ecclesiastes and Psalms recognize that and encourage us to enjoy one another and to enjoy life.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 Then I commended mirth, […]

Graceway Day at the K

July 17, 2015


We were thrilled to watch our neighbors down the street make it to the 2014 World Series – and it’s been an exciting 2015, too! The Graceway family is headed to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 8 to cheer on our boys in blue.

You can pick up tickets and parking passes starting this Sunday between […]

Short Term Missions

July 10, 2015


The summer season gives students the opportunity to get a taste of international travel and see the world through the eyes of another culture. Graceway takes advantage of this time and sends teams filled with men and women eager to explore other cultures and share Jesus with those they meet.

Our Taiwan Team is at the […]

School Supply Drive

July 3, 2015


Graceway partners with four elementary schools in our neighborhood throughout the year. This July we’re holding a school supply drive to help teachers and students get off to a strong start when classes resume in August.

Summers in Kansas City are a great time for yard sales. Savvy shoppers can find great bargains on gently used […]

The Gift of Serving

June 26, 2015


It was late morning on Christmas Day 2013 as the Reeds family (my in-laws) took their seats around a pile of more than 80 cheesy Christmas gifts. It was time for our annual game of “Dirty Santa” – a dice game in which contestants roll to see how many gifts they can get […]

Father’s Day

June 19, 2015


Last weekend Pastor Jim Lee wrapped up our “Family Matters” series with a discussion of healthy parenting. With the Father’s Day holiday approaching I found myself remembering amazing childhood moments with my dad. Fishing in Arkansas, mountain climbing in Colorado, card games on the back porch, bike rides, baseball games, harvesting tomatoes from the family […]

Celebrate Diversity

June 12, 2015


Graceway is well known for its diverse representation of cultures. Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 13 at 6pm, we’re celebrating our ties to the American South with a night of southern gospel music. If you find yourself wondering what makes “southern gospel” different from “gospel”…read on!

Most sources cite 1910 as when southern gospel became a distinct […]

Adult Education Opportunities

June 5, 2015


Our first Bible Study Training class this summer was a great success! Last Sunday nearly 100 adults spent an afternoon learning tips and techniques to read and study their Bibles from the perspective of the author and original audience.

Pastor Stephen Ray asked students to fill out a brief survey to help him plan for future […]

Family Matters

May 29, 2015


This weekend kicks off a short series we’re calling “Family Matters”. Pastors Jim Lee and Brian Stuchul have actively worked with students and parents for many years, and their experiences generated wisdom that is vital to our growth. The three-week series is based in Malachi 4:6 – And he shall turn the heart of the […]

REAP Food Drive

May 15, 2015


Graceway partners with the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) to help those in our community having trouble making ends meet. Whether they are struggling due to job loss, illness, or an unexpected family crisis, REAP helps men, women, and children in Raytown and Kansas City that would otherwise go hungry. This weekend is our annual […]

Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015


Mother’s Day is just two days away, so it’s time to put some thought into how you’ll remember your mom!

The roots of the holiday go back to the ancient Greeks and modern celebrations vary around the world. In the USA, we trace its origins to Anna Marie Jarvis. She greatly admired her mother, who tended […]