Desperate for Community

January 24, 2017

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“I tried to force myself into doing something that wasn’t really me… all out of desperation for community.”

For Abbey Fraser, it kept coming back to two simple questions: Where do I belong? Who am I?

In just a matter of three years so much in her life had changed, she had experienced parental divorce, was married […]

Dalton Vann – I’m just me

May 19, 2016

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vann-familyWritten by Mara Williams

Dalton and Rhonda Vann have sat in the pews at Graceway church for the last 20 years, near the front, close to the Word.

But the couple has been together for 30 years. They met in 1982 at Lee’s Summit High School back when inter-racial […]

A passion for learning

January 27, 2016

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Reba Chambers has always had a passion for learning and education and a gift of writing. In high school, she would write short stories and would pass them around to classmates. People would constantly ask what would happen next in the plot. Reba describes herself as a self-educator. If there is a subject she is […]

Fulfilling Destiny

January 20, 2016

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Rod Suydam’s story is one of fulfilling destiny. Coming to the point where you are walking in His will and fulfilling what God has called you to do. “It is something I questioned most of my life. Trying to put all the pieces of where, when, why and how together.” Rod says. Rod was raised […]

Creativity, Community, & Conversation

January 13, 2016

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jrandall-squareJake Randall was born into a church family, but it wasn’t until he went to a basketball camp his junior year of high school that he gave his life to Christ. From there, he said, everything changed. It was the point where his faith became his […]

Veterans Day 2015

November 10, 2015

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Today we honor the men and women around our nation, and within Graceway, who have dedicated their lives to serving in the military.

Terri Bly, a Graceway member, enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1981. Terri, along with her two sisters, all enlisted after their uncle encouraged them to join as […]

The Castro Family

November 2, 2015

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As we prepare for our January series “i am graceway” we want to introduce you to Pastor Andy Castro and his wife, Christa.  We have dozens of families here at Graceway that have adopted and/or foster young children.  The Castro’s represent one of these families as they currently have one biological son, one […]