A Letter to the Community

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Dear Friends,

We have completed another election and are thankful as Americans for freedom of speech, for the democratic process, and for those who fought for us to have the rights and privileges we enjoy. An election campaign is also a divisive season across our nation and even in our neighborhoods. Now is the time to move forward, reunite, and think about how we can work together to make our community a better place.

Grace Place is initiating a simple "Caring for Berthoud Community Survey"  to understand better how we, along with other churches, organizations, families, and individuals can better serve our community. Through one-on-one interviews, through the mail, online or by email, we hope to hear from you. The questions are simple:

• What are the biggest needs facing your neighbors or the community at large?
• How can the church better serve the community?
• How can we pray for you and your family?

My wife and I moved here 16 years ago to start Grace Place. We were newbies at first, but over time we’ve come to love this community and recognize that the people care about each other and rally around those in need.

Christmas in Berthoud is just around the corner, and it is one example of how businesses, churches, and others serve together to contribute tangible help to families who are suffering financially. We hope that, based on the results of this survey, we can find ways to keep the spirit of Christmas in Berthoud going all year long!

If you don’t have a church family, you are welcome every weekend at Grace Place, and we especially invite you to a special new series we are beginning in January called The Story: Finding Your Story in God’s Story. Incorporating curriculum for all ages, families can journey through the fascinating stories of the Bible chronologically. Many people will travel through the Bible for the first time and have their lives dramatically transformed for the better as a result.

Wishing you a blessed holiday season,

Pastor Clay


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