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GracePoint Church is now embarking on a new and exciting phase in the life of our church – raising funds to place a building on the beautiful property that we own. This facility will enable us to expand the ministry of our church, impacting multiple generations with the gospel of Jesus Christ for years to come!

GracePoint Ministry in Fairmont, WV – 2017

Working Together in Fairmont, WV

By: Craig Cope

From June 17 – 24, 2017 a multi-generational group of 17 GracePoint Evangelical Free servants joined forces with three other church work groups at Impact WV at Dayspring Camp in the mountains of Fairmont, West Virginia. Organized and led by Dr. Dave Keller, our team enjoyed a week of worship, learning more about each other, and serving at two homes in the area. The main job at Linda’s home was the removal of an in-ground fish pond and restoration of the area and indoor painting. At Wilma and Jim’s, an outside retaining wall and internal painting and window framing were the focus but at both places many extra odds and ends were accomplished. We also got to know our hosts as we chatted in breaks or while working. Having finished at both locations a day or two early our energetic group spent the rest of their time in W. Va. assisting at the mission camp staining picnic tables, mowing, cleaning the camp property, and other odds and ends.

A typical day started at about 7 am and work was at the assigned sites until late afternoon. Most evenings were spent worshipping God together with all on-site groups and getting to know each other better through games and chatting. On Wednesday both of our groups worked until noon then spent the afternoon together, enjoying the views and refreshing waters at a local state park, followed by a meal at an Italian restaurant. Only two trips to the local ice cream hang-out were scheduled (unfortunately both were when Pastor Bob – who came for a couple of days to help out – was not there to go along…it was suggested this was so he stays longer next time!) On Friday the evening meal and worship was attended by the various host families who offered thanks and appreciation to their work groups as well as saying goodbyes to new friends.

It was exciting to see young and “older” working together and laughing together while bringing joy to our host families. The old cliché of the participant getting more from a mission activity than they gave was seemingly felt by all who gave their time and effort for a blessed week. To find out if you’d enjoy participating on a future trip ask any of the participants of this year’s trip to Fairmont – you’ll be pleasantly encouraged at the heartfelt response!

Please click here to see pictures from our trip.

Highlighting Missions

We invite you to learn more about Joel & Jen Martin and their ministry with DiscipleMakers on the campuses of Lebanon Valley College and Thaddeus Stevens College. Joel & Jen have a passion to make the gospel known to both local students and students from around the world. Their ministry equips students to disciple other students. To learn more about the Martins and their ministry, please click here.

Highlighting Missions

We invite you to learn more about to learn more about Mike and Loralee Hill and their ministry at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany. Mike teaches AP Music Theory, gives private piano lessons, and helps lead worship at Black Forest Christian Fellowship. Loralee has been teaching at Black Forest Academy for 29 years. She currently teaches German levels 3 and 4 and acts as the senior class advisor. Please click here to learn more about Mike and Loralee and their work at Black Forest Academy!

Highlighting Missions

We invite you to learn more about Jon & Melissa Eager and their family. They are missionaries serving with AIM (Africa Inland Mission) in Tanzania, East Africa. Jon is a family physician and is also involved in training health care workers. In addition, you can learn more about Otto, a young man GracePoint Church is supporting as he furthers his education so that he can better assist Jon. Please click here to learn more!

Highlighting Missions

We invite you to learn more about “A Faithful Dad” ministry founded by Travis & Suzanne Zimmerman. This ministry focuses on serving dads in the local community through men’s small groups, one-to-one meetings, and in prisons. Nationally, they connect with dads at men’s retreats, camps and conferences, and church events. They equip fathers to become faithful dads. Please click here to learn more!

Highlighting Missions

Do you know where Albania is? Have you heard of GDQ International Christian School? Did you know we have a missionary from GracePoint Church who lives and works there? Please take a moment and click here to learn more about Sarah Leonard, her experiences, and her prayer requests.

GracePoint Ministry in Fairmont, WV

On June 18, fifteen adults went to Fairmont, WV to participate in a week-long work camp with Mission to the World (MTW). The group spent time at two worksites throughout the week. To read about the trip, please click here.

GPS Day

To read about GracePoint Serves (GPS) and to view photos from the day, please click here.

Baptism Service

GracePoint Baptism Service, Sunday, July 27, 2014

On Sunday, July 27 GracePoint held her first ever baptism service.  There were 12 people who publicly proclaimed their faith and belief in Jesus Christ and committed to follow and serve Him.  It was a wonderful, God honoring evening.  Click here to see additional  pictures of those who were baptized.