What is new in the newsletter this week?
CHURCH-WIDE: Trivia Night Update, Office Closed Monday
BUFFALO CAMPUS: Sunday Worship Service Information and Songs
CITYVIEW CAMPUS: Sunday Worship Service Information and Songs, Second Tuesday Hangout
MISSIONS: Learn More About Interyear
YOUTH: Riverwood and Cincinnati Service Trips
KIDS' CAMP AND CREW456: Links for this Sunday, Crew456 Fun Days, Summer Sunday School Decorating this Sunday
JCSERVE: Interyear Open House
CANOPIES: SALT Class and Widows Might Updates
PRAYING: Updated Prayer List
STAFF: Interyear Fellows
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Summer Tour 2023
Mark your calendars! The following church-wide events are for all ages.
Trivia Night - Sunday, June 11
Join us for a night of food and fun! We'll gather at The Buffalo Campus. Dinner starts at 5:30, trivia kicks off at 6:00! Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Grillzilla - Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 26
This is a family- friendly, church-wide cook out! Hamburgers, hotdogs, the fixings, and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side-dish or a dessert to share.
Summerview - Wednesday, July 12
Join us at Paradise Acres in Boones Creek for free popcorn and a movie! We'll gather at 7:30, but you can arrive earlier to play mini golf, later tag, or the many other family friendly activities Paradise Acres has to offer! Prices for these activities are listed on their website -https://paradiseacres.fun/. Movie TBD
Church Picnic - Sunday, August 6
Join us at Rotary Park for an afternoon of fun! The splash pad and playground will be available for the kids to play on. We will meet in the large pavilion next to the splash pad. A main dish and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share.
The church office will be closed on Monday (May 29) in honor of Memorial Day.
The Core Family Library is located in the lower level, just off the Core. This month we are featuring Amish Novels. Stop by anytime the church is open to take a look at all of the books and movies available. There is something for all ages!
Check Out Our App!
If you have not already downloaded it, please do so. It is called "Church Center." We are using our app more and more. You can view the newsletter and website, send us prayer requests, make donations, sign up for events, use the directory, and view the calendar. Below are instructions for getting started. If you have any questions, see one of our staff or call the church office (928-7866).
Downloading the Church Center App on Your Phone
1. Ensure you know your password for the Apple Store or Google Play App Store (needed in step 4).
2. Open the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store
3. Search for “Church Center App” - It is a white square with a teal-green house icon
4. Download the App
Join Grandview Christian Church
After the app is downloaded, search for and join Grandview Christian Church in the app.
1. Open the Church Center App
2. In the first search bar type, “Grandview Christian Church”
3. In the second search bar, type, “Johnson City”
4. Select “Grandview Christian Church: GrandviewWide”
5. Affirm “this is my church” when prompted
6. Enter your phone number
7. Enter the six-digit code texted to the above number
8. Enter the information the app asks for (This information
will not be displayed in the directory automatically)
The directory has some really neat features! You can search by a person's name and then click on their phone number to call or text them; or your can click on their address and it will give you directions.
We still have quite a few people who are not listed in the directory and we would love for you to be included. You can even add your picture!
Join the Grandview Christian Church Directory
In order to be added to the Directory, you need to give the App permission to include your information.
1. Click your profile icon in the top-corner. (this will be your picture or your initials)
2. Click the top box which has the text, “Hello, (name)!”
3. Click on “Contact and Profile Information” and select “Directory Profile”
4. Tap the circle next to your name and the circle beside all information
you want shared in the directory (add a picture if you'd like!)
5. When finished, click “update” at the top right
6. You are now included in the directory!
We are hiring a part-time worship minister for our Cityview Campus. Click here or go to our website to access the job description. Please pray for God to provide the next person to lead our community in worship. Feel free to share the job description with folks that might be a good fit!
If you are able, please consider giving to our Partnership Fund. This fund is used to help those in our congregation who are in need. If you have any questions, contact the church office.
We are in need of a few people willing to help out during the food pantry hours (Thursdays from 9:00am - 10:00am). You would not need to do it every week. For more information, contact Patrick Prodger.The food pantry is open on Thursdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. If you or someone you know is in need of food, come to the Buffalo Campus (300 University Parkway) or call the church office (928-7866).
We have been helping more people lately and we are running low on food. We could use any food items, especially cereal, canned vegetables, canned meat, canned fruit, and crackers. Items recently out of date are also welcome - these are available for people to take knowing that they are out of date. Other helpful items include shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene items. We have put a bin in the coat closet near the Grandview Room for food donations.
Bingo Prizes Needed
Our friends at Christian Assisted Living could use some bingo prizes. If anyone would like to donate some small inexpensive gifts (can be Dollar Tree items!) for the bingo games, It would be appreciated. Donations can be put in the container in the coatroom (near the Grandview Room) marked “Bingo Prize Donations”.
First Reading: Psalm 51:7-12
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:16-24
- 9:30am and 11:00am services in the Green Sanctuary
- 9:30am and 11:00am Kids' Camp in the lower level (this is for kids birth - 6th grade)
- 9:30am and 11:00am Adult Sunday School Classes (see the "Canopies" section of this newsletter for more information about the classes available)
- 11:00am Youth Sunday School in the Core (lower level)
- Livestreamed at 11:00 am on our Facebook page and on our Grandview YouTube channel.
House of the Lord - Jonathan Smith | Phil Wickham *
His Mercy Is More - Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
The Sending - Leeland Mooring
Remember - Laura Story
*Sheet music for this song is available in the upper foyer
First Reading: Psalm 51:7-12
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:16-24
- 9:30am and 11:00am worship services
- 9:30am Kids' Camp (at Olson's Martial Arts)
- 9:30am nursery available
- 11:00am Youth Sunday School at the Buffalo Campus (in the Core - lower level)
- Livestreamed at 9:30 am on the Cityview Campus Facebook page and on our Grandview - Cityview YouTube channel.
We at Grandview love to hear the voices of our congregation during worship! If you would like to familiarize yourself with the songs we will sing before our time of corporate worship on Sunday, they are listed below.
Cityview 9:30 & 11:00
Raise a Hallelujah - Helser | Helser | Skaggs | Stevens
Come Thou Fount - Robert Robinson | John Wyeth
Great Are You Lord - Leslie Jordan | David Leonard
For the Sake of the World - Brian Johnson | Jeremy Riddle | Joel Taylor
Cityview Second Tuesday Hangout - June 13
A low-key hang out time for those looking to make some connections as a part of our Cityview campus! Join us anytime between 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Willow Springs Park. We hope you can join us!
- Update | We are in the midst of exciting times for our friends at Interyear Fellowship! Each summer and school year, Interyear hosts young adults who devote their time to service and discernment as they pray, eat, and work at local organizations together. This summer, Grandview will host two fellows from Interyear: Molly Dines and Luke Floyd. Molly will continue in her work as the children’s minister at the Cityview Campus and Luke will serve with worship ministry at Grandview. Although they will both focus their work at the Cityview Campus this summer, you can expect to see them around at the Buffalo Campus as they are learning from lots of folks on staff. Additionally, Interyear is looking forward to a nearly full cohort of fellows in the fall! This is a landmark year and we are celebrating with Tim and the Interyear staff.
- Prayer Requests
o Pray for the fellows this summer, Luke and Molly. They are starting their fellowships this week. Pray that they will learn and grow in their love of God as well as their professional experience as they serve at Grandview this summer.
o Pray for the fellows who will come in the fall. Pray for Tim and Aubren as they prepare to host, administrate, and lead a full cohort of fellows!
- Challenge | Can you be a special welcome for Luke and Molly during their time at Grandview this summer? Can you send them a note of thanks or encouragement? Maybe take one of them to lunch or coffee? Also, keep an eye out for work days this summer where we can join in to help get the house ready to host up to 8 fellows this fall!
Learn More About our Missions Ministry Team
Grandview's Missions Ministry Team facilitates on-going relationships between our Grandview family
and the missionaries/missions that we support as well as emphasizing the importance of missions in
general. We host missionaries, plan events, learn about our mission partners, manage the
Vision Fund (see below), oversee the Grandview Missions budget, and pray for God’s work
around the world.
New team members are welcome. Many opportunities for service are available. Please email
Julie Burks (2023 team leader) for more information about joining the team, to request long-term or short-term support, or to receive a current mailing list of our missionaries so that you can send cards
and/or packages to them.
Click here for a list of all of our Missions and Missionaries that we are currently supporting.
Our College Age Canopies are taking a break for the summer. We welcome those of you who will continue to be in the area to join us for our church-wide summer events. More information is available in the "Church-Wide" section of this newsletter.
Make plans to join our Canopies again in the fall!
Students completing 6-8th grade will be heading to Riverwood for a Service Trip & to Dollywood, June 5-9th! We have 18 students going this year. Please pray for them as they prepare for this trip.
Students completing 9-12th grade will be heading to Cleveland for a Service Trip & to Cedar Point, June 17-24th! Please pray for them as they prepare for this trip.
Support Squad - Great Way to Support Our Youth!
The Support Squad is an effort to support our youth as they participate in extracurricular activities. We have students involved in things like band, sports, and theatre. Showing up at their events is a great way to support them - and it's fun! For more information, contact Joy Eden.
If students would like to invite the Support Squad to an event, please text Joy (417-793-7994) the details or the sports schedule.
KIDS' CAMP AND CREW456
Kids' Camp Sunday School
Below are links showing what we will be doing in our Sunday School Classes this Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Short.
Summer Sunday School Decorating - This Sunday (May 28)
If you love to decorate and want to help transform Kids Camp for Summer Sunday School, we need your help! We will gather downstairs at our Buffalo Campus this Sunday, right after services for lunch and then decorating through the afternoon. Contact Leah Short for details.
Crew456 Fun Days
These are special days where our 4th-6th grade students get together and have some summer fun. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Short.
Wednesday, June 14
Join us for an afternoon of Putt Putt Golf at Paradise Acres. We will meet at the Buffalo Camus at 1:00pm and will return back there at 4:00pm.
Monday, July 10
Today we will be heading to Quantum Leap to jump and then head back to the church (Buffalo Campus) for ice cream sundaes. Meet at the Buffalo Campus at 1:00pm. We will finish at 4:00pm.
Wednesday, July 19
Today we will go to the Kingsport Aquatic Center and enjoy the outdoor waterpark. Meet at the Buffalo Campus at 1:00pm. We will return to the Buffalo Campus at 4:00pm.
Interyear Open House - Tuesday, May 30 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
All are invited! Interyear Fellowship will be hosting an Open House to celebrate our new Summer Fellows. Both Molly Dines and Luke Floyd are serving at Grandview this summer and we are excited to have them join us. Come to the house (223 E. Unaka Ave.) and help us welcome them with some s'mores and refreshments!
South Side Mentor Program
We have just finished up an amazing year of mentoring 3rd graders at South Side! In the picture you can see some of the wonderful and generous people who have shared their time to love these kids.
Once a week we visited the school to eat, read, play, and talk with our students. Over the course of the year, we got to see them grow and learn and mature. We are already looking forward to seeing the same kids again next year in 4th grade!
Through the summer, I hope that you will think about joining the crew of mentors that meet with kids or the prayer partners who support each mentorship. Our relationships with the kids were helpful and Lisa, the counselor, said that she would like to give every kid in the school a mentor. Could that be you? Contact Nathan if you have interest or questions!
From Left to Right:
Nathan Cachiaras, Beth Simpson, Alison Smith, Phyllis Fox, Bob Hall, Joy Eden, Charlie Bennetch, Becky Allsop, David Roberts, Carmen Linne
Julie Dover, Ruth Davis, Naomi Yencich, Brandon Waite
What is a Canopy?
In an amazing natural phenomenon called “canopy shyness,” trees in some forests grow in patterns that allow light to permeate the forest below. The whole forest can be healthy and grow together by keeping space in the canopy. This is the idea behind Canopy at Grandview.
Our Canopies are small groups who come together once a week, every other week, or once a month. Whatever your fancy, there is a Canopy group for you. Let us help you get connected into an existing Canopy or help you start a new one. For more information, contact Patrick Prodger.
Here is a list of Canopy Groups. If you would like more information about any of these our you would like to learn how to join them, contact Patrick Prodger.
Here at Grandview, our 4th - 6th grade students are part of a group called Crew456. We invite all Crew456'ers to join us on Sunday evenings from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm for a time of study and fellowship! We meet at our Buffalo Campus. For more information about Crew456, contact Leah Short. You can also view the calendar in the "Kids' Camp and Crew456" section of this newsletter.
All 7th - 12th grade students are invited to join us! We meet at our Buffalo Campus on Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 7:30pm. We divide up by age and gender and our small groups are led by an intergenerational team of adults in our church. For more information, contact Joy Eden. Check out the calendar in the "Youth" section of this newsletter.
College Age Canopy
Grandview's College Age Canopy meets at the Interyear House weekly on Sundays for a combination of service, faith conversations, and fun. Follow this link for our calendar of events (CollegeAge Calendar) and follow us on Instagram @grandviewcollegeage for updates and info!
This group serves Grandview’s shut-ins, those in the hospital, and those in need of pastoral care. They meet at our Buffalo Campus each Tuesday morning at 9:45am. This is a great way to meet new people and care for others.
Women's Bible Study
This group of ladies gather to study the Bible, pray, and stay connected to one another. They meet at our Buffalo Campus each Tuesday afternoon at 2:00.
Tree Streets Potluck
This group of neighbors meets in the heart of Johnson City to share good food and good times. They aim to provide opportunities for conversation and relationship building for people at Grandview and our neighbors.
Visit the Doan flower and cattle farm in Blountville to connect with others and learn about local sustainable farming and other practices. They meet on the second and fourth Monday at the Doan farm.
All widows are invited to participate in this canopy. They meet once a month for an activity, lunch, and fellowship. For more information, contact the church office.
Six of us met this past Monday at church and talked about our questionnaire answers. Well, 5 did. Carol forgot to bring hers, so she will report next month. (Also, any of you who couldn't come Monday but who can come next month can report. Bring your filled out questionnaire, if you want to.)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! NEXT MEETING IS JUNE 19, 11:30, WILLOW SPRINGS PARK. BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC FOOD AND DRINK. WE'RE CALLING IT AN ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ALL OF US! BRING A WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT TO EXCHANGE. WE'LL CATCH UP PLANNING THE REST OF THE YEAR. SOME OF US HAVE IDEAS ALREADY!
Faith in Living - Adult Sunday School Class
The Faith in Living class meets at 10:45 am in the Grandview Room at the Buffalo Campus. They began a Bible based study of spiritual disciplines on April 16. All are welcome to join them!
S.A.L.T. Class - Adult Sunday School Class
All are welcome to join them at 9:30 am in the Virginia Street Room. Lorna Crouch is leading the class the last two Sundays in May. Her topic is What the Miracles of Jesus Teach About Who He Was.
Church and Community - Adult Sunday School Class
All are welcome to join them at 9:30 am in the Stone-Campbell Room. This class studies books of the Bible.
Thanks from Nathan and the Cachiaras Family
As many have heard, on Tuesday May 9th, my Grandpa Cachiaras finally went to his rest. He died at home in the company of Grandma and three of his kids (my dad included). So often death comes as a shock and robs us of time we were hoping for or counting on. But even as we are so sad, we are filled with gratitude because his is the kind of death we have been praying for on his behalf. With nothing left unsaid, the clarity, goodness, and gentleness of his life gave way to a clear, good, and gentle death. For my whole life, I have lived in the gracious shelter of his life; by God's grace and Grandpa's faithfulness, I will continue to do so. In witnessing a life and death like his, I am drawn to live and die in that same way, as far as I am able. The last song that Dad sang for Grandpa at his bedside was Blessed Assurance. I have been moved to consider the blessed assurance of Jesus' love but also the blessed assurance of Grandpa's love and I want my life to offer and receive these same assurances. Thank you, Grandview family, for your faithful prayers as we journey onward together through the joys and sadnesses of life together. I am grateful that I'm not journeying alone. Thank you for helping to carry me on the way. Your notes, kind words, and hugs have been encouraging and a gift from God as we grieve. Obituary information is available here.
Prayer and Care
We have an online prayer chain to help us pray for the needs of Grandview's members, attenders, and those who are connected to them. If you are not already part of this group and would like to participate, contact the church office (call: 928-7866 or email: email@example.com).
Prayer List: This week we are in prayer for . . .
Samuel Arnold (ongoing health issues)
Rebekah Barnett (ongoing health issues)
Tom and Willy Buckner (ongoing health issues)
Steve Cochran (brother of Sue Havola-Bruns - has a terminal lung disease)
Shelley Coonan (Rebecca Lockridge's aunt - cancer)
Garry Davis (Glenn's brother, recovering after heart surgery)
Ken Flinders (rotator cuff tear)
Andrew Huffines (Covid related issues)
Don & Connie Humston (friends of Carol Garrison - Don has dementia & Parkinson's)
Beth Kilgore's mother (Guillain-Barre syndrome)
Lisa Lippard (Cindy's daughter-in-law, leukemia treatments)
Joanna Myers (Eric Meyer’s mother, recovering after stroke)
Ann Neff (Stephen Woodward's mother, recovering after stroke)
Gene Nix (ongoing health issues)
Connie Owen (hip replacement on August 3)
Sharaya Sisk (sister to Josiah Caraway, chemo)
Jim Wise (rehab at home)
Those needing the gospel
Family/Friends in Military
For those who want to listen to Grandview sermons on the go, they're now available as podcasts--one for the Buffalo Campus and one for the Cityview Campus. Check them out! New sermons will be added every Wednesday.
You can find the podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and a variety of other outlets. If you can't access them on your podcast app of choice, please let the church office know.
Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/y5paj45x
Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/y59xz6s2
We are excited to share with you the following ways to give. We are no longer using Pushpay (last day was November 21). We are now using Church Center. Church Center costs less and is more convenient! If you have any questions, you can contact the church office or our Treasurer - Brandon Rogers.
Use the Church Center App: Download from Google Play or Apple App Store. (Links at https://churchcenter.com) At bottom of screen, click the Give button. Give to your choice of funds, as one-time gifts, or schedule recurring gifts, using a debit/credit card or directly from your bank account (ACH). If you want to “split” your gift between two or more funds, you will need to Give Online or Text-To-Give (See next two items below)
Give Online (Church Center): Go to https://grandviewchristian.churchcenter.com/giving. This is the same Church Center App but viewed online as a webpage. You can give in the same ways described above. And here you can split your gift between two or more funds, easily.
Text-To-Give (Church Center): Text the “$” dollar amount you want to give to “84321” and you will get a reply text link to Church Center’s web page allowing you to give in the same ways described above. Give to a specific fund, or split funds in your text message. (For example, to give $40 Total by giving $10 to each online fund, you would text “$10 Buffalo $10 Cityview $10 Unreachable $10 Partnership”) You can use the “bolded” words as shown in the example for the funds, or else you will have to type the full fund names as shown below.
Available Funds for Online Electronic Giving:
General-Fund-Buffalo - For discretional spending for Buffalo Campus, per budget. Used where needed most.
General-Fund-Cityview - For discretional spending for Cityview Campus, per budget. Used where needed most.
Unreachable-Capital-Campaign - Established to pay off Church Mortgage, launching Cityview, and other improvements.
Partnership-Fund - Separate Fund for privately and confidentially helping members and others in need.
If you need help with anything above, or want to give electronically to a fund not listed above, or if you want to give electronically in memory of a member who as passed away, please contact the Church Treasurer, Brandon Rogers, for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Electronic ACH Giving / Covering Credit Card Costs (Optional): In the past, members asked to “voluntarily” cover credit card gift costs which was hard to do as costs were variable. Now, costs are lower & fixed, so you can easily elect to cover those costs just by checking a box when giving. Totally Optional! If you do so, the extra amount is added to your gift. The net gift amount appears on all receipts & statements.
***Checking account (ACH) gifts are essentially FREE to Grandview***The actual cost paid is $0.30 cents per gift (less than a postage stamp), and you can optionally cover that cost if you wish. If you do not, a donor has pledged to cover, on behalf of Grandview, all the $0.30 cent fees for any ACH gifts on Church Center. The anonymous donor wants all electronic Church Center checking account (ACH) giving to be free to both Grandview and you!
Church Center / Deductible Giving only / Receipts: All Church Center electronic giving is for gifts only. You may pay electronically for any non-tax-deductible payments for Two4Two, Youth trips, or Children’s events, as part of the registration process for those events. A donation receipt is automatically emailed when your gift is processed (even cash or checks.) You can toggle that receipt feature on and off in the app (or online). If you need any assistance with any of the above, please contact the Treasurer.
Cash and Checks are always welcome in the offering plate/giving boxes. You can split your gift between funds with a memo field note, or with separate checks, whichever you personally prefer.
Important notes: When writing a check to the Capital Campaign, please write “Unreachable” or “Campaign” in the memo field. If you write “Cityview” in the memo, your gift will be allocated to the Cityview General Fund. All checks should be payable to “Grandview Christian Church,” not payable to any fund or campus. Please do not mail cash anywhere! And do not mail checks to the Treasurer’s home address or any other staff member’s home address.
If you desire to mail a check, please mail to:
Grandview Christian Church
Attention: Brandon Rogers
300 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
STAFF, ELDERS, and MINISTRY LEADERS...HELPING US SERVE
We are excited to partner with Interyear Fellow this summer by welcoming two fellows during the months of June and July!
Molly Dines just graduated from Milligan College with a degree in Early Childhood Special Education. During her time as a fellow, she will work closely with Leah Short and Nathan Cachiaras while helping with our Cityview Children’s Ministry. This fall, she’ll attend ETSU as a graduate student studying Speech Therapy. Molly loves hanging out with her dogs; Abby, Lizzie and Piper. Molly is excited to serve Grandview this summer, but is also looking forward to times of rest and discernment through Interyear.
Luke Floyd finished his junior year at Milligan College this spring. He will work closely with Brett Hyder and Nathan Cachiaras while helping with the Cityview Worship Ministry. This fall, Luke will finish his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He loves solving problems and helping others. Luke was born in Paraguay and can speak 3 languages! English, Spanish, and Guarani.
Feel free to contact the church office at 928-7866 or email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns you would like to share with us. You can also reach out to our staff members directly by emailing to their first name followed by @grandviewchristian.org.
Aaron Wymer, Senior Minister
Heather Lawson, Executive Minister
Brett Hyder, Minister of Worship Arts
Cody Mudrack, Livestream Technician
Nathan Cachiaras, Discipleship Minister
Leah Short - Minister to Children
Joy Eden, Minister to Youth and Young Adults
Noah DeLong, Choir Director
Brenda Money, Office Administrator
Brent Nipper, Business Administrator
Nathan Cachiaras, Campus Minister
Joy Eden, Minister to Youth and Young Adults
Mike Sweeney, Chair of the Elders
2023 Ministry Team Leaders
Connections Team for Buffalo Campus - Cindy Wymer
Connections Team for Cityview Campus - Jeff Keeling
Discipleship Team - Kristen Mudrack
Safety Team for Buffalo Campus - Brent Nipper
Financial Stewardship Team - Aaron Jestrab
Partnership Fund - Cathy Parris
Property Team - Craig Hardy
Fellowship Team - Melissa Reading
Missions Team - Julie Burks
Staff Relations Team - Robbie Anderson
Brandon Rogers, Treasurer
Daniel Swain, Assistant Treasurer