Men's Breakfast

Men of Grace!  Join once again with other men for a great breakfast, and an opportunity to hear from Marc Peña about what God revealed to him on his sabbatical. This is happening November 10, at 7:30 AM here at Grace in Rooms 113-117. Bring your sons and bring your friends!  Hope to see you there!

For further information, contact Ralph Batykefer at, or (978) 562-8550, ext. 105.

Opportunities to Give

Blessing those in need during the Christmas season is a wonderful way to live out our faith by being the light in a dark world.  There are three opportunities at Grace for you and your family to bless people in need during the holidays - not only overseas, but right in our own communities.  Collection for all three opportunities begins November 4.  You can visit our Connection Hallway to grab informational flyers, or you can click on the links provided below:

  • Operation Christmas Child: Every year, our church partners with Samaritan Ministries to provide hundreds of shoebox gifts for needy children all over the world.  This year, Grace is a regional drop-off center, November 12-19.  To see the drop-off times, click HERE.  To find out more about how to pack a shoebox or gift suggestions, visit Samaritan Ministries at this link.  Please note that toothpaste and candy are no longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations.  A $9 donation per shoebox is needed to cover shipping and ministry expenses.
  • Christmas Care Boxes: Bless the homeless population right in our own community with a care box full of basic items.  Click HERE for a list of suggested items.  The collection deadline for care boxes is Sunday, December 16.
  • Our Father’s Table - Long Johns: Bless the homeless population in Marlborough by keeping them warm.  Click HERE for information on needed donations.  The collection deadline for long johns is Sunday, December 16.

Questions?  Contact Lisa Helble at

OCC Pizza Packing Party

You are invited!  Families, if you would like to get into the Christmas spirit together, consider coming to our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Pizza Packing Party!  On Monday, November 12 (Veteran's Day Observed), we are gathering in Room 113/115 at Grace, from 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM.  Bring items to pack in a shoe box (no toothpaste or candy please).  Suggested items are:

  •  Hygiene items:  toothbrush, comb, washcloth, soap
  •  School items:  paper, pens, pencils, crayons
  •  Toys:  jump rope, ball, cars, ball
  •  Accessories:  hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, hats, mittens
  •  Games:  puzzles, cards
  •  WOW item:  Stuffed animal, doll, basketball, soccer ball

Already packing a shoebox on your own?  Just come!  Do not feel obligated to bring items.  To plan lunch accordingly, please RSVP by registering HERE.  Thank you!


Baptism Classes

Baptism speaks primarily of a personal, public identification with Jesus Christ.  If you have questions or you are thinking about taking this important step in your spiritual journey, our next two-part baptism classes are being held on the following dates in Room 212, at 10:30 AM:

  • Sundays, December 2 & 9, with Baptisms taking place on Sunday, December 23, 2018. To register for these classes, click HERE.
  • Sundays, January 20 & 27, with Baptisms taking place on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  To register for these classes, click HERE.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Don Whitesel at, or ext. 111.

Deep Freeze - Winter Retreat

Our annual middle school and high school winter retreat at Camp Berea is right around the corner!  This is an annual weekend retreat where students encounter God, have fun, and deepen relationships with one another.  This year, the retreat takes place March 8 - 10, 2019.  The cost is $200 and the registration deadline is January 6


  • All paper forms MUST be submitted to Pastor Ralph by January 6.  Fees increase afterwards!
  • Every student must register ONLINE with Berea HERE and input GRACE BAPTIST HUDSON as the group they are attending with and RALPH BATYKEFER as the Group Leader. 
  • THEN every student MUST register online with Grace HERE!
  • Every student MUST have a printed GBC Permission form and Rule of Five form (included in registration packet when registering with Grace).

Scholarships:  Please do not let finances hold your student back from the weekend.  We have a scholarship application for families in need of assistance.  Contact Pastor Ralph directly at or (978) 562-8550, ext. 105 for more info.

Sponsor: If you would like to contribute toward a student in need, you will have the opportunity to do so online when you pay to register your own child.  Thank you!

Food Allergies:  If your student has food allergies, please contact the Berea Food Services Manager to work out suitable meals or to arrange storage if bringing their own prepared food - or (603) 744-6344, ext. 14.

Contact Pastor Ralph Batykefer at or (978) 562-8550, ext. 105 with any questions.