Wkly Connections – Meet the Widmark’s

Grace Community Family  – MEET THE WIDMARK’S






Good afternoon every one! I hope that your week is going great and trusting that God is continuing to bless each and every one of you! This week we are going to get to know my Family (The Widmark’s) just a little bit better! Things got so busy here last week that I didn’t get a family lined up for the connections this week so you get us:)  Tell us about your family… Aaron and I have been married for 8 years now. Aaron is a Police Officer with the New Ulm Police Department. His numerous jobs on the department consist of: Use of Force Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Fire Arms Instructor, and Field Training officer. I (Leah) keep busy with my many jobs as well. 2 days a week I do QuickBooks and business for 3 companies down in Mountain Lake, MN and 3 days a week I’m the Administrative Assistant for our Wonderful Church, Grace Community! I also am a Bail Bond agent. (for those of you who want to know what that is… I bail people out of jail! Ok it’s a bit of a longer story than that but if you’re curious you can always ask me:)) We have 2 boys.. Tyler (7) and Ryley (1). Tyler is in 2nd Grade at Jefferson Elementary and keeps us busy with his involvement in Taekwondo Do, Soccer and Baseball. Ryley will be 2 in April so he is constantly on the move!! He is going to be a big sports player we predict:) He can’t get enough of playing basketball with daddy or catch with mommy! He also LOVES Trains!! Most likely when you walk into our house, Thomas the Train will be on the TV:) What brought you to GCC?…. I saw a newspaper article at one time talking about a new church that was coming to New Ulm. Well being who I am I did throw that paper out when I was done reading it, and I had not written down where they were meeting or what time. So months went by and I finally decided to go to the mall to see if I could find the office to ask some questions. (I did remember reading that they were at the Mall) When I got to the mall the office was closed but did get the phone number to call. Aaron had a Sunday off and I asked him if he would come check out this church with me and the boy’s. The rest is history:) What GCC activities/groups do you participate in? I am on the Worship Team, Concert Committee group, and Women’s Ministry Team. We also attend a bible study at Dave and Barb Stuk’s home on Sunday nights. If you could share 1 thing with everyone you talked to about why you attend GCC, what would it be?  The amazing relationships we have built with the people in this church and seeing God at work in this church and HIS people have been incredible.


  •     Ministry Opportunity: Carol Schenck is looking for someone who would like to take over the children’s bags for church. This would entail making sure they are filled with fun activities for the kids every Sunday! If you would like to take over this ministry please talk to Carol Schenck or call Leah in the Church Office.
  •    Foundation Class: If anyone is interested in taking a Foundation Class, Pastor Phil will be starting one in March. Please talk to Pastor Phil or Leah to get signed up today!
  • Children’s Church Update: Starting this Sunday, Children’s Church will start a new curriculum – The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events – presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more. Now would be a great time to invite a new family to Grace Community Church! Please join us in praying for our children and leaders and watch future newsletters to follow along with our study. Contact Toby Freier with questions. 
  •   Just a heads up that I (Leah) will be out of the office from March 19-25th If you have anything that needs to go into the connections or the Bulletin for the week of March 17th Please email or have the info to me by March 18th at the latest. Anything for the week of March 24th needs to be into me by the 25th. Thanks:)