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February

February's Date Video

“An Evening to Remember “ is February’s date. We want you to return to a significant place from your past. For John and I, it is returning to the very first restaurant we went to in Wilmington 24 years ago. It doesn’t matter where you go, the two of you choose somewhere special from your past and go there. It could be one of the islands you get to by boat, it could be the beach, a favorite restaurant, or any spot you two both like. Spend the evening together remembering the first time you saw each other. What were you thinking? Was it an immediate attraction or did it come later? When did you know this was the person you would marry? How did he propose? Relive all the excitement of your romance together and recall special times. Also, read Genesis 2:24 together and discuss the meaning of this verse in your marriage. 

We are including 2 Love is statements each month for you to read together and think on. These statements are to help us all realize the kind of love Christ has for us and we should have for each other. 

1- LOVE IS being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without impatience or anger. 

2- LOVE IS actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward another while looking for ways to encourage and praise. 


Also, March 31 is our first of four group gatherings at the church. We will be doing “The marriage of your dreams” to enable you to dream bigger, love better and experience a deeper relationship with God and your spouse. 

Don’t forget to share a picture of the two of you on your date.  You can post it on social media with hashtag #12greatdatesGCT and/or send the picture to 12greatdates@gracetopsail.com. We look forward to seeing these great pictures together every month.  Each picture will be out in the drawing for the grand prize. 

Enjoy yourselves on this first date.  

Your Sister In Christ,

Kim Zino

January

Hey guys, Happy New Year! I can not believe it is 2024. This is our last date for this event. We also have our last Paul Tripp event. I am going to provide the link for this event for you to watch at home. I will have to figure out how we will all meet in February and where but I will work on that.  The January date is called Rocky, Paper, Scissors. In this date, you and your spouse will play rock paper scissors. Play the game and winner gets to decide first activity to do. After you finish the first activity together, play again and winner decides 2nd activity. Then when that activity is done you play one final time and the winner decides the last activity to do together. These Activities can be anything. Have fun with it. Be creative, and enjoy.  I will try to forward the Paul Tripp link that I received from Kyle.  Have a great time Kim. 

December

Hey guys, Oh my, please forgive me for being sooo late with this date. It has been a very busy time for me and I totally forgot to post this date for December. I am so sorry.  Well, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This can be a stressful time for some, a difficult time for some, and/or it can be a wonderful time for some. I hope we all Find JOY this Christmas season as we celebrate Christ’s birth. As the church body,  We are the bride of Christ. For this date, you and your spouse do something together that celebrates the wonders of this season. It can be anything that brings you both joy.  Have a wonderful date and a Merry Christmas  Kim

November

This month’s date we are calling “Friendsgiving”. It has become a popular event for the month of November over the past few years. We want you to get together with a few couples from GCT ( they don’t have to be doing 12 great dates necessarily but we do want it to be members/visitors of our congregation) either at your house, their house or even a restaurant and eat together and play games together. Enjoy each others company and fellowship together and let’s be thankful we have oneness in Christ.