Sunday, April 6, 2008

Zero Coke Request and Poll

Had a request for Coke Zero a couple days ago. Have you tried it? I'm told it is the best diet drink ever!

Drop on by and share one with me. We can start a poll. Look at the column on the right. Go ahead. Take the poll.

Click on your preference.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring is in the Air

I bet you enjoyed the flowers at the front of the building on Easter. They are absolutely gorgeous. You can thank Cora for her selection and planting. She and the flowers are naturally beautiful.

If you'd like to pitch in and help, I'd love to have a hand with all the fresh springtime growth. Give me a call and we can chat about what is going on and how you can best be blessed with the opportunity to serve.

My church direct line is 558-5910. Thank you in advance for your heart and desire to serve.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Friends Find Favor Before God

I am blown away by the heart of the Grace Point family in helping make the facility and grounds pleasing to God and family. Over 60 people have come to the aid of Grace Point Church in preparation for the Easter Service. They have donated time, money and resources to get the many projects completed.

John D. and bride showed up with the youth to spearhead the ball moss removal and tree trimming. They also resodded grass next to the exciting new playground. A couple Cappadonna boys pulled more ball moss and bagged it. Cappadonna Electric provided a large truck and crew to hall off garbage, trimmings and ball moss. Larry and Irene's children pulled and bagged more ball moss.

Mike D. loaned me his Bobcat to move gravel and tear down the old playground. He then convinced a dump truck buddy to haul off the gravel at no charge. Mike D. did an awesome job of pouring fresh concrete and gravel cleanup work. Mr. Fred volunteered to fill potholes with fresh asphalt. Enjoy the smooth ride this Sunday! No more cussing the bumps! Ha.

John H. and friend Frank have worked sunup to sundown stripping and waxing floors. It took six coats of stripper to just get the old wax off! Caesar loaned us an carpet extractor to freshen up the carpets and brought a scissor lift for working on the worship center wiring.

Cora volunteered to help plan and plant fresh flowers in the front of the church. Lariop plants were replanted along the front drive. Pray the deer don't treat the new flowers and lariop as a smorgasboard of flavor.

Virginia and friend have been landscaping the grounds around the Training Center. When you read this, there is still much more to do with the springtime growth happening! Drop on by or give me a call: 558-5910.

Mike D. brought his gasoline powered "Tim the Tool Man" high pressure sprayer and cleaned the sidewalks and then began washing all the trucks in the parking lot. What a guy! Thank you Veronica for loaning him out with all his big boy toys!

Gene brought his 4 wheeler up to entertain us. That was fun! Then, back to work.

I'm sure many others donated just as much in their areas of responsibility. The heart of Grace Point has really demonstrated their love for God and each other.

Thank you Grace Point for allowing me to serve you!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

FREE Old Playground Pea Gravel

Pea gravel, pea gravel and more pea gravel. I've got a Bobcat scooper/loader reserved for this Saturday. Here's the deal. I need your help. I've got a zillion tons of pea gravel from the old playground I need to get hauled off and you have a spot in your back yard that needs sanctified quality pea gravel.

So, bring your truck to Grace Point on Saturday morning and I'll scoop and dump a load in the bed of your truck.

You get it for FREE! No charge!

It is a win - win! You get gravel. I get rid of gravel. Come one! Come all!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Awesome Concrete work by Faith Concrete Contractors

Faith Concrete Contractors is doing Grace Point's new drive and some pads sites in the back parking lot. Mike De La Cruz and crew are doing an awesome job. Here's a BIG applause and 'Thank You' from Grace Point Church!

We will be 'bumpless' by Easter! Wahoo!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Youth Ball Moss Party

Yippee! It's the first ever annual Ball Moss Party, spearheaded by the Grace Point youth. Set your calendar. It is Monday - March 17. The fun starts at 9:00 and ends at 3:00. Everyone is invited.

We will have ladders to skinny up the trees and you get to yank ball moss like you have never done before. Your friends will all want to know when it is their turn. For those that don't like ladders, there will be plenty to do closer to the ground.

This is your unique opportunity to serve God and your church. It is spelled FUN and pronounced Ball Moss! For additional information contact your local ball moss junkie.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Looking for Team Players


The Word tells us how important the sanctuary is to God. There are hundreds of verses written about the presence of God in the sanctuary. Grace Point and I need your help.

There are 966 chairs in the worship center. These chairs are arranged so 7 teams can easily manage the "tear down" or "set up" of these chairs. With 7 teams, it will only take 30 minutes per team to make God's sanctuary ready for worship. Your help will be greatly appreciated by the Grace Point body and a blessing from God.

Pastor Jeff spoke a few weeks back on the temporal versus permanent things of life. Helping to prepare the seating and creating a sanctuary for worship is a permanent investment. This is your opportunity to be part of a 'God Spot'. Keep in mind this is not a weekly blessing. This offering is only available for special events.

Grace Point will be hosting a few hundred pastors next week and this is your chance to make a difference. I need help Tuesday evening the 26th (after 5:00) to tear down chairs and Wednesday evening the 27th (after 5:00) to set chairs back up. With or without a commitment to join the chair draft, I need help on these two days.

Sign up for the chair draft with a posting to the comments of this blog or email me directly at Reserve your team slot now. You may forget later and miss this tremendous opportunity.

Thank you in advance for your encouragements and willingness to help. Be a part of 'The Blessing'!


Monday, February 11, 2008

God Spot Sighting!

By now, you may have figured out that I get excited when I spot God at work. I appropriately call them, 'God Spots'. The last three days has been full of God Spots.

Saturday, the 20's Somethings Life Group volunteered to work at the church and help bring the facilities and ground up to the standard of excellence appreciated by God and His people of Grace Point Church.

The church accounting office got a beautiful face lift on it walls with a wonderful faux paint decor. The Tribe room had a final wall painted and molding painted, also. It all looks great!

Outside trash was picked up along the fence line for the entire length of the property! Absolutely incredibly wonderful serving attitudes by the Group was displayed. Then, work was done on the new playground with equipment installed, leaks capped off and pipe replaced.

I was impressed with the quality of people God brought to serve Him sacrificially during their personal time off. Thank you guys and gals for your selfless attitudes. You have increased my faith in the people of Grace Point!

For pictures and a link to their blog go to:

God is good!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Volunteer Super Heroes!

You are all invited this Saturday Feb. 9th for some fun work at Grace Point. I'll be there at 8:00 AM. You can drop in anytime. I'm saving the best projects for you. I hope to have a 'Big Boy' power washer to pressure wash the sidewalks. I'll have some painting and construction work possibilities, also. Maybe we will even work on the sprinkler system? You guys are the best for thinking about how you can help the needs of Grace Point!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Loving Mondays

Hi friends at Grace Point! I ran across a great book on business and it's integration of Biblical principles and it is FREE! There is an eBook version at:

I hope you enjoy the read. John Beckett is a highly successful business man who runs with the big dogs. He has told an incredibly interesting story of his life and the integration of Biblical principles in business. The eBook is about a 3 hour read so you can find the time to enjoy. The chapters are short so you can work them into your day in short snippets.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Volunteer Stage Help Needed

Grace Point is known for its' high powered, excellent stage presence. Thomas would like to provide the opportunity for you to both be blessed and experience the creativity of God inspired artistry. Please give Thomas a call at 696-6093 or email him at if you can help with stage setup, tear down or creation of new sets.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share your creative self and develop closer friendships in the body.

Volunteer Office Help Needed

Hi All! Need a little office help here. The cat is laying down on the job. For real.....

Grace Point could use a little help with data entry. We are upgrading computer systems and will be inputting data to bring things current. So if you like to type and have some time for fun, work and fellowship give Cora a call at Grace Point. 696-6093

Monday, January 7, 2008

Server Room and Storage Room Construction

Hi friends. I am in the middle of building two rooms in the Tribe room. Electricity is being run today and tomorrow. Sheetrock and paint will be next. Will you help? I will be at the church Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:30 if you can break away for a couple hours.

If convenient, drop me an email: or just show up. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone.

You guys are the best!

Thanks Charlie for the extra set of hands. We got the sheet rock hung on the ceiling and next week it'll be time to 'button up' the walls.

Happy New Year!

2008 looks to be the best year ever! God is at work individually and collectively. Thank you for your year of service in 2007. I know for sure you will have been blessed by your selfless service. God is faithful and smiles on people like yourself.

Thank you again,

PS. I'll need even more help this year. We have some great projects coming up and the needs of the church facilities and grounds continue to grow. :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas Decorations Removal

Thank you Dave's 360 Life Group for helping take down and store Christmas decorations. You guys and gals are awesome. Jeff, Barbara, Mark, Brenda and Bart. I never could have gotten all done that needed to be done. Thank you, again. God has sure blessed me with wonderful friends.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Building a Room

Hi friends! I need a helping hand this week. I need to haul some sheetrock upstairs. Then if you have an interest, we'll be installing it. Need some muscle that won't take much time. Are you available? I'll be picking up the sheetrock Wednesday. It would be great having your help to get it upstairs Wednesday night. Thanks in advance! Archie
Thanks for the response Sergio!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weekly Chair Alignment

Here's a great opportunity for someone who likes to color inside the lines. It is perfect for a family project teaching servant hood to the youngsters. The chairs in the worship center are typically set up already. What has to happen is the chairs need to be realigned on a weekly basis prior to the Sunday worship service. Consider this as your opportunity to help and make a difference. Thank you!

It's Chainsaw Time Again

Wahoo! I have a chainsaw with a new blade and chain ready to go. Zack and Scott helped fell the trees that are now laying in the back parking log. If you like to wreck stuff, this is your opportunity to shine. I've got a new chainsaw that needs a work out. The trees need to be cut up in sections small enough to fit in the dumpster. Who's going to volunteer. Mutt and Jeff maybe? Shows my age right?

Thanks Michael for the help with the cutting. We loaded up the dumpster to overflowing. Fortunately, the timing was right and garbage pickup worked a good thing on the dumpster.

Saturday at Fun (not work)

Thank you Charlie and Michael for the fun we shared Saturday morning using your gifts of service to bring a freshness to Grace Point. Dave is going to be surprised with his newly hung closet doors. Also, the expansion joint in front of the church is now safe with caulking and people will not trip. Jamye is looking forward to the nonskid traction on the crosswalk and Julie will be thrilled to know the kids bridge has been coated with protective sealer and stain.
Pass the word on to Suzanne of your life group, 'Thank you for your group's sharing in the fun!'

Friday, December 14, 2007

Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Handy with a screw driver? There is a cabinet door falling off the hinges in the kitchen.

Drop on by!

Appliance Repair Man

Grace Point has an immediate need for an appliance repairman volunteer or trustworthy repairman for hire. If you are that person, help! If you know someone, help! We have a refrigerator out of commission and the kids prefer their milk fresh. We also have a stove that needs work done on its thermostat. My momma always said the charcoal was good for you, but the kids aren't buying it. :)
Thank you in advance. God has a blessing waiting for you. Take the chance. Reach out and grab it.

We hired out the job to an appliance repairman not associated with Grace Point. Maybe we will see him in church this next Sunday. We are still looking for a Grace Pointer that knows appliances. Check your gifts list. See if it says, 'loves to work on appliances'. Ha!

Hang Some Televisions

Like to hang around? This is your chance. I need help hanging a couple televisions. Will you plug in and donate a couple of hours of your time? God has a blessing waiting for you. All you have to do is show up. The blessing is yours.

Bi-fold Doors Stain

Dave needs his new bi-fold doors stained and installed. Easy task that will take a couple hours. Come one. Come all.
Thank you Sergio for doing this project. It was great chatting about the God things in your life. Tell Alexis hi!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Update Marquee Sign with Sermon Title

Yep! That's not our sign, but I need help keeping the lettering updated on the Grace Point sign. Once a week on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning, we need next week's sermon title to be updated. Can you help me with this task? It has your name all over it. I'm sure of it. Just give me a call or email and we will get you connected to 'Go Local'. This is really local. :)

Thank you in advance. Grace Point volunteers are awesome!
Still waiting for just the right person. Check your pulse. If it is beating, you are the one!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Special Office Projects

At different times there is a need for help with special projects in the front office. If you have a bit of time to offer, give Cora a call at Grace Point (696-6093). She will be blessed to make note of your availability and willing spirit. Cora may have a project waiting for you.

Thank you Jeff and Barbara! Your mother was delightful helping with the shredder. Rosemary is a wonderful beautiful person.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Drinking Fountain

Grace Point has a new drinking fountain for installation in the foyer of the worship center. Drop on by and help with the install. I promise you a nice cool drink when you are done.

Thank you David for helping me get this project started. You are awesome! I bought the hardware today and ready to install. See you Wednesday. Archie

Chainsaw Demolition

This is your opportunity to show your stuff. Grace Point has a BIG tree limb that is tearing up our fence. The limb needs to come off. I need someone with guts and a chain saw. If you have the guts, I can get the chain saw.

Thank you Scott and Zack for bringing a chainsaw and other equipment. You did a great job going one-on-one and coming out the victor. The tree is on the ground for the count. Archie

Friday, November 30, 2007

HVAC Repair Services

Grace Point is looking for an HVAC technician, that has the expertise to help maintain our many Trane and Amana residential heating/cooling units. If you are a 'cool' guy/gal who can help, that would be great! We need to talk. There is a blessing waiting. Don't you want to be a part of it?

This is your opportunity to serve. Post to the comments below or email direct.
God bless!

Weed Eater Action - It's all fun!

Anyone know the guys in the photo? I don't either. The internet is an amazing place.

I need to mow and weed eat the kids new play ground area. I think we can get the riding mower in and do most of it. There will be some push mower action to clean up around the church. The bulk of the mowing is kept up by Don, a wonderful long term volunteer for Grace Point. We can all learn a lesson in steadfastness and faithfulness from Don.

Also have leaves everywhere. Whose in the mood for some leaf blowing? I have the equipment. Just need someone with earplugs to operate it. Don't wait too long. The fun opportunities for volunteer service goes quick.

Post to the comments if you can give me a hand.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sheet Rock Work Needed

Hi Grace Point Volunteer Team,

I have a small amount of sheet rock repair that I need help on. I need someone to teach me the fine art of sheet rock repair. There are some small square holes just a few inches in height and length. The sheet rock was cut out next to the floor because it got wet and mold was setting in. Can you help? Just say when. I’ll be there.

Archie Rhines
Facility Manager
Grace Point
210-772-6891 cell
210-696-6093 office

"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Custom Wood Worker Needed

I am tasked with building a desk into an alcove in an office. We can cheat by purchasing wooden file cabinets as the bases for the desk. Then, we just need to build the top. Do you have the skills and tools to do this job? Can you afford to make this a labor of love? I have enough budget to buy the materials and that is about it. Drop me an email or give me a call if you can help or know someone who will help.

Archie Rhines

Passion for Excellence

As an introduction, this blog is for those with a passion for excellence in maintaining and improving the campus at Grace Point church. God has blessed us with a marvelous complex of buildings and grounds that make up the worship center, family life center, training center and campus at large. In years past, the family of believers at Grace Point have graciously contributed funds, time, talents and encouragement producing a campus that represents the high standard of excellence expected of God’s ministry known as Grace Point. I want to say, ‘Thank you’ for the years of support you have provided.

Currently, there are a variety of projects coming up between now and Christmas. I hope to make contact with you in the near future and solicit your help. Drop me an email and tell me know what you like to do. Maybe you like to paint, custom woodwork, construction, clean, mow, trim trees, weed whack, demolition, plumbing, chair setup or whatever. Please include your servant passions in your email. I have some specific projects I need help with.

Thank you again for your faithful service. It is an incredible journey Christ takes us on while serving Him. I look forward to meeting you and running the race together.

Archie Rhines

Facilities Manager