We live in a very diverse part of the country. Currently there are students from over 85 countries studying at NCSU. Along with that, a full 13 percent of the residents of Wake County are also foreign born. At Grace we have the pleasure of meeting many students and permanent residents from other countries. Statistics show that most Internationals never get invited into an American's home. We at Grace offer a variety of activities to welcome our International friends and make them feel at home. Some of the activities we offer include: game nights, holiday celebrations, an "everything pumpkin" Fall event, discussions about Christianity, kayaking, Chinese New Year dumpling making, cooking events, Bible Studies, tea parties and other activities that feature fun, food and friends.
Fall 2019 Events:
8/31 Dinner and Discussion on American Culture - 6:30 pm, Join us for a tasty dinner and lively discussion on the quirks of American culture.
10/26 Pumpkin Festival - 6:30 pm - Learn about the strange American infatuation with everything pumpkin during the Autumn months. We will have a pumpkin themed dinner (don't worry - there will be other tasty things to eat besides pumpkin!) and carve "jack-o-lanterns".
11/23 Thanksgiving Dinner - 6:30 pm - Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday of the year where most families travel to come together and eat a special meal. Enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner (with plenty of vegetarian options, too) and learn about this popular holiday.
12/24 - Christmas Celebration - 6:30 pm Learn about the meaning of Christmas and try out some traditional Christmas activities such as Christmas caroling (singing), decorating cookies and playing a gift exchange game.
Check back as we add more activities!
If you would like to more information on how to get involved as an International or as an American, you can send us an email at: