First Assembly of God Church

3233 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402


> Silent Auction
> Online raffle with a LIVE Grand-Prize Drawing
> Live Band: Airwaves
> Cash & Carry items
​ > Fun Activities: Photo booth | Face painting
> Birthday cake | Popcorn | Snow cones
> Food & Beverages for purchase

Join us for a special fundraising event for the Groothuis family! On November 8, 1974, Jenny Groothuis entered the world and changed ours forever. We knew her as a devoted wife, loving mother of 15, homeschool mom, adoption advocate, daughter, sister, friend, zealous lover of Christ, and gifted communicator of the heart of the Father. Jenny’s life inspired many to live and love more like Jesus. Her beautiful life ended too soon, leaving behind a family and community that will miss her tremendously. This event is being held
on November 8 in honor of Jenny’s 40th birthday and ongoing legacy. Funds raised will support the continued needs of the Groothuis family and their 15 precious children.

About Event:


Bruce Aune of KCRG-TV9

For general inquiries, please contact us at wishfromgrace@gmail.com. Use subject line: Groothuis Family Gala


Strong Mind, Smart Body by Mike Gillette of Strength Psychology.

About performance: "I perform a feats-of-strength, most often in church and school settings. I am a multiple world-record holder and have appeared in Ripley's Believe it of Not and am a local to Cedar Rapids." Visit www.strengthpsychology for more about Mike.     

3:00pm      Doors Open
3-6pm      - Silent auction tables

                  are open
                - Grand prize raffle tickets

                  available for purchase
3-3:30pm   Mike Gillette Feats of

3:30-6pm   Live music by AirWaves 
6:00pm      Program in the Chapel 

                  including short speeches 
                  by  Jenny's family
6:30pm      Grand prize raffle 

                  drawing and event


*Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) to benefit the Mission of Hope*

Visit the Mission of Hope website