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This Month’s Food Bank Donation

TOOTHBRUSHES


Opportunities to Serve

The Children’s Department needs someone to share teaching responsibilities with Patti Schwier for the class of third, fourth, and fifth graders.  Please contact Patti, 404-7299.  The blessing will be yours. 

Our church offers a nursery for pre-school children during the late worship service.  We are in need of some more folks willing to sit with the children.  Please call the church office to volunteer, 814-364-1701.


Reminder – Grace Choir begins rehearsals on Wednesday September 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. We are looking for new members to start the year off. It’s a great time to join us. No auditions – just come and sing to the glory of the Lord! We hope to see you there!


Lessons in Creativity: Experiencing Color presented by Waterworks Ministries

Come out for an evening of Bible-based learning coupled with personal creativity. This workshop includes teaching related to who we are as creative beings and creating your very own note cards. Instruction will be provided and no painting experience is required or expected. Space is limited to 20 people so register early!

When: September 16, 2018

Where: Grace UMC, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Centre Hall, PA

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Cost: $15/person

Put your registration including your name, email, address, phone #, and payment to Waterworks Ministries, in the Karen Weiss/Waterworks Ministries mailbox next to Classroom #1.

 For questions please contact Rev. Karen Weiss at kweiss@susumc.org or 814-883-7595.


LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING – SEPT. 17 TH @ 7:00 PM


United Methodist Men Meeting – Sept. 20 th @ 7 pm


 

The children and youth of Grace Church will be in charge of the 10:30 worship service October 28th. They will choose the hymns, responsive reading, etc. and will sing with the choir. The kids will usher and take up collection. Bibles will be presented to the third grade students. Preparation will take place during Sunday School.


  Summer Reading Program for Grown-ups

Remember when your teacher sent home a list of books that you should read over the summer?

Now that you are a grown-up, you can read any romance, thriller or sci-fi novel you want.

But wouldn’t you like to read something with a little more substance, maybe a book about how your shopping habits affect others or how one woman prayed for strangers as she was led by God?  Maybe books about social justice or how our culture affects our beliefs are more to your liking. 

Grace UMW has the answer for you.  Books are available to borrow from the church library or through Centre County Library.  Reading lists and tracking forms are in the lobby at the front of the sanctuary.  Readers of 5 books, one in each noted category, are eligible for recognition at the District United Methodist Women’s meeting.  Books must be read by DECEMBER 1, 2018 to qualify. 

Readers of one book in any category will get a chance to win a $25 gift card to Brothers Pizza in Centre Hall.  One book must be completed by August 31, 2018.  For more info contact Jane Taylor at 777-1099 or j_ctaylor@comcast.net


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PRAYER CHAIN

Grace Church has a prayer chain for immediate prayer needs that cannot wait until Sunday.  Calls with requests should go to Jane Taylor at 364-1857 or you can contact the church office at 364-1701.  You will also be asked if the name should be published on the prayer list in the bulletin.  If you would like to add your name as a member of the prayer chain, please contact Jane Taylor at 364-1857 or the church office.


Grace UMC Building Usage

Please be advised that all building usage needs to go through the office. There are many different organizations and church members using our space.  It’s important to keep an accurate calendar and the best way to do this is to schedule through the office.  

*This includes usage of the class rooms upstairs.

Please contact Becki in the office at 814-364-1701 for scheduling.


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