Upcoming Events:


This Month’s Food Bank Donation


Becki will be on vacation from July 19-29.  Filling in for her will be Nicole Andrus.  You may know Nicole as one of our Playschool teachers.  Office hours will remain 8:30-12:30.  

Feel free to stop in and say Hi!

A day of fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort will take place on Wednesday, August 15 for the GUM Youth Group. Each youth group member is welcome to invite a friend.

INCLUDED in this day of fun: bus transportation, pavilion lunch and dinner in the park, all-day ride wristband and swimming pass.

Transportation details are being finalized, however, it is planned departure time from Centre Hall will be 9:30 a.m. (park opens at 11). The Youth Group leadership will chaperone.

For planning  purposes, the last day to sign up is Sunday, August 5.

Questions can be directed to Linda Hosterman (574-4407) or Billy Splain (360-6860).

AUG. 5th @ 6:00 pm 

Centre Hall Council Of Churches VBS 2018

July 29, 2018 — August 2, 2018

06:00 pm — 08:00 pm (EDT)

Calling all kids to cast away with Centre Hall Council of Churches at Shipwrecked VBS: Rescued by Jesus, hosted at Grace UMC from July 29th to Aug 2nd. Shipwrecked is for kids from age 3 to 5th grade and will run from 6pm to 8:15pm each day, with a free dinner served at 5:30pm for kids and volunteers attending VBS. At Shipwrecked, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids will enjoy Bible activities, music, missions, games, and crafts.

Join us for a night of Grace family, fellowship and Spikes baseball on Friday, August 10! Game begins at 7:05 p.m. (Penns Valley night at the stadium). Also, former Nittany Lion running back, Ka-Jana Carder, will be making a guest appearance. This should be a fun time and great opportunity to invite family and friends. 

A minimum of 20 is needed to secure the advance group ticket price of $15, which includes bullpen box seating and food voucher good for hot dog or hamburger, chips and drink.

Because of the popularity of this game night, the last day to sign up and purchase tickets is Sunday, July 8.


  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


Grace will be combining our services on every 3rd Sunday of the month this summer, starting in June thru August @ 9:00 AM.

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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.  With the renovation of Ash Hall, there will be many different organizations and church members using that 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 and questions.

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