This Month’s Food Bank Donation


On November 18th, there will be Right to Marriage conversations held in the Sanctuary immediately following both the 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM Services.


Pastor Mark Messner will be vacationing in Disney from November 19 – November 25. Pastor Theresa Heiser is on call during this time period.

                                   Youth Group Calendar of Events

• Sunday, Nov 11 @ 5-7:30pm Trip to State College: Meal at Rey Azteca/Shoebox Shopping. We will leave GUMC no later than 5pm.
• Sunday, Nov 18 @ 6:30pm Youth Group meeting (in Linda’s classroom) to prepare for Dec 8th Live Nativity. Children of all ages wishing to participate in the Nativity are invited to pick a role and look for a costume.
• Sunday, Dec 2 @ 9:30am Sunday School/Youth Group meeting (in Linda’s classroom).
• Saturday, Dec 8 @ 4-6pm Live Nativity at GUMC.
• Saturday, Dec 15 @9:15am Meet at GUMC to go to State College to help with Toys for Tots gift wrapping; return by 12:30pm




Equal Exchange Fair Trade Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again to get your fair trade and organic coffee, tea and chocolate gifts in time for Christmas! When you purchase fair trade goods, you ensure that all workers in the supply chain, from the growers to processors, receive a living wage for their work. Orders and payments are due November 25, 2018. See bulletin insert or Rev. Karen ( for more information. Funds raised this year will go toward Waterworks Ministries spiritual direction, coaching and training and retreat scholarships…


        NEW contemporary Sunday School class

Java and Jesus is a time of building community while partaking in the café coffee bar. This class is geared for couples and singles to discuss topics of interest and study the Bible with the aid of videos.

         Staff Feedback

 The Staff Parish Relations Committee’s (SPRC) purpose is to help identify, communicate, and act on both positive and negative comments / issues with the paid staff here at GUMC.  With year-end evaluations upon us soon, it would help us if you would please contact Randall Montgomery (Chair) if you have any positive or negative items you’d like to make known. This will greatly help in our committee’s responsibilities.

Thank you,

Randall Montgomery 814-422-0396 or

    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.

Grace Choir practice is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. We are always looking for new members. 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!

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       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 the church office at 814-364-1701 for scheduling.

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