Everyone loves getting letters and cards in the mail. A card shower is a welcome and wonderful surprise for anyone. Please consider sending John Smith a card during his stay in the hospital. John also just had a birthday this month.
John P Smith
3459 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Attention families of students graduating from high school or college. We will be scheduling our Annual Graduate Recognition event to honor their accomplishments in May or June. Since we don’t want to miss anyone, please call the office no later that April 5 th to give information.
Lent Community Services – Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Grace United Methodist Church
Don’t forget to order Easter Flowers
The youth group will meet the first Sunday of each month in the youth room. Please come and bring a friend!
Easter eggs have been a part of Grace United Methodist Church for the last 20 years. This project has produced thousands of eggs for the enjoyment of many. All of the success in past years is due to many volunteers preparing the eggs and those people who distributed the eggs to their workplaces, friends and family. Proceeds have been used to help pay a mortgage debt on the fellowship wing and different missions. This year, the dates for egg making will be March 12th & 19th. Our eggs have a great following of customers. Egg making begins at 8:00 AM and everything is finished by 11:30 AM. Monday evenings there will be another group of enthusiastic egg “baggers”. The bagging takes about an hour and a half.
The eggs are then available for sale and can be picked up on Monday evenings, during the week before noon or Sundays after worship services. Please be prepared to pay for your eggs when you pick them up. The last day we will be accepting orders will be on March 19th. This will help with bookkeeping. Also, do not put the payment for your eggs in the offering plate. The stewards who count the offering monies on Sunday do not have access to the egg information. If you think this project might be something you would like to be a part of and have questions, contact Willie & Erskine Cash or Tim Ash. Please consider taking these eggs to your workplace, maybe in your coffee break room. You will be surprised how quickly they disappear. Order blanks will be available in the church bulletin on March 25th and on the podium in the front of the sanctuary. There are Easter baskets in both lobbies for your order forms
March 24th at 10:00am
Grace Church’s Easter Egg Hunt is fast approaching. It is offered for the children of Grace Church and for the children of our preschool. We do not need any plastic eggs this year. Please donate candy from the list below. We plan to make this egg hunt allergy-free.
ring pops, miniature Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, jelly beans,
gummy bears, Swedish fish, Skittles, Jolly Ranchers,
dum dum pops, Mike and Ikes Dots, gumdrops,
Starburst fruit twists
*Candy can be dropped off in the office.
March 25th – 9:15 am to 10:15 am in the
Please sign up to bring a breakfast food to share.
Blood Drive sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church
Old Fort American Legion
Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
1. Volunteers to assist the day of the blood drive.
2. Food items
3. BLOOD DONORS – Sign up for a specific time on the donor sheet in the rear foyer. You can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to check if you are eligible to donate and sign up for a specific time.
SPRING CLEAN UP
April 21st at 8:00 am at Grace Church – Rain date April 28th.
Please sign up in the lobby.
Grace Choir Practice – Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Always looking for new members. No auditions – just come and sing to the glory of the Lord! We hope to see you there!
Pastor Mark’s bible study is on Monday nights at 6:00 pm. ALL are welcomed to join.
This Month’s Food Bank Donation
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.
We need Church Checkers
if interested, please call Becki in the office at (814) 364-1701.