This Month’s Food Bank Donation


 Harvest Sunday

Children Take-Over

October 28, 2018

8:15 Early Service

9:10-9:30 The Breakfast Table in Ash Hall.

The Breakfast Table is a new weekly Sunday morning initiative where all (young and old) can enjoy tasty pancakes, family and fellowship.

 9:30 Groups disburse to respective Sunday School classes.

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.

10:30 Service

11:30 Pumpkin decorating and chili cookoff in Ash Hall.

Wednesday, October 31, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Grace UMC

Trunk or Treat is sponsored by the Centre Hall Council of Churches (Grace United Methodist Church, Trinity United Church of Christ and St. Luke Lutheran Church).  Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot of Grace this year and is a safe place for the children of our community to receive treats and play some simple games.

*We would welcome donations of individually wrapped candy and small prizes (example: Light sticks, stickers, tattoos, etc.).  These donations can be brought to or our office, from now until October 28th.*

Decorated Car “Trunks” will also be needed, so if you are able to bring your car to our parking lot on the night of Trunk or Treat, or if you are able to help hand out hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats, it would be appreciated.  Any questions, please contact the office 

         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!

  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

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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. 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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