October 5, 2017

Disaster Relief
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Furthermore, due to the dire need for charitable relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented devastation, the Internal Revenue Service announced special guidance on the tax treatment of leave-based donation programs for employers and employees to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey (there is a strong likelihood that this program will also be extended to the victims of Hurricane Irma).  As a result of this IRS Notice, employers can establish leave-based donation programs that will allow their employees to elect to donate the employee’s vacation, sick or personal leave (paid time off) in return for a cash payment made by the employer, equivalent to the value of the donated time, to a charitable organization for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to learn more.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Unit 2 of our Sunday School program begins on 10/22, and we are still in need of a few “Good Samaritans” to help run our Movie and Drama stations. Please prayerfully consider lending your time to the children of Grace.  Let’s teach our kids that they are never too young to help.  Let’s lead them by our example.  Contact Kelly Hudson at  khudson@gracejenkintown.org with any questions, or sign up on the bulletin-board across from the office.

Adult Education - Christianity 101
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click here for more information.

Children’s Choirs – Ages 4 yrs-5th Grade
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, October 7. Interested in helping cook, serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests?  This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office. For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Grace Place – Upcoming Programs
On Friday, October 6, Briar Bush Nature Center will have a program.

On Friday, October 20, The Historical Society of Montgomery County will reveal some of the amazing structures of our region, their history and the people who created them. 


Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Lunch is served at noon and programs begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Church World Service - Blankets+
Thank you to all who have donated to support Blanket Sunday at Grace, which helps Church World Service help people in crisis.  Your support helps provide families who have lost their homes with blankets for warmth and shelter, and with clean, safe water. This is a worldwide need and also a very real need in our country following the recent hurricanes.  Donations can be made through the month of October by sending a check to the church office or dropping it in the offering plate on Sunday.  Checks may be made out to Grace Presbyterian Church with “CWS” on the memo line.


Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $1,330.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.


Cornerstone Christian Academy - Morning of Service
Help us reach our goal of 20 volunteers for Cornerstone Christian Academy's morning of service. Some of the tasks will include cleaning classrooms and painting. We will meet at Grace on 10/14 at 8:15am to carpool/caravan down and will return around 12pm. Please sign up here or on the Mission Team Bulletin Board in the hallway outside of the church office.

Family Game Night
Join us on Friday 10/20 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Muysken's Hall for Family Game Night. Come with a canned food item to support Loaves & Fishes and Interfaith Food Pantry and stay to play board games. Questions: contact Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com

Breathing Room Foundation - Yard Work 
Help clean up yards for families supported by The Breathing Room Foundation. We will be meeting on 11/4 at 9am at Grace and divide into groups (rain date 11/5 at 1:30pm). Please sign up here.

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

September 28, 2017

Disaster Relief
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Furthermore, due to the dire need for charitable relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented devastation, the Internal Revenue Service announced special guidance on the tax treatment of leave-based donation programs for employers and employees to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey (there is a strong likelihood that this program will also be extended to the victims of Hurricane Irma).  As a result of this IRS Notice, employers can establish leave-based donation programs that will allow their employees to elect to donate the employee’s vacation, sick or personal leave (paid time off) in return for a cash payment made by the employer, equivalent to the value of the donated time, to a charitable organization for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to learn more.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The Children’s Education Team will begin unit 2 of our Sunday School program on 10/22, and we are still in need of a few “Good Samaritans” to help our kiddos explore who proves to be a good neighbor.  We will show them how to identify and help those in need, locally and globally.  Please prayerfully consider lending your time to the children of Grace.  Let’s teach our kids that they are never too young to help.  Let’s lead them by our example.  Contact Kelly Hudson at  khudson@gracejenkintown.org with any questions, or sign up on the bulletin-board across from the office.

Adult Education - Christianity 101
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

ColLABorate –New Group for Grades 6-8
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with middle school students in mind will meet at 9:30 am in the Youth Lounge with Pastor Judy and Jason Cooper.  If you are in grades 6-8 then this is for you! 

Children’s Choirs – Ages 4 yrs-5th Grade
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, October 7. Interested in helping cook, serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests?  This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office. For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Grace Place – Upcoming Programs
On Friday, October 6, Briar Bush Nature Center will have a program.

On Friday, October 20, The Historical Society of Montgomery County will reveal some of the amazing structures of our region, their history and the people who created them. 


Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Lunch is served at noon and programs begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $1,230.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.

Blanket Sunday – October 1
Blanket Sunday is October 1, and your donation to Church World Service will help people in crisis.  Your support helps provide families who have lost their homes with blankets for warmth and shelter, and with clean, safe water. This is a worldwide need and also a very real need in our country following the recent hurricanes.  Checks may be made out to Grace Presbyterian Church with “CWS” on the memo line.


Cornerstone Christian Academy - Morning of Service
Join us on October 14 for a morning of service at Cornerstone Christian Academy. All ages welcome as there will be cleaning classrooms and painting involved. We will meet at Grace at 8:15am to carpool/caravan to CCA. The work day will end at 11am. Please sign up here or on the Mission Team Bulletin Board in the hallway outside of the church office.

 

Family Game Night
Join us on Friday 10/20 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Muysken's Hall for Family Game Night. Come with a canned food item to support Loaves & Fishes and Interfaith Food Pantry and stay to play board games. Questions: contact Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com

Breathing Room Foundation - Yard Work 
Help clean up yards for families supported by The Breathing Room Foundation. We will be meeting on 11/4 at 9am at Grace and divide into groups (rain date 11/5 at 1:30pm). Please sign up here.

Announcement Submission Deadline
Announcements for the bulletin and weekly email may be submitted online from our website. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday at 9:00am.  Announcements will be included at the discretion of the staff. All fundraising and/or sale activities must be approved by the Stewardship & Administration Team prior to publicizing. 


Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

September 21, 2017

Disaster Relief
Grace Church is collecting emergency clean-up buckets and supplies through this Sunday.  Buckets & items will be taken to the Church World Service drop-off location on Monday, September 25.  Click here to see a list of requested supplies.


The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.
 

Furthermore, due to the dire need for charitable relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented devastation, the Internal Revenue Service announced special guidance on the tax treatment of leave-based donation programs for employers and employees to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey (there is a strong likelihood that this program will also be extended to the victims of Hurricane Irma).  As a result of this IRS Notice, employers can establish leave-based donation programs that will allow their employees to elect to donate the employee’s vacation, sick or personal leave (paid time off) in return for a cash payment made by the employer, equivalent to the value of the donated time, to a charitable organization for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to learn more.

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!
The Sunday School train is ready to leave the station, but it can't run without YOU! The wheels are in motion for the rotation program to start, but we can't depart until ALL of our Shepherd spots are filled. Please prayerfully consider lending 1 hour a week to the children of our church. 
Please contact Kelly Hudson khudson@gracejenkintown.org if you are interested.

Adult Education - Christianity 101
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

ColLABorate –New Group for 6th-8th Graders!
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with middle schoolers in mind, meets at 9:30 am in the Youth Lounge with Pastor Judy and Jason Cooper.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you! 

Children’s Choirs – Ages 4 yrs-5th Grade
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Grace Place – Upcoming Programs
On Friday, September 22, The Bucks County Orchid Society will be here to explain the beautiful world of orchids and how they have been nurtured throughout the years.  They will have orchids for sale following the program for anyone who is interested.

On Friday, October 6, Briar Bush Nature Center will have a program.

On Friday, October 20, The Historical Society of Montgomery County will reveal some of the amazing structures of our region, their history and the people who created them. 


Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Lunch is served at noon and programs begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $1,130.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.
 

Blanket Sunday – October 1

Blanket Sunday is October 1, and your donation to Church World Service will help people in crisis.  Your support helps provide families who have lost their homes with blankets for warmth and shelter, and with clean, safe water. This is a worldwide need and also a very real need in our country following the recent hurricanes.  Checks may be made out to Grace Presbyterian Church with “CWS” on the memo line.


Cornerstone Christian Academy - Morning of Service
Join us on October 14 for a morning of service at Cornerstone Christian Academy. All ages welcome as there will be cleaning classrooms and painting involved. We will meet at Grace at 8:15am to carpool/caravan to CCA. The work day will end at 11am. Please sign up here or on the Mission Team Bulletin Board in the hallway outside of the church office.

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

September 14, 2017

Disaster Relief
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Furthermore, due to the dire need for charitable relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented devastation, the Internal Revenue Service announced special guidance on the tax treatment of leave-based donation programs for employers and employees to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey (there is a strong likelihood that this program will also be extended to the victims of Hurricane Irma).  As a result of this IRS Notice, employers can establish leave-based donation programs that will allow their employees to elect to donate the employee’s vacation, sick or personal leave (paid time off) in return for a cash payment made by the employer, equivalent to the value of the donated time, to a charitable organization for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to learn more.

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!
The Sunday School train is ready to leave the station, but it can't run without YOU! The wheels are in motion for the rotation program to start, but we can't depart until ALL of our Station Leader and Shepherd spots are filled. After Sunday September 17th's Grace Gathering in Muysken's Hall, children K - 5th grades will remain in service with their parents/guardians until ALL positions are set. Please prayerfully consider lending 1 hour a week to the children of our church. 
Please contact Kelly Hudson khudson@gracejenkintown.org if you are interested.

Adult Education - Christianity 101 – Starting This Sunday!
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

ColLABorate – Starting This Sunday!
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with ‘tweens in mind, meets at 9:30 am in the Youth Lounge with Pastor Judy and Jason Cooper.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you! 

Bibles for 3rd Graders – This Sunday!
Bibles will be presented to 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 am worship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if your 3rd grader will be in worship this Sunday.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.org.

Children’s Choirs – Ages 4 yrs-5th Grade
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Grace Place – Upcoming Program
The Bucks County Orchid Society will be here on Friday, September 22, to explain the beautiful world of orchids and how they have been nurtured throughout the years.  They will have orchids for sale following the program for anyone who is interested.
Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $1,100.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.

Cornerstone Christian Academy
Thank you to all who so generously donated school supplies this year!  Imagine how thrilled the students and teachers are, knowing that other communities are rooting for their success!   
Want to help CCA further?  Please attend their upcoming morning of service on October 14. Sign up here or on the Mission Team bulletin board.

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

September 7, 2017

Presbyterian Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Grace Place – Upcoming Programs
Once again, The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute will present a program for Grace Place.  On September 8th, they will join us to talk about Falls/Balance and How PT Can Help

On Friday, September 22, The Bucks County Orchid Society will explain the beautiful world of orchids and how they have been nurtured throughout the years.  They will have orchids for sale following the program for anyone who is interested.
Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. 

Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some of their favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Rally Day – This Sunday!!
Join in our Rally Day Celebration after the 10:30 worship service THIS SUNDAY!   Come and bring a friend for food fun and fellowship!
In order to save room for the block party fun, please use the parking garage on Rydal Road.  There is an entrance directly to the parking lot from the garage.

If you can help out on Rally Day, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).
 
Cradle for the Christ Child - Gift Donations
The Cradle for the Christ Child team is looking for a few good gifts! Have some presents that didn’t suit your child? Given a duplicate child’s gift that you were unable to return? Picked up a bargain that just never found a home? If these are collecting dust around your house, the Cradle team would gratefully accept them as donations in anticipation of this year’s giving season. We will be accepting NEW toys (as well as children’s games, crafts and sporting equipment) at the Rally Day festivities THIS SUNDAY – look for our table to drop items off. We’ll ensure it gets to a child in need this holiday season. Please note we are only able to accept NEW items – we cannot accept used items. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Zamborsky at mzamborsky@gmail.com or Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com
 
Adult Education - Christianity 101
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

Tween Time
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with ‘tweens in mind, begins on September 17th at 9:30 am with Pastor Judy.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you!  Location and further details to follow.  Keep watching this space!

Attention:  Parents of 3rd Graders!
Reminder...Bibles will be presented to all 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 amworship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if you will be in worship on that day.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.orgby September 11th.


Children’s Choirs – Starting Soon!
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs this year?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $550.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.
 
Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

August 31, 2017

Staff News
Andrew Cooper has left the position of Interim Choir Director to pursue a career as a singer in New York City.  That position will be filled, starting Sept. 7, with Megan Coiley.  Megan is a recent graduate of Westminster College and has served over the past two years on the music staff at Nassau Presbyterian Church, in Princeton, and at the United Methodist Church in Kingston, NJ.  God has blessed us with a talented and faith-filled person on short notice.  The interim post lasts through May, and Megan will be eligible for the permanent position slated to begin next summer.  Please pray for Megan as she begins her duties at Grace.

Welcome, Kerith Gabriel
In fulfillment of a key point in our church’s ReVision Plan, Kerith (pronounced Keh-REETH) Gabriel has begun a six-month, renewable appointment to oversee our church’s communications.  Kerith has a degree in communications from Drexel University.  He has worked both as a journalist and as a creator and strategist of digital content and social media.  Among his many duties, under Kerith’s direction we will have a monthly newsletter, available in print and online, starting in September.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Hymn Sing – Sunday, September 3rd
Pastor Judy will lead the service of worship for Sunday, September 3rd, which will include many all-time favorite hymns and worship songs.  Please join us to find out which favorite came in on top!

Proposed Sound System – Live Demonstration
The proposed sound system for the Sanctuary will undergo a “live Demonstration” on Tuesday September 5th at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  The new system will be compared to the current one. The proposed equipment will be temporarily set up and you will be able to experience the difference in the sound between the existing and the proposed. You will be able to hear both systems from your favorite seat and from anywhere else in the Sanctuary.  We seek your comments, questions and opinions.  Hope to see you involved in another significant step in the life of Grace.  Please contact Klaus Fuelleborn with any questions.
 
Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, September 9th. Interested in helping cook, serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests?  This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office. For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.
 
High School Youth Group – Rally Day Volunteers Needed
Help us welcome our church family, neighbors, and visitors on Rally Day, September 10th.  We need your help to set up tables, chairs, and games.  Contact Steve Alexander through the church office or be there at 8:00 am on the 10th.  Thank you!  Your service makes our mission possible.

Rally Day Save the Date
Sunday, September 10th will be our Rally Day Celebration.  Make plans now to be here for delicious food and fun activities for children, including our yearly moon bounce! Save the date and bring a friend for fun, food and fellowship!
Volunteers are needed on Rally Day, if you are able to help, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).
The morning will include:
     *8:30 worship in the Chapel
   *10:30 worship in the Sanctuary
               Regular church school classes will begin (2 year olds through 5th grade)
   *11:30 Rally Day Block Party outside along Vista Road and in the parking lot

**Children’s, Adult, and Bell Choirs, and Children’s Sunday School classes will begin on Sunday, September 10th.
** Adult Education classes and Bible presentation to 3rd Graders will take place on Sunday, September 17th.
**High School Youth Group will begin on Sunday, September 17th at 7:00 pm.
** Middle School Youth Group will begin on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm.
 
Adult Education - Christianity 101
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

Tween Time
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with ‘tweens in mind, begins on September 17th at 9:30 am with Pastor Judy.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you!  Location and further details to follow.  Keep watching this space!

Attention:  Parents of 3rd Graders!
Reminder...Bibles will be presented to all 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 amworship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if you will be in worship on that day.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.orgby September 11th.

Cradle for the Christ Child - Gift Donations
The Cradle for the Christ Child team is looking for a few good gifts! Have some presents that didn’t suit your child? Given a duplicate child’s gift that you were unable to return? Picked up a bargain that just never found a home? If these are collecting dust around your house, the Cradle team would gratefully accept them as donations in anticipation of this year’s giving season. We will be accepting NEW toys (as well as children’s games, crafts and sporting equipment) at the Rally Day festivities on September 10th – look for our table and drop it off to us on Sunday, Sept. 10. We’ll ensure it gets to a child in need this holiday season. Please note we are only able to accept NEW items – we cannot accept used items. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Zamborsky at mzamborsky@gmail.com or Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com
 
Children’s Choirs – Starting Soon!
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs this year?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Session Highlights
August Session highlights are now available on the website

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

August 24, 2017

Celebration of Life Services
The service for Alice McElhinney, who died on July 24th, will be held on Saturday, August 26th, at 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church.  
 
The service for Addie Bracy, who died on August 9th, will be held on Sunday, August 27th, at 2:00pm at Grace Presbyterian Church.  
 
THANKS to EVERYONE   for a fantastic week at “Maker Fun Factory,” our 2017 VBS program!  We all had a wonderful week together learning about God’s Love.
 
HYMN SING – Sunday, September 3rd
Pastor Judy will lead the service of worship for Sunday, September 3rd, which will include many all-time favorites hymns and worship songs.  Please join us to find out which favorite came in on top!

Proposed Sound System – Live Demonstration
The proposed sound system for the Sanctuary will undergo a “live Demonstration” on Tuesday September 5th at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  The new system will be compared to the current one. The proposed equipment will be temporarily set up and you will be able to experience the difference in the sound between the existing and the proposed. You will be able to hear both systems from your favorite seat and from anywhere else in the Sanctuary.  We seek your comments, questions and opinions.  Hope to see you involved in another significant step in the life of Grace.  Please contact Klaus Fuelleborn with any questions.
 
Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, September 9th. Interested in helping cook, serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests?  This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office. For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.
 
High School Youth Group – Rally Day Volunteers Needed
Help us welcome our church family, neighbors, and visitors on Rally Day, September 10th.  We need your help to set up tables, chairs, and games.  Contact Steve Alexander through the church office or be there at 8:00 am on the 10th.  Thank you!  Your service makes our mission possible.

Rally Day Save the Date
Sunday, September 10th will be our Rally Day Celebration.  Make plans now to be here for delicious food and fun activities for children, including our yearly moon bounce! Save the date and bring a friend for fun, food and fellowship!
Volunteers are needed on Rally Day, if you are able to help, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).
The morning will include:
     *8:30 worship in the Chapel
   *10:30 worship in the Sanctuary
               Regular church school classes will begin (2 year olds through 5th grade)
   *11:30 Rally Day Block Party outside along Vista Road and in the parking lot

**Children’s, Adult, and Bell Choirs, Sunday School classes, and Youth Groups will begin on Sunday, September 10th.
** Adult Education classes, and Bible presentation to 3rd Graders will take place on Sunday, September 17th.**
 
Adult Education - Christianity 101
What are the core beliefs of Christianity?  What should Christians know about the Bible, the Trinity, the resurrection, the second coming, etc.?  What beliefs are essential to Christianity and where is it OK for Christians to hold differing opinions?  Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  If you’re a spiritual seeker considering Christianity, or a Christian who would like to review the basics or be better able to share your faith, this is for you.  

Attention:  Parents of 3rd Graders!
Reminder...Bibles will be presented to all 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 amworship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if you will be in worship on that day.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.orgby September 11th.

Cradle for the Christ Child - Gift Donations
The Cradle for the Christ Child team is looking for a few good gifts! Have some presents that didn’t suit your child? Given a duplicate child’s gift that you were unable to return? Picked up a bargain that just never found a home? If these are collecting dust around your house, the Cradle team would gratefully accept them as donations in anticipation of this year’s giving season. We will be accepting NEW toys (as well as children’s games, crafts and sporting equipment) at the Rally Day festivities on September 10th – look for our table and drop it off to us on Sunday, Sept. 10. We’ll ensure it gets to a child in need this holiday season. Please note we are only able to accept NEW items – we cannot accept used items. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Zamborsky at mzamborsky@gmail.com or Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com
 
Children’s Choirs – Starting Soon!
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs this year?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia, founded in 1717, is celebrating its 300th year of existence!  It is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and home to some of the oldest Presbyterian churches in our nation. Presbytery’s story is deeply rooted in both American and Presbyterian history, illustrating faithfulness and courage throughout its heritage.  This celebration will culminate with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited! 
 
Please join in the celebration of 300 years by helping Presbytery’s efforts to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  Please help Grace maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office. 
Questions?  Please contact Don Pizer at donpizer@comcast.net or 267-872-5995; Carol Young at rcyoung2@comcast.net or 215-885-6845 or Pastor Judy Dwyer at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org or 215-887-6117 ext 16.
 
Grace Nursery School - Welcome our New Director, Cindy Kaminski!
Cindy lives in Glenside with her husband, Kevin, daughter, Ashley and her son, Ryan. Cindy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kutztown University. She later earned her PA Teaching Certification in 2010.  She has been teaching for eleven years with experience teaching children two years of age through Pre-K. Cindy is currently the teacher in the Three Year old class, and will aide Mrs. Edwardson in the Four year old class. In her free time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her dog Molly.  She enjoys cooking and listening to music.
Cindy can be reached at ckleim@aol.com.

Flower Dedication Dates Available
The following dates are still available to dedicate flowers for a special Sunday in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion: 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, and 12/31. Please add your name to the flower chart in the church hallway or contact the church office at 215-887-6117.
 
Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

August 17, 2017

Celebration of Life Services
The service for Alice McElhinney, who died on July 24th, will be held on Saturday, August 26th, at 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church.  
 
The service for Addie Bracy, who died on August 9th, will be held on Sunday, August 27th, at 2:00pm at Grace Presbyterian Church.  
 
Back-to-School Drive - final days!
The mission team at Grace is supporting our mission partner, Cornerstone Christian Academy, with a back-to-school drive.  CCA is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  We've had a wonderful start in helping these students begin the year on the right foot, but let's see if we can collect enough items for the entire school.  Items needed include: loose leaf paper, divider tabs, 2 inch three ring binders, folders, pencils, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, pens, highlighters, rulers, erasers, white board markers, tissues, large bottle of hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and flash drives. Donations bins will be placed at our church’s Vista Road entrance until 8/20.  To learn more about CCA go to www.cornerstonephiladelphia.com

Grace Place
Bob will be back - for Bingo!   Yeah! Bob MacFarland, Grace's very own favorite Bingo caller, will join us at Grace Place on Friday, August 18th.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 noon and the game will begin about 12:45 pm. 
Hope to see you there!

HYMN SING! Have a favorite hymn we haven’t sung in worship for a while? Now’s your chance! Pastor Judy is writing a service of worship for Sunday, September 3rd to include your all-time favorites. Consider yourself forwarned, however: only the top ten will make it into the hour! Vote now and vote often for the hymn or worship song of your choice! Send your top three favorites to Beth in the church office at office@gracejenkintown.org or write them next to your name when you sign the Friendship Pad upon entering worship. Both the 8:30and the 10:30 services are open for suggestions!
 
THANKS to EVERYONE who has contributed supplies, time, energy and financial donations to support “Maker Fun Factory,” our 2017 VBS program! With your help, we are looking forward to a wonderful week together!
 
Rally Day - Save the Date!
Sunday, September 10th will be our Rally Day Celebration.  Make plans now to be here for delicious food and fun activities for children, including our yearly moon bounce! Save the date and bring a friend for fun, food and fellowship!
Volunteers are needed on Rally Day, if you are able to help, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).
The morning will include:
     *8:30 worship in the Chapel
   *10:30 worship in the Sanctuary
               Regular church school classes will begin (2 year olds through 5th grade)
   *11:30 Rally Day Block Party outside along Vista Road and in the parking lot

**Children’s, Adult, and Bell Choirs, Sunday School classes, and Youth Groups will begin on Sunday, September 10th.
** Adult Education classes, and Bible presentation to 3rd Graders will take place on Sunday, September 17th.**
 
Adult Education - Christianity 101
What are the core beliefs of Christianity?  What should Christians know about the Bible, the Trinity, the resurrection, the second coming, etc.?  What beliefs are essential to Christianity and where is it OK for Christians to hold differing opinions?  Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  If you’re a spiritual seeker considering Christianity, or a Christian who would like to review the basics or be better able to share your faith, this is for you.  
 
Children’s Choirs – Starting Soon!
Are your children interested in participating in our children’s choirs this year?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia, founded in 1717, is celebrating its 300th year of existence!  It is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and home to some of the oldest Presbyterian churches in our nation. Presbytery’s story is deeply rooted in both American and Presbyterian history, illustrating faithfulness and courage throughout its heritage.  This celebration will culminate with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited! 
 
Please join in the celebration of 300 years by helping Presbytery’s efforts to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  Please help Grace maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office. 
Questions?  Please contact Don Pizer at donpizer@comcast.net or 267-872-5995; Carol Young at rcyoung2@comcast.net or 215-885-6845 or Pastor Judy Dwyer at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org or 215-887-6117 ext 16.
 
Grace Nursery School - Welcome our New Director, Cindy Kaminski!
Cindy lives in Glenside with her husband, Kevin, daughter, Ashley and her son, Ryan. Cindy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kutztown University. She later earned her PA Teaching Certification in 2010.  She has been teaching for eleven years with experience teaching children two years of age through Pre-K. Cindy is currently the teacher in the Three Year old class, and will aide Mrs. Edwardson in the Four year old class. In her free time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her dog Molly.  She enjoys cooking and listening to music.
Cindy can be reached at ckleim@aol.com.

Flower Dedication Dates Available
The following dates are still available to dedicate flowers for a special Sunday in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion: 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, and 12/31. Please add your name to the flower chart in the church hallway or contact the church office at 215-887-6117.
 
Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.

August 10, 2017

Celebration of Life Service
The service for Alice McElhinney, who died on July 24th, will be held on Saturday, August 26th, at 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church.  There will be a luncheon in Muyskens Hall immediately following the service.  Please RSVP to Alison Petersen by August 15th at alpeters@allegisgroup.com if you will be attending the luncheon.

Congregational Meeting - August 13th
There will be a brief congregational meeting following the 10:30 worship service on August 13 for the purpose of electing two Deacons and the 2017-18 Nominating Committee.   The nominees for Deacon are Hank Schneider (3-year term) and Ben Danilak (1-year Student Deacon), and the nominees for the 2017-18 Nominating Committee are Ruth Fuelleborn, Kurt Heiselmoyer, Linda Ricketts, Lisa Rutkowski, John Still, and Lisa Willie. 

Vacation Bible School – Decorating Party
Want to lend a hand (or two)?  The Children’s Ed Team is hosting a decorating party on Tuesday, August 15th at 5:00 pm in Muyskens Hall to build sets and decorate the building for our Maker Fun Factory!  Dinner and refreshments will be served so come hungry and ready to work!

SUMMER DOLDRUMS setting in? Why not take advantage of the opportunity to serve the children of our church and the larger community!
Come spend an hour with our 6 to 9 year-olds as the helper in Belinda Hull’s class any Sunday in August!  Just email Pastor Judy at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org to volunteer.
 
Not available on the weekends? Do we have the place for you! “Maker Fun Factory,” our Vacation Bible School program, runs from August 21-25 this year and is just waiting for YOU to sign up! Participant registration is CLOSED, but there are still openings for VOLUNTEERS! If you are a teenager and interested in serving as a crew leader assistant, go to vbspro.events/p/642700and register NOW! (We need  Pre-K, 3rd and 4th grade crew leader assistants). If you are an adult and can serve as a station or crew leader, go to vbspro.events/p/642700 and register as a Kindergarten crew leader or for the Bible Discovery Station. Come and join the fun!

Vacation Bible School - Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Back-to-School Drive
The mission team at Grace is supporting our mission partner, Cornerstone Christian Academy, with a back-to-school drive.  CCA is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  We've had a wonderful start in helping these students start the year off on the right foot, but let's see if we can collect enough items for the entire school.  Items needed include: loose leaf paper, divider tabs, 2 inch three ring binders, folders, pencils, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, pens, highlighters, rulers, erasers, white board markers, tissues, large bottle of hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and flash drives. Donations bins will be placed at our church’s Vista Road entrance until 8/20.  To learn more about CCA go to www.cornerstonephiladelphia.com

Grace Place
Bob will be back - for Bingo!   Yeah! Bob MacFarland, Grace's very own favorite Bingo caller, will join us at Grace Place on Friday, August 18th.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 noon and the game will begin about 12:45 pm. 
Hope to see you there!
 
Rally Day - Save the Date!
Our Rally Day block party is scheduled for September 10th, 2017 and will begin directly after worship at 11:30 AM on Vista Road. Stick around for delicious food and fun activities for children, including our yearly moon bounce! Save the date and bring a friend for fun, food and fellowship!
 
If you can give a little of your time to help out on Rally Day, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia, founded in 1717, is celebrating its 300th year of existence!  It is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and home to some of the oldest Presbyterian churches in our nation. Presbytery’s story is deeply rooted in both American and Presbyterian history, illustrating faithfulness and courage throughout its heritage.  This celebration will culminate with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited! 
 
Please join in the celebration of 300 years by helping Presbytery’s efforts to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.
The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  Please help Grace maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office. 
Questions?  Please contact Don Pizer at donpizer@comcast.net or 267-872-5995; Carol Young at rcyoung2@comcast.net or 215-885-6845 or Pastor Judy Dwyer at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org or 215-887-6117 ext 16.

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

August 3, 2017

Celebration of Life Service
The service for Alice McElhinney, who died on July 24th, will be held on Saturday, August 26th, at 11:00am at Grace Presbyterian Church.  There will be a luncheon in Muyskens Hall immediately following the service.  Please RSVP to Alison Petersen by August 15th at alpeters@allegisgroup.com if you will be attending the luncheon.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
There will be a brief congregational meeting following the 10:30 worship service on August 13 for the purpose of electing two Deacons and the 2017-18 Nominating Committee.  

SUMMER DOLDRUMS setting in? 
Why not take advantage of the opportunity to serve the children of our church and the larger community!

Come spend an hour with our 6 to 9 year-olds as the helper in Belinda Hull’s class any Sunday in August!  Just email Pastor Judy at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org to volunteer.
 
Not available on the weekends? Do we have the place for you! “Maker Fun Factory,” our Vacation Bible School program, runs from August 21-25 this year and is just waiting for YOU to sign up! Participant registration is CLOSED, but there are still openings for VOLUNTEERS! If you are a teenager and interested in serving as a crew leader assistant, go to vbspro.events/p/642700and register NOW! (We need  Pre-K, 3rd and 4th grade crew leader assistants). If you are an adult and can serve as a station or crew leader, go to vbspro.events/p/642700 and register as a Kindergarten crew leader or for the Bible Discovery Station. Come and join the fun!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Back-to-School Drive
The mission team at Grace is supporting our mission partner, Cornerstone Christian Academy, with a back-to-school drive.  CCA is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  We've had a wonderful start in helping these students start the year off on the right foot, but let's see if we can collect enough items for the entire school.  Items needed include: loose leaf paper, divider tabs, 2 inch three ring binders, folders, pencils, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, pens, highlighters, rulers, erasers, white board markers, tissues, large bottle of hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and flash drives. Donations bins will be placed at our church’s Vista Road entrance until 8/20.  To learn more about CCA go to www.cornerstonephiladelphia.com

Grace Place
Bob will be back - for Bingo!   Yeah! Bob MacFarland, Grace's very own favorite Bingo caller, will join us at Grace Place on Friday, August 18th.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 noon and the game will begin about 12:45 pm. 
Hope to see you there!
 
Rally Day
Our Rally Day block party is scheduled for September 10th, 2017 and will begin directly after worship at 11:30 AM on Vista Road. Stick around for delicious food  and fun activities for children, including our yearly moon bounce! Save the date and bring a friend for fun, food and fellowship!
 
If you can give a little of your time to help out on Rally Day, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Campaign
This year the Presbytery of Philadelphia, of which Grace is a member church, is celebrating its 300th year of existence!  That’s right, founded in 1717, the Presbytery of Philadelphia is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and home to some of the oldest Presbyterian churches in our nation. Presbytery’s story is deeply rooted in both American and Presbyterian history, illustrating faithfulness and courage throughout the 300-year heritage.
 
We at Grace are invited to join in the celebration of 300 years and help raise $300,000 for our ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice. Click here for link to Campaign brochure to learn more about these initiatives.
 
To encourage giving at Grace, the Session and Mission Team have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised from you.  Please make checks payable to the Presbytery of Philadelphia, memo line 300th, and send to Tina Hinks in the church office so we can match your gifts.  Pledge cards are available if you wish to make a multi-payment gift.
 
The 300th celebration will culminate with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. You are ALL invited!
 
Questions?  Please contact Don Pizer at donpizer@comcast.net or 267-872-5995; Carol Young at rcyoung2@comcast.net or 215-885-6845 or Pastor Judy Dwyer at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org or 215-887-6117 ex 16.

Session Highlights
July Session highlights are now available on the website.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

July 27, 2017

Church-wide Picnic and Softball game - Wednesday August 2nd at 5:30!
Please join us for a picnic and a chance for fellowship and fun!  Catch up with friends and bring a friend!  Join us for the picnic, a game or both.  No softball experience required, but we recommend bringing along your own bats, balls and gloves if you have them.
Hotdogs and grills, water and lemonade along with paper products will be provided.  Signup for salads or desserts at church or contact Christy Pietsch at ecpietsch@gmail.com or Mimi Satterthwaite at mimijeff@msn.com.

We will meet at Alverthorpe Park and have access to a Pavillion and a field.  Entrance is off of Fox Chase Road and parking is available.  Click here for a map of the location.

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Campaign
This year the Presbytery of Philadelphia, of which Grace is a member church, is celebrating its 300th year of existence!  That’s right, founded in 1717, the Presbytery of Philadelphia is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and home to some of the oldest Presbyterian churches in our nation. Presbytery’s story is deeply rooted in both American and Presbyterian history, illustrating faithfulness and courage throughout the 300-year heritage.
 
We at Grace are invited to join in the celebration of 300 years and help raise $300,000 for our ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice. Click here for link to Campaign brochure to learn more about these initiatives.
 
To encourage giving at Grace, the Session and Mission Team have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised from you.  Please make checks payable to the Presbytery of Philadelphia, memo line 300th, and send to Tina Hinks in the church office so we can match your gifts.  Pledge cards are available if you wish to make a multi-payment gift.
 
The 300th celebration will culminate with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. You are ALL invited!
 
Questions?  Please contact Don Pizer at donpizer@comcast.net or 267-872-5995; Carol Young at rcyoung2@comcast.net or 215-885-6845 or Pastor Judy Dwyer at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org or 215-887-6117 ex 16.

SUMMER DOLDRUMS setting in? 
Why not take advantage of the opportunity to serve the children of our church and the larger community!

Come teach the 3 to 5 year-old class on either August 6 or 13; lesson provided. Or, spend an hour with our 6 to 9 year-olds as the helper in Belinda Hull’s class any Sunday in August!  Just email Pastor Judy at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org to volunteer.
 
Not available on the weekends? Do we have the place for you! “Maker Fun Factory,” our Vacation Bible School program, runs from August 21-25 this year and is just waiting for YOU to sign up! Participant registration is CLOSED, but there are still openings for VOLUNTEERS! If you are a teenager and interested in serving as a crew leader assistant, go to vbspro.events/p/642700and register NOW! (We need Nursery assistants, Pre-K, 3rd and 4th grade crew leader assistants). If you are an adult and can serve as a station or crew leader, go to vbspro.events/p/642700 and register as a Nursery helper, or a Kindergarten crew leader. Come and join the fun!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Back-to-School Drive
Cornerstone Christian Academy is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  To help the students start the year off on the right foot, Grace is participating in a Back-to-School Drive from 7/16-8/20. Click here to see what items are needed.  Donation bins will be placed at the Vista Rd. entrance.  To learn more about CCA.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

July 20, 2017

Back-to-School Drive
Cornerstone Christian Academy is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  To help the students start the year off on the right foot, Grace is participating in a Back-to-School Drive from 7/16-8/20. Click here to see what items are needed.  Donation bins will be placed at the Vista Rd. entrance.  To learn more about CCA

Summer Sunday School - Volunteers needed
Volunteers are still needed to teach our 3-5 year olds in our Summer Sunday School program on August 6 and 13, and to assist Belinda Hull with the 6-9 year old class from July 23-August 27.  If you can give just one hour of your time on one of these Sundays to our children here at Grace, please email Pastor Judy at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org.  Thank you!

Grace Place
Bob will be back - for Bingo!  Yeah!  Bob MacFarland, Grace's very own favoite Bingo caller, will join us at Grace Place on Friday, July 21 and again on Friday, August 18th.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 and the game will begin about 12:45.  Hope to see you there!

Vacation Bible School - Helpers Needed!
Do you have a few hours to give to the children of Grace and our surrounding community this summer?  Why not volunteer for Maker Fun Factory, our Vacation Bible School experience?  VBS runs from August 21-25, 9-12 noon.  Sign up is easy:  just register here and click on "Volunteers".  We are looking for crew leader assistants, crew leaders and nursery caregivers.  Come join in the fun of sharing the love of Jesus!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Vacation Bible School - Registration
Space is still open to register your child for Vacation Bible School at Grace Church this summer. You may click here to register, or you can also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

July 13, 2017

Back-to-School Drive
Cornerstone Christian Academy is committed to providing affordable education to over 200 inner city children each year.  To help the students start the year off on the right foot, Grace is participating in a Back-to-School Drive from 7/16-8/20. Click here to see what items are needed.  Donation bins will be placed at the Vista Rd. entrance.  To learn more about CCA go to www.cornerstonephiladelphia.com

Boxers vs Briefs
In the battle of boxers vs briefs who won?...Broad Street Ministry did!  Thanks to Grace for donating 207 items to BSM's clothing closet.  To learn more about Broad Street Ministry's programs please visit www.broadstreetministry.org.

Summer Sunday School - Volunteers needed
Volunteers are still needed to teach our 3-5 year olds in our Summer Sunday School program on August 6 and 13, and to assist Belinda Hull with the 6-9 year old class from July 23-August 27.  If you can give just one hour of your time on one of these Sundays to our children here at Grace, please email Pastor Judy at jdwyer@gracejenkintown.org.  Thank you!

Grace Place
Bob will be back - for Bingo!  Yeah!  Bob MacFarland, Grace's very own favoite Bingo caller, will join us at Grace Place on Friday, July 21 and again on Friday, August 18th.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 and the game will begin about 12:45.  Hope to see you there!

Vacation Bible School - Helpers Needed!
Do you have a few hours to give to the children of Grace and our surrounding community this summer?  Why not volunteer for Maker Fun Factory, our Vacation Bible School experience?  VBS runs from August 21-25, 9-12 noon.  Sign up is easy:  just register here and click on "Volunteers".  We are looking for crew leader assistants, crew leaders and nursery caregivers.  Come join in the fun of sharing the love of Jesus!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Vacation Bible School - Registration
Space is still open to register your child for Vacation Bible School at Grace Church this summer. You may click here to register, or you can also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Contribution Statements
Second quarter offering statements have been sent out.   If you find you are behind year to date for your planned or pledged giving to Grace, please try to catch up as you are able.

If you do not currently receive giving statements by email and would like to, please contact the financial secretary at thinks@gracejenkintown.org, and provide the email address (for joint contributors, you can submit one or two email addresses) where you would like statements sent going forward. 

Ways to Give
Many contributors find it convenient to process payments to Grace through online bill pay service with their bank. For your convenience, Grace also accepts online gifts by credit/debit cards and through Paypal directly on our website.  To donate now through our website, or learn about other ways to give to Grace, visit our Generosity Page

You can also help our mission through the Amazon Smile program.  Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of all eligible Amazon Purchases to charitable organizations.  Find out more by clicking on our Amazon Smile Link.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

July 6, 2017

Vacation Bible School - Helpers Needed!
Do you have a few hours to give to the children of Grace and our surrounding community this summer?  Why not volunteer for Maker Fun Factory, our Vacation Bible School experience?  VBS runs from August 21-25, 9-12 noon.  Sign up is easy:  just register here and click on "Volunteers".  We are looking for crew leader assistants, crew leaders and nursery caregivers.  Come join in the fun of sharing the love of Jesus!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Vacation Bible School - Registration
Space is still open to register your child for Vacation Bible School at Grace Church this summer. You may click here to register, or you can also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

June 29, 2017

Grace Place
Come to Grace Place on June 30th for a wonderful program with Melissa Dreisbach.  Melissa will entertain the group by playing musical selections on her flute.  Bring your friends, and join us for this treat.  The program begins at 12:45 pm following lunch at 12:00 pm.

Vacation Bible School - Helpers Needed!
Do you have a few hours to give to the children of Grace and our surrounding community this summer?  Why not volunteer for Maker Fun Factory, our Vacation Bible School experience?  VBS runs from August 21-25, 9-12 noon.  Sign up is easy:  just register here and click on "Volunteers".  We are looking for crew leader assistants, crew leaders and nursery caregivers.  Come join in the fun of sharing the love of Jesus!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Vacation Bible School - Registration
Space is still open to register your child for Vacation Bible School at Grace Church this summer. You may click here to register, or you can also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

School Supplies
Summer has just started, but soon Grace will start collecting school supplies for Cornerstone Christian Academy to ensure the students start the year off right. Check out sales, like this one at Staples, to start stocking up on supplies all summer long.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

June 22, 2017

Grace Place
Come to Grace Place on June 30th for a wonderful program with Melissa Dreisbach.  Melissa will entertain the group by playing musical selections on her flute.  Bring your friends, and join us for this treat.  The program begins at 12:45 pm following lunch at 12:00 pm.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, July 1st. On the first Saturday of each month, a small group from Grace prepares-serves breakfast, and distributes clothing and toiletries for up to 80 needy guests . This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office.  Meet at Grace and leave by 7:45 am to return by noon.  For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Updating Contact Information
Has your address, email contact or phone number changed recently?  If you have any updates to your contact information please let the church know by emailing Beth at office@gracejenkintown.org, or calling the office at 215-887-6117.  
To change your email address for our weekly Happenings at Grace email, please update subscription preferences from the bottom of this email. 

Vacation Bible School - Helpers Needed!
Do you have a few hours to give to the children of Grace and our surrounding community this summer?  Why not volunteer for Marker Fun Factory, our Vacation Bible School experience?  VBS runs from August 21-25, 9-12 noon.  Sign up is easy:  just register here and click on "Volunteers".  We are looking for crew leader assistants, crew leaders and nursery caregivers.  Come join in the fun of sharing the love of Jesus!

Vacation Bible School -  Supplies Needed!
Click here to see if there may be items you would like to donate to help with VBS at Grace this summer.  Items can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours.  Thanks for your support of VBS at Grace!

Vacation Bible School - Registration
Space is still open to register your child for Vacation Bible School at Grace Church this summer. You may click here to register, or you can also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Palmer Room Sofa
The sofa in the Palmer Room is scheduled for replacement.  The new sofa comes from the estate of a long time member.  We need a pick up truck and volunteers to help with moving the sofa.  Please contact the church office or Klaus Fuelleborn if you can help, or if you know of special meaning or history of the existing sofa which we may not be aware.
 
Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

June 15, 2017

Help support local food cupboards!
The Mission Team is sponsoring a toiletry drive through June 18th. The cupboards are in need of shampoo, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste. Items can be dropped offin the box in the hallway across from the church office.  Please contact Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 or mlstill56@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Grace Place
Come to Grace Place on June 16th and ring color-coded hand bells under the instruction of Jenifer Eyre.  Play along to songs of old, as Jen holds up color-coded cards indicating when you play your hand bell.  It's super easy and way fun!  No music experience necessary.

On Friday, June 30th we will have a wonderful program with Melissa Dreisbach.  Melissa will entertain the group by playing musical selections on her flute.  Bring your friends, and join us for this treat.  The program begins at 12:45 pm following lunch at 12:00 pm.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, July 1st. On the first Saturday of each month, a small group from Grace prepares-serves breakfast, and distributes clothing and toiletries for up to 80 needy guests . This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office.  Meet at Grace and leave by 7:45 am to return by noon.  For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Updating Contact Information
Has your address, email contact or phone number changed recently?  If you have any updates to your contact information please let the church know by emailing Beth at office@gracejenkintown.org, or calling the office at 215-887-6117.  
To change your email address for our weekly Happenings at Grace email, please update subscription preferences from the bottom of this email. 

Vacation Bible School
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God!  That world comes to life this summer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vacation Bible School, August 21-25, 2017, 9:00 – 12 noon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You may register your child by visiting the “calendar” page on the church website at www.gracejenkintown.org and clicking on the “vacation bible school” link.  You may also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

June 8, 2017

Help support local food cupboards!
The Mission Team is sponsoring a toiletry drive through June 18th. The cupboards are in need of shampoo, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste. Items can be dropped offin the box in the hallway across from the church office.  Please contact Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 or mlstill56@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Grace Place
Come to Grace Place on June 16th and ring color-coded hand bells under the instruction of Jenifer Eyre.  Play along to songs of old, as Jen holds up color-coded cards indicating when you play your hand bell.  It's super easy and way fun!  No music experience necessary.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, July 1st. On the first Saturday of each month, a small group from Grace prepares-serves breakfast, and distributes clothing and toiletries for up to 80 needy guests . This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office.  Meet at Grace and leave by 7:45 am to return by noon.  For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Vacation Bible School
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God!  That world comes to life this summer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vacation Bible School, August 21-25, 2017, 9:00 – 12 noon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You may register your child by visiting the “calendar” page on the church website at www.gracejenkintown.org and clicking on the “vacation bible school” link.  You may also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

June 1, 2017

Graduate Recognition - June 11th
If you or your child is graduating (high school, college, technical school, graduate school, etc.) this spring or has graduated since last summer, please email the church office by June 2nd at office@gracejenkintown.org or call at 215-887-6117.  We want to recognize and celebrate with you.

Bicycle Safety and Ride Event - Rain or Shine!
Come ready to ride to Alverthorpe Park.  This event is being sponsored by the Board of Deacons of Grace Church, and  begins on June 3 at 10 am with rider safety instruction by long-distance rider and bicycle safety expert John Dwyer.  Bicycle tune-ups, giveaways and more!  Click (here) for further details.

Help support local food cupboards!
The Mission Team is sponsoring a toiletry drive from June 4th to June 18th. The cupboards are in need of shampoo, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste. Please contact Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 or mlstill56@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Grace Place
Come to Grace Place on June 16th and ring color-coded hand bells under the instruction of Jenifer Eyre.  Play along to songs of old, as Jen holds up color-coded cards indicating when you play your hand bell.  It's super easy and way fun!  No music experience necessary.

Vacation Bible School
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God!  That world comes to life this summer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vacation Bible School, August 21-25, 2017, 9:00 – 12 noon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You may register your child by visiting the “calendar” page on the church website at www.gracejenkintown.org and clicking on the “vacation bible school” link.  You may also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.

May 25, 2017

Bicycle Safety and Ride Event
Come ready to ride to Alverthorpe Park.  This event is being sponsored by the Board of Deacons of Grace Church, and  begins on June 3 at 10 am with rider safety instruction by long-distance rider and bicycle safety expert John Dwyer.  Bicycle tune-ups, giveaways and more!  Click (here) for further details.

Boxers or Briefs?
Grace will be collecting NEW men's and women's underwear and socks (any size) for our Mission partner Broad Street Ministry.  Please drop off in the collection bin located in the Vista Road hallway during May.  In 2015, 7,687 pairs of underwear and 5,269 pairs of socks were distributed.  Every year meals and services are added, so these number continue to grow.  We collected 261 pairs of underwear and 254 pairs of socks during our last drive.  Please keep this need in mind on your next run to Target, Walmart, etc.  And...when cleaning out your closets please consider donating wearable, durable clothing.  Especially needed are jeans and sneakers.  Any questions contact Sandy DiGiulio at 267-252-2019 or digiulio@comcast.net.

Lost and Found
Please check our lost and found items, located in the coatroom at church, if you think you may have left something behind.  Unclaimed items will be donated after June 1st.

Help support local food cupboards!
The Mission Team is sponsoring a toiletry drive from June 4th to June 18th. The cupboards are in need of shampoo, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste. Please contact Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 or mlstill56@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!
 
Graduate Recognition - June 11th
If you or your child is graduating (high school, college, technical school, graduate school, etc.) this spring or has graduated since last summer, please email the church office by June 2nd at office @gracejenkintown.org or call at 215-887-6117.  We want to recognize and celebrate with you.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, June 3rd. On the first Saturday of each month, a small group from Grace prepares-serves breakfast, and distributes clothing and toiletries for up to 80 needy guests . This shelter ministry at Old First UCC in Philadelphia supports hunger relief efforts by providing a place for guests to enjoy a hot breakfast and fellowship. Guests are also offered the opportunity to select clothing, snacks and toiletries from the clothing cupboard each Saturday.
To join the group (volunteers must be 14yrs or older), add your name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board across from the church office.  Meet at Grace and leave by 7:45 am to return by noon.  For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Vacation Bible School
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God!  That world comes to life this summer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vacation Bible School, August 21-25, 2017, 9:00 – 12 noon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You may register your child by visiting the “calendar” page on the church website at www.gracejenkintown.org and clicking on the “vacation bible school” link.  You may also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at jillquinto@verizon.net for prices and more detailed information.