April 18, 2019

This Week
April 18-24

Holy Week and Easter at Grace - April 14-21
Join us to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at Grace.  Click here for a schedule of events.

One Great Hour of Sharing Collection - thru April 21
One Great Hour of Sharing is an ecumenical movement that enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors in need locally and around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. One Great Hour of Sharing offerings will be collected through Easter Sunday, April 21. Please make checks payable to Grace and put OGHS in the memo line.  Click here for more information or here for a webinar.  Email Sandy DiGiulio for details.

Prayer & Pilates - April 24
Join this active and growing group as it returns each Wednesday through June 12 at 5:30 pm in the Palmer Room.  We work towards strengthening our bodies and spiritual lives, creating fellowship, and becoming stronger and more motivated to be the healthy person God intends us to be.  A free will donation to a designated mission at Grace will be accepted.  

Please bring a mat and a small pillow and wear clothes that you can easily move in. It is helpful to be able to get down on the floor and get back up again.  Email June Hudson with any questions or for more information.   

 

Upcoming Events

 April 25:  Skeptics Club
Do you have questions about God and faith?  Do you have friends with questions and doubts?  Those questions will be honored and discussed at The Skeptics Club, a new Grace initiative, at 8 pm in the upstairs room at the Borough Brewhouse, in Jenkintown.  There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  Pastor Sandy Hull will be there, not to give pat answers, but to guide the discussion and provide information when helpful.  Invite a friend and come along for what promises to be a free and stimulating conversation. 

April 26:  Grace Place
The library is full of history, adventure, self-help, education, and more! Come spend time with Nancy Hammeke Marshall, the Executive Director of Abington Township Public Library when she stops by Grace Place Friday, April 26. Lunch is at 12:00 and the presentation will begin at 12:45.  Bring a friend and join us!

April 27 & May 1:  Next Step
If you have been attending Grace and would like to learn more about the church, or if you would like to find out what is involved in church membership, there is an upcoming event for you.  Next Step is an informal, no-pressure opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.  It is required for those who would like to become church members, but you may attend without any obligation to join.  Next Step will be held twice (the same program at two different times):  Saturday, April 27, 9-11 am, and Wednesday, May 1, 7-9 pm  Child care will be available upon request.  If you would like to attend, or if you have any questions, please email Pastor Sandy Hull no later than April 24. 

April 28:  Congregational Meeting
There will be a brief congregational meeting immediately following the 10:30 service for the purpose of electing church officers. 

April 28:  Got questions or ideas?
Members of the Session will be available to answer your questions and hear your ideas at two different times on Sunday:

  • 9:30 – 10:15 am in the Palmer Room

  • Right after the congregational meeting, in the Chapel


May 4:  Student Ministry Car Wash Fundraiser - Save the Date
Come get the winter dirt and spring grime washed off your car and help the youth of Grace raise funds for the summer mission trips and other events! Happening from 9 am -12 noon on Vista Road. 

May 4:  Wellspring Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed (14 yrs or over) to serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests at Old First UCC in Philadelphia.  A small group from Grace serves on the first Saturday of the month.  Email Claire McHugh for more information or to sign up.

May 5:  Grace Artist
Ralph Pallen Coleman, a popular painter of biblical subjects in the 1950s-60s, was a longtime member of Grace.  His grandson, Rich Coleman, will give a presentation on his grandfather's work after coffee hour in the Palmer Room.  A light luncheon will be served.  Click here to sign up.

May 5:  Celebration of 50 Year Members
Join us as we celebrate our 50 year members during the 10:30 worship service.

May 14:  Fellowship BBQ Meal & Games
Enjoy a fun filled BBQ Meal with back yard games as our Fellowship Dinner Finale!  Click here to sign up.

May 19:  The Intergenerational Choir Sings Again!
Sing with the IGC during the 10:30 worship service.  Rehearsals are after church at 11:30 on Sunday, April 28, May 5 and 12.  Singers of all ages are welcome. 

May 19:  Program Year End Events

  • Children will celebrate the program year end with Sundae Sundayduring Sunday School during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Recognition & Confirmation Sunday - we will celebrate our choirs, teachers, and confirmation students during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Youth Groups will enjoy a special year end event!

May 20:  Spring Red Cross Blood Drive

June 23-27: Vacation Bible School
Join us for a fun filled week of food, fellowship, and learning! Our Theme is: Who is my Neighbor? Learning to love like Jesus. Each night from 5:45-7:45 pm, we will enjoy a hot meal together, followed by an adult study and kids stations. The cost is $10 per child which includes a t-shirt and dinner and $5 per single adult which includes dinner and a study. $30 max per family.  Sign up here.

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together. Join us for a week of hurricane relief work in Kinston, NC. We are looking for people who want to do the relief work labor and for people who would like to provide cooking support for the group during the week. The facility we are staying at has a fully stocked kitchen, we just need participants to plan and prepare the meals. Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information.   Please sign up here and turn in a $100 deposit by May 1.

Michaela Payne
April 11, 2019

This Week
April 11-17

Grace Place - April 12
Chris Collier from the Hiway Theater in Jenkintown will share the history of this local gem.  A fun and interesting walk down memory lane!  Lunch is at 12:00, and the program will begin at 12:45.  Bring a friend and join us! 

Adult Education - Entering the Passion of Jesus - April 14
Join Pastor Stephanie for the second in a three week bible study surrounding Holy Week.  We will dig into the biblical texts of the passion adventure and will meet again on the 28th to reflect on the resurrection texts.  Bring your bible!  The classes are Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel.  

Easter Festival - April 14
Join the Children's Ministry Team on Sunday at 11:30 in Muyskens Hall for a festive time of Easter activities.  A pancake and sausage meal will be served.  Click here to sign up so our cooks can plan to have enough food for all.

Holy Week and Easter at Grace - April 14-21
Join us to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at Grace.  Click here for a schedule of events.

Spring Service Opportunity - April 14
Gaudenzia has asked for our help this Sunday!  Join us as we plant flowers and do some gardening at a facility 3 miles from church.  The time frame is 2-4 pm.  If you can help, please contact Michelle Smeal at  215-510-3423. 

Bible Study with Cedar Park - April 17
We'll have the joy of gathering for Bible study and fellowship with the Cedar Park congregation.  The topic will be "The Renewing Power of Prayer" and we'll be learning how the Psalms can be models for our own prayers.  This will take place at Cedar Park Presbyterian Church, 7740 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia (about 10 minutes from Grace) starting at 7:00 pm with a soup supper at 6:30 pm for those who can make it.

Upcoming Events

April 19:  NO Grace Place
Grace Place will not meet on Good Friday.  Join us on April 26 for fellowship, games, lunch and a program from the Abington Township Public Library.
  
April 24:  Prayer & Pilates  
Join this active and growing group as it returns each Wednesday through June 12 at 5:30 pm in the Palmer Room.  We work towards strengthening our bodies and spiritual lives, creating fellowship, and becoming stronger and more motivated to be the healthy person God intends us to be.  A free will donation to a designated mission at Grace will be accepted.  

Please bring a mat and a small pillow and wear clothes that you can easily move in. It is helpful to be able to get down on the floor and get back up again.  Email June Hudson with any questions or for more information.   

April 25:  Skeptics Club
Do you have questions about God and faith?  Do you have friends with questions and doubts?  Those questions will be honored and discussed at The Skeptics Club, a new Grace initiative, at 8 pm at the Borough Brewhouse, in Jenkintown.  There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  Pastor Sandy Hull will be there, not to give pat answers, but to guide the discussion and provide information when helpful.  Invite a friend and come along for what promises to be a free and stimulating conversation. 

April 27 & May 1:  Next Step
If you have been attending Grace and would like to learn more about the church, or if you would like to find out what is involved in church membership, there is an upcoming event for you.  Next Step is an informal, no-pressure opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.  It is required for those who would like to become church members, but you may attend without any obligation to join.  Next Step will be held twice (the same program at two different times):  Saturday, April 27, 9-11 am, and Wednesday, May 1, 7-9 pm  Child care will be available upon request.  If you would like to attend, or if you have any questions, please email Pastor Sandy Hull no later than April 24. 

April 28:  Congregational Meeting
There will be a brief congregational meeting immediately following the 10:30 service for the purpose of electing church officers. 

April 28:  Got questions or ideas?
Members of the Session will be available to answer your questions and hear your ideas at two different times on Sunday:

  • 9:30 – 10:15 am in the Palmer Room

  • Right after the congregational meeting, in the Chapel


May 4:  Student Ministry Car Wash Fundraiser - Save the Date
Come get the winter dirt and spring grime washed off your car and help the youth of Grace raise funds for the summer mission trips and other events! Happening from 9 am -12 noon on Vista Road. 

May 5:  Grace Artist
Ralph Pallen Coleman, a popular painter of biblical subjects in the 1950s-60s, was a longtime member of Grace.  His grandson, Rich Coleman, will give a presentation on his grandfather's work after coffee hour in the Palmer Room.  A light luncheon will be served.  Click here to sign up.

May 5:  Celebration of 50 Year Members
Join us as we celebrate our 50 year members during the 10:30 worship service.

May 14:  Fellowship BBQ Meal & Games
Enjoy a fun filled BBQ Meal with back yard games as our Fellowship Dinner Finale!  Click here to sign up.

May 19:  The Intergenerational Choir Sings Again!
Sing with the IGC during the 10:30 worship service.  Rehearsals are after church at 11:30 on Sunday, May 5 and 12.  Singers of all ages are welcome. 

May 19:  Program Year End Events

  • Children will celebrate the program year end with Sundae Sunday during Sunday School during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Recognition & Confirmation Sunday - we will celebrate our choirs, teachers, and confirmation students during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Youth Groups will enjoy a special year end event!

May 20:  Spring Red Cross Blood Drive

June 23-27: Vacation Bible School
Join us for a fun filled week of food, fellowship, and learning! Our Theme is: Who is my Neighbor? Learning to love like Jesus. Each night from 5:45-7:45 pm, we will enjoy a hot meal together, followed by an adult study and kids stations. The cost is $10 per child which includes a t-shirt and dinner and $5 per single adult which includes dinner and a study. $30 max per family.  Sign up here.

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together. Join us for a week of hurricane relief work in Kinston, NC. We are looking for people who want to do the relief work labor and for people who would like to provide cooking support for the group during the week. The facility we are staying at has a fully stocked kitchen, we just need participants to plan and prepare the meals. Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information.   Please sign up here and turn in a $100 deposit by May 1.

Michaela Payne
April 4, 2019

This Week
April 4-10

Grace Place - April 5
Fellowship, games and lunch.  Bring a friend and join us!    

Grace Community Service Day - April 6
Please join the Mission Team for a morning of service and outreach. There will be onsite and offsite events to help meet the needs of our community. Jenkintown Rotary Breakfast (held in Muyskens hall from 8-11) is free to those who sign up online. Registration for the Grace Community Day of Service begins outside the Palmer Room upstairs at 9:45.  You can sign up online here or on the sheet at the Welcome Center. 
 

Women of Grace FUNraiser! - April 6
We'll meet at 7:30 pm at the home of Chris Hoyler for a "Girls' Gab and Game Night",  an event which is open to all women of the Church.  This will be a fun way to connect with our Grace sisters, while raising money for the Women's Retreat Scholarship Fund.  We'll have tables for games, areas for chatting and a movie room set up for your enjoyment, along with a free will offering.  If you're interested, email Chris or call 215-576-1404 for more details.


Adult Education - Entering the Passion of Jesus - April 7
Join Pastor Stephanie for a three week bible study surrounding Holy Week.  We will meet on the 7th & 14th to dig into the biblical texts of the passion adventure and then again on the 28th to reflect on the resurrection texts.  Bring your bible!  The classes are Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel.  

Chancel Choir sings the Requiem by John Rutter - April 7
The Chancel Choir invites you to join us in worship at 10:30, to experience the unmistakably optimistic message of hope and comfort in Jesus Christ our Savior found in the music of the Requiem by John Rutter.   The music is set to words based on scriptural texts - Psalm 130 (Out of the Deep) and Psalm 23 (The Lord Is My Shepherd), excerpts from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the mass for the dead.   The choir will be accompanied by a small ensemble of harp, flute, oboe, cello, timpani, glockenspiel and organ.  Please join us and invite a friend to experience this powerful music.

Toiletry Drive - through April 7
Help support local food cupboards! Mission Team is sponsoring a Toiletry Drive. The Inter-Faith Cupboard and Jenkintown Food Cupboard need single toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash or soap (individual bars) and deodorant. Email or phone Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 with any questions. Thank you!

Grace Fellowship Meal and Trivia - April 9
Please join us for our April Fellowship Meal from 5:30-7:00 pm.  The menu for this month is lasagna and salad.  There will be a PB and J station for children.  The meal cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children.  Please sign up here to help the cooks get an accurate count. 

Mid-Week Morning Worship - April 10
A brief contemplative worship experience will be from 7:00-7:30 am in the Chapel.

Bible Study with Cedar Park - April 10
We'll have the joy of gathering for Bible study and fellowship with the Cedar Park congregation on Wednesday evenings through April 17.  The topic will be "The Renewing Power of Prayer" and we'll be learning how the Psalms can be models for our own prayers.  This will take place at Cedar Park Presbyterian Church, 7740 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia (about 10 minutes from Grace) starting at 7:00 pm with a soup supper at 6:30 pm for those who can make it.

Upcoming Events

April 14:  Easter Festival
Join the Children's Ministry Team on Sunday at 11:30 in Muyskens Hall for a festive time of Easter activities.  A pancake and sausage meal will be served.  

April 14-21:  Holy Week and Easter at Grace
Join us to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at Grace.  Click here for a schedule of events.

April 24:  Prayer & Pilates  
Join this active and growing group as it returns each Wednesday through June 12 at 5:30 pm in the Palmer Room.  We work towards strengthening our bodies and spiritual lives, creating fellowship, and becoming stronger and more motivated to be the healthy person God intends us to be.  A free will donation to a designated mission at Grace will be accepted.  

Please bring a mat and a small pillow and wear clothes that you can easily move in. It is helpful to be able to get down on the floor and get back up again.  Email June Hudson with any questions or for more information.   

May 5:  Coleman Luncheon
Mark your calendar for as we welcome Rich Coleman at 11:45 am to come home and speak to us regarding the newly published book about Ralph Coleman, his life and work.  Books will be available to be signed and purchased.  

May 5:  Celebration of 50 Year Members
Join us as we celebrate our 50 year members during the 10:30 worship service.

May 19:  Program Year End Events

  • Children will celebrate the program year end with Sundae Sundayduring Sunday School during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Recognition & Confirmation Sunday - we will celebrate our choirs, teachers, and confirmation students during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Youth Groups will enjoy a special year end event!

May 20:  Spring Red Cross Blood Drive SAVE THE DATE!  
The last date to donate blood and still be eligible to participate in our drive is Sunday, March 24, so please keep these dates in mind.  Watch for more details in the future.

June 23-27: Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendar for VBS!  Our theme this year will be Who is My Neighbor?  The program will be in the evening again this year and have opportunities for all ages!

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together. Join us for a week of hurricane relief work in Kinston, NC. We are looking for people who want to do the relief work labor and for people who would like to provide cooking support for the group during the week. The facility we are staying at has a fully stocked kitchen, we just need participants to plan and prepare the meals. Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information.   Please sign up here and turn in a $100 deposit by May 1.

Michaela Payne