January 28, 2016

Wellspring’s Saturday Cupboard - Volunteers Needed!!
Volunteers needed on Saturday, February 6, to serve breakfast and distribute clothing and toiletries for up to 80 needy guests on the first Saturday of each month. 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 14 yrs 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 and return by noon.  For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Candle Donations
Candle Donations are needed for the February 10th Ash Wednesday service. We are looking for new or used unscented white candles, 3” pillar or votive in containers. Please bring to the church office or contact Pastor Wonjae.

Valentine Cards - Coming Soon
For the 4th year Women of Grace support the after school Art Studio at Beacon Church in Kensington with Valentine's Day cards for $5.00 each, made with artwork from the children in this program. Let’s break last year’s $908 raised! Available Sundays or contact either Sandy DiGiulio (digiulio@comcast.net or 267-252-2019) or Donna Jones (donnajonesart1@gmail.com or 215-379-5457)

Wanted: Pancake Experts
Do you consider yourself one of the best pancake flippers in the Philadelphia region? Are you feeling stifled; that your skills in pancake-making are meant to be showcased to a larger audience? Well warm up those wrists because the Children’s Ed team is looking for a  few good pancake flippers! Your skills are needed (for a short time only) following the 10:30am worship on March 20th (Palm Sunday). Please contact Meghan Zamborsky to volunteer: 202-361-6302 or mzamborsky@gmail.com.

Ministry Opportunity: Curriculum Coordinator
In September, the Children’s Ed team will be launching a new Sunday School curriculum. Our previously loved curriculum is being discontinued by the publisher. In anticipation of this rollout, the team is looking for assistance in coordinating the new curriculum. If you are an educator or former educator, or just enjoy furthering the spiritual education of our children, and want to be part of our Sunday School team, please contact Meghan Zamborsky at 202-361-6302 or mzamborsky@gmail.com.

Adult Education
The upper room was certainly not the last place God’s spirit came to the church. Join us this Sunday, January 31st, as we explore the very real presence of God’s spirit living and wanting to work through us today. We’ll be using a prepared spiritual gift exercise to discover and share our own personal gifts that are hidden within each of us.  Adult Ed begins at 9:30am in the Palmer Room. 

Benjamin Van Buren