October 20, 2016

Adult Ed
10/30: Kingdom Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Expand your prayer this Sunday: come learn about an urgent prayer need and how you can help, and grow your prayer life as well.

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, an upcoming event is for you.  Next Step is required for those who would like to become church members, but you may attend without any obligation to join. This is an informal, no-pressure opportunity to learn more and get your questions answered.  Next Step will be held twice in October (the same program at two different times):  Wednesday, October 26  7-9pm; and Saturday, Oct. 29 9-11am.  Child care will be available upon request.  If you would like to attend, or if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Sandy Hull at shull@gracejenkintown.org no later than October 23.  

Special Bible Study
As part of our commitment to reconciliation, Grace will be having a joint Bible study and prayer time with our sisters and brothers from Cedar Park Presbyterian Church on the first Wednesday of November and December from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The next event is on November 2nd at Grace.  All are welcome!

A Service for the Ordination of Robert B. Eyre will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown, PA. A reception will follow. All are invited to the joyous occasion!

Pasta for a Purpose
Treat Yourself and Your Family to “Pasta for a Purpose” this month and join The Chelsea at Jenkintown in the Fight Against Frontotemporal Degeneration.  For your $10 donation, on Friday, October 28th,  you’ll get your take-out dinner order including pasta with your choice of sauces, garden salad, bread stick and a sweet delicious chocolate chip cookie.  You’ll find all of the details below,  just give us a call at (215)-572-8300 by October 26th to register your selections! See Flyer

New Look
When you come to church next you’ll notice a new awning over the door to the office hallway.  This has been a joint project of the Evangelism Team and the Property Committee.  Not only will the awning make entry more pleasant in inclement weather, but it also signals to first-time visitors which of our many outside doors they should use.  

Help support local food cupboards
Mission Team is sponsoring a food drive through November 6th. Grab a bag and fill it with cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, turkey gravy and canned veggies! Please contact Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 or mlstill56@gmail.com with any questions. 

Grace Place
October 21: Wendy Browder will share her photos and stories of her recent trip to South Africa with the Singing City Choir of Philadelphia. From the Apartheid Museum, Robben Island where (Nelson Mandella was imprisoned for 18 years,) to a Safari, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope - come see the beauty of the land, animals and people of this amazing country. Lunch is at 12:00 and the program will begin at 12:45. Bring a friend and come join us!

November 4: Ben Van Buren will present a program on the church’s website.  Come and find out how it easy it is to access information about what is happening at Grace.  Ben will present an overview and also be available to answer questions relating to the website.  Lunch is at 12:00 and the program will begin at 12:45.  Bring a friend and join us!

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of all eligible Amazon Purchases to charitable organizations. Grace participates and you can support our mission by clicking on our Amazon Smile Link.

CPR/AED Training Class 
A CPR/AED training class will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9am–12pm.  The3 hour “Friends and Family CPR training” will be taught by staff from Abington Hospital and requires no prior preparation or studying.  The course is open to all teens and adult members in the congregation.  An additional evening class can be arranged depending on interest within the congregation.  The course fee is $25.00, and refreshments will be provided. To sign up for the class, contact Chris Hoyler at chrishoyler@verizon.net or 215-576-1404.

Office Opening
Elsa Scherphorn is getting ready to “re-retire” after serving for almost a year as temporary office support at Grace, so the Personnel Committee is currently searching for someone to fill that position on a permanent basis.  If you know someone who is looking for part-time work (25 hours per week) and has the skills and temperament to enjoy being in this role at Grace, please encourage them to send a resume to the church office.  The full position description can be found at on our jobs page.

September Financial Summary
The September Financial Summary is now available on our Financials page.

Benjamin Van Buren