February 2, 2017

Adult Education
This coming Sunday is a special day for adult ed. With members away on the retreat we’ll be watching a short video based on a Pulitzer prize winning novel. Prepare to be surprised. We’ll first enjoy the story and then have time for discussion around our tables emphasizing both Christian themes and our own life experiences.

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, February 4th. 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 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 to return by noon. For more information, please call the church office at 215-887-6117.

Cherub Choir
Please note that there will be no cherub choir this Sunday February 5th. The cherubs will resume their activities by singing "Jesus Loves Me" on February 12th. 

Valentine's Cards Available
For the fifth year Women of Grace will be providing the opportunity to support the education and art programs at Beacon, a newly chartered church in Kensington, by offering Valentine's Day cards for $5 each. These are original designs. We would love to raise a record breaking $1,000, this year! Look for them at Church on Sunday February 5th and 12th, or contact either Sandy DiGiulio (digiulio@comcast.net at 267 252 2019) or Donna Jones (donnajonesart1@gmail.com or 215 379 5457).

January Session Highlights
The session highlights from January are now available on the website.

Church School STATION LEADERS needed

The Children's Church School program needs 4 Station Leaders for Unit #5 which runs from 2/19 through 3/9. Station Leaders are needed for the Art, Movie, Science and Cooking rotations. Please consider this request prayerfully! Any questions, please contact Susan Dorshimer.

Grace Place
It’s Bingo time! Come and join your friends at Grace Place for an afternoon of fun and prizes this Friday, February 3rd. Lunch is served at 12:00 and Bingo will begin about12:45. Bring yourself and a friend for a rollicking good time of Bingo games, led by our own Bob MacFarland! Join us for lunch, too!

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Donna Jones will be leading an arts and crafts program at Grace Place.  Lunch is at 12:00 noon and the program will begin at 12:45.  Bring a friend and join us for some fun valentine crafts!

Men’s Retreat
Men, mark your calendars! The Men’s Retreat is March 3-5, 2017. Please consider joining us for a weekend of fellowship, spiritual renewal, study, fun, and relaxation at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference. This year our group will focus John Ortberg’s work The Life You Always Wanted. The life that Christ desires of us is indeed the life that we truly want. Through videos and small group discussions, we’ll explore why we should and how we can transform our lives into the manner that Jesus desires.  More details to come.

Benjamin Van Buren