January 19, 2017

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.

Annual Meeting and Lunch
Join us after the 10:30 service on January 29 for the annual meeting and lunch immediately following. Get to know your fellow worshipers and all that goes on in the life of the church. Be sure to bring an appetite. Sign-ups will be outside the Palmer Room before and after both services. See you there!

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.

Women's Retreat

Women of Grace 31st Annual Retreat will be held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference, Long Beach Island, NJ over the weekend of Feb. 3-5, 2017.  The cost for the weekend is $200.00, and scholarship funds are available. Our retreat leader is Rev. Sarah Colwill, pastor of the Church on the Mall, Plymouth Meeting, and her theme for the weekend is “Spiritual Practices”.  All women of Grace are encouraged to join us and bring a friend or family member.  Child care can be arranged.  For further details, you may download the flyer and registration form.  Contact chrishoyler@verizon.net or call 215-576-1404 if you have further questions.  

Grace Place
On Friday, January 20, Thomas Wieckowski will be presenting “Making Marathon: A History of Early Wyncote”. This lecture follows the development of the land from William Penn’s green countryside, through Gilded Age resort, to the village for “the rest of us.” Nationally known bee-keepers, international bankers, entrepreneurial congressmen and dabblers in the novel sport of professional baseball made the community we know as Wyncote today.  This presentation is based on the 2009 book Making Marathon by Thomas J. Wieckowski."    

Lunch is at 12:00 and the presentation will begin at 12:45.  Bring a friend and join us!

Benjamin Van Buren