January 26, 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!

Cornerstone Christian Academy Workday
This past Saturday, 22 members of Grace attended the work day at Cornerstone; Congratulations and thank you to all.  The Grace team was involved in cleaning and painting and the school was truly appreciative. We hope to have this number grow each time we go down.  Next work day is tentatively April 1st. Please mark it down on your calendar.

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, 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!

Benjamin Van Buren