May 18, 2017

Grace Place
Join us on Friday, May 19th, when Dr. Tyler Haggerty, from the Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute, will present a program about the benefits of Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention Techniques, General Wellness and More!  Lunch is served at 12:00 and the program will begin at 12:45.  Bring your friends to this informative program!

 Adult Education
It's a mystery!  Sunday at 9:30 am, Rev. John Haruna will present the second part of a two-week series on "The Trinity as a Basis for Our Relationships."  The full mystery of the relationship will not be solved in two mornings, but using scripture we'll be discussing some aspects of the Trinity and how the relationship serves as an example for us on Earth.  This will be our final lesson for the program year before the summer break, which begins May 28th.  See you there!

Spring Blood Drive
Grace Church will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive in Muysken's Hall on Monday, May 22, from 1:30-6:30 pm.  Donors must be in good health on the day of donation and not have donated since March 26.  Minimum age is 17 (16 years old with parent permission).  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.  To schedule an appointment, contact Chris Hoyler at 215-576-1404or, or online at  The need for blood is highest in the summer - won't you be a Red Cross Hero?
Boxers or Briefs?
Grace will be collecting NEW men's and women's underwear and socks (any size) for our Mission partner Broad Street Ministry.  Please drop off in the collection bin located in the Vista Road hallway during May.  In 2015, 7,687 pairs of underwear and 5,269 pairs of socks were distributed.  Every year meals and services are added, so these number continue to grow.  We collected 261 pairs of underwear and 254 pairs of socks during our last drive.  Please keep this need in mind on your next run to Target, Walmart, etc.  And...when cleaning out your closets please consider donating wearable, durable clothing.  Especially needed are jeans and sneakers.  Any questions contact Sandy DiGiulio at 267-252-2019 or
Graduate Recognition - June 11th
If you or your child is graduating (high school, college, technical school, graduate school, etc.) this spring or has graduated since last summer, please email the church office by June 2nd at office or call at 215-887-6117.  We want to recognize and celebrate with you.
RIDERS WANTED on June 3rd for the inaugural BICYCLE SAFETY and RIDE EVENT sponsored by the Board of Deacons of Grace Presbyterian Church!  Come ready to ride to Alverthorpe Park.  Event begins at 10 am here at Grace with rider safety instruction by long-distance rider and bicycle safety expert John Dwyer.  Bicycle tune-ups, giveaways and more!  Detail to follow.  Mark your calendars now!

Wellspring’s Saturday Breakfast Ministry
Volunteers needed on Saturday, June 3rd. 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 14yrs 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.

Vacation Bible School
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God!  That world comes to life this summer at Grace Presbyterian Church in Vacation Bible School, August 21-25, 2017, 9:00 – 12 noon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You may register your child by visiting the “calendar” page on the church website at and clicking on the “vacation bible school” link.  You may also register your child in the church office during regular business hours.  There will be no fee charged for this event.  Space is limited to 90 participants, so please register today!  For further information, or if you are interested in being a crew leader or assistant and haven't yet signed up, please contact Pastor Judy at 215-887-6117.

Nursery School Registration
Grace Nursery School is now enrolling for all classes for Fall 2017. Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. Introducing in September - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Jill Quinto at for prices and more detailed information.

Benjamin Van Buren