September 14, 2017

Disaster Relief
The Presbyterian Mission Agency works in concert with the Red Cross and other agencies to deliver relief in times of disaster.  We can help by giving to Presbyterian Disaster Relief through this link.

Furthermore, due to the dire need for charitable relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented devastation, the Internal Revenue Service announced special guidance on the tax treatment of leave-based donation programs for employers and employees to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey (there is a strong likelihood that this program will also be extended to the victims of Hurricane Irma).  As a result of this IRS Notice, employers can establish leave-based donation programs that will allow their employees to elect to donate the employee’s vacation, sick or personal leave (paid time off) in return for a cash payment made by the employer, equivalent to the value of the donated time, to a charitable organization for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to learn more.

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!
The Sunday School train is ready to leave the station, but it can't run without YOU! The wheels are in motion for the rotation program to start, but we can't depart until ALL of our Station Leader and Shepherd spots are filled. After Sunday September 17th's Grace Gathering in Muysken's Hall, children K - 5th grades will remain in service with their parents/guardians until ALL positions are set. Please prayerfully consider lending 1 hour a week to the children of our church. 
Please contact Kelly Hudson khudson@gracejenkintown.org if you are interested.

Adult Education - Christianity 101 – Starting This Sunday!
Pastor Sandy Hull will be presenting Christianity 101 on Sundays at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room, starting September 17 and continuing for seven weeks.  Click herefor more information.

ColLABorate – Starting This Sunday!
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with ‘tweens in mind, meets at 9:30 am in the Youth Lounge with Pastor Judy and Jason Cooper.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you! 

Bibles for 3rd Graders – This Sunday!
Bibles will be presented to 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 am worship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if your 3rd grader will be in worship this Sunday.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.org.

Children’s Choirs – Ages 4 yrs-5th Grade
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs?  No experience or special musical talent necessary, and children are welcome to give choir a try without being committed to sing the entire year.  If interested in Cherub Choir (Age 4 through Grade 2) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.  If interested in Chapel Choir (Grades 3-5) complete this registration form and return it to office@gracejenkintown.org, or drop it off to the church office.

Grace Place – Upcoming Program
The Bucks County Orchid Society will be here on Friday, September 22, to explain the beautiful world of orchids and how they have been nurtured throughout the years.  They will have orchids for sale following the program for anyone who is interested.
Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Presbytery of Philadelphia 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Presbytery of Philadelphia is celebrating 300 years with a Presbytery-wide worship service on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 am at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Please join the celebration - ALL are invited!  Click here for more details.
 
In addition to the worship service celebration, Presbytery is seeking to raise $300,000 for ministry partners in the Philadelphia region. This one-time offering will be equally distributed to eight local initiatives as they launch new efforts to elevate the education of children, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, and promote restorative justice.  Click here to learn more about these initiatives.

The Session and Mission Team of Grace have committed up to $5,000 in 1:1 matching funds for contributions raised by our congregation.  To date Grace, has collected $1,100.  Please help us maximize our support of these important initiatives. Checks can be made payable to Grace Presbyterian Church (please note 300th on the memo line) and sent to Tina Hinks in the church office.  Questions?  Please contact Pastor Judy or Don Pizer.

Cornerstone Christian Academy
Thank you to all who so generously donated school supplies this year!  Imagine how thrilled the students and teachers are, knowing that other communities are rooting for their success!   
Want to help CCA further?  Please attend their upcoming morning of service on October 14. Sign up here or on the Mission Team bulletin board.

Nursery School Registration
There is still space to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year at Grace Nursery School.  Our school has programs which range from two year old playgroup up to Pre-Kindergarten. New This Year! - before school drop off beginning at 8:30 and Lunch Bunch after school care will be extended to 2:30.  Please contact Cindy Kaminski at ckleim@aol.com for prices and more detailed information.