September 7, 2017

Presbyterian Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey
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.

Grace Place – Upcoming Programs
Once again, The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute will present a program for Grace Place.  On September 8th, they will join us to talk about Falls/Balance and How PT Can Help

On Friday, September 22, The Bucks County Orchid Society will 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.
Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. 

Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some of their favorite games, like Rummikub and Scrabble, or working on a jigsaw puzzle.  This is a friendly community and we hope you will join us-and bring a friend!

Rally Day – This Sunday!!
Join in our Rally Day Celebration after the 10:30 worship service THIS SUNDAY!   Come and bring a friend for food fun and fellowship!
In order to save room for the block party fun, please use the parking garage on Rydal Road.  There is an entrance directly to the parking lot from the garage.

If you can help out on Rally Day, please contact Christy Pietsch (ecpietsch@gmail.com).
 
Cradle for the Christ Child - Gift Donations
The Cradle for the Christ Child team is looking for a few good gifts! Have some presents that didn’t suit your child? Given a duplicate child’s gift that you were unable to return? Picked up a bargain that just never found a home? If these are collecting dust around your house, the Cradle team would gratefully accept them as donations in anticipation of this year’s giving season. We will be accepting NEW toys (as well as children’s games, crafts and sporting equipment) at the Rally Day festivities THIS SUNDAY – look for our table to drop items off. We’ll ensure it gets to a child in need this holiday season. Please note we are only able to accept NEW items – we cannot accept used items. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Zamborsky at mzamborsky@gmail.com or Michele Smeal at m_smeal@hotmail.com
 
Adult Education - Christianity 101
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.

Tween Time
A new Sunday morning discussion group especially developed with ‘tweens in mind, begins on September 17th at 9:30 am with Pastor Judy.  If you are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade this is for you!  Location and further details to follow.  Keep watching this space!

Attention:  Parents of 3rd Graders!
Reminder...Bibles will be presented to all 3rd Grade students during the 10:30 amworship service on September 17th.  Please let us know if you will be in worship on that day.  RSVP to the church office at 215-887-6117 or office@gracejenkintown.orgby September 11th.


Children’s Choirs – Starting Soon!
Interested in participating in our children’s choirs this year?  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.

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 $550.  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.
 
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.