July 5, 2018

This Week

July 5- 11

Reception for Associate Pastor Judy Dwyer - July 8

Judy will preach at both 8:30 and 10:30 services on Sunday, which will be her last on our staff. There will be a reception for Judy in the Palmer Room after the 10:30 service. Judy's last day in the church office will be Friday, July 13.  We are grateful for Judy's loving, faithful ministry among us during this interim period.

Upcoming Events

Called Congregational Meeting  July 15 at 11:30 am
We will vote on the call of Kristen Levens as Associate Pastor for Youth and Missions. We will have an informal meet and greet for Kristen on July 14th at the church and she will preach at 8:30 and 10:30 services on July 15th. Click here for more information on Kristen.

Picnic & Softball Game  July 18 at Alverthorpe Park
Join us for fellowship & fun at the Summer Social! .Please RSVP to let us know you will be there.

Called Congregational Meeting  July 22 at 11:30 am
We will vote on the call of Stephanie Templin Ashford as Associate Pastor of General Ministries on July 22. She will preach at 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come and  meet Stephanie in person between the early and late services. Click here for more information on Stephanie  
Middle School Mission Trip July 21-27
Baltimore, Maryland 

News & Notes 

Office Renovation Update
Work has begun on the renovation of the offices!  The Vista Road entry will  still be in use during almost all of the construction.  During construction, Beth McKeown and Tina Hinks will be working in the office Tina has been using.   This is an exciting step forward, but please be patient with the inevitable inconveniences of a project like this. 

2018 Contributions
Second quarter offering statements will be sent out.  If you find you are behind on your pledged or planned giving to Grace, please catch up as you are able.  To receive your statements by email please contact Tina Hinks.

See our website for convenient ways to give to Grace.

New Staff to Start August 1
Stephanie Templin Ashford and Kristen Levens, our two new associate pastors, will begin their ministry at Grace on August 1, pending the vote at the congregational meeting on July 15 and 22.  Valerie Clayton, our new music director, will also start on August 1.

Communications Coordinator
We are excited to announce that Grace's new Communications Coordinator will be Michaela Payne.  Michaela grew up at Grace and has a minor in Communications from Messiah College.  After graduation, she worked in the communications department of the Cheltenham school district before spending four years teaching English in South Korea.  Michaela will be responsible for our church's social media presence, website content, and for publishing the Vista newsletter, initially on a quarterly basis.

Benjamin Van Buren