May 17, 2018

MEMORIAL SERVICES
We mourn the death of two of our Grace members and support their families with our prayers.  Betty Jackson joined the church triumphant on May 10, and Natalie Weiss on May 12.  The memorial service for Betty will be in the sanctuary on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 pm.  The memorial service for Natalie, who was a 65-year Grace member, will be on Saturday, June 16, at 2:00 pm in the auditorium at Normandy Farms Estates, in Blue Bell.  

COMING UP THIS WEEK, MAY 17-23
Friday, May 18 
Grace Place - Hilary Fuelleborn shares her expertise on Estate Planning.  A friendly community of seniors meets each Friday.  Lunch is served at noon followed by the program at 12:45 pm.  Come early for games, puzzles and fellowship.  Join us and bring a friend!  

Sunday, May 20
Adult Education: Family Matters – our series concludes with, “Where Do We Go From Here?” - Part 2 of Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence, with discussion and debrief on prevention efforts and how we can participate.

Confirmation Sunday with Teacher & Choir Recognition during the 10:30 am worship service.  Join us at 11:30 am for Sundae Sunday in Muyskens Hall. 

A Property Work Event happens at 12:00 pm - help rake, paint, and clean up around the church (pizza will be served).

Monday, May 21
The Spring Red Cross Blood Drive from 2:00 – 7:00 pm in Muyskens Hall. To schedule your appointment contact Chris Hoyler at 215-576-1404 or chrishoyler@verizon.net, or online at redcrossblood.org

UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATES!
Graduation Recognition - June 10
If you or your child are graduating (high school, college, technical school, graduate school, etc. ) this spring or has graduated since last summer, please email the church office by June 1 at office@gracejenkintown.org or call at 215-887-6117.  We want to recognize and celebrate with you!

Vacation Bible School is Flowing our Way! 
Registration for Water Water Everywhere week is limited and closes June 3rd so don't wait to join in! This year we are welcoming ALL AGES to join us June 17-21 from 5:45-7:45 for dinner, games, learning, and fun! Volunteers, child and adult participants – please register here or contact Kelly Hudson at khudson@gracejenkintown.org.   A donation of $10 per person/ $35 per family of 4+ is requested.  

High School Mission Trip – June 23-29 in Canfield, OH

Picnic and Softball Game at Alverthorpe Park - Wednesday, July 18

Middle School Mission Trip – July 21-27 in Baltimore, MD
 
SERVE OTHERS -- WITH GRACE!
Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network - Dinner Host Needed May 22 at 6:15 pm to provide and serve a meal for 2-3 families at Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church. Add your name to the sign-up sheet across from the church office. Questions - contact Claire McHugh at claire25@me.com or 215-407-0766.

Wellspring Saturday Breakfast Ministry – Volunteers (14 yrs or over) needed June 2 to help serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests at Old First UCC in Philadelphia.  Add your name to the sign-up sheet across from the church office.  Questions - contact Claire McHugh at claire25@me.com or 215-407-0766.

NEWS & NOTES:
VBS Supplies Needed!
Click here for a list of supplies needed for VBS.  Questions - contact Kelly Hudson at khudson@gracejenkintown.org

Grace Nursery School - Registration open for children ages 2 years-Pre-K.  Needed:  gently-used educational toys, shelving and storage furniture.  Contact Cindy at 215-694-0809 or ckleim@aol.com.

Benjamin Van Buren