January 24, 2019

This Week
January 24-30
Grace Place - January 25
Fellowship, games and lunch.  Bring a friend and join us!

Adult Ed Series - Strong Was Her Faith  - January 27
Join Pastor Kristen as she leads the fourth in a 4 week study on women in the New Testament.  The study begins at 9:30 am in the Palmer Room.

Prayer and Pilates - January 30
Have you ever wondered if Pilates is for you?  Join us at 6:30 pm in the Palmer Room to find out more about how strengthening the body can strengthen your spiritual life, create fellowship, and leave you stronger and more motivated to be the healthy person God intends you to be.

There will be information, conversation, and some basic movement.  It is helpful to be able to get down on the floor and get back up again.  We will be working towards a spiritually enhanced physical practice. Please bring a mat and a small pillow and wear clothes that you can easily move in. This is only an introduction, so it is not necessary for you to know anything about Pilates, only a desire to know more. Email June Hudson with any questions or for more information. 

Prizes Needed - through February 10
At our first Fellowship Meal on Tuesday, February 12th, we will have a fun night of BINGO.  We would like to collect prizes for this event.  Please bring in unopened/unused gifts, unused gift cards, or consider donating small prizes for any age group.  Prizes can be placed in the bin at the donation area labeled BINGO.   

Upcoming Events

January 27:  Annual Meeting and Lunch
Join us after the 10:30 service for the annual congregational meeting and lunch. Please join us in Muyskens Hall immediately following the 10:30 service.  Extended childcare will be available during this event. 

January 27:  Good Cooks Needed! 
Bring your favorite chili or cornbread to feed 6-8 to the Annual Congregational Meeting.  Please contact Christy Pietsch by email if you are volunteering to bring chili and/or cornbread. If you have a crockpot, please bring your chili in it.

February 1-3:  The 33rd Annual Women of Grace Retreat
The days are counting down for the Women's Retreat, to be held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.  Friday evening will start at 5:30 with an optional Happy Hour/buffet at Kubel's Too (a new location for us) for $30 per person, and the Retreat officially begins at 8:00.  We have lots of fun and surprises planned throughout the weekend that you won't want to miss!  The Retreat concludes at 11:30 am on Sunday, with everyone home in time for Super Bowl Sunday.  There's still time to sign up, but you'll need to quickly contact Chris Hoyler by email. Costs for the Retreat vary from $90 - 225.00.  Register on our website here.

February 1:  Grace Place
Learn how to detect and protect yourself from phone call and email scams! Join us as Chief of Police DiValentino, from the Jenkintown Police Department, shares interesting and important information. Lunch will be served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45 pm.

February 2:  Wellspring Saturday Breakfast Ministry 
Volunteers needed (14 yrs or over) to serve breakfast and distribute clothing, toiletries and snacks for up to 80 needy guests at Old First UCC in Philadelphia.  A small group from Grace serves on the first Saturday of the month.  Email Claire McHugh for more information or to sign up.

February 3:  Eskimo Bowl Flag Football Game
Join the Grace Church middle and high school youth groups and their families for a flag football game from 2-4 pm at the Jenkintown Middle/High School playing field located next to the tennis courts on Walnut Street. There will be a place for all to play together or cheer the players on. Come for fun, fellowship, friendly competition! Warm beverages will be provided. There will be no regular High School Youth Group that evening.  Email Pastor Kristen with questions or for more information.

February 8-10:  Men's Retreat
The retreat will be held at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference this year.  We are excited to have Bob Hudson as our guide this year after recently completing his studies from Westminster Theological Seminary.   Bob will be leading us with a theme of “The Person and Work of Jesus”.   Friday night will include dinner at the Van Buren’s followed by an opening “meet and greet”, with the teaching sessions occurring on Saturday.   We will then finish up with a church service on Sunday morning.   Folks are welcome to come for the weekend or just for the day on Saturday.   Scholarship funds are available.  Please contact Erik Dreisbach or Jim Still with any questions.  Register on our website here.

February 8-10:  High School Retreat
The high school youth will be going on a retreat to Camp Johnsonburg, NJ. Cost for the weekend will be $100. Email or phone Pastor Kristen to register and for more information.  *Registration deadline is Friday, January 25.

February 12:  Fellowship Meals Begin
Grace will host fellowship meals on the second Tuesday of each month.  Our First Meal will be complemented by a fun Bingo night following the meal!!  

The meal charge is $5 and will be from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Families, friends or small groups can sign up to cook for approximately 30-40 people.  This is a fun way to work together and provide food for a fun night!  Contact Stephanie by phone or email for more information.  Sign up at the Welcome Center or on online here.

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together! Join us for a week of hurricane relief in Kinston, North Carolina.  Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information. You can sign up on our website here.

Michaela Payne