January 3, 2019

This Week
January 3-9

Vacation Bible School 2019 Task Force Meeting - January 3
The VBS task force will hold its 2019 kick-off meeting at 7:30pm at the Jenkintown Brewhouse.  The dates for the 2019 VBS program are June 23 through 27.  Contact Kurt Heiselmoyer by email with any questions. 

Grace Place - January 4
Briar Bush will be presenting a live animal program on "Winter Survival".  
When it’s cold outside, animals don’t have mittens or hot chocolate to keep them warm. Instead some sleep through the winter, some have thick fur to stay active, and others just pack up and leave! Learn all the "cool" ways nature beats the cold in this live animal program.  Lunch is at noon followed by the program at 12:45 pm.  Bring a friend and join us!

Adult Ed Series - Strong Was Her Faith  - January 6
Join Pastor Kristen as she leads a 4 week study on women in the New Testament.  The study will occur at 9:30 each Sunday in January in the Palmer Room.

Upcoming Events

January 19:  Cornerstone Christian Academy Workday
Join us for a morning of work and service. Meet at church at 8:15 to carpool or you can meet us there at 9:00.  Service projects include painting, cleaning classrooms and storage areas, washing windows, and outside work (weather permitting).  All ages welcome.  Add your name to the sign-up list at the Vista Road welcome center or email John Still.

January 21:  MLK Day of Service
Grace will open it's doors wide in a day of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.  There will be various service projects available for all ages.  Sign up here to register.

February 1-3:  The 33rd Annual Women of Grace Retreat
A perfect midwinter break of learning, mingling and relaxation happening at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference.  The deposit deadline of December 30 is fast approaching, so send in your $75 today while it's still on your mind.  Checks should be made out to Grace Presbyterian Church, with notation for Women's Retreat and sent to the church office.  Also, please complete your registration form ASAP and either place it in the Women of Grace mail slot in the coat room, or email to Chris Hoyler.  For more information find the retreat brochure here.  We hope you plan on joining us! 

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.   We look forward to having you join us!

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.

Michaela Payne