August 1, 2019

This Week
August 1-7

Grace Place - August 2
Grace Place meets every Friday from 10:30am - 2:00pm in the Palmer Room. It’s a wonderful time of fellowship, food and fun for older adults.  Lunch is served at noon. Bring a friend and join us!  For more information visit our website.  

Summer Special Music - Aug 4
Join us at the 10:30 am worship service to enjoy special music by Kevin Engleman, organ, and Valerie Clayton, piano.

Cornerstone Christian Academy Back to School Collection - through Aug 25
Help support our mission partner by donating school supplies for the students and their classrooms. Check the list of supplies needed. Items can be left in the designated bins on the balcony hallway through August 25. Learn more about Cornerstone here.  

Upcoming Events
August 9:  Grace Place Bingo
Bingo is back! Yeah!  Kristen Levens will be stepping in as Bingo caller at Grace Place.  Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo and prizes.  Lunch is served at 12:00 noon and the game will begin at 12:45 pm.  Hope to see you there!  For more information about Grace Place visit our website.  

August 10:  All Youth & Families Trenton Thunder Baseball Game
Evening game followed by fireworks. Returning to Grace around 10:30 pm.

August 25:  Blessing of the Backpacks
As summer comes to a close, join us during the 10:30am worship service for a special blessing of the backpacks.  Have your child bring their backpack for a blessing before starting the new school year.  Children will continue their backpack preparation during a special Grace Gathering Sunday School lesson.

September 8:  
Rally Day

Plans are coming together for this exciting annual event!  All are welcome to join us for food, fellowship and fun following the 10:30 am worship service.

Corney-Tourney - Rally Day 2019 Corn Hole Tournament
What is Corn Hole?  Corn Hole is a lawn game that is very similar to a bean bag toss.  Participants toss bean bags into a pre-made corn hole board and receive points based on where the bean bag lands. It is a game suitable for all ages. 
Sign up as a team of 4 and choose a team name, or indicate you would like to be placed on a team to compete in this fun and lively event.   Sign up on the bulletin board at church, during coffee hour on August 18th or 25th,  or email Paige Cooper, member of the GO (Growth & Outreach) team. 

October 20:  Dan Bellamy and His Inflatable Stories
Mark your calendar!  Join us for this fun family event at 4 pm.  Dan Bellamy makes the Bible come to life with stories from our sacred text through the medium of balloons! This is a great event to bring kids, grandkids, friends and neighbors!  EmailSara Bloncourt for more information.  

November 10:  Rise Against Hunger
Mark your calendar! The GO Team will host our 2nd Rise Against Hunger meal packing event.  The GO team is putting together a planning subcommittee. If you would like to serve at this event, please contact Bob MacFarland. Spots are open for set up, clean up, advertising, food and more!! 

Tina Hinks