Blessing of the Backpacks!  Sunday, August 23, 2015, during the Children’s Message at the 10:45am worship service, Rev. John will be doing a Blessing of the Backpacks.  Please encourage your child(ren) to bring along with them whatever backpack, lunch box, and or courier bag they will take with them to school.  When they go up front for the message, whatever they brought can go along with them for Rev. John to bless.  Thanks!

Mark your calendars to join your Grace Church Family at the Harrisburg Senators vs the Akron Rubber Ducks baseball game on Friday, September 4th. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic of hamburgers, hot dogs, bbq chicken, baked beans, mac & cheese, potato salad, chips, popcorn, cookies, soda and water from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The game begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $24 for adults 13 and older; and $14 for kids 4 through 12. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. Contact Sheri Fackler at 433-7058 or with questions.

August 2nd Offering Year-to-Date

Actual          Budget           Actual         Budget

$12,739       $15,600        $422,931      $483,600


Great job, Graceful Gardeners! Looked at the GG table lately?  Every Sunday it’s full of luscious, fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers.  The selection is impressive (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, beets, beans, and many more) and the quality would make a farmer jealous.  Make a donation, take it home, enjoy it, and benefit the Hummelstown Food Bank.

My name is Brendon Little and I am a member here at GUMC. I am completing my Eagle Scout Project. I will be building a sidewalk to connect the Youth Room and Pastor’s Office entrance. In order to raise funds for my project, I will be conducting a Keystone Candle sale. Please see the display, samples and order forms in the Narthex during the month of August to support my project. If you would like to make a donation instead of buying a candle, make the check out to “GUMC” and under memo put “Graceful Walk Project.” Hand the check in to the church office. Candle orders are due by the end of the 10:45 am service on August 16th. The estimated date to pick up candles is August 23rd. If you have questions, feel free to contact me at (717)367-3831. Thank you for your support!

Come and join other Grace Young Families today from 3 to 7 pm at the Hummelstown Pool. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided by GUMC. If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a fruit or a dessert to share. If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a side dish to share. Hummelstown Pool charges a $5 fee for each non member. Dinner will be ready at 5 pm.

The Ready for School Program is in need of your support! We are currently below our goal to help the 418 students who were identified in our communities. Lists of needed supplies are at the RFS table in the Narthex. We also need your financial support! Together we can share God’s love with our neighbors. Questions, please contact Tammy at or 566-2897.

Fall is fast approaching. The Grace Kitchen will be buzzing again on Thursdays with our Family Dinners starting September 3rd served from 5 to 6:30 pm. Anyone interested in helping with the Family Dinners or other food events, please email Tami Wagoner, Food Service Director, at

If your son or daughter is entering 7th grade this year, they are invited to join the 2015/2016 Confirmation Class of Grace UMC.  Please contact Sandy Grimes, 566-2897 or as soon as possible with their name and contact information.  The welcome letters and information packets will be mailed soon and we don’t want to miss anyone.  Thanks for your immediate cooperation.