You are invited and encouraged to attend Grace’s Annual Charge Conference on Monday, November 8th at 7pm, in the ABC Room #106. Come to the meeting and learn more about Grace’s mission and direction.

Santa Luncheon 2015 – Nothing reminds Grace members that Christmas is right around the corner like the Angel Tree in the Narthex! Next week (11/8) please select an Angel from the tree to support this year’s Santa Luncheon. Each child will have two angels on the tree – one for a need and one for a wish. Pink Angels=Girls, Blue Angels=Boys, Green Angels=Monetary donation. All gifts must be returned no later than 11/29. Volunteers are still needed for the event on December 12. Please contact Diana (sdbriselli@verizon.net) or Jacky (jackyonks@hotmail.com) for more info.

As harvest time ends and Thanksgiving approaches, our Graceful Gardens are put to rest for the year.  Thanks to everyone who contributed items to the table (appeared to be more contributors than ever), and thanks to everyone who patronized the table.  All of you contributed greatly to another fine year – $1,026.51 was donated to the Hummelstown Food Bank.  See you next spring!

Thank you to all who participated in the Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Walk this year on Team Grace.  We had the largest group we’ve ever had from Grace, and it was a beautiful walk on a beautiful afternoon.  This Hershey/Hummelstown Walk just reached the amazing milestone of raising $300,000 in its 30-year existence – how cool!  Hope to see a lot more of you next year.

Thanks to those of you that have supported the iBlast tshirt/hat/sticker/magnet fundraiser.  Items will arrive by early December and make great Christmas gifts.   Today is the last Sunday to view tshirts and order and pay in the Narthex.  Please contact Stacey Forshey at forsheyfamily5@comcast.net with any questions. 

Grace UMC is hosting an Appreciation Dinner to honor Grace military veterans, spouses, widows and widowers, on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 5:30pm, in the All-Purpose Room, to say thank you for your dedicated military service to our country.  If you as a Grace family member would like to join us at dinner to fellowship with our veterans, PRE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST!  Please sign the sign-up sheet located at the Welcome Center.  A suggested love offering of $5 per person will be collected from additional attendees at the dinner.  Thank you!

Volunteers from 15 local organizations including Grace UMC spent their Saturday morning gleaning apples. They gathered 18,921 pounds! The apples, as well as 55 quarts of homemade applesauce, were delivered to Food Pantries in the Central Pennsylvania community. Great job!