Mini Work Day rescheduled! We’re going to try again.    We will be having a ‘mini’ work day outside at Grace Church on Saturday April 4th at 9 am.   Strong arms are needed to dig and divide ornamental grasses in the rain bed and prayer garden.  Excess plants will be given away.  Come help get our lovely grounds in shape for spring.  In case of inclement weather, consult our webpage or Facebook for cancellation.   Questions?  Call Linda Stuart 533-1527.

Maundy Thursday Pizza Dinner sign-up is at the Welcome Center.  This is a dinner you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up for.  Pizza will be delivered from Papa John’s.  Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:15 pm.  It is a Love Offering as always.  Two pieces of pizza is planned for by the numbers signed up.  Thank you for your continued support of this ministry!

Grace Christian Preschool and Grace Christian Child Care are seeking your support of our Christian Education Blessings” Scholarship Fund to assist currently enrolled families faced with unexpected financial hardships. With each donation placed in the container in the Narthex or in an offering envelope, please post a “Heart and Hand” on the picture of the Educational wing of the Church to represent the blessings flowing into the Scholarship Fund. Checks can be made payable to “GUMC,” with a memo of “Scholarship Fund.” Contact Heidi Hoover at 566-8260 or at hhhgumc@aol.com with questions or for more details.

Our 4th Annual Cake Auction to support the Music Ministry will be held on April 19th during the Talent Show/Pot Luck.  Anyone interested in donating a cake should sign up at the Welcome Desk.  We are asking for 10 cakes to be auctioned off in between acts with an additional 5 cakes to be offered as a silent auction throughout the evening.  Please see Serena Heffner for more details.

Grace’s worship ministries will be presenting “An Afternoon of Psalms and Praise” on Sunday, April 19th at 4 pm. This is a free event and open to the public. There will be a fundraising dinner following the event with all donations going to our Handbell Refurbishing Fund. We hope that you will join us!

Thrilling…Scary….Challenging…Rewarding….all words that can be used to describe parenting!  Please join the LIFE 101 Adult Sunday School Class (formerly Vital Pursuits) in Room 206 on Sunday, April 12th, at 9:35 am, for an Open House Coffee to learn more about our new study, “The Parent Adventure…Preparing Your Kid for a Life with God.”   The Parent Adventure offers parenting techniques and concepts for increasing communication, building a balanced life, and creating better relationships with children of all ages. If you are unable to attend the Open House but would like to attend the classes, please contact Sheri Fackler at Fackler5clan@gmail.com or (717) 566-5695 so we can order materials.

VBS Planning meeting will be held on April 12th following the 10:45 am service in the upstairs LGI.  Also, the online registration is up and running at – http://gracehummelstown.org/programs-2/vbsform/. Please contact Brent or Idalee Simpson (bwsimpson5@gmail.com or ides31@yahoo.com 717-756-9866) if you have any questions or to volunteer for VBS.

Please mark your calendars for the Inaugural 5K Hummelstown Hunger Run/Walk  on Saturday, May 16th.  All proceeds benefit the Hummelstown Food Pantry.  To  register, volunteer, or for more information, please visit us at  http://htownhungerrun.wix.com/hummelstown5K, or call Jill Osevala at 566-3597.   Register by April 17th for a discount!