Busy on Sunday morning or just getting back in town? Join us at Sunday Night Connections on Sunday evenings, from 7pm to 8pm, in the LGI (2nd floor) for a casual contemporary worship as we lift up our voices in praise and enjoy a brief message from Andy Stanley’s Break Away series. If you would like to get involved in this ministry, join us for practice on Wednesday nights from 7:30pm to 9pm in the LGI. If interested in participating, please contact Bryan Waldron at bryanwaldron@comcast.net.

July 19th Offering Year-to-Date

Actual            Budget               Actual               Budget

$9,356             $15,600             $394,099           $452,400

 

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 slggumc@aol.com 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.

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!

 

The Ready for School Program is in need of your support! We are currently $8,000 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 tshgumc@aol.com 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 tamiwags88@gmail.com.

Welcome Center Volunteers and Greeters are needed! The only qualification to serve in these capacities is a friendly and welcoming smile. You can serve on a regular basis or on particular dates of your choosing. Sign-ups are always available at the Welcome Center. If you have any questions or to be included on the schedule on a regular basis, please contact Diana Briselli at (717)583-0612.

Over 370 children are registered for the 2nd annual Lace Up With Love INC event. Thank you, Grace Church members, for the 15 pairs of sneakers already donated! Collection of new sneakers will continue until August 12th and may be placed in the basket in the Narthex. Most needed sizes includes children’s size 11 through adult size 15 for boys, and children’s size 11 through adults size 12 for girls. Volunteers are needed August 10-15 to prepare for and help fit the sneakers. Sign up is easy online at Loveincgreaterhershey.org or call Love INC at 835-0101.

Any youth in 4th through 12th grade is encouraged to participate in our worship services as an Acolyte. If interested, or if you would like to retire from service, please contact Sandy Grimes at 566-2897 or slggumc@aol.com.

Please come and join other Grace Young Families on Sunday, August 9th from 3 to 7 pm at the Hummelstown Pool. RSVP to balance4family@gmail.com before July 30th so we can plan food. 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.