lessing of the Backpacks!  Sunday, August 23rd, during the Children’s Message at the 10:45 am 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!

A planning meeting will be held Sunday, August 23rd in the Youth Room following the 10:45 am worship service for anyone who would like to volunteer for the Trunk or Treat event that will be held Monday, October 19th from 6 to 8 pm in Grace’s parking lot. Jacki Kratz is the facilitator for this event, so get in touch, be involved! Call Jacki at 475-7494 or email thankgodforteachers@gmail.com.

August 9th Offering Year-to-Date

Actual          Budget      Actual       Budget

$14,659      $15,600    $437,590    $499,200


Back to the Track, Jack! Please mark your calendars to join us for the Labor Day Pig Roast and family activities with the Racetrack Chaplaincy at Penn National. We would love participation from our congregation. More details will follow.

GUMY is invited to meet at Grace by 5:30 pm to depart for the Forshey home next Sunday, August 23rd where there will be outside games and swimming. We will return to the Church by 9 pm. Sign-up in the Youth Room.

Join us Thursday, August 27th for our 2015 Prayer Vigil for 12 hours of constant prayer to be enlightened, inspired and renewed!  During this time of prayer, we will lift up Rev. John, our staff, our leadership, our congregation and our community as we begin the Church Programming Year at Grace. The Prayer Vigil will be from 6:00am – 6:00pm, followed by a fellowship dinner at 6:15pm. Sign-up on line at www.gracehummelstown.org or at the Narthex Welcome Center.

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 fackler5clan@gmail.com with questions.

It’s time once again for Grace’s annual Sausage/Shortcake Sale held at the Hummelstown Arts Festival on Saturday, September 19th. We encourage you to support this important fundraiser for our Church. There’s many opportunities for you to volunteer and we could especially use your help selling sausages and shortcakes at Grace’s booth on the day of the Festival. Sign-up in the Narthex.

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.

Empty Paper Towel Tubes are needed for an upcoming ECM lesson. If you could remember to bring your empty paper towel tubes with you to Grace on Sunday, that would be awesome. Just place them in the church office. Thanks!


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, I will be conducting a Keystone Candle sale. Please see the display, samples and order forms in the Narthex. 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 TODAY by the end of the 10:45 am service. The estimated date to pick up candles is August 23rd.