If you are interested in becoming a member of Grace, please join us on Sunday, February 8th at 6:30 pm, for an informational coffee hour hosted by Rev. John.  The required subsequent sessions will be held on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am, beginning Sunday, February 15th and ending on Sunday, March 22nd.  New members will take their vows of membership on Sunday, March 22nd at the 10:45 am worship service.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Tammy Houck at tshgumc@aol.com or 566-2897.

GUMY and TY join for a Superbowl Party next Sunday, February 1st from 6 to 9 pm in the Youth Room.  We’ll have some delicious food, and ask each youth family to bring a drink to share and a nut-free sweet.  Note the extended hours.

Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Family Western Night on Saturday, February 21st, from 4 to 6 pm.  There will be games, crafts, food and fun for all!  Details will be forthcoming!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  Read all about it!  Criteria for GUMC-sponsored Mission Trips is now available on the Missions table in the Narthex.  This blue-colored document is a guideline for anyone planning a mission trip related to our Church and Church Family.  If you have a trip in mind that fulfills the criteria, please bring it to the Missions Committee to be approved before planning begins.  If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Marotta, habillmyer@hotmail.com.

Attention Graceful Gardeners and “could-be” Graceful Gardeners – order some extra seeds to plant for the congregation and our friends at the racetrack.  Both groups look forward to your fresh veggies.  Let’s start a few extra tomato, pepper, herb plants to take to the track so they can grow some of their own veggies, too.

Soup is on!  February’s Soup Sale Flavor is Loaded Potato Soup.  Proceeds benefit the Ready for School Program.  Sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Desk.

iBlast Grace Creative Ministries would like to invite you, your family, and friends to iBlast Grace, Family and Friends Night on Friday, January 30.  From 6 – 7 pm there will be a Spaghetti Dinner in the All-Purpose Room with donations accepted to benefit their outreach ministry. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. At 7:15 pm, there will be a program in the sanctuary for all ages with puppets, dowel rod routines, blacklight, signing, and entertainment and inspiration for all ages. You may attend either or both parts of the evening as your schedule allows. For more information, please contact Stacey Forshey or Barb or Jeff Rosensteel.

If you are interested in playing basketball in the APR Tuesday evenings starting February 3rd, at 7 pm, please sign-up at the Welcome Center Desk.


          We wish to thank our entire church family for all your support, prayers and love during this difficult time in our lives.  We are truly blessed to have such caring people in our lives.                                                            In Christ’s love,

                                                                           Mike and Ruth Still & Boys