Memory Verse Challenge Week of Aug. 19: Romans 8:32 (NIV) “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
› The Pastoral Search Committee will hold a congregational meeting TODAY following the service. Please plan to attend this very important event regarding our lead pastor transition time.
› Parents—check your email! Update/correct your child's information so we can print out new name tags for the upcoming school year. Children in Children's Church will move to their new classes next Sunday, Aug. 26.
› Digging Deeper – Beginning Aug. 26 at 11:45-12:30 youth and their families (including younger children) are invited to stay after worship to enjoy a time of fellowship and discussion, “digging deeper” into the sermon or other relevant topics. This will replace junior and senior high Sunday School classes before worship. The group will not meet on the Sundays when there is a fellowship meal. Pizza will be provided on Aug. 26. See Pastor Kinley with questions.
› Jr. High Retreat – Oct. 12-13 at Highland Retreat for 6th-8th graders. See Pastor Kinley for more information and to sign up.
› New Office Hours – The new church office hours are Tuesday & Friday, 8:30-12:30. Please continue to send communications through email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 442-6235 throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Mary Jo will not be available by text or FB Messenger on her personal cell during the other days of the week, so leaving messages at church will be the best form of communication. Thank you!
› Classical Conversations – This homeschool group will be using the Grace facilities every Monday from 8 am – 4 pm for classes. Other events will not be scheduled during this time. Please avoid coming to the church building on Mondays, as they need to keep the facilities secure for their children.
› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Every Monday from 5-6 pm, using the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See more information on the flyers by the mailboxes.
› The Hispanic Church, Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, meets from 3-5 pm every Sunday in the children's church classroom downstairs. Other activities and events will not be scheduled in the fellowship hall during this time.
› If you need hearing assistance during the service all you need is a smart phone! (See the sound person if you need to borrow one of the extras that we keep on hand.) Download the "Audio Everywhere" app and connect to Gracewifi (password “Jesussaves), then link to either hearing aids that have Bluetooth, or regular headphones with Bluetooth or that plug into your phone. See the sound booth person for assistance.
› Receive youth group announcements on your phone! Text “@youthgm” to 81010, or use the Remind app. See Pastor Kinley with questions.
› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See the bulletin board in the hall for more information or contact Lindsey Kolb.
› Easy Tithe online giving is available on gracemennonite.net. See the bottom of any page on the website for “My Online Donation.” You do not need to register to use this giving tool, but you can set up an account if you wish. Either a credit/debit card or your bank account can be used to make your donation. Contact the church office or Keith Bly with questions.
› The Clothing Closet, located downstairs, is open every Sunday after the service and by calling the church office. Everyone is welcome to use this resource so that there is space to put new arrivals!
› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please have it to the church office by Thursday at 11:30. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.
› When planning a fundraising event please contact Mary Jo in the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form 4 weeks before the event.
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