Announcements

› Thank you to Pastor Kinley and the Simmers family for their service to Grace and everything they mean to this congregation. Sunday, June 16, is Pastor Kinley’s last day serving as youth pastor.

› Women's Fellowship will meet Thurs., June 20 at 11:30 am at Traditions. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy this time of fellowship!

› Highland Camp-out – June 28-30. Don’t miss this fun weekend of fellowship with our Grace family! Check-in time is 6 pm Friday. There will be corn hole and GaGa tournaments, Chicken BBQ ASP fundraiser (Sat. evening), watermelon social (Sat., 7 p.m.), campfire sing-a-long, swimming pool hours, and more! The weekend concludes with a worship service at 10 am Sunday followed by a fellowship meal. Come to camp for the weekend or just visit during the day. Sign-up sheets are in the hall. See Melinda Armentrout or Seth and Lorie Turner with questions.
 
› Kensington Outreach (Philadelphia, Pa.), “Rock the Block,” will be held Aug. 9-11. Open to youth and adults. Transportation provided – leaving Aug. 9 at 6:30 a.m. Deadline to register is July 1. For more info contact LaShonda Russell, 540-578-0782.
 
› Many of our youth will be participating in Renew Camp this week. There will be a prayer of blessing during today’s service.
 
› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry could use your help:
1. If you are putting in a garden consider an extra row or plant to contribute the produce to the food pantry.
2. Volunteer to help with distribution on a 4th Monday of any month.
3. We can always use canned food (nonexpired), paper products and/or monetary gifts to help purchase goods for the pantry.
4. Our clothing closet needs volunteers to help organize that room. Now accepting gently worn summer clothes. Save your winter donations for that season!
If you can help the LSCFP in one of these ways or have other ideas in how to help us serve our community contact Margie Clement.

› The Food Pantry Committee would like to bless the folks that receive help through our Pantry here at Grace. We want to have a cookout in June, July and August. We are looking for small groups to “host” this each month in the pavilion. Please contact either Kay Kibler or Margie Clemet if interested.

› Our Daily Bread devotional books for June/July/August are by the mailboxes – everyone is encouraged to take one! Or visit the App Store to download Our Daily Bread for your mobile device!

› Attend Highland Retreat Summer Camp! If you would value a summer Christian camp experience for your son/daughter, age 5-16, register them today! See www.highlandretreat.org to register online or learn more. Grace provides camperships and will match your deposit. Simply enter the appropriate code during registration - GEM100 for week-long camps GEM60 for Day Camp and Lookout Camps. In addition, Highland matches 50% of Grace’s contribution, and there are sibling discounts! You do not need to turn in an invoice to the church office. Contact the church office with questions or if additional assistance is needed.

› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please call or email the church office by Friday at 8 am. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.

› Wifi Network – Connect to “Gracewifi” and use the password “Jesussaves.”

› 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.

› 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.

› When planning a fundraising event please contact the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form 4 weeks before the event.

› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student, the commitment is $1/week or $5/week. See the bulletin board in the hall for more information or contact Lindsey Kolb.

› When giving prayer requests during sharing time, please speak into a microphone and state your name so all can hear and know who is speaking.

› Large print bulletins are available, see a greeter if you are in need of one.

› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Mondays 5:30-6:15 pm, at the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See bulletin board for more information.

› 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.

› Church office hours are Tues. & Fri. mornings. Please send all communications through email, gracemennonite@comcast.net, or leave a voicemail at 442-6235, throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Mary Jo is not 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!


CLICK HERE FOR
Virginia Mennonite Conference & Area Announcements
and Volunteer & Employment Opportunities