Memory Verse Challenge Week of May 20: Titus 3:5 (NIV) “… He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit …” ”
› Cruise-In Planning Meeting - Tues., May 22, 6:30 at Grace. If you are interested in helping with this event on Fri., June 22, please contact Johnny Gochenour, 383-2506.
› The Gathering – This Wednesday, May 23, all are invited to Grace for a time of fellowship & Bible Study. The evening begins with a provided meal at 6 pm, followed at 6:30 by several Bible Study groups to choose from: Lighthouse – video series for all ages/genders; Grace Girls - Jr. & Sr. High girls; Men’s & Boys’ Bible Study – for all ages; A children’s lesson is provided for grades K-5.
› Vacation Bible School - June 18-22, 6-8:30 pm. Please register online at https://vbsmate.com/GraceMennoniteFellowship for “Splash Canyon!” See invitations in the bulletin and share one with a friend!
› VBS volunteers are still needed! We are especially in need of musical help, crafters, & group leaders. Adult & teen helpers are welcome! Please sign-up to volunteer at https://vbsmate.com/GraceMennoniteFellowship.
› Missionary family looking for a car to use June 22-Aug. 22, seven seats needed. Willing to pay mileage reimbursement. Please contact Melanie Miller if you have or know of any options. Thanks!
› Dave & Beth Nealon will be serving in a refugee community in a Middle Eastern country for two weeks in late June. This is through Virginia Mennonite Missions; the program is called E3 Collective. You can read more about it on the VMM website (vmmissions.org), and if you would like to donate on their behalf to help fund their trip, visit their public profiles at either of the web addresses:
› 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. See information by mailboxes for schedule and more info about scholarships from Grace! For those of you who still need to register your children, Highland has asked us to use coupon codes - GEM11 for week-long overnight camps GEM12 for Day Camp and Lookout. This will make paperwork easier for them and you will be able to see your final balance when you register. Contact Mary Jo Veurink with questions.
› 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 for the 2016-2017 school year, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See pink flyer by mailboxes for more info or contact Mary Jo in the church office.
› 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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