Announcements

› Prepare your hearts and minds to participate in Communion this morning.

› Congregational Business Meeting – TODAY, immediately following the service, in the sanctuary. All are encouraged to attend this important meeting, which will include approval of the 2019 budget (in mailboxes).

› Youth Planning during Digging Deeper – All youth are encouraged to attend a planning meeting at 11:45 TODAY in the fellowship hall, pizza provided. Jr. and Sr. High will be brainstorming activities for the first half of 2019 (while parents are at the business meeting).

› Baptism classes will start soon for anyone interested (youth or adults) in being baptized this summer. Please contact Pastor Kinley if you would like to take the classes.

› The Gathering – Wed., Jan. 23, all are invited 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 activity is provided for grades K-5.

› Youth Group Skating – Sat., Jan. 26, roller skating or ice skating, depending on the weather. More info to come!

› Ladies, Encouragement Cafè is coming to Richmond, Jan. 26! There will be speakers, a stage artist, worship music and vendors from 9 am-3 pm at Fairmount Christian Church, Mechanicsville. Tickets can be purchased online at encourgemenatcafe.com. See Dawn Mast with questions. We hope to see you there!

› Boys & Girls Club Game Night – Feb. 2, at 5 pm. Bring a dish to share and your favorite board game. All are invited! See Karena Mathias with questions.

› LaShonda Russell will be leading a group of women & young women to do a Kensington Outreach in Philadelphia, PA (this is different than Rock the Block) Mar. 29 (leave at 6:30 am) – Mar. 31 (Leave Kensington at 1 pm). Cost is $110/person. Transportation will be a 12-passenger van, with additional vehicles if needed. If you’d like to participate in this ministry, please let LaShonda know by Feb. 17 and contact her with any questions.

› In the event of inclement weather, check whsv.com/closings or watch WHSV for the status of church events. Announcements will also be made via email and on Facebook if events or services are cancelled.

› 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 Mary Jo in 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 $20/month ($240/year). 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. 8:30-12:30. 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!

› Classical Conversations – This homeschool group uses the Grace facilities every Monday from 8 am–4 pm. 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.

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