Announcements

This page is dedicated to informing the Congregation and any new members, of any upcoming news, announcements, and events that are important to the congregation and any new members, and will be updated weekly. Here are the announcements for the week of the 31st of July of 2022, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday July 31st of  2022, The 8:15 service at Grace will be discontinued at the end of June. We are glad  that Pastor Rebecca Patterson has been able to continue it for as long as she could. Our new Pastor, Richard Foland,  is considering adding an evening service either Saturday or Sunday, and will probably be asking for some feedback on that idea.

At 9:30  am, there was a Worship Service over at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road, Saegertown, Pennsylvania, 16433. Again because of COVID-19, Adult Sunday School has been canceled for the time being.

Later on that morning, there was a 11:00 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Mai15 Street Meadville, PA 16335.  Masks, Social Distancing, and other CDC recommended practices were observed during these services.

This Thursday, August 4th of 2022,  Our Thursday for Jesus Ministry is held at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. It starts at 5:30 pm and will go till 7 pm. This is for kids pre-school up to high school in the community and it’s a time of sharing, and praying, and eating, along with a bible lesson as well. 

Next Sunday August 7th of 2022, Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 8:15 service at Grace has been discontinued. There maybe  opportunity for a  evening service either Saturday or Sunday.

Also at 9:30  am, there will be a Worship Service over at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road, Saegertown, Pennsylvania, 16433. Again because of COVID-19, Adult Sunday School has been canceled for the time being.

Later on that morning, there will be a 11:00 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Mai15 Street Meadville, PA 16335.  Masks, Social Distancing, and other CDC recommended practices were observed during these services.

 

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Grace UMC

EARLY SERVICE  

A note from our pastor who retired at the end of June. “The 8:15 service at Grace will be discontinued at the end of June. I am glad to have been able to continue it for as long as I could. Pastor Rich is considering adding an evening service either Saturday or Sunday, and will probably be asking for some feedback on that idea.”

DAN LAMB CLASS 

The Dan Lamb Class has resumed, and will meet Sundays, in the Dan Lamb room at 9:30 am.

UPCOMING CALENDAR 

July 1 – Pastor Richard Folond begins his ministry through Grace and Woodcock UMC. 

August 6 (Saturday) 8: 30 am – FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST at Perkins – everyone invited! 

August 16 – 6:30 pm – Finance Committee / Administrative Board 

 

REMINDER TO PLAN FOR VBS! 

 

Make sure you mark your summer calendar for Vacation Bible School! It will be held every evening from August 8-12. 

 

As in previous years, we will need a lot of adult help and with snacks, crafts, registration, and publicity and as guides for the groups of children as they go from one activity to another. 

 Please contact Carole Fisher to volunteer (814-724-0915). 

 

 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER UPPER ROOM IS AVAILABLE.  

Contact Barbara to have one mailed to you, and let her know if you want the large print edition

 

JOIN US for WORSHIP on SUNDAY at 8:15 (in the parlor) or at 11 a.m. (in the sanctuary) 

Worship with us in person, hand sanitizer available, facemasks and social distancing highly encouraged as long as Crawford County has “high transmission” of Covid. 

Worship with us at 11 a.m. by calling FreeConferenceCall at 701-801-6412 (no access code), 425-436-6368 (access code 371741#), or 844-854-2222 (same access code). Please note: FreeConferenceCall will not be available on October 24, as it is set up through my cell phone, which will be going with me to Louisiana. 

Worship with us by viewing the livestream of the 11 a.m. service on the church’s Facebook page beginning soon after 11, or view the video of the service any time later. 

Everyone is appreciated, no matter how you connect with us! 

 

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Woodcock UMC.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETERS

If you attend the 11 a.m. service at Grace, you may have noticed that we have resumed our greeter ministry. We invite you to participate for a month at a time. If you would like to volunteer, but can’t make it every Sunday, please let us know.

In addition to a friendly “good morning” to everyone, duties include showing first-time visitors where the Sunday School classes meet, pointing out the restrooms, accompanying them to the sanctuary for worship and introducing them to the ushers.

Greeters will also lock the doors a few minutes after the worship service begins. Please let Joyce Duckworth know if you are willing to be a part of this important ministry.

 

Please sign the attendance pad, in the pews during both services, and include your mailing address and phone number, in case we do not have it. As winter approaches, we would like to make sure we have a working telephone chain in case we need to cancel services due to the weather. Announcement for cancellation of services due to the weather, will also be posted on the website as well as our Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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