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 22nd of September of 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday September 22nd of 2019, there was an Adult Sunday School Class at 9:30 am in the “Dan Lamb” room, at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. The class was lead by lay leader Albert Weber.

Also 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. this was followed by their Adult Sunday School class at 10:30 am.

Later on that morning, there was a 11:00 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. Our Guest speaker was Rev. Dennis Swineford, who delivered the sermon entitled “Looking Back” to Commemorate the Anniversary of 150 years of Ministry of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Later on in the afternoon at 12:30 PM there was a luncheon celebration and program honoring that anniversary.

On Wednesday September 25th of 2019, the Choir will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 at 7:30 pm, for their third practice of the year of 2019.

On Thursday September 26th of 2019, the Weekly Ministry, Thursdays for Jesus, will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 at 5:30 p.m. This ministry is for kids in the community from Preschool to High School. We will have a share and prayer meal, and a bible lesson.

On Saturday, September 28th of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will hold it’s monthly community meal at 11:30 am. This Meal is free to anyone in the community who would like a bite to eat, and would like to fellowship with one another.

Next Sunday, on September 29th of 2019, there will be a 8:15 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, This will be followed by our  Adult Sunday School Class at 9:30 a.m., in the “Dan Lamb” Room led by our Lay Leader, Albert Webber.

At the same time at 9:30 am, there will be a Worship Service at the Woodcock United Methodist Church located at 23048 Gravel Run Road in Saegertown PA 16433. Following that service there will be a Adult Sunday School Class at 10:30 am.

Later on in the morning, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335 will have a second worship Service at 11:00 am.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Grace UMC

On October 4th and 5th of 2019, The Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will hold it’s Annual Grace UMW Fall Rummage Sale. Please leave your donations of CLEAN items in the storage room off of the dinning room. WE are sorry, but we cannot accept donations of electronics or televisions. More details to follow, as the dates and times draw closer, thank you.

On October 5th of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church will hold it’s monthly fellowship breakfast at Perkins at Meadville, PA at 8:30 a.m. All are welcomed to attend.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Woodcock UMC.

There are no upcoming events at the Woodcock United Methodist Church at this time.

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.

LAWN CARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Grace UMC needs several folks willing to take care of the church grounds for one month each. (August, September, and October are “available” on a first-come, first-pick basis!)

In addition to mowing, duties include picking up littler and trimming the edges of the lawn, as needed. There is a mower in the shed, for which the church provides the gas.

If interested please see Pastor Becky Patterson or Steve Fisher, or call the church at 814-274-6312. We will arrange for someone to unlock the shed the first time and help you get started.

Our thanks to Steve Fisher, Dick Cury, Bob Miliren, and Albert Williams, who have taken care of the lawn so far this year.

The September-October Upper Room is available, in large and small print, in the back and at the side of the sanctuary at the Grace United Methodist Church, which is located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335.

SEPTEMBER MISSION PROJECT

(collecting through October 13, 2019)

Women’s Services St. James Haven

Our local shelters provide a safe palce for some of the most vulnerable among us.

These items are requested for both shelters. What we collect will be divided between them.

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cleanning Supplies
  • Hygine products
  • Paper Products

These items are requested for Women’s Services

  • Pillows
  • Phone Cards
  • Bandages
  • Baby Ointment
  • Cough Drops
  • Antacids
  • Asprins
  • Diapers, especially sizes 4, 5, 6
  • Pull-ups (any size)

Please place your donations in the bins at the back of the sanctuary, at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335. Thanks!

Sponsored by the Grace UMC Missions and Evangelism Committee.

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