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 11th of August of 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday August 11th of 2019, there was a 8:15 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335. This was followed by our Adult Sunday School Class at 9:30 am in the “Dan Lamb” room.

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.

Monday-Friday, August 12-16th of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, is hosting it’s annual Vacation Bible School entitled “ROAR”! This week we will learn about Mosses leading God’s people out of Egypt.

On Thursday August 15th of 2019, the United Methodist Women (UMW), will visit the mission barn to help put together cleaning kits for various disaster relief missions. Please inform Carol Curry, if you plan on going, and meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 at 9:30 am.

On Saturday August 17th of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will hold a birthday party for Jean Rumsey, a member of the church, who will be turning 90 this year. The party is from 2-4:00 pm.

Next Sunday, on August 11th of 2019, there will be an early service at 8:15 am at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335. This will be followed by our 9:30 am Adult Sunday School Class located in the “Dan Lamb” room.

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, there will be another Worship Service at 11:00 am at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Grace UMC

On August 25th of 2019, the members of the Grace United Methodist Church, are invited to the annual summer “Picnic and Praise in the Park” event. This year’s event will take place in the evening, with a meal at 6:00 pm. Church members are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and table service will be provided. This will be followed by a vesper service at 7:00 pm.

The Picnic and Praise in the Park event will take place at the Stainbrook Park located at 21762 German Rd, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, off Rt. 86, near Woodcock Creek Nature Center. Follow signs to pavilion #1.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Woodcock UMC.

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

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The “Mane” Event!!!, best week of the summer! Vacation Bible School is happening at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, August 12-16th from 6 to 8:00 pm. Participants will ROAR! Life is Wild! God is Good!

Feed..some..roaring..bellies! The Grace United Methodist Church is looking for items to help out with our ROAR! vacation bible school, August 12-16th. Find your leaf on the bulletin board, and put your donations in the box.  The items needed, are listed below.

  • pretzel sticks & regular pretzels
  • mini chocolate chips
  • fresh strawberries
  • clementines
  • various shapes of crackers
  • graham crackers
  • 8-oz cans crushed pineapple
  • 8-oz cans mandarin oranges
  • Whipped topping
  • mini marshmallows
  • animal crackers
  • 32-oz containers vanilla yogurt
  • blue food coloring
  • Rice Chex cereal
  • popped, salted popcorn
  • Puffcorn
  • banana chips
  • Skittles candies
  • small ice cream cups (such as Keebler Ice Cream Cups
  • mini chocolate muffins or brownie bites
  • Whipped topping
  • “confetti”/rainbow sprinkles
  • 12&16-oz cups, small plates, Ziploc (gal-size, snack size, sandwich size), paper towels, napkins, red & black Sharpies
  • These items are needed by Wednesday, August 7th of 2019. Thank you!

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.

90 and Fabulous

Please join us for a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Honoring Jean Rumsey

Saturday, August 17th 2019

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church

828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335

Light refreshments will be served

RSVP: lisabiebel@gmail.com, or 814-566-1150

Your presence is gift enough

MARK your calendars now for September 22nd, of 2019

GRACE UMC will be celebrating 150 years in Ministry!

YOU can help the Anniversary Committee by providing photographs and stories from our history. (Please label photos with names and dates! They will be scanned and returned. )

We would also like contact information of former members and friends of Grace UMC who might like to be invited to celebrate with us.

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.

PLEASE PRAY DAILY for THIS WEEK’S “ROAR!” VBS at GRACE UMC!

  • Pray that the leaders may effectively share God’s love with the children (and each other!)
  • Pray that the children will be able to hear and internalize the message of God’s love and care.
  • Pray for the safety in the activities and as people come and go to and from VBS each evening.
  • Pray that our closing program will glorify God and encourage parents and grandparents to be more involved with the church, wherever they may happen to attend.

OUR DAILY BIBLE POINTS

LIFE IS WILD … GOD IS GOOD!

  • Monday — When life is unfair … God is good!
  • Tuesday — When life is scary … God is good!
  • Wednesday — When life changes … God is good!
  • Thursday — When life is sad … God is good!
  • Friday — When life is good … God is good!

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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.