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 8th of March of 2020, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday March 8th of 2020, there was a 8:15 am Worship Service at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania, 16335, followed by a Adult Sunday School Class at 9:30 am in the “Dan Lamb” room, 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.

On Tuesday March 10th of 2020, The “Plarn” group will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335, at 9:30 am to cut more plastic bags, and work on pillowcases and fleece blankets. All are welcome to join us.

Later on in the evening, the Finance Committee, and Administrative Board will have a combined meeting at the Grace Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street Meadville, PA 16335, at 6:30 pm. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the Financial and Administrative matters concerning the future of the church.

In keeping with the tradition, of “Ash Wednesday” and the Lenten season, the third Lenten Luncheon is this Wednesday March 11th of 2020, at 12:00 noon, at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 870 Diamond Park Square, in Meadville Pennsylvania, 16335. This will be followed by a worship program at 12:30 pm. The Church’s phone number is (814) 724-7389.

Later on in evening the Choir will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335,  at 7:15 pm, for the their normal practice.

8 pm that evening, will mark the third practice for the Easter Cantata. This practice  will take place at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335.

On Thursday March 12th of 2020, The Grace United Methodist Church, located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will hold it’s weekly ministry called “Thursday’s for Jesus”. This event is held for kids from Preschool to high school, in the community. We will have a share and prayer meal, and a craft making session, that will involve a bible lesson.

Next Sunday March 15th of 2020, 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.

Also 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 Wednesday March 18th of 2020, the 4th Lenten Luncheon, will be held at the St. Agatha RC Church located at 353 Pine Street Meadville, PA 16335, at 12:00 noon, followed by a worship service at 12:30 pm. The Church’s number is (814) 336-1112.

Later on in the evening of  Wednesday March 18th of 2020, the Board of Trustees will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335, at 2:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the maintenance issues of the church.

On Thursday March 19th of 2020, the United Methodist Women (UMW), will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, at 12:00 noon, for the first time this year. Betty Hollabaugh will present the program on prayer. Betty Cole and Carol Curry will be the hostesses. All ladies are welcome to come.

April 24 & 25 is the “Annual Spring Rummage Sale” at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335. The number to the church is (814) 724-6312. Please leave donations of CLEAN items in the storage room off of the dinning room. We are sorry, but we cannot accept donations of televisions or electronic items.  The time of the event will be determined as the date draws closer. Thank you!

The United Methodist Women (UMW), will sponsor a “SPRING BAKE SALE” and will donate the proceeds to the current “Expenses” fund of the Grace United Methodist Church which is located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335. We will request donations of baked goods as the date nears. This event is scheduled for April 28th of 2020. The time of the event will be determined as the date draws closer.

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Woodcock UMC.

There are no upcoming events at Woodcock 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.

The new March/April 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.

LENTEN LUNCHEONS COMING SOON

Ash Wednesday is February 26th of 2020 this year and marks the start of the Lenten Season for 2020. The Meadville Area Ministerial Association invites you to visit their various churches for this year’s Lenten Lunch Series. Each week a different congregation will provide a simple meal and a devotional speaker, with donations for lunch supporting a program of that church’s choosing.

Please mark your calendar to join us on the following Wednesdays, with lunch available at 12:00 and program beginning at 12:30 pm.

February 26th of 2020, Stone United Methodist Church 956 South Main Street, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. (814) 724-6736.

March 4th of 2020, Trinity Lutheran Church 649 Park Avenue Meadivlle, Pennsylvania 16335  (814) 336-2654.

March 11th of 2020, Christ Episcopal Church 870 Diamond Park Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 (814) 724-7389.

March 18th of 2020, St. Agatha’s RC Church 353 Pine Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, (814) 336-1112.

March 25th of 2020, Stone United Methodist Church 956 South Main Street Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, (814) 724-6736.

April 1st of 2020, United Faith Fellowship Church of God 561 State Street Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, (814) 336-4124.

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