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 December of 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE UMC

On Sunday December 8th of 2019, 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.

Later on in the evening, at 5 pm, the Woodcock United Methodist Church, held their Annual Christmas Program entitled “Tis The Season”. This program consisted of 8 skits as well as holiday music, and a light supper.

On Wednesday December 11th of 2019, the choir will meet at the Grace Untied Methodist Church at 7:15 pm, for it’s usual choir practice, followed by a Christmas Cantata practice at 8 pm.

Wednesday December 11th of 2019, is also the day for Donations for the Mitten Tree

On Thursday December 12th of 2019, the Plarn/Sew ‘n’ Sews Group will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335, at 9:30 am, to continue their arts and crafts activities.

Later on that afternoon at 12:00 pm the United Methodist Women (UMW) will meet at the “Bistro” in Downtown Meadville for their annual “Christmas luncheon”. Please let DeDe Swavey or Betty Cole know if you plan to come so that we can finalize the reservations.

Later on that evening, 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 pre-school 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.

On Friday December 13th of 2019, Volunteers of the Grace United Methodist Church, will ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Valesky’s in Downtown Meadville, from 8 am to 6 pm. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the hallway of the first floor of the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335.

Next Sunday, on December 15th 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.

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.

Later on that afternoon, at 12:00 PM, there will be a covered-dish “Christmas Dinner” at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. This is after the second service, and the meal will be served with Ham, Rolls, and beverages. After dinner will be the “White Elephant Gift Exchange”.

Later on that afternoon at 4:00 PM. The Grace Untied Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will host a concert at the church for the Meadville Community Children’s Choir, in the Sanctuary of the church. All are welcome to attend!

IN UPCOMING WEEKS at Grace UMC

On December 21st of 2019, the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335, will hold it’s monthly “Community Meal” downstairs in the dinning room of the church. This meal is for anyone in the community who would like to come for a bite to eat, and who would like to fellowship with one and other.

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 United Methodist Women (UMW), still has some Rada Knives, Spatulas, and other items available for sale for Christmas gifts. Please see Betty Cole, President of the United Methodist Women, to purchase them.

The United Methodist Women (UMW), at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 828 North Main Street in Meadville, PA 16335 is still collecting gloves, hats, mittens,and scarves to place on the Mitten Tree. These will be given out at a special party to benefit LOCAL needy Children. All items for the mitten tree need to be brought in by Wednesday December 11th of 2019. The Children’s Party will be held at a different location the following Saturday.

The new January-February 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.

Offering envelopes for 2020 are available to pick up at the back of the sanctuary at Grace. If you don’t have offering envelopes and would like to have them, please let us know.

10 ways “To Pray”

FOR OUR PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN FAMILY

PRAY OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL

  1. Sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5)
  2. Know we are praying for them (2 Tim. 1:3)
  3. Experience God’s comfort (2 Thess. 2:16-17)
  4. See God open doors to evangelism (Col. 4:3)
  5. Boldly share the gospel (Acts 4:29)
  6. Mature in their faith (Col. 1:28-29)
  7. Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work (Acts 9:23-25)
  8. Remain joyful amid suffering (Acts 5:41)
  9. Forgive and love their persecutors. (Matt. 5:44)
  10. Be rooted in God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

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