Announcements

› Please fill out ballots in the bulletins that seek affirmation for the new Social Media Policy and updated Organizational Guidelines. Place ballots in the offering plate.

› Youth Group Waffle Wednesday – Feb. 20, 6-7:30 pm at Grace. All youth are invited, bring a friend!

› Women's Fellowship will meet Thurs., Feb. 21, at 11:30 am at Thomas House. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy this time of fellowship!

› Men’s & Boys’ Retreat – Feb. 22-23 at the cabin in WV. Sign up in the hall if you’d like to attend. More details to come!

› Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Disaster Service Unit Meeting – Fri., Feb. 22 at 6 pm, at Dayton Mennonite Church, a meal followed by the meeting. The John & Jennifer Murch family will speak about their summer service in Puerto Rico. Gene Stewart (Region 3 Coord.) with Va. Dept. of Emergency Management (VDEM), will address the Commonwealth's response following natural disasters. There will also be updates on MDS activity from both local and bi-national MDS persons. Join us for an evening of fellowship, education and inspiration. All persons interested in MDS work are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by Feb. 9 to Raphael Steinbach if interested.

› Youth Group Lock-In – Drop-off Mar. 8 at 6 pm, pick-up Mar. 9 at 8 am. More details to come! See Pastor Kinley with questions.

› WRE Choral Concert – Sat., Mar. 16, at 4 pm at EMU Commons, featuring many elementary students from Grace!

› LaShonda Russell will be leading a group of women & young women to do a Kensington Outreach in Philadelphia, PA (this is different than Rock the Block) Mar. 29 (leave at 6:30 am) – Mar. 31 (Leave Kensington at 1 pm). Cost is $110/person. Transportation will be a 12-passenger van, with additional vehicles if needed. If you’d like to participate in this ministry, please let LaShonda know by Feb. 17 and contact her with any questions.

› Renew Camp – Save the dates June 9-13 at EMHS. Pastor Kinley will pay $50, youth need to pay $135 before March 1. 1 adult needed for every 5 youth (high schoolers only). More details to come regarding registration.

› Attend Highland Retreat Summer Camp! If you would value a summer Christian camp experience for your son/daughter, age 5-16, register them today! See www.highlandretreat.org to register online or learn more. Grace provides camperships and will match your deposit. Simply enter the appropriate code during registration - GEM100 for week-long camps GEM60 for Day Camp and Lookout Camps. In addition, Highland matches 50% of Grace’s contribution, and there are sibling discounts! You do not need to turn in an invoice to the church office. Contact Mary Jo Veurink with questions or if additional assistance is needed.

› In the event of inclement weather, check whsv.com/closings or watch WHSV for the status of church events. Announcements will also be made via email and on Facebook if events or services are cancelled.

› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please call or email the church office by Friday at 8 am. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.

› Wifi Network – Connect to “Gracewifi” and use the password “Jesussaves.”

› If you need hearing assistance during the service all you need is a smart phone! (See the sound person if you need to borrow one of the extras that we keep on hand.) Download the "Audio Everywhere" app and connect to Gracewifi (password “Jesussaves), then link to either hearing aids that have Bluetooth, or regular headphones with Bluetooth or that plug into your phone. See the sound booth person for assistance.

› Receive youth group announcements on your phone! Text “@youthgm” to 81010, or use the Remind app. See Pastor Kinley with questions.

› Easy Tithe online giving is available on gracemennonite.net! See the bottom of any page on the website for “My Online Donation.” You do not need to register to use this giving tool, but you can set up an account if you wish. Either a credit/debit card or your bank account can be used to make your donation. Contact the church office or Keith Bly with questions.

› When planning a fundraising event please contact Mary Jo in the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form 4 weeks before the event.

› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See the bulletin board in the hall for more information or contact Lindsey Kolb.

› When giving prayer requests during sharing time, please speak into a microphone and state your name so all can hear and know who is speaking.

› Large print bulletins are available, see a greeter if you are in need of one.

› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Mondays 5:30-6:15 pm, at the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See bulletin board for more information.

› The Hispanic Church, Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, meets from 3-5 pm every Sunday in the children's church classroom downstairs. Other activities and events will not be scheduled in the fellowship hall during this time.

› Church office hours are Tues. & Fri. 8:30-12:30. Please send all communications through email, gracemennonite@comcast.net, or leave a voicemail at 442-6235, throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Mary Jo is not available by text or FB Messenger on her personal cell during the other days of the week, so leaving messages at church will be the best form of communication. Thank you!

› Classical Conversations – This homeschool group uses the Grace facilities every Monday from 8 am–4 pm. Other events will not be scheduled during this time. Please avoid coming to the church building on Mondays, as they need to keep the facilities secure for their children.

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