Memory Verse Challenge Week of Oct. 14: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
› Please complete the ballot in the bulletin regarding changes to the facility policy, and place in the offering plate.
› Although it is just October, we are already gearing up for the children’s Christmas Program. This year we are excited to present the musical “An Unplugged Christmas.” We would like to invite all the youth and school age children to come out and join us. If you have a child who is preschool age, we would love them to join us, too but we plan to have them come at a later date. Plan to come TODAY from 5-6 pm and join in the fun! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sherry Ryman or Tracey Layman.
› Senior Luncheon – Wed., Oct. 17, 12 noon, at Grace. The meal will be baked potato bar & ice cream bar. Guest speaker: Paul Mishler.
› Youth Group Service Project – Wed., Oct. 17, 4-6 pm, at Pastor Brad’s construction site. After turning on Zirkle Ln., driveway is .3 mi. on the right. (There will be NO Waffle Wednesday.) Contact Pastor Brad if you need transportation.
› Women's Fellowship will meet Thurs., Oct. 18, at 11:30 am at Pano’s. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy this time of fellowship!
› WRE Auction – Sat., Oct. 20, 9 am, at Shady Oak, Weaver’s Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg. Breakfast biscuits and lunch available. Bake sale and silent auction will be Friday night 5:30-7:30.
› Paint a Picture Fundraiser for the Philippines Learning Center – Sun., Oct. 21, 2-4 pm. Painting Instructor Promise Cook will show us step-by-step how to paint a beautiful picture. All supplies are provided. Cost: $35 in Lindsey Kolb's mailbox by TODAY. Sign up by the mailboxes.
› Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - If you would like to get to know your church family better, sign up to be a GUEST or a HOST for a light evening meal Saturday, Nov. 3. See forms by the mailboxes for more information and to sign up, or contact Melinda Armentrout. Forms are due TODAY.
› Highland Retreat Fall Banquet – Thurs., Nov. 1 at Lindale Mennonite Church. Enjoy a delicious dinner and hear updates from Highland’s previous year and exciting vision for the future. Meal will be served at 6:15. Micah Hurst will share why authentic Christian camp experiences are needed more than ever. Activities for children ages 4-11 are planned and a supervised area is available for youth 12+. All children & youth will have a pizza dinner. Contact Mary Jo Veurink to reserve a place at the Grace table! 246-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
› Thanksgiving Meal – Volunteers are needed to help with the annual community meal on Thanksgiving Day. Many gifts and talents are needed! Sign up in the hall. See Tam Strickler with questions.
› 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.
› 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.
› 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.
› 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.
› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Mondays 5-6 pm, at the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See bulletin board for more information.
› 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.
› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please have it to the church office by Thursday at 11:30. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.
› 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.
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