Memory Verse Challenge Week of July 22: Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV) “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
› Pastor Richard will be on vacation through Aug. 7. Please contact one of the other pastors or someone on the elder team if you are in need.
› The Pastoral Search Committee will hold a congregational meeting Aug. 19 following the service. Please plan to attend this very important event.
› New Office Hours – Beginning the week of Aug. 5, new church office hours will be Tuesday & Friday, 8:30-12:30. Please continue to send communications through email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 442-6235 throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Mary Jo will not be available by text or FB Messager 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!
› Digging Deeper – Beginning Aug. 26 at 11:45-12:30 youth and their families (including younger children) are invited to stay after worship to enjoy a time of fellowship and discussion, “digging deeper” into the sermon or other relevant topics. This will replace junior and senior high Sunday School classes before worship. The group will not meet on the Sundays when there is a fellowship meal. See Pastor Kinley with questions.
› Please do not leave donations for the clothing closet at this time. We’re overflowing! Please do visit the clothing closet to take some home!
› LaShonda Russell will be serving with Kensington Philly OutReach (Rock the Block) and she is inviting others to join her! A van will take volunteers to Philadelphia Fri., Aug. 10, returning Sun., Aug. 12. Cost is $110/person and there will be some fundraising. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well for those who want to help pay for someone else to go. Contact LaShonda Russell 578-0782 for more information.
› 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. See information by mailboxes for schedule and more info about scholarships from Grace! For those of you who still need to register your children, Highland has asked us to use coupon codes - GEM11 for week-long overnight camps GEM12 for Day Camp and Lookout. This will make paperwork easier for them and you will be able to see your final balance when you register. Contact Mary Jo Veurink with questions.
› 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.
› 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 for the 2016-2017 school year, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See pink flyer by mailboxes for more info or contact Mary Jo in the church office.
› 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.
› The Clothing Closet, located downstairs, is open every Sunday after the service and by calling the church office. Everyone is welcome to use this resource so that there is space to put new arrivals!
› 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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