GRACE UCC Supper Club


SIGN-UP FOR SUPPER CLUB!

Send an email to admin@grucc.com to add yourself to the Supper Club List.

 

SUPPER CLUBis coming back to Grace Church this fall afterbeing on hiatus! SUPPER CLUB is a socialactivity in which people are placed in groups of 6-8 to dine together once a month.  Whether it’s at a restaurant or someone's home, supper club is a great way to meet your church family and have fun together!  The only rule is: NO CHURCH BUSINESS!! 

 

This is about fun, making friends, and getting to know each other! And, what

better way to do that than to eat together?  Come Join the Fun & Fellowship!

food around the table


 

 


Frederick “In the Street”

Volunteers Needed for the Grace table!

IN THE STREET 2018

Every year, “In the Street” brings thousands of people to downtown Frederick.  Grace Church will have a booth with kids activities in the festival this year and we need YOUR help! Please consider taking a 2 hour slot to help Pastor Rob work the booth and fun kids activities and give out balloons, stickers, etc.  In the Street is Saturday, September 8th from 11-5. 


Many Thanks!

 

Please email admin@grucc.com in the church office to volunteer! 




Pastor Rob is on Sabbatical through August 31.


A schedule of different pastors will be with us on Sundays to lead worship service, for emergencies, as well as a list of volunteers on call to visit people in the hospital and nursing homes as we have the need. Gary Johnson is coordinating this and will be the contact person for this ministry while Pastor Rob is away. Thanks!


Grace UCC Sabbatical Preaching Schedule

Sunday, August 12~Gary Johnson

Sunday, August 19~Rev. Beth O’Malley

Sunday, August 26~Rev. Beth O’Malley



Volunteer Opportunities at Grace Church

Are you ready to be more involved at Grace?

We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests! 

Mission, Outreach, and Volunteer Opportunities:

Þ Sunday, August 19 - FREDERICK COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY’S SOUP KITCHEN: Volunteers from Grace Church serve at the Soup Kitchen on the 3rd Sunday of even months. It's a rewarding mission experience and we always have fun. Our next service date is October 21.  Won't you join us?

Þ Frederick FoodBank. On the third Sunday of every month, we dedicate the “Grace Groceries” that have been collected in our little red wagon (in the narthex), and then deliver them to the Frederick Foodbank. Thank you for your continued generosity!

Þ Religious Coalition’s (RCEHN) Emergency Family Shelter is hosted by Grace Church four times a year.  New volunteers to the program are always welcome!  Volunteers must be over the age of 18, and a background check is required.  Please contact the church office or speak to Sarah Travis for an application.

Þ The Good Samaritan Fund of Grace Church is designated for emergency relief to members and friends of Grace Church. Only the pastor and person in need know who receives assistance. Donations to the fund are welcome at any time, in any amount. If you can help, please place a check in the offering plate made out to Grace Church with "Good Samaritan Fund" on the memo line. Thank you!

 


Grace Church is seeking a Director of Youth Ministry

to encourage and recruit Middle and High School youth to be involved & participate in ministries of the church as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. To support the youth in their journeys to love God, grow in faith and share the love of Jesus with others.

For more information and a complete job description, please contact Pastor Rob Apgar-Taylor at pastorrob@grucc.com.

 


Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Second Saturday of each Month

9:00 a.m.

at the Bob Evans on Route 40

(at the end of the Golden Mile, near the Weis)

All men are invited to join us!

 


German Church Delegation to visit Grace Church

The German Church delegation that will be visiting us this Fall, October 24th-November 1st

Plan to help us welcome them to Grace.  Thanks!


Offering Envelopes and Electronic Giving

Boxes of offering envelopes are available in the Narthex for anyone who would like to use envelopes for regular giving. Simply pick up a box and write your name on the sign-up sheet next to the number that you've chosen.

 

If you would rather give electronically, we offer 2 options:

 

(a) the UCC e-Giving program allows you to have a regular, recurring donation drafted out of your bank account, or charged to your credit card. (To get started, simply download an authorization form, or contact the church office.)

 

(b) make donations through our website using PayPal! Simply click the button at the bottom of the home page.

 

If you decide to participate in our electronic giving programs, you can pick up some "I give electronically" cards to place in the offering plate on Sunday mornings.

 


 

Sunday School Classes for Children and Youth

Our Youth Class (for teens and tweens in grades 6-12) meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings during the school year.  They meet on the 2nd floor on the "comfy couches" outside of the church office.


Younger children have their own "mini-Church" during the second part of our 11:00 worship service. We call it Children's Church, and we use a curriculum called Deep Blue Kids One-Room Sunday School, which incorporates Bible lessons, crafts, songs and other fun activities. Each Sunday, all elementary school kids (K-5) are invited to join us as we leave the Sanctuary after the children's sermon.

 


 

Let's keep in touch!

Each week, the Grace Church eNews is sent out to our members and friends to keep everyone up-to-date on upcoming events. If you haven't been receiving these Friday updates, please email the church office to be added to the list - admin@grucc.com.

 


 

Greeters and Fellowship Hosts

Volunteer greeters are needed every Sunday morning to welcome our members and guests to worship.

Volunteer fellowship hosts provide snacks and drinks after worship on the first and third Sundays of each month. On the last Sunday of every month, the Congregational Life Commission will host a birthday party for everyone who celebrated a birthday during that month. (Please be sure that the church office has your birthday on file so that we can recognize you!)

If you would like to serve as a greeter or host the fellowship time one Sunday, please sign up on the sheet in the Good Shepherd Room (posted on the fridge) or speak to Rob Apgar ("Cop Rob").

 


 

FREE ZUMBA CLASSES!

Join Nikki on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room for this FREE drop-in class!  Zumba is a fun way to exercise, and is appropriate for men and women of all fitness levels.  Please join us!

 


 

A Pastoral Care note

Due to the current HIPAA (Privacy) laws, hospitals are not permitted to contact churches on behalf of patients. If you know of a church member who is hospitalized, please inform the church office. If you or a family member is hospitalized in an emergency situation, please contact Gary Johnson at gljohsonjr@outlook.com during June through August 2018 and Pastor Rob at 240-217-2767 beginning September 2018 when he returns from sabbatical.

 
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