egg basketPlanning for a Secure and Happy Future

 

Join us on December 1st at 1 PM as we learn together about ways we can secure our futures and take care of those we love.  Pastor's Rob's rotary colleague Zane Schreiber will be here to talk about financial planning, how the new tax laws affect your giving and saving, as well as why we need a will, when to change your will, why you would want a medical power of attorney, living will and other important things we all need to know. The entire presentation will last one hour including time for Q&A.  You will leave with information in hand that will help you feel more educated about important decisions for your future!  Join us! 

 

zane financial plannerAs a financial advisor, Zane likes to enrich the client experience by making personal finance come to life through goals based financial planning. From there, he works with clients to make their financial lives simpler through succession planning, wealth management and risk management. Zane also helps with institutional consulting, where he helps businesses through the process of establishing a healthy retirement plan, or recreating already established plans to better suite their model. He also sits on the investment committee, which creates and monitors our investment strategies and portfolios.

 

Before joining the Wells Fargo Advisors, he was a student-athlete at The George Washington University, where he accepted a baseball scholarship. Zane is securities registered, passing both the Series 7 & 66. Currently, Zane is working toward the rigorous CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP ®) designation.

 

 

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Congregational Life News

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Saturday, October 5th — 10 am

Church Cleaning and Declutter Day!

We need as many people on deck as possible!

If you can help, please let Gwen know at

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Sunday, October 13th

Pastor’s Appreciation Day

If you would like to present something special for Pastor Rob and/or

Pastor Jessica, contact Gwen Edwards at ggedwards922@gmail.com." data-mce-href="mailto:ggedwards922@gmail.com.">ggedwards922@gmail.com.  

We are also collecting gift donations to present to them on October 13th. Make sure your donation is clearly marked:   Pastor’s Appreciation Day.

 

 

 

IN THE STREET LOGO

Grace UCC will have a table at

In The Street on

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

from 11AM - 5 PM

in Downtown Frederick

 

Grace is looking for volunteers to man the table again this year…

particularly with Kids activities!   If you are skilled at Face-Painting or know someone who is, PLEASE let Pastor Rob know!  Thanks!

 

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2019 FRED FAIRGrace Youth News

Friday, September 20

The Great Frederick Fair

FAIR DAY FRIDAY (Kid’s Day)

 

The Youth Group will be kicking off the new school year with a day outing to the Great Frederick Fair on Friday, September 20 (Kid’s Day).

Please join us (and bring a friend or two)!

 

Further plans for fall youth events to follow. Stay tuned! All youth grades 6-12 are welcome! We’re looking forward to continued growth and engagement in the Grace Youth Group!

 

Please direct questions to Pastor Jessica at jessica.townsley@ctschicago.edu. 

 

~ Peace, Pastor Jessica


 


 

 

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SPEAK UP SAVE A LIFE LOGO

 

Join us at Grace United Church of Christ

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1 PM

Lunch at 12PM (Sign-up to bring a dish.)

For a Panel Presentation:

SPEAK UP, SAVE A LIFE

 

"In 2007, there were 195 fatal overdoses from heroin or fentanyl in the entire State of Maryland.  From January to September 2017, that number jumped to 1,427.  In 2018, 334 Frederick County residents experienced an overdose event, both fatal and non-fatal.  The Opioid Crisis is real.  Do you know what to look for or how to respond in an overdose situation?

 

Please join us at Grace United Church of Christ at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 as a panel of experts present "Speak Up, Save a Life," a panel presentation aimed at raising awareness of the opioid epidemic, the laws passed in response, and the ways in which everyday citizens can spot the signs of an overdose and save lives."

 

For more information contact Trevor Addie at trevor.grucc@gmail.com

 

 


 

 

 

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heart lgbtq graphicPride Interfaith Service at Grace UCC

Saturday, June 22nd -- 11 a.m.

Join us on Saturday, June 22ndas we celebrate Frederick Pride!

The Day begins with an Interfaith Pride Service at Grace UCC at 11 AM.

Our guest speaker will be JJ Warren, a United Methodist college student from Sarah Lawrence College, whose impassioned speech at the 2019 UM General Conference went viral on social media.  Come join us as we celebrate the common faith we share and the affirmation of all People as God's beloved community! 

 

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Following the service, join us at the Carroll Creek Linear Park for Frederick Pride.



We are in need of volunteers to staff the Grace UCC table at Pride.

Please contact Trevor Addie at trevor.grucc@gmail.com">trevor.grucc@gmail.com

Please consider giving 2 hours of your time to this worthy event! 


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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! 

Are you ready to get more involved in your church?  We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests:

  • Acolytes, Altar Guild, Children's Sermon volunteers, Lay Caring Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Scripture readers, Ushers, and Youth Ministry - please speak to Pastor Rob
  • Grace Choir - please speak to Jonas Dawson
  • Hand Bell Choir - please speak to James Taylor
  • Fellowship Hosts and Greeters - please speak to Rob Apgar
  • Congregational Life activities - please speak to Gwen Edwards
  • Sunday School teachers, Children's Church leaders, and Nursery volunteers - please speak to John Brehmer
  • Offering Counters - please speak to Lloyd Taylor
  • Outreach and Missions - please speak to Trevor Addie

 


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 Vine 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 Pastor Rob at 240-217-2767.

 
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