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Children’s church updates

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We are seeking volunteers to teach Children’s church once a month. Duties include passing out snacks, reading a short passage that goes along with Pastor Robs Childrens’ moment, and leading a hands-on activity for children from 1st through 5th grade. Snacks, teaching materials, and training will be provided. Contact Kelly at admin@grucc.com" data-mce-href="mailto:admin@grucc.com">admin@grucc.com or call the office Monday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM to select a day to teach.


We are watching our Children’s Church grow before our eyes, we would really love you to be a part of it.



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Grace Church Retires Our Neighbors' Medical Debt

Medical debt is the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the US, becoming an impossible burden to tens of millions of Americans. Meanwhile, this debt is bought and sold for pennies on the dollar to collection agencies that then pursue people for the full amount. The United Church of Christ has an excellent new ministry, started in Chicago in 2019, and dedicated to helping people by purchasing medical debts and forgiving it. This lets average people get a fresh start and move past the stressful burden of bill collectors and devastated credit scores.

The Catoctin Association, our regional UCC branch of 38 local churches, has been raising funds to purchase and retire the medical debt of our neighbors in Western Maryland and Eastern West Virginia. Thanks to the generosity of Grace Church members, we've been able to contribute $2,000 from the Missions budget towards the overall goal of $7,000! This is truly a great use of charitable funds, because our $2,000 should lead to forgiving $200,000 in medical debt due to the purchasing power of the UCC and partner charity, RIP Medical Debt. For more information on how it works: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/campaign/west-virginia/ and https://catoctinucc.org/




LSC Welcome Lutheran Social   Services!

As anticipated, Lutheran Social Services Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement Services is moving into offices at Grace Church. The staff of 4 people will occupy the double office space on the second floor next the pastor’s study. Welcome Lutheran Social Services!



Collections for The Fredrick Food Bank


Don’t forget our food collection weekly at church. The basket is filling up again after many months of slow activity due to Covid. The food is blessed on the 3rd Sunday of each month and then brought to the Frederick Food Bank.


~Thank you for your continued generosity!





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 Retirment Resources


 Through RetireGuide!

 RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about financial decisions that affect health care and retirement.

We recently published what we believe to be the most easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.


Please take a look: retireguide.com/medicare/eligibility/

We believe this resource would be beneficial for not only seniors, but also their loved ones, to better understand the medicare system. 





Thank you Grace UCC Family for your continual   devotion and support to our community!



We are better together!



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.



 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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