OUTREACH During the month of May, the Outreach Committee will be collecting  items for donation to the Muskingum County Center for Seniors. items include Tissues, toiletries, soaps, detergents, cleaning supplies, pet treats, paper products, towels, washcloths, candy.   If you aren’t able to shop, you may donate money and we will purchase items for you.  We would like to thank everyone in advance for your generous donations.  May God continue to bless us as we bless others!

2018 FOOD DRIVE

Grace United Methodist Church has had a long tradition of supporting the work of Eastside Community Ministry and the emergency food pantry they operate.  We are continuing that support with our annual Food Drive.  As in the past few years, Eastside has asked that we donate the money. They will then use their buying network to secure the best value for the dollars donated.  This is a wonderful way for our Grace family to share with families in Muskingum County who are in need of basic nourishment.

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! to everyone who contributed to the food drive to benefit Christ’s Pantry at Eastside Community Ministries to purchase food for the families they assist.  The total received = $6,532.

And from Jamie Trout:

Dear Friends of Eastside,

On behalf of Eastside, I would like to thank you for your generosity! We are so blessed to have your support!  The faith you have in our ministry allows us to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus and ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.  Thank you for helping us create a better community by serving neighbors in need!

Jamie Trout, Exec. Director

 

 

MITTEN TREES

Please help us decorate our mitten trees with gloves, mittens, and hats for children andadults. These items will be given to the LifeWell Free Store. Also, socks of all sizes are needed. Mitten trees will be at the Shinnick St. entrance to the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Hall area. Help make warm hands and feet!!

Race For Grace, Nov. 23,2017

RACE FOR GRACE  was a wonderful event again for 2017. God blessed us with good weather! We had 212 walkers and runners – 6 dogs – 3 babies that participated. We have raised $3,949 so far to be donated to Eastside Community Ministry Food Pantry. We want to thank the over 30 volunteers and those who donated money, food, and prizes. Without you we couldn’t do it!!

Here are the results:

Race Results

Enjoy this video from the race

 

 

Great Group of Crop Walkers 10/8/17

 

Random Acts of Kindness — Tuesday, October 17

On Tuesday, October 17, members of the Outreach Committee will be performing Random Acts of Kindness throughout the community.  We invite all members of the Grace Family to participate in this project and perform your own Random Acts of Kindness during the month.  Just a few ideas  — visit a shut-in — offer to do an errand for your neighbor — pay the bill for the person behind you in line at the drive-thru — invite someone to come to church with you at Grace — cut and/or tie a blanket for the Cancer Center — volunteer at a school or community agency — the possibilities are endless!!!  Please challenge yourselves, your family members and friends to extend a kind gesture to someone who is not expecting it!!!  You will be greatly rewarded!!!!

Annual Block Party!

In the spring of 1991 at an Administrative Board meeting, it was proposed that a ‘street party’ be planned to celebrate the end of summer.  This would include inviting the congregations of the downtown churches to join us for a time of fellowship.  Over the years, a variety of groups and individuals have performed for the event.

It was soon discovered that the end of August sun was intense so a few tents were used.  By 2001, tents were ordered with tables and chairs brought outside from the church.  Also in 2001, it rained rather hard but the party took place.  It has been cold, hot, windy, and just right but the party never stops!  The number attending has varied over the years.

BLOCK PARTY 2017 — was August 27! It was a perfect day. Thank you to all the volunteers who cooked, served, sang, played and everything in between!

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June Outreach Update

Singing at the Oaks

Thirteen members of Grace Church visited The Oaks on Sunday, June 13 for a pre-dinner song-fest!! Cindy Lawyer led the singing with the help of projected soundtracks, lyrics, and beautiful pictures. The residents eagerly joined in singing their favorite hymns–there were smiles all around!!

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Race for Grace!

Start training now for the Race for Grace 2017!

 

Club Jesus

Is a ministry that takes place each Sunday night at Euclid United Methodist Church. Recently their attendance has grown dramatically to sometimes up to 90 people! Various committees and individuals prepare the meal on the fourth Sunday of each month. The outreach committee is requesting additional hep from our church family by helping this awesome group with paper products and drink mixes. Please drop your contributions in the office or the baskets in the back of the sanctuary. Club Jesus, thanks you!

 Blanket Ministry

The Nancy Hagan Circle started a blanket ministry…but the entire Grace Church community has joined in this effort and is now making blankets to continue this important ministry.  The director of services of the Genesis Cancer Center said they generally get 10 new patients every week! What a wonderful comfort these blankets can be to those in need in our community. We hope you will consider joining us to continue doing this wonderful outreach. If you are interested in helping out please contact the church office.

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