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Just some of the great stuff happening at Grace....
Whether you're looking for study, friendship, an opportunity to give back, or a place to worship, we have a place for you to plug in. Feel free to check out any of the opportunities below--or ask about starting something yourself! (Check out the calendar page for more details on each event.)
Faith Formation/ Study
Sunday Morning Adult Forum at 9:15am Dec. 10 and 17, join Becky Ficarella for tips and conversation about managing holiday stress, using a variety of spiritual practices.
Wednesday MorningWorshipTextsStudy at 7:30am Monday Night Bible Study at 7pm If you haven't been part of either the Sunday or Monday Adult Education groups and plan to be with us for this session, please drop a quick note to Vince Hardt, email@example.com so we can make sure we have enough copies of the book. Come and join us! There will be no memory work, just reading and discussion.
Sunday Morning Worship services are at 8:00 and 10:30. (No morning services on Dec. 24.)
Faith Formation for all ages is at 9:45. . There are still many open spots for “Serving God in Worship Today” in the coming weeks. Please go to our website at www.GraceGlenEllyn.org and sign-up under “Worship Assistants.” Worship can't happen without the contributions of people like you. Thanks for helping make worship at Grace a great experience!
Grace Morning Playgroup Friday mornings 8:30am-10:30am Meeting 12/8 & 12/15 on break after, returning 1/5/18! Open to all children and their parents to come and utilize the gym space for small scooters and tricycles, toys, and games. We will meet weekly throughout the school year, opting for the Lake Ellyn park when weather permits. We will offer coffee for the adults and a small healthy snack for children. Please invite your friends to join us for this connection and fellowship.
Open Gym this Friday Night 12/8/17
6:00-8:00pm Friday, December 8th. Come bring your scooter, shoot hoops, play catch; just let your kids run off the energy of the week! Parents and caretakers enjoy fellowship, maybe playing too! Totally optional, but bring an appetizer to share if you wish. We are going to have an ornament craft table available this week as well.
In partnership with the Glen Ellyn Junior Women's Club, we have adopted 2 local families to help provide Christmas gifts for them this year. There are 3 ways to help donate! Direct gifts, including the website, adding to our "Shaking Cans" after services on Sunday 12/10, or purchasing a Soup Jar or customized Prayer Journals. Connect with the office or Becky Ficarella to learn more.
Soup Jar Fundraiser for Christmas Love
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Congregation for your support of our Soup Jar Fundraiser for Christmas Love. We raised nearly $300 with this project and sold 60 Bell Jar dry Soup Gifts. We look forward to offering this gift again next year!
Prayer Journal Sales 1 more week! Support the Christmas Love Ministry.
We are selling Prayer Journals 12/3 & 12/10 to support the Christmas Love Ministry. Journals are $5 each which will directly benefit the purchase of gifts for 2 local families. Please consider purchasing one as a stocking stuffer. Customizable with stickers too!
The Pill Bottle Ministry In an effort to get the thousands of pill bottles we have out of our church and into the hands that truly need them, we have scheduled several evening sessions for everyone to come out and help prepare pill bottles for shipping. Pill bottles need to be sorted, labels removed, washed, and then packaged for shipping to remote areas around the globe. These bottles provide patients the opportunity to safely transport and store their medications. Please join us every Tuesday evening from 6-7:30pm in the gym foyer and gym kitchen.
Circle of Care Ministry Would you be willing to lend a helping hand during a difficult time by providing meals for those in need and their families? As a need arises, Pr. Melody would like to have a list of volunteers that she could call upon. Please contact Barbara in the Grace office to have your name and contact information included on the Circle of Care list. Thank you.
PADS This interim overnight housing program offers men, women and children a safe environment. The spirit of hospitality is a priority, as well as respect for each person. Volunteers assist staff in providing dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch; sleeping space; and support activities. Spend a couple of hours giving comfort and food to the homeless. Volunteer to help out. It will be an experience you will never forget. Grace is responsible for the first Thursday of each month, Oct. to May, starting at 6pm. PADS is held at the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn.