We Welcome Pastor Barbara Melosh as Our New Interim Pastor!
Pastor Barbara, as members of Grace, we welcome you as our new interim pastor. We hope that you will be blessed in your ministry here as you serve God's call in your life. Thank you for being willing to shepherd us, your new flock, and lead us to do God’s Will. We trust in God for a great future together here at Grace. We know there will be changes and we promise to be patient and allow God to lead this congregation forward in unity, love, good will and spiritual development. We support you and encourage you to lead us, with the Holy Spirit, to all be disciples, living out our faith in action. READ MORE
Summary of the Congregational Meeting held on 3/23/2014.
The New School Liaison team presented details on 2 projects: the parking lot agreement and sewer line tie in. The parking lot easement and the shared overflow use by both parties was thoroughly explained with the aid of diagrams. We are proceeding with a formal agreement with the Red Clay School District. The second item was the sewer tie in line project, where the easement location, costs, timing, advantages & disadvantages were presented. The discussion that followed addressed all questions, including the project would be done under a specific capital fund raiser as Phase I. Phase II was also carefully explained and will be decided upon in the future.
We introduced the motion: GLC agrees to contract with Red Clay School district for construction of a sewer tie in which will connect the school sewer line to the Grace property line for an estimated cost of $15,000 for which GLC will have a capital fund raiser.
The motion passed 58 -2. We already have a great start approaching our goal of $15,000 in just a few weeks. But we need your support to reach the goal line.
As the result of this overwhelming support, a new capital campaign has been initiated, with the goal of raising the $15,000 needed within the next 2 months. All contributions should be identified for “New School Project”.
There is a NEW SCHOOL PROJECT poster in the Narthex, with the development plot clearly identifying the parking easement & new sewer tie in locations. It also lists the project details and the Capital Campaign status. Please thank our school liaison team for such a tireless and thorough job: Art Perella, Mike Goyda, and Bob Howle.
Thank you and God Bless,
Diane Frederick, Council President
Sharing Our Gifts- Summer Music!!!
Grace is still in need of volunteers to provide music during worship this summer! There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board just outside the music room for anyone who would like to be involved. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to share you gifts this summer, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Music, Alexis Ford.
Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry which reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and other supportive community members. This is done by offering a meaningful, inclusive worship and fellowship community which shares God's word and delivers His message of love. The worship service is adapted to be more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Join us on Saturday, July 19th, at 4:00pm for Grace's wonderful Worship Service and on the third Saturday of each month thereafter at 4:00pm.
Rejoicing Spirits is now part of Mosaic
Grace Contacts for more information: Bill Monaghan
Love One Another
Recently I was reading about Jesus three times asking, "Peter do you love me?" When Peter declares his love Jesus says, "Feed my lambs...tend my sheep...feed my lambs."
How do we, as Christian individuals and members of Grace, nurture our love for Jesus and one another?
We have taken many steps as to be a welcoming congregation at Grace, yet it is inevitable that we are often invited to take new steps.... None of us knows exactly what the next new steps will be or where the Lord will lead us through the next steps. But they are all exciting and wonderful.
Today, I would like to suggest the idea of Intentional Christian fellowship: Just consider for a moment how we can intentionally “love one another” with a purpose as we enjoy fellowship time.
Consider the many opportunities and possibilities that are present during the fellowship time after worship.
Life is full of routines, plans, opportunities, as well as some trips and unexpected surprises. Being an Intentional Christian can open new doors for many of us. As we periodically stumble and fall on our butts, let’s laugh with glee because God is going to teach us new steps and send us boldly off in a new direction.
Have a Blessed & Intentional Day! And remember to wear your name tags!
Yours in Christ,
The new William E. Cooke Elementary School next to Grace is under construction. Scheduled completion is Fall 2015. Please send your pledged sewer connection contribution. Work will soon begin on this important phase for Grace