Announcements

Announcements for
August 9- August 15


We will begin providing a Nursery during the 11 am worship service on August 16.  Children’s Sunday School will also begin on September 20th assuming we have enough students and teachers who can attend. 
 

 Adult Teaching Fellowships will continue on Zoom until September 20th when we intend to have one or two classes on site, depending on availability of teachers and attenders, and, in addition, we will have one class on Zoom. 


Children's Sunday School and Teaching Fellowships for Adults will return to meeting at 10 a.m. on September 20th.


CHILDREN AT GRACE

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds…Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…”(Deuteronomy 11).

 

BULLETIN CUES FOR KIDS
In this week's bulletin, you will see picture cues to help parents guide their little ones through a better understanding of how to participate in worship.

 

KID KIT BAGS
At the door to the Sanctuary you will find bags filled with quiet activities for young children to use in church, if desired. If you take one to use during Worship, please take your child’s artwork home with you to enjoy and leave the bag in your seat for us to restock for the next child to use. Thanks and enjoy!

 

CHILDREN’S RESOURCE LIBRARY
Our library contains Bible story books and devotionals that we highly recommend and are for a variety of ages.  We would love for your family to utilize this library as a preview of the books, and encourage you to purchase those that meet your needs.  Please feel free to check them out for a couple of weeks, then return for other families to explore.  This beautiful resource and check out system is located on the white bookshelf in Laura Pearson’s office.

 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS
NEXT WEEK:  Laura Pearson, John Pearson, Maxwell/Libby Pearson Laura Shaner

 



OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE


REUSABLE MASK PROJECT
Kay Lera of 50 Ways Rockbridge is coordinating an effort to provide reusable masks for Rockbridge County Schools.  The goal is to provide two masks for each child on Free and Reduced Lunch.  In 2019 there were 1102 kids on free and 176 on reduced lunch. Kay has been working with a team of mask makers from Lex Pres and Manly Memorial.   Kay will provide a template for the masks.  And Grace  Episcopal will coordinate the collection and distribution.
Please contact Kay Lera at540-461-3568 if you would like to help in this effort.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Friday, September 11, from 12:00-4:00, the American Red Cross will use the Commons for a Blood Drive. 
The Commons provides a great socially distanced space for this event to take place. 
The Red Cross has asked for 2 (4 if you need to split a shift) volunteers to help support the event by taking temps and giving out food. If you are interested, please contact Ruth Peaden and she can put you in touch with the folks from the Red Cross for more specific questions.

 

MINISTERING TO OUR COMMUNITY - RARA DONATIONS
Covid-19 has sharply increased the need for non-perishable food, diapers and infant formula at the 
Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Pantry. To help, we are collecting:
(1) donations you are able to bring to Grace during the week between 9:00 and noon
(simply open the side door to the Commons and place them inside),
or
(2) donations you would like picked up at on your home porch
(simply contact Jane Hoadley at 540-460-4524, hoadleyjl@hotmail.com to schedule a pick-up).
 


SUPPORT MISSIONS BY SHOPPING AT KROGER
Did you know that you can support our missions just by grocery shopping?  Kroger has a Community Rewards Program that gives a percentage of its earnings to non-profit groups.  Enrolling is simple!  Just go to www.kroger.com to create an account.  Once you have an account go to Community Rewards and choose Grace Presbyterian Church - Organization number 93851.  We receive quarterly checks which go to our missions budget.  If you have any questions about enrolling please talk to Jackie Coburn or Julie Carter.  Thank you!!!!

 


GRACE CONNECTED

Going out of town?  Use the convenient online giving feature in GRACE Connected.  Click on "Give" on the left side of your Home Page.  Contact:  Curt Wilbur (540-460-5405) with any questions.

The Grace Online Directory (password protected) includes over 250 Grace members and regular attendees. Please contact Curt Wilbur (540-460-5405) if (1) you are not part of the Grace Online Directory and would like to do so, (2) you have forgotten your password, or (3) you would like your photo updated. We can arrange a time before or after any Worship Service to take pictures and help everyone learn the names and faces of fellow worshipers as our church body grows.

 

GRACE ONLINE

facebook:  From your Facebook page, find us at Grace Presbyterian Church - PCA.  Connect with a growing number in our Grace digital community as they seek to strengthen their discipleship and make Christ preeminent in their lives.

Twitter:  Go to Paul Carter@GraceRockbridge.

Instagram: Go to www.instagram.com/grace_rockbridge/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kid's Club @ Work - Christmas Shoeboxes, November 17, 2019 Photos