OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

We have started a church wide mission’s project to be finished on Rally Day. We are going to collect items for Operation Christmas Child.This project is shipped to over 130 countries and these boxes are distributed to over 11 million children aging 2 through 14. With each box comes a booklet about Jesus Christ’s life that is printed in each of the children’s languages. These precious children also receive a 12 lesson program about Christianity. A bible in their own language is also then presented to the children after completion of the program. These boxes are then shared with family members and are used to start churches.
 
Grace has been doing an excellent job with supporting the mission projects for our area. It is time to branch out and spread God’s love to those not in our area. We are asking Grace to help purchase new items every month. Then on Rally Day, we invite you to come and fill boxes with the items that have been purchased. Grace has set a goal of filling 150 boxes! We can do this! We are God’s arms and legs. Let’s build faith and grow grace outside these walls.
 
 

Monthly Donation Items

May
Dolls, Small Balls, Toys (small), Playing Cards
 
June
Flip Flops, Baseball Hats, Girl’s Hair Accessories, Cotton Bandannas
 
July
Craft Items (no liquids), Sewing Kits, Fishing Kits
 
August
Band-Aids (fun designs), Nail Clippers, Reusable Water Bottles, Sling Bags
 
For more information you may go to: 
or email thankgodforteachers@gmail.com
 
 

 TRUNK OR TREAT

When: October 15th from 4:00-6:00pm
 
Where: Grace UMC Parking Lot
 
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat event! Free food, fire engines, a magician, “Ready for School” bake sale, and the always delectable Sweet Dawgs truck are just a few of the wonderful things that will be there this year. Please bring can goods for our local food bank and drop them off at one of our two welcome tables. This year we will be voting for the best decorated car. The winner will receive a prize! If you are interested in decorating a car please email Jacki at thankgodforteachers@gmail.com  or sign up in the Narthex. We do need your help to make this a success, again. Last year we ran out of candy, so please drop off both nut free and regular candy at the Trunk or Treat table. Monetary donations are needed to off set the cost of the magician and other supplies. Monetary donations need to be clearly marked Trunk or Treat and made separate from normal offertory giving. Love donations will be accepted the day of the event as well.