News & Notes

NEWS AND NOTES – November 27, 2022

THE ADVENT SMALL GROUP CHURCH-WIDE STUDY, “Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas”, begins this morning, November 27, at 9:30am, and continues on December 4, 11, and 18, in person and on zoom.  This study, led by Pastor David, explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi.  Books are available for purchase ($12) in the narthex on Sundays and during the week at the church office.

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS are available at the Welcome Center.  Look for the special booklets for families and children.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY for the Family Christmas Program and Dinner.  The cost is $5/person; children under 3 are free.  Join us on December 18 at 4pm for a Generation Gameshow, some Christmas carols, and a visit from a Special Guest, followed by a potluck of desserts and sides.  The Board of Christian Education will provide the main dish.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas on Friday, December 2, at 9:30am.  Let Sue Jenkins know if you can help.

52 BIBLE VERSE CHALLENGE Week of 11/27 – Psalm 118:24: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET returned your 2023 stewardship commitment card, please do so at your earliest convenience.  You may drop it in the offering plate today or mail/deliver to the church office during the week.

THE WINTER “SECRET PLACE” (December, January, February) is available at the Welcome Center.  Put your payment of $.50 in the “Secret Place” display box.

A NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY will be printed in January 2023.  Please submit your updated contact information and digital photos.  The upcoming holidays when family members are typically together is a good time for a photo shoot at home or at church.  If no new photo is available or suitable, we’ll continue to use your current directory photo.  Please remember to use the landscape format for your photos and have plenty of light on people’s faces!

CONGRATULATIONS to Kate and Steve Phillips on the birth of their son, James Frederick, on November 13.  Grandparents are Bob and Gene Stremme.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE email sent out on Fridays with the worship bulletin and News & Notes, please refer to the previous week’s email information.  The worship and other links remain the same each week.  We’ve received word from members that the email sometimes arrives too late to have it for Sunday morning zooming (no idea why), but this is a way to connect with the service should that happen to you.

GRACE BAPTIST hosts a Red Cross Bloodmobile tomorrow, Monday, November 28, 8am-6pm.  Give to save a life!  Appointments are required.  Call 1-800-733-2767 or use this link to sign up:

 COMMUNITY CUPBOARD DONATIONS:  Drop off at 150 N. Main St., Ambler (Tues, Thurs and Fri 9am-2pm) or at church during office hours.  Requested items (as of November 15): ground coffee, hearty soups, gravy, canned sweet potatoes, cookies, boxed mashed potatoes, salad dressings, cooking oils, cream of mushroom soup, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, body wash or soap bars, shampoo & conditioner, size 4T/5T pull-ups, paper plates/cups/napkins.  Low/no sodium or sugar added canned goods are preferred.  No extra-large or bulk-sized items.  THANK YOU!

 THIS WEEK AT GRACE BAPTIST – All activities are in person unless noted.

Worship is in person and on zoom.

Sunday, November 27 – 1st Sunday of Advent

9:30am – Sunday School

10:45am – Worship

12pm – Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm – Myung Sung worship (Room B)

Monday, November 28

8am-6pm – Bloodmobile

7:30pm – Presence

Wednesday, November 30

11am Midweek Bible Study (virtual, in person)

4:30pm – Blue Bell Book Club (Room B)

7pm – Youth Group

Thursday, December 1

6pm – Executive Committee

7pm – Prayer Meeting

7:30pm – Diaconate (zoom)

Friday, December 2

9:30am – Christmas decorating

7pm – Communion Club (home of Mark & Heather Ferrence)

Saturday, December 3

4-8pm – Parents’ Night Out

4pm – Showing of “I Heard the Bells”, AMC, Plymouth Meeting

Sunday, December 4 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

9:30am – Sunday School

10:45am – Worship/Communion

12pm – Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm – Myung Sung worship (Room B)

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