News & Notes

NEWS AND NOTES

January 10, 2021

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES will be virtual only (no in-person) due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County and the state. The Re-opening and Executive Committees will re-evaluate in the weeks ahead to determine when we can safely worship in person again.

PRAISE SONG for today’s service: “Heart of Worship”  YouTube link:   https://youtu.be/P-Zp586pvZg

A MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held virtually this afternoon at 4pm. Pastor David will take part in the service.

A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at Grace Baptist this coming Thursday, January 21, 8am-6pm. Appointments are necessary If you wish to give blood. Call 1-800-733-2767 or www.redcross.org to sign up. Give to save a life!

DID YOU KNOW that Grace Baptist Church will turn 150 years old on February 12, 2022?  A committee of nine is already busy planning events to celebrate the occasion.  We need your help.  We need you to send the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for past members and friends of Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell and Baptist Temple who you feel would like to know about our celebrations.  You can email this information to staff@gbcbb.org and Trish will add them to the list.  Thank you!

THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER is available for viewing on the church website, www.gbcbb.org.

GRACE BAPTIST has the opportunity to continue to reach out and serve our community by providing meals to two families in the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network. The meals are dropped off in Ambler and placed in coolers for no contact delivery. If you can provide a meal Tuesday-Friday, January 26- 29, please contact Diane Schwartz at auntdi3076@verizon.net or 610-864-7005. Diane will provide you will any dietary issues and delivery information.

WE EXTEND CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Ed Paluszka and his family on the death of his aunt, Linda Anderson, this past week.

2021 OFFERING ENVELOPES are here, but unfortunately church mailboxes are not easily accessible without in-person gatherings and mailing all of them would be quite expensive.  However, anyone can pick up envelopes during church office hours.  If you wish to pick up your envelopes after hours, boxes can be placed outdoors.  Please contact Trish at church, staff@gbcbb.org or 215-628-2077, to arrange for this.

EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE: Cliff and Monét Dobrovolec will use the same address – dobrovolecfamily@gmail.com.

DONATIONS FOR THE MATTIE DIXON COMMUNITY CUPBOARD can be dropped off in the collection box at the church during regular weekday office hours or at the Community Cupboard, 150 N. Main St. in Ambler, on Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-2pm.  Updated Wish List (as of January 6): boxed crackers (Triscuits, Wheat Thins, etc.), cookies, granola bars, breakfast bars, hot cocoa mix, juice boxes, pancake syrup, Chunky and/or Progresso soups (or like), salad dressings, bar soap (Ivory or Dove preferred), shampoo and conditioner, baby wipes. No soda or candy. Non-bulk sizes preferred for food donations. Thank you for your continued support of this deserving community organization.

HEY, STUDENTS AND PARENTS! We are excited to kick off the New Year with good times and great friends.  Join us every Wednesday night starting January 6, 7-8:30pm at the church.  Of course, we will still be wearing masks and keeping our distance, but we will also be “in person” and having fun and learning more about life with Jesus.  We look forward to hanging out soon. Check the calendar below for all the great details.

2021 Grace Baptist Student Ministry Calendar:
January 20 – Youth Group (Pool Noodle Games)
January 27 – Youth Group (Sugar Cereal Bar)
January 31 – Sunday Fun: Our Town Alley Bowling (12-2pm)

Any questions or comments, please email at GraceStudents437@gmail.com or check out our Facebook Parents Page – GraceStudents437parentConnection”. Students, join our Text Group (215)620-5646 or our Instagram Account “GraceStudents437″.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE BAPTIST – All meetings and activities are virtual on GraceNet unless specifically noted in the calendar. Meeting information is available in GraceNet Directory (sent separately) or by request from group leader. Please DO NOT SHARE THE ZOOM LINKS on any forms of social media.

Sunday, January 17
9:30am – Wired Word, Young Adult, Youth Sunday
10:45am – Worship Service
2:30-3:30pm – Baptism Ahead Small Group
4pm – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service (virtual)
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 19
7:30pm – Presence small group
Wednesday, January 20
11am – Midweek Bible Study
7pm – Youth Group (in person)
Thursday, January 21
8am-6pm – Red Cross Blood Drive
7pm – Prayer Meeting
Sunday, January 24
9:30am – Wired Word, Young Adult, Youth Sunday
10:45am – Worship Service
2:30-3:30pm – Baptism Ahead Small Group

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