Women Attending "On Golden Pond" on Friday, August 23 - Register with Payment by July 21
The Women are planning an event for Friday, August 23. They will be heading to La Comedia in Springboro for the Dinner Theatre "On Golden Pond," leaving the church around 4:00pm. (There is an away football game that night.) Tickets are $64 unless we get a group of at least 20 people to go, and then each ticket is only $44. RSVPs along with $44 are due by July 21. We will only be able to order a ticket if it has been paid for by that date. There will be ladies in the Library on Sunday, and you may stop and reserve your spot! Or you may mark the GPS stub on Sunday, and put your payment in an envelope marked Dinner Theatre along with your name and phone number. You are welcome to bring friends!
Women Attending "On Golden Pond" on Friday, August 23 - Register with Payment by July 21
We are gearing up for an awesome Summer of reaching out into the community and sharing Jesus’ love! We currently have the following events scheduled:
August 25 for the Night of Worship at Lakeshore Park from 5:30-7:30pm (Set up at 5:00pm)
September 7 at New City Church in Dayton from 4:00-7:00pm (Leaving St. Paul's at 2:00pm)
September 21 from 12:00-3:00pm for the Community Fall Festival (Set up at 11:30am)
September 28 for the Grand Lake Marathon
More events are in the planning stages. Keep an eye on the Weekly News and Connection Center for your chance to serve! We have teams for setting up and tearing down the inflatables. But, we need volunteers for "running the rides" - standing (or sitting) at the doorways of the inflatables with a smile as the children enter! Sign up sheets are at the Connection Center at St. Paul's. You may sign up individually or If your community group, family or group of friends would cover a day, that would be amazing! You may also call the church office at 419-586-6621 to volunteer for a specific date.
A 2nd shift blood drive is coming up at St. Paul's for those who work during the day. It will run from 3:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 3. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS with code “grandumc” to set up your appointment. Alison Sorenson will also be in the Library between the two worship services at St. Paul’s this Sunday. She would like some persons to bring 1 lb of ground beef to the church to be used to make tacos for that day. She will also need some volunteers to help with set up/tear down and check-in and hospitality. You may contact Alison at 419-942-0688, 260-519-0688 or at email@example.com or call the church office at 419-586-6621.
Join us on Wednesday, September 4 for the Amazing Chemistry Show! From 5:30-7:30pm, there will be over 150 hands-on science experiments for you and your family to check out in St. Paul's Fellowship Hall. Then at 7:30pm, we will join in the Sanctuary for some exploding, color changing, and oozy, gooey fun! Mark your calendars now!!
Point Fest at Cedar Point is a great opportunity to gather as a youth group. Join us for a day of thrilling rides and uplifting music. The lineup this year includes: Zach Williams, Toby Mac, Mr. Talkbox, John Christ, Micah Tyler, Egypt Speaks and Elevation Worship. Tickets are $48. Scholarships for Youth are available. Contact Liz Trigg at 419-615-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
CONNECT is a 4-week session to prepare you for membership at Grand Lake UMC. The classes are on Sundays, from September 15-October 6 from 12:00-2:00pm in St. Paul's Room 201. A free lunch and children's activities are provided. You may sign up by signing up online at grandlakechurch.org/groups or by calling the church office at 419-586-6621. If you are interested in becoming a member of Grand Lake UMC, this experience is just for you!
CarePartners is a ministry that provides care to those who are hurting, feel lonely and discouraged, who need prayer, a listening ear or an encouraging word. A CarePartner is a spiritual friend who visits, sends a card or calls to keep in touch with that person. A 6-week CarePartner training is offered to those interested in becoming a CarePartner on Monday evenings from September 23-October 28 from 6:30-8:00pm. If interested, please sign up online at grandlakechurch.org/groups or call the church office at 419-586-6621. If you have questions, you may also call/text Pastor Dean at 740-746-9151 or email email@example.com.
There is a Grief Seminar planned for Saturday, October 5 in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall from 1:00-4:00pm with a time of greeting at 12:30pm. Rev. Elaine Sturtz will lead the seminar. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. This seminar is sponsored by the CarePartners.
This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Join us this Summer for an amazing time to learn that no matter what, God is Good! Roar VBS is July 14 - 18 from 6:00-8:30pm at Celina First Church of God. Roar VBS is in partnership with Bethany UMC, Grace Missionary Church, Celina First Church of God, and The Lord’s Abounding Grace. Registration is now open! Register online here or fill out the form found at the Connection Center.
Senior High Appalachia Service Project will be headed to the hills of Kentucky from July 14-20. This is open to all Youth who have completed 8th-12th Grade. They are encouraged to bring friends. The week will be spent making homes warmer, safer and drier for impoverished families living in Central Appalachia. The cost is $175 for members of Grand Lake and $325 for non-members. We have full and partial scholarships available. If you would like to participate this year, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet across from the Lounge on 2nd Floor of St. Paul’s or contact Jerry and Tammy Barger at 419-305-5238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a blood drive at Grand Lake in St. Paul's Fellowship Hall on Monday, July 1 from 11:30am-5:30pm. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code "grandumc" to schedule your blood donation appointment. You will receive a t-shirt, and a ticket to a Cedar Fair theme park of your choice, while supplies last!
The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is opening the Summer ministry to those who have finished 6th-8th Grade. Grand Lake Church is taking a team from June 30-July 6. We need youth and adults; each team is five youth and two adults. If interested, please call the church office at 419-586-6621 or contact Mark Armstrong at email@example.com or Jerry Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $175.00 per person ($325.00 for non-members) and we will have fundraisers to help with the cost if needed.
There is a Women's Ministry Craft Night on Friday, June 21 at 6:30pm in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5.00. There will be finger foods and we will make patriotic crafts! We are in need of scrap wood and fabric in shades of red, patriotic, lace or burlap. You may drop these off in the church office. Please RSVP by next Friday so that we can be sure to have enough materials. You may call the church office or mark the GPS stub on Sunday to register.
What: Original Musical Production “Chains” performed by Bethel Int’l UMC High School students
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Where: Grand Lake UMC, St. Paul’s Sanctuary
Chains explores the early life of the Apostle Paul as told in flashback from a jail cell in Rome. Scenes include the trial of Peter and John, the stoning of Stephen, and, finally, Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. We watch as God works in the life of this angry young man in preparation for his future ministry as an apostle. Costumes, props, lighting, and an exciting contemporary musical score help bring this ancient story to life.
*There is no charge for this event, but we will take a “love offering” to help defer their costs.
Mark your calendar for our 2nd annual GIC. This is a great opportunity for everyone at Grand Lake UMC to interact and partner with our local, regional and international missionaries. On Saturday, April 27, visit the missionaries at their booths from 4:00-5:00pm. Then, attend the International Banquet at 5:00pm and participate in a Q&A session with our missionaries from 6:00-8:30pm. On Sunday, April 28, there will be performances by our children and youth as well as Guest Speaker Max Wilkins, and you may visit missionaries at their booths until noon.
Palm Sunday is April 14! We read in Matthew 21:8 about the large crowd that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. In remembrance of this, we would like the children to carry palm branches in and sing at Sunday morning worship at St. Paul’s. We will meet in the Library ten minutes before each service to pass out palms. Children will carry palms into the Sanctuary, sing and then return to their class or their parents. Regular worship times: Traditional 9:00am and Contemporary 10:30am
Are you in need of a day at the beach? A day to slow down, wiggle your toes in the sand, and just bask in the warmth of the sun? Every woman longs for a day like this - even those who live hundreds of miles from the nearest coastline! SeaSide Escape is a retreat where women slow down and enjoy time with other women and with God. It is an in-depth Bible study, an unforgettable worship experience, and an open invitation for women to draw closer together, to be still in God's presence, and to sun themselves in His love.
This day away is on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am-4:00pm at Camp Wesley in Bellefontaine. The cost is $25.00. Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact Beth Overman at email@example.com with any questions. Carpooling will be available. Turn in registration and the $25 payment today. Click here to register online.
Getting ready to do some spring cleaning? If so, don’t throw out those old shoes! Grand Lake UMC is partnering with St. John Lutheran Church in a program called “WaterStep” in which we donate our old, but preferably “gently used” shoes (even mismatches!) to a group who sells the shoes and uses the profits to build wells for people in developing countries. Donations will be collected until April 15. Please attach matching shoes by tying laces or rubber-banding them together. Bring your shoes to the Commons at Montezuma and to the Lobby at St. Paul's. Thank you!
The next Spiritual Fitness class that will be taught at the YMCA is ALPHA. The class will take place on Wednesdays, March 6-May 29 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Needed are volunteers to help facilitate as an ALPHA discussion leader and also needed are volunteers to provide and serve food for the ALPHA small group at the YMCA. Please call the church office at 419-586-6621 if you are interested in helping in either of these ways. There are also sign-up sheets in the Lobby at St. Paul's.
On Saturday, February 9 from 3:00-5:00pm, there is a Women’s Ministry event: Ball Jar String Art. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost is $5.00. All are welcome. Hope you can make it! To register or for questions, please contact Beth Overman at 419-733-9350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make plans to join us at Grand Lake UMC on Christmas Eve! We are offering five worship experiences to help you celebrate Christ this Christmas. The nursery is available at St. Paul’s services. We are hosting a free dinner in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall from 5:30-7:00pm, where you may come enjoy a warm meal and good company on Christmas Eve. We hope you can join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Colossal Light Display at Montezuma with a Live Nativity and Santa's Workshop on Friday-Saturday, December 14-15
There is a live nativity at Montezuma’s campus, 40 S. High St. along with a colossal light display on Friday-Saturday, December 14 & 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. There will also be Santa’s workshop, crafts and cookies! Bring your friends and family to share the Light of Christ!
The Pajama Drive is back for another year! We have collected thousands of items for children in foster care and hope to do it again this year. The Pajama Drive will run until December 10. We will collect new pajamas of all sizes, socks, underwear, diapers and wipes. All donations may be dropped off in the Lobby at St. Paul’s and in the Commons at Montezuma. Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Grand Lake UMC will be showing the movie, The Incredibles 2, next Sunday, November 25 at 6:00pm in St. Paul’s Sanctuary, complete with popcorn and water, and it’s free! All are welcome to come enjoy this event as we prepare to begin the Incredible Advent Series as a church.