The next Good Works Mission Trip is forming. We would love to have you be part of this 32-hour mission. We leave Friday, September 14 at noon and return Saturday evening, September 15. We serve a Friday evening meal to approximately 120 people and are assigned to a service project in Athens on Saturday. Sign up to be part of this Community of Hope in Athens, Ohio by calling the church office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration ($50.00) and volunteer release form, which may be picked up in the church office, are due by August 10, 2018.
The West Ohio Conference holds their Festival of Sharing event on Saturday, September 15th. The support of the Church World Service Kit Program makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world. Wanted are:
· Hygiene Kits
· School Kits
· Emergency Cleanup Buckets
If you wish to prepare a kit, please click here for a list of the items needed. Please bring the completed kits back by Sunday, September 9.
Join us on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00pm in St. Paul's Sanctuary as we preview the movie, "I Can Only Imagine" together. Then plan to join a Community Group that is participating in the 4-week study afterwards so that you can experience for yourself God's redemptive and transforming power as you invite Him to reveal your own beautiful and enduring purpose. This also corresponds with the church-wide sermon series starting September 9, 2018. Pastor Mick is leading a study on Wednesdays at 6:00pm in St. Paul's Room 201 beginning Wednesday, September 12 through Wednesday, October 3. The GROW magazine will be coming out on August 26, and you will be able to pick a group that fits into your schedule. Pastor Mick says, "I can only imagine the impact it will have on each of us individually and collectively as a church."
We are super excited to announce that we are doing a new church directory! It has been five years since our previous directory and we have lots of new faces. You may sign up online starting today and get just the right time for you and your family. Click here access the photography dates available. Beginning dates that are open are: August 27-30 (M-Th), September 4-8 (T-Sat) and September 21 & 22 (F & S). You will get one free family 8x10 as well as a free directory. If you don't wish to sign up online, that is okay too. We will have sign-up tables between services on July 22. We would like everyone to be included!
Thanks so much for your participation!
The Newsboys are giving a concert at the Mercer County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 11 at 7:00pm. Purchase tickets online at www.mercercountyohiofair.com or call the office at 419-586-3239. Ticket Prices: Grandstand or Handicap Seats - $30, Grandstand Wings - $25 or Track & Box - $40. Grandstand wing tickets are available in the church office for purchase for $25.00 each.
Help support local kids by donating school supplies to OUR Home, a local non-profit family resource center that helps connect local families in need with crucial resources and services. Every year OUR Home assists local families who struggle to provide adequate school supplies for their children.
The most needed school supplies are:
Solid color pocket folders
Glue bottles or sticks
Zipper school pouches
Wooden #2 pencils
Dry erase markers
Wide-ruled filler paper
*Monetary Donations are also welcome
Please return all school supplies to the Library
at St. Paul’s or the Commons at Montezuma by August 5.
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES, you can apply at OUR Home, located at 117 W. Fayette St. in Celina. OUR Home will be accepting applications thru August 2, Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:30pm. The supplies will be available for pick up the week before school begins.
Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School we will experience that kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms. Join us this Summer for an amazing time to learn that we are created in the image of God! VBS will be offered at Bethany UMC, 416 E Wayne St., Celinaon July 15-19 from 6:00-8:30pm. Visit www.grandlakechurch.org/kids to register.
Praise through the Pain is a group that is meeting monthly to encourage individuals living with chronic illness, auto-immune diseases, anxiety, depression, infertility, miscarriages, etc. Many people look healthy on the outside, but have invisible illnesses that they battle every single day. The next meeting is Sunday, July 1, from 6:00-7:30pm at Burger King. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mindy Sudhoff at email@example.com or Tiffany Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a (snow)ball at VBS this summer! Sled into an “ice” way to spend the ultimate fun Summer. At Polar Blast, kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus—the coolest friend of all. Join us at Grand Lake UMC in Montezuma on Monday, June 25 & Tuesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:30pm and on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00pm for the celebration! Registration is now open at www.grandlakechurch.org/kids.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Appalachia Service Project this Summer, sign up on the Bulletin Board across the hall from the Lounge on St. Paul’s 2nd Floor, mark the GPS stub on Sunday or call the church office at 419-586-6621. The dates are June 10-16, 2018! If you ever thought God was calling you to do mission work this is a great opportunity. We always have fun, you will see members of the church in a different way and work alongside some of the best Youth in the Celina area. Our church has sent work crews every year since 1970 to make houses warmer, safer and drier as taught to us by founder Tex Evans. If you have any questions, you may contact Mark Armstrong at email@example.com or Jerry & Tammy Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by Celina Masonic Lodge, and help raise funds for Celina Primary School for new playground equipment. 100% of all proceeds go to The Playground Equipment Fund. The Little Bulldog Spaghetti Dinner is on Friday, June 8 from 5:00-7:00pm at Grand Lake United Methodist Church, 119 E Fulton St., Celina. Cost is $7.00 for people 13+ years, $5.00 for children 5-12 years and free for those who are 4 years and under.
We have been having an amazing time with the mobile ministry! We are at Eastview Park Shelter House #3 on Mondays (Tuesday next week due to Memorial Day) and Westview Park by the Skating Park on Thursdays, with setup at 5:30 and activities starting at 6:00pm. We will also be set up at Kozy Kampground on Friday, June 1 & 22 & July 6 & 20. The current schedule is attached to this email. Other dates and activities are in the works. Come out and join us for some fun! Please sign up to help out with the ministry at the boards at either church or by emailing Matt Overman at email@example.com. People of all ages can come and help supervise the rides and talk with kids and adults! You do not want to miss the fun of Mobile Ministry
A work team from Grand Lake is going to the Flat Creek Church of the Brethren in SE Kentucky, leaving on April 29 after Sunday morning Worship and returning on Wednesday, May 2. The project will involve demolition, carpentry work and painting. If you would like to be part of this mission trip, please contact Marlen Yost at 419-234-6868. Lodging and meals are provided by the church. Prayers would be appreciated for strength and safety of those participating.
Mark your calendar for Grand Lake’s Mission Celebration April 27-29. GIC stands for Global Impact Celebration. Pastor Matt Reynolds will be the Guest Speaker at the kickoff service on Friday night along with a youth skit and children’s performance. On Saturday, there will be an International Banquet. There will be special services on Sunday morning. Displays for Grand Lake’s missions we be open throughout the weekend. Save the date!
Do you need help getting things ready for Spring? Or help getting your yard ready? Want help cleaning the house or washing windows? Or is it time to clean out the garage? Want to help invest in Grand Lake’s Youth? You can hire a team of 2 youth for $30/hour from April-June! Students will earn money to put into their student accounts to use for trips and events the Youth Ministry offers. The tasks can range from mowing the lawn and yard work to cleaning the house, helping out with special projects, painting, walking the dog, etc. If you are interested, please fill out the insert in the bulletin this Sunday, April 8 and return it to the Church Office or drop it in the offering plate.
On Easter Sunday, we will add a Worship service to help accommodate the larger number of guests. At St. Paul’s there will be Traditional Worship services at 8:00am and at 9:30am. At Montezuma, there will be the normal Worship at 9:30am. And the Contemporary Worship at St. Paul’s will be at 11:00am. Come, bring your family and friends to celebrate the Easter story!
Come join us as Rev. Ron Beougher teaches us of the Seder Meal as we dine together on Maundy Thursday, March 29 from 6:00-8:00pm in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $15.00 for an individual, $25.00 for a family. Children’s activities are provided. Tickets must be purchased in advance as the number of seats are limited. The tickets are available in the church office through the week from 8:00am-5:00pm and will also be sold after Worship services.
What: A time to have some Nerf Fun!!
When: Friday, March 2 starting at 6:00pm
Where: Mercer County Fair Grounds Jr Fair Building
Come and enjoy some family time as we play Nerf games! If you have a Nerf gun feel free to bring it! There will be some guns, and darts will be provided.
Join Grand Lake UMC and Big Brothers Big Sisters in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 12 at 5:30pm for a Family Game Night! Pizza, pop and prizes will be provided! If you have a favorite game to play, bring it along. There will also be games provided. Join us for this fun night!