Announcements for 3/29

GIVING: There are several ways to give while regular services are not being held.

  • Sign up for recurring e-Giving at gracenf.org (click Give Now).
  • Use the GivePlus app
  • By texting the dollar amount of your gift to 833-912-0562, which will take you to a website to complete your gift
  • Call 800-675-7430 and Vanco Client Services will process your credit/debit card or bank account offering.
  • Mail your check to the church office, 736 Cayuga Dr., Niagara Falls, NY 14131
  • In accord with direction from the Governor, we ask that you not stop by the office in person at this time. We’re glad to help you by phone or email until we’re able to get together again.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FROM THRIVENT: From now through June 30, Thrivent will be matching an extra 50% on all donations made through its Thrivent Choice giving program. That means a $100 donation would become $150 for our congregation! All fees are covered by Thrivent, and it is NOT limited to Thrivent members. Anyone can do it! This special program is unrelated to the normal Thrivent Choice dollar direction. Would you prayerfully consider joining me in making a special donation to Grace of $100, $50, or whatever you can today so that we can continue advancing God’s ministry in our community? To give, go here: https://bit.ly/3aweYXP and search for “Grace Niagara Falls”. Next to our congregation’s name, click “Make a Personal Donation”.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Grace is operating under our Coronavirus Preparedness Plan. Due to New York State regulations, we are now at Stage 4. All events at Grace are cancelled until further notice. Worship will be livestreamed and the church office will be open for any questions. We will continue in Stage 4 until government officials change their order. Please continue watching gracenf.org and/or our Facebook page for more information.

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for March have been designated to support our Penny War mission, Operation Starfish.  You can still donate this way before the end of March by sending your March special mission envelope (or an envelope clearly marked “March special mission”) to Grace.  You can also donate to special missions online.  Directions are available on our website.  Every $75 raised will feed one starving child for one entire year.

PENNY WAR:  Our Sunday School’s mission project, OPERATION STARFISH, is temporarily on hold.  We will reschedule the last three weeks of activities, including our Loose Change Sunday, when we are able to resume worshiping in person.

LAST CHANCE:  If you have a Thrivent policy or investment, you may have Choice Dollars available from 2019.  Choice Dollars are dollars Thrivent will donate to a charity of your choice, including Grace if desired.  But 2019 dollars need to be designated by this Tuesday, 3/31, or you will lose them, so don’t delay.  Log on to Thrivent and choose “Thrivent Choice Dollars”, then follow the directions to designate Grace or another charity.

WE COLLECT STAMPS!  Please consider saving stamps from mail that you receive.  All stamps are needed EXCEPT flag and bell stamps.  Stamps MUST have 1/4″ border of paper around them, so please keep that in mind when you tear or cut them off the envelope.  Our volunteers trim them, and they are sorted and sold by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).  100% of the funds they make go toward LWML mission projects.  There is a jar available in our donation center where you can deposit them once we resume worshiping in person.

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