Announcements for Sunday 8/30

REMINDER – Sunday School staff meeting today at 11:45, outdoors at our side office entrance. We are meeting to discuss the plans to kick-off our Sunday School for the 2020-2021 school year.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to donate to our July/August special mission for our local food pantries.  Your donations will benefit four pantries, including Heart, Love & Soul, Community Mission, Salvation Army, and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.  If you use the convenience envelopes located in the pews, please clearly mark them as “August Special Mission”. Thank you for your generosity in helping our neighbors.

NEXT SUNDAY will begin our September mission to support Summit Life Resources.  Summit is a Christian organization located in Niagara Falls that is committed to helping women in crisis pregnancy situations.  Summit offers support through parenting and childcare education, counseling, and referrals to agencies that can help meet their many needs.  With each contact, clients earn credits that allow them to “purchase” baby items from the Summit Parenting Shoppe.  We will be accepting donations of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, infant toiletries, and baby blankets to help stock the Shoppe.  If you would like to support this project, tables will be available in the narthex and chapel for your gifts.

FLU SHOT CLINIC:  Rite Aid will be at Grace on Sunday, September 27, at 11:30 to administer flu shots after our worship service.  If you are live-streaming from home, you are welcome to come after the service to receive your vaccine.  Please arrive by noon at the latest.  Masks are required and distancing will be observed.  

ALTAR FLOWERS are still able to be ordered for the remaining weeks of the year at this time. The available dates are listed on the chart hanging in the narthex or you can call the church to request a date or see what is available. The cost for a single centerpiece is $45 or you may choose two vases for $56.

CHOIR MEMBER REMINDER:  Choir rehearsals are on hold for now.  However, if you are interested in singing a solo or duet, please let Maye know.  She is willing to arrange practice times as needed.  Be aware there are some restrictions on song selections related to copyright restrictions associated with YouTube, but hymns of public domain can be used as well as selections covered under licenses that Grace currently holds.  So step up to the microphone if you are so inclined!  

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Blood Drive held last week on August 22nd was a success and they want to thank Grace for hosting. They had 17 donors which will go on to help save up to 51 lives!

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