Announcements for Sunday, 2/14

FLOWER CHART for2021 is hanging in the narthex. You may also sign up for a date by calling the office. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.

LENTEN DEVOTIONALS and calendars are available for pick-up at both sanctuary entrances.  Return to the Lord is provided free to you through the Board of Christian Education.  The devotions begin on Ash Wednesday (this week; February 17th).

FEBRUARY’S SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Young Life, a group with local chapters whose purpose is to bring teens to the knowledge of our loving Savior.  As with most non-profits, traditional fundraising has become a challenge over the past year because of the pandemic.  We have several members that have participated in Young Life activities over the years.  Dick Crawford has remained connected with this organization and would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding their local work.  If you would like to support Young Life, please use your February special mission envelope or donate to special missions online at our church’s website.  

TOILET TISSUE MISSION PROJECT:  Tables are available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of toilet tissue through the month of February.  Your donations will be distributed by Heart, Love & Soul to the clients they serve in Niagara Falls.  For our neighbors with financial struggles, buying toilet tissue is often an ongoing issue since it cannot be purchased with EBT cards (food stamps).  This is an item that is seldom donated, and therefore it is one of our most appreciated mission projects.  If you wish to support this project, please place your gifts on one of the tables before the end of February.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) plans are already in the works.  We have two immediate needs:

If you’ve secretly wanted to find out if you have the skill set to help organize VBS, this is the year to give it a try!  You would be working with a team of three veteran volunteers, one of whom has been coordinating VBS at Grace for the last three years.

VBS is in need of technology assistance this year.  If you know a tech-savvy friend, neighbor, or family member, help us get in touch! 

If you are interested in either, please contact Lacey Bahr at 716-525-5134.