Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Friday, April 26, 2019
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.

Outreach

  Monthly food donations:

Communion Sundays Food

Donation

 Communion is important because it’s a command to remember. Jesus wants us to remember every time we taste bread and wine (or juice), and even when we sit at the tables in our own homes, that He is the one who provides all we need. He gives us the physical food that we need to survive and the spiritual nourishment we need to keep taking our next steps with Him.

One of the definitions in part for communion is "The act or an instance of sharing…”  As we come to share the bread and juice in remembrance of Christ, let us also share with our neighbors in need. 

Starting January 2019, on 1st Sunday/Communion Sunday we will be placing our nonperishable food donations in baskets at the front of the chapel or sanctuary. (Other times you may still place them in the designated bins.)

Hebrews 13:16 - "And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God."

Proverbs 19:17 - "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

Luke 3:11 - John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.” 

 

THANKS FROM THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Thanks to all who came out to the Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday.  We had a good turn-out of 50 folks, and got off to a decent start on raising funds for disaster relief for victims of flooding last fall in the Danville area.  (For more information, please see the March newsletter.) The need is great and we will continue to collect donations for this cause throughout Lent.  Our progress in raising these funds for “second mile” giving is being charted on the race track bulletin board in the hall beside the chapel.  Donations may be placed in the offering plates in envelopes marked “Conference Disaster Relief Fund #5037” or simply “Danville”.  Checks may be made out to Grace UMC with a notation that it is for Disaster Relief Fund #5037 (or Danville).  Contributions may also be made via the online/mobile giving platform. 

 

Designated Lenten Offering: 

In response to Bishop Sharma D. Lewis’ initiative for a special Virginia United Methodist Conference fund, the Lenten offering will go to help those who are still affected by the past floods in Danville, VA.  We are almost to our goal of $500!!  Help us pass it!

 

Special Easter Offering:

Please donate generously to the special Easter offering for use of the Outreach Committee. Outreach is not part of the regular budget.

 

 


Don't forget our on-going collections:

*Travel-size toiletries
*Coupons for the Good Samaritan Fund
*Shoes for THRIVE
*Magazines for the Berkeley Community
*BINGO prizes
*Eyeglasses for the Lion's Club
We also have a prayer blanket ministry.  Those who are facing surgery or serious illness may request a prayer blanket (forms located outside of the church office). Each knot in a prayer blanket represents a prayer said for the individual.

Please see our monthly newsletter for Outreach updates.