Here is what's happening at Grace!
Sunday May 20th 2018
1 Peter 3: 8 - 17
Time: 9:15AM & 11AM
Looking to join the Grace way of life? Want to learn more about SMALL GROUPS, MINISTRY TEAMS, or OUTREACH? Come on out on Sunday May 27th 2:00PM -3:30PM at 9 Heather Ave (home of Todd and Niki Cantelon). See you there!
Wedding Shower for Laura Wadsworth
Please plan to join us as we shower Laura Wadsworth with our love, prior to he upcoming marriage to Francis Vidal. Shower to be held at GCC Community room, the evening of Friday, June 1, 2018
Baby Shower for Leah and Stephen Kennedy
Join us in celebrating Leah Kennedy and her baby boy due in September. We plan to shower her with love on June 10th (2pm-4pm) at 77 Dean Ave (home of Bryan and Sue Bitton). If you would like to contribute to a group gift have any questions please contact Katie Beitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elizabeth MacDonald (email@example.com).
Registry info: https://www.babylist.com/leahandstephen
*If you would like to participate in a Diaper Raffle please bring 1 unopened package/sleeve of diapers ranging from size 1-5 and then be entered in a draw for a grand prize to pamper yourself with! Massage gift certificate included! (This game is totally optional)*
Annual PGNG Food Drive
Mark your calendars! Sunday June 3rd at 2:30pm we will be meeting at the West End Rec Centre (21 Imperial Rd S, Guelph) to help support Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group's Food Drive! This is a great family event and a wonderful opportunity to welcome your friends or neighbours to join in. A sign-up sheet is available online - CLICK HERE - OR in the Community Room after each service. Please contact Kathy Goetz firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-822-1668 for more details. Thanks!
Shipwrecked VBS 2018 Registration is NOW OPEN! Please note, this year to support the quality of our VBS program there is a maximum registration capacity. Spots will be given to those who are registered and paid in full. Click HERE to go to our VBS tab.
Don't miss out! It's going to be an amazing week of learning, fun, and shipwreck adventures! We hope to SEA you there!
Registration closes June 15th so don't wait!
VBS Volunteer information
This summer from July 9th-13th we are hosting Shipwrecked VBS and we would love for you to join us!
There are opportunities as crew leaders, and at the various stations. If you aren’t available the week of VBS but would still love to join in on the fun, please consider helping with our set-up in early July or with take down on July 15th. The list of possible volunteer positions and descriptions can be found through the link below.
Interested? You can register in three easy steps:
Visit us online under the VBS tab
Look through the available volunteer opportunities on our Google document and sign up for a position
Complete and submit your volunteer application
Thank you again for your contributions to VBS. We look forward to working with you again to serve the children of Guelph.
Register as a volunteer now - www.gracecommunity.ca/vbs/
See Volunteer descriptions here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OUtQu2FK-kA1KSy9abIaQ88etVnwLMVKV_EpDbvaLAg/edit#gid=0
Spaghetti Dinner & Auction
On Saturday May 26th, our Ecuador Missions Team will be hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction to raise funds for this summer's upcoming trip to Quito, Ecuador. Tickets will go on sale the first week in May but will also be available at the door. More details to come!
ANNUAL ECUADOR GOLF TOURNAMENT
On Saturday, June 16th 2018, Grace Community Church will host our 10th annual Ecuador Golf Tournament at Ariss Valley Golf Club. This charitable event provides our golfers with a great day and since 2009 we have raised almost $100,000, all of which has been used to assist children on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador.
For $150 per player we will begin the afternoon with a bagged lunch at 12:30pm, followed by a shotgun scramble start. We will play through eighteen holes of golf and wrap up the day with a steak dinner and a prize table. Please contact Bryan Bitton at (519) 831-3497 if you have any questions. Please note - one of our tournament representatives will contact you soon.
Community Events & Outreach
Michael House - From Credit to Career
My name is Sarah Robb and I want to tell you how a summer at Michael House completely changed my perspective on a career choice. I was in my third year of the Child, Youth and Family studies program at the University of Guelph when my professor suggested I switch my focus to do some work with parents as well as children. You see, I had always imagined a career working with children, but decided to try Michael House where I would have contact with moms as well. I began an 8 week summer placement and after my first week I asked my supervisor if Michael House ever hired students. I had 3 years of classroom instruction that emphasized the importance of parental influence in families and finally I was experiencing this first hand at Michael House. I was hooked. No other placement agency so closely understood the parent/child dyad as much as Michael House. After my placement in 2013, I was hired as Relief Staff and currently I am the Supportive Housing Manager at Emily’s Place.
Now, due to changes in the federal government’s policy regarding funding to faith based agencies, Michael House is no longer eligible to receive funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Without funding, the opportunity that I had to go from summer student to Michael House staff is no longer an option. We need your support so that other students like me have the opportunity for a summer job that will change their lives. Click here to read more.