Care 2 Share? FUN, EASY, AMAZING opportunity!!!

3 French students need a place to stay! The deadline was YESTERDAY! Can you help? Please consider this great opportunity.

Engage Through Grace

Think about this: we just started a new series at Grace Church (click here) called “Care 2 Share”. If you’ve been here, you know what it’s about. If not, you should totally join us this Sunday and find out.

We typically think of “going” somewhere to share the love that Jesus has given us to share. But we live in America – an amazing country where people from all over the world come to visit – and some to stay! The nations are all around us if we just look around our neighborhoods. AND, here’s an opportunity to invite “the nations” INTO YOUR HOME!

Horizons Du Monde is a foreign exchange program for French students, ages 16-18. These students need a place to stay, from April 15-22. That’s right, over Easter! The students will be busy all day with their program, but need a place to grab dinner…

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SALT in Lititz

Our Grace Church SALT team was out and about at 2nd Friday, handing out free hot chocolate and inviting people to Grace Church’s upcoming egg hunt and Easter services! Here are some fun facts and photos:

  • The team had 3 hot chocolate stands
  • Handed out 300+ cups of hot chocolate
  • Passed out 125 invitations to the Egg Hunt and Easter at Grace
  • Had 100’s of conversations with people
  • Had 13 volunteers – 4 who had never served with SALT before
  • Prayed with 1 couple
  • And had 1 disastrous and hilarious leak on one of cocoa-coolers that has been described as a scene right out of “I Love Lucy”!

Our SALT team leader, Peter S. said “It really was a great night – we had an opportunity to touch more people at this event than any of the others. ”

Way to go SALT! Thank you for being Salt and Light to our community – and for being an example for each of us!

Think about it:

What local events are you planning to be a part of this week or this month? How can you turn your attendance into something more than just showing up? Inviting people to Easter events at Grace is an easy way to strike up a conversation!

 

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Care 2 Share? FUN, EASY, AMAZING opportunity!!!

Think about this: we just started a new series at Grace Church (click here) called “Care 2 Share”. If you’ve been here, you know what it’s about. If not, you should totally join us this Sunday and find out.

We typically think of “going” somewhere to share the love that Jesus has given us to share. But we live in America – an amazing country where people from all over the world come to visit – and some to stay! The nations are all around us if we just look around our neighborhoods. AND, here’s an opportunity to invite “the nations” INTO YOUR HOME!

Horizons Du Monde is a foreign exchange program for French students, ages 16-18. These students need a place to stay, from April 15-22. That’s right, over Easter! The students will be busy all day with their program, but need a place to grab dinner and sleep each evening. In addition, they will join your family for weekend activities. They’re here to learn about American culture. Did I mention that it’s over EASTER?! Can you think of a better time to share your family’s “culture” with someone from another culture? Do you CARE 2 SHARE?

Students speak English – so don’t stress about the language barrier. If you’re interested, please contact Vicki through one of the following channels:

Phone: 717-917-8119 or 717-382-0330 or EMAIL

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Scott Becker Visits PA

Scott Becker, a Grace-Church-supported worker in Dublin, Ireland, was in the U.S. the past few weeks to visit some of the family’s partnering churches. In addition to meeting with Pastor Doug, Scott joined the missions team for dinner and a great time of sharing and prayer.

The Beckers have been involved on The Emerald Isle for about a decade, involved in community outreach, and leading what is known as Crossroads Community Church. Grace Church has partnered with them through prayer, financial support, and short-term teams.

Do you pray, regularly, for our partners? Imagine the challenges of living in another culture! Raising children in a foreign city! Managing relationships across the ocean! Not to mention the “normal” challenges that come with leading a church!

Please make a habit to pray for and encourage all of our Grace Church partners! And take a moment RIGHT NOW – to pray for the Becker family!

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A Child in Haiti Needs YOU /// And YOU can go see him/her this Summer

Message 1. I was informed yesterday that there are 8 children needing sponsored at the House of Hope orphanage in Cap Haitien, Haiti; the orphanage that our church has visited on a number of occassions. For $30/month, YOU could bring hope to one of these desperate children, providing for their physical AND spiritual needs! You only have to make a one-year commitment, but take a look at Message 2 (below)…and perhaps you’ll be interested in a longer-term commitment.

Let’s do this Grace Church! If you’re interested in sponsoring one of these children, please contact Shelly (click here) and she’ll get you connected to the right information.

Message 2. You can VISIT your sponsored child THIS summer. That’s right, Grace Church is sending a team to the House of Hope orphanage this July. Those who don’t sponsor orphans are also welcome to apply for the trip, but applications are due SOON! If you need an application, please email Donnamarie (click here).

Is this the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?

Is this the cross-cultural experience God’s prompting you for?

Is God asking you to care for the poor in a tangible way?

Is there a child that you’re called to care for?

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