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  • The Grace Vine - June 2018 pg. 1 of 16

    JULY/AUGUST 2018

    In this issue: Page:

    Worship Schedule 1

    Caring & Sharing 2

    The Word for Thought Youth News


    Birthdays & Anniversaries Mens Breakfast


    Grace Supper Club 5

    Religious Coalition Emergency Family Shelter


    Frederick In The Street 7

    July/August Calendar 8-9

    Daily Bible Readings 10-11

    Greeting & Fellowship 11

    Scavenger Hunt 12

    For All the Saints 13-14

    Church Notes 14-16

    Pastor Rob is on Sabbatical Through August 31!


    Grace UCC Sabbatical

    Preaching Schedule


    ~~~~~~~ Sunday, July 8~Rev. John Shillingburg

    Sunday, July 15~Rev. Beth OMalley

    Sunday, July 22~Rev. Rebecca Shillingburg Sunday, July 29~Rev. John Shillingburg

    Sunday, August 5~Gary Johnson

    Sunday, August 12~Gary Johnson

    Sunday, August 19~Rev. Beth OMalley

    Sunday, August 26~Rev. Beth OMalley

    The Grace Vine Grace United Church of Christ

    An Open and Affirming Congregation

    25 East Second Street Historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland

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    Called To Care - Grace Folks in Need of a Visit

    Following is a list of members and friends of our Grace Church family who are currently ill, home-bound, recovering from an injury or surgery, or hospitalized. If you know of other folks who should be added to this list, please call the church office or speak to Gary Johnson while Pastor Rob is away.

    Caring and Sharing

    Pastor Rob is on Sabbatical through August 31.

    We have a schedule of pastors who will be with us on Sundays,

    for emergencies, as well as a list of volunteers on call to visit

    people in the hospital and nursing homes as we have the need.

    Gary Johnson is coordinating this and will be the contact person for this

    ministry while Pastor Rob is away. Thanks!

    Millie Davis 801 Pine Ave.,Frederick, MD 21701

    Joe Free 1117 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702

    Jean Gaver 7407 Willow Rd., AL 250, Frederick, MD 21702

    Paul and Miriam Himes 9810 Masser Rd., Frederick, MD 21702

    Karlene Kaufmann 2100 Whittier Dr., Apt. 405, Frederick, MD 21702

    Pam Kehne 1632 Wall Dr., Pasadena, MD 21122

    Betty Linton 990 Waterford Dr., Unit 206, Frederick, MD 21702

    A Pastoral Care note: Due to the current HIPAA (Privacy) laws, hospitals are not permitted to contact churches on behalf of patients. If you know of a church member who is hospitalized, please inform the church office. In the case of an emergency hospitalization (whether yourself or a family member), for the months of July and August; please contact Gary Johnson at 240-60-0411.


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    Isaiah 46:4

    Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.

    Leviticus 19:32

    'You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.

    1 Timothy 5:1-2

    Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

    1 Peter 5:5

    You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one an-other, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

    THE WORD for Thought

    YOUTH NEWS -- Taking a Summer Break!


    Youth Group will resume in September!

    Be thinking of activities and events that

    interest you and bring ideas to our fall meeting.


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    Bartgis, Earl & Anita 37 years

    Taylor, Lloyd & Virginia 36 years

    Tabbachino, Liz & Vinny 6 years

    Haas, Ted & Norine 61 years

    Marshall, Pam & Ron 49 years

    We Need You! Would you like to serve on the Administration Ministry Commission Team? Please contact Steve Robeson at srobesonusmc@gmail.com.

    Steven Robeson Sr., Administrative Ministry Commission Chair

    Mens Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, July 7th -- 9AM

    Bob Evans on Route 40 (at the end of the

    Golden Mile) . All men are invited to join us!

    Congregational Life


    On the last Sunday of every month, the

    Congregational Life Commission hosts a

    birthday party for everyone who celebrated a

    birthday during that month. (Please be sure that

    your birthday is on file with the church office so

    that we can celebrate you!)

    Charles Kehne July 2

    Justin Kula July 5

    Gloria Gafney July 6

    Frank Erwin July 8

    Raymond Gafney July 11

    Loretta Hamilton July 15

    Richard Hough July 15

    Alex Moxley July 16

    Catherine Jameson July 20

    Trish Culler July 21

    Teddi Garrison July 25

    Samantha Johnson July 26

    Jacob Taylor August 9

    Steve Failor August 10

    Ron Marshall August 10

    Pam Marshall August 15

    Jordan Kehne August 18

    Sarah Malasky August 18

    Paul Himes August 22

    Eric Powell August 24

    Norm Hardy August 25

    Sophia Kaufman August 25

    Vonnie Crum August 26

    Doris Bottcher August 28

    Administrative Ministry

    Commission News

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    Planning an Event at the Church?

    Contact the Church Office to Schedule!

    Are you planning an event at the Church? If so, PLEASE remember to call the church office and make sure to get on the calendar ASAP. This means BEFORE you make plans, invite people, advertise, etc... The church building is getting increasingly busy through-out the week and wed like to avoid embarrassing double-bookings. Thanks so much!!

    The German Church Delegation - October 24-November 1

    We have most of our host families for the German Church delegation that will be visiting us this Fall (Oct. 24th-Nov. 1st). However, If you have space in your home to host 1 or 2 adults, please speak to Pastor Rob before October for the details. Thanks!

    FOOD & FELLOWSHIP! SUPPER CLUB is coming back to Grace Church! After a hiatus, SUPPER CLUB is back this fall!

    SUPPER CLUB is a social activity to bring Grace members and friends together. Singles and couples will be placed in groups of 6-8 to dine together once a month. Whether its at a restaurant or someone's home, SUPPER CLUB is a great way to meet your church family and have fun together!

    The only rule is: NO CHURCH BUSINESS!!

    This is about fun, making friends, and getting to know each other! And, what better way to do that than to eat together?

    Please contact Sarah at admin@crucc.com in the Church office to sign up to be in a SUPPER CLUB group starting in September!

    Congregational Life

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    Mission & Outreach at Grace

    Grace UCC Volunteers Needed

    for Emergency Family Shelter hosted by Grace

    August 11th through August 18th

    As always, we are looking for individuals to partner with us in providing a safe place for homeless families. In addition to our usual evening volunteers, we are in need of one or two individuals who would be willing to assist Carol Garrison in opening the church for our families and volunteers. Unlocking doors, being available to welcome families as they arrive, assisting the volunteers to set-up, and locking up after everyone is settled in. This would be from about 5:30 to 7:00 in the evening. All volunteers must be vetted and trained, so if you have not yet signed up, please see Carol Garrison or Sarah Travis for information. If you have already been through the training process, get yourself on the schedule. She will be happy to walk-through the process with you. We are next hosting the Emergency Family Shelter August 11th through August 18th

    and again November 10th through 17th. Thank you!

    For Emergency Human Needs

    Grace UCC Collects Basic Household Items

    for Emergency Family Shelter

    Grace has an opportunity to support the RCEHNs Emergency Family Shelter in a new

    way. Like all households (and RCEHN does have a home base just off Bentz St. where meals are fixed; belongings are stored; clothes are washed and instruction is given) there are continuing needs for the little things (paper towels, detergent, bath soap, etc.). Wed like to collect these items in July and deliver them in August (our next hospitality month).

    There will be a cutout house on an easel near the sanctuary with a large basket underneath and small tags within the house with needs items, such as: 2 rolls paper towels; 8 oz. soft scrub, etc. You may take a tag, purchase the item(s), and then bring the items back and place in the basket for collection. Contact Carol Garrison for more info. Or visit https://www.therel