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You heard it through the Grace-Line January 29, 2023

Tax receipts for your donations to Grace for 2022 will be mailed out later this month.  If your mailing address changed over the last year please send your current address to the church office  ASAP so this receipt reaches you.

 

The Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is strongly recommending masks be worn in all public settings.  Please consider following this recommendation when attending church services and activities. 

Activities and Links for the week!

 

Grace invites all to gather together in the building for Sunday service at 10:00 AM. 

If you prefer to worship online, service is available both live streamed and recorded on the 

Grace United Church YouTube Channel 

Lunch and Learn   Following service on January 29th
Seniors Seated and Stretch Yoga     Monday 1:00 PM in loft

A great way to get your body moving in a safe way.

Endowment Committee Meeting     Tuesday 7:00 pm

In the new meeting room

Charity Stitchers    Wednesday 9 – 2:30 PM

At the back of the worship space Come and join this quilting and sewing group.

If you would like to submit an announcement for Grace-Line, please email the information to the church office before noon on Wednesday
Seniors Seated and Stretch Yoga    Wednesday 1:00 PM in loft

A great way to get your body moving in a safe way.

Coffee Time     Thursday at 1 PM in the back of the worship space.  

Drop by and chat with friends and maybe make a new one.

Line Dancing in the Loft    Friday 11 AM

Come out and discover a new way to have fun.

Grace is Collecting: 

Plastic Grocery Bags, Milk Bags and Eye Glasses 

(bins are under the pew inside the two sets of front doors)

Congregational News:  (News about members of Grace may be emailed or phoned into the church office)

Ways to Participate in the Life at Grace

Sunday January 29th

For a while, Grace United has been on a journey towards being a Community of Faith that is Affirming of people who are 2Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Asexual and more. The Affirming Committee is planning a Lunch and Learn for January 29th, right after church (we hope to be finished by 1:30 PM). If you have any questions / discomfort / concerns / struggle / thoughts about where we’re at and where we’re going – this is your opportunity to help us move on in the conversation. Bring your thoughts to the event, or drop them into the wooden church at the back of the worship space, and we’ll do our best to respond. (If you can’t come to the event, a summary of the questions and answers will be available following the event… and there will be more exploration in the coming months.)

Lunch will be provided, a sign up sheet is at the church, please add your name so we can plan for the lunch and set up?  You can also sign up for this in-person event at Grace by emailing graceaffirming@gmail.com.  Or just come, extra sandwiches have been ordered so there will be food for all.

 

Do you watch our services on-line?  We want to hear from you.

As Grace United Church connects with more folks through on-line worship, we’re hoping to find ways of connecting with you! From now until the end of Epiphany (February 21st), folks participating in worship through our live-streamed or recorded worship services are invited to fill out a five-minute survey that will help us to understand who our on-line community is. The survey is set up in a way that you can either be anonymous, or you can let us know who you are. You’ll find a link to the survey in the YouTube description section under this week’s service or you can use this one Link to survey. Thank you, in advance, for helping us to understand the wideness of Grace’s community of faith!

The CaR team update:

If you did not receive the email from the church regarding the CaR teams findings regarding the crosses at Grace please click this link to read the announcement.

Groups are looking for new members:

Fun Food and Fellowship:

FF&F are the people responsible for all of the fun events at Grace and we are looking for new members.  Please get in touch with Linda Draddy at linda.bettytaylor.draddy@gmail.com or call 905-802-8774 to learn about how you can help Grace have FUN.

Communications:

The Sunday Morning A/V team is looking for 3 people to join the booth. Are you interested in becoming a slide changer, a sound board operator and if you are bold the ATEM operator (this is used to create the live streamed service).  Of course training will be provided!

Our goal is to have 4 teams so that each team will only be required to work one Sunday a month.  If you are interested drop by the A/V booth after service on Sunday and we can show you around.  And remember if you are part of the team you always have a reserved seat for Sunday service.

Ways to Support the work and programs at Grace United Church

How to make a donation to Grace United:

  • By cheque, made out to Grace United Church and mailed to 2111 Walkers Line Burlington ON L7M 0Z2
  • By e-transfer using donations@GraceUnitedChurchBurlington.com 
    • If you are a first time giver please include your name and address
  • Bring your donation to church with you on Sunday morning
  • Donate on-line using CanadaHelps . You can scan this code with your phone to make a donation.

Ways to Connect with Others at Grace

Grace knows that the dark months of winter can be hard for some people, remember Grace is here in a number of ways to help if you are in need.

Charity Stitchers 

Grace is now the happy home of this wonderful group who meet each Wednesday morning from 9 – 2:30 pm at the back of the worship space.  They bring their sewing machines and projects and work together while chatting and enjoying fellowship.  Are you a sewer/quilter who would like to work with others then this might be the group for you?  Come by and try it out as they are looking for new members.

Mug collection

Do you have any mugs hidden away in the back of your cupboard, that are perfectly fine but that you no longer want?  

Grace is collecting mugs to take to the Wesley Centre in Hamilton to be used in their Day Centre program, a collection box will be out each Sunday for the next few weeks so please feel free to set your mugs free!

Care Network @ Grace

Our Care Network @ Grace is available to help everyone and anyone who needs support – perhaps a cheery voice on the other end of the phone, a visit, or help in any way. If you are in need or know someone who is, please feel free to contact the church.

Prayer Shawls:  Do you know someone who might need a special hug from Grace?  Our wonderful Prayer Shawl team has made shawls that are offered to all members and friends.  You can easily request a prayer shawl by asking someone wearing an Ask Me button on Sunday morning or contact the church office. Please note Chemo Caps are also available.

This group also meets on the first Monday of the month at 10:30 am, if you are interested in finding out more about this group this is a great time to learn more.

Prayer Chain Requests:  If you would like to have our prayer team include your concern in their prayers, please email.  

The Prayer Chain team is a group of Grace members who pray for the concerns of our Grace Family.

A Passion for Puzzles:  Some say winter is the best season of the year but for some this is a dark time.  Are you dreading the dark months of winter?  Don’t forget about our Passion for Puzzle program, doing a puzzle is a great way to engage your brain and pass the time as well! We have over 200 available to loan.  Please phone before you come & we will be pleased to assist you.  We are not taking any more puzzles at this time. Contact the church office or Sue or Dennis Marshall.

Reaching Out:

Please email or phone the church office, especially if you or someone from the church community is struggling or ill.

Ways to Get Moving in 2023 

Grace Moves

Strengthen and Stretch Yoga  These classes are held Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1PM in the loft.  If you would like info on the program please email yogawithsusanne@gmail.com

Line Dancing Friday at 11 AM in the loft.  This is a great way to get moving and make some new friends at the same time!

Ways to Help in the Community 

Grace has a history with the North BurLINKton dinners hosted at Glad Tidings Church (1401 Guelph Line) with providing some of the best volunteers, who are committed and hard working. These community dinners are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and volunteer opportunities await! Contact Outreach to find out more outreach@graceunitedchurchburlington.com.