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Summer Worship Schedule

9:30 a.m. Summer Coffee Fellowship (through 9/3)

10:00 a.m. Worship* (through 8/20)

*First/Third Sunday Communion

Fall Worship Schedule (Beginning August 27)

8:30 a.m. First Service*

10:00 a.m. Education

11:00 a.m. Second Service*

*First/Third Sunday Communion

Care Net Baby Bottle Campaign

The Baby Bottle Campaign was a real success…we collected 34 filled bottles in support of Care Net’s vital ministry to young mothers and their children in the Williamsburg area. If you have a bottle that you need to turn in, you can still do that this week and next (drop them off in the office). A special ‘thank you’ to Donna Davis who coordinated our efforts and to all who participated!

Summer Family Picnics - Sundays, June 25, July 30, August 27 - 5:00 p.m.

Summer is upon us and time for our traditional summer picnics at First Colony Park—June 25, July 30, and August 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For the June 25 picnic, we will provide a sub bar complete with chips, macaroni salad, fruit, cookies, and drinks for $5/person (age 6 and over), which will be collected at the picnic. The pool will be available at no charge beginning at 4:00 p.m. So invite friends and family to join us for some summer fun and fellowship! [RSVPs are needed by June 22.]

Juliets Lunch Group - Thursday, June 29 - 12:00 noon [Meet at church at 11:20 a.m.)

The women’s lunch bunch will be enjoying lunch together on Thursday, June 29, at Cul's Courthouse Grille (Charles City). Meet at the church to carpool at 11:20; or meet us at 10801 Courthouse Road directly across from the Charles City courthouse for lunch at noon. Interested ladies please contact Susan Tuttle (jctii@aol.com). Ladies, this would be a great opportunity to get together and have lunch with someone you don’t know or who is new to the church. The Juliets is an open group for all women in the church and meets the last Thursday of the month; newcomers are welcome!

Middle and High School Students - Beginning Wednesday, July 5 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We will continue meeting for youth group this summer beginning July 5. Meetings will be on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 in the youth room and will run through the end of August. If you have any questions about the schedule or the youth ministry, feel free to contact Taylor at taylor@gracecovpca.org.

New Member Reception - Sunday, July 9

We are excited about receiving new members on Sunday, July 9, and will have a reception in their honor following the service. We hope that you will stay and welcome them into the Grace Covenant family during this time of fellowship.

Habitat for Humanity Project

Maerine “Mimi” Mitchell, Volunteer Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity, was with us last week to share about a Habitat project that Grace Covenant will have an opportunity to support. Building is expected to begin in the late August/early September timeframe, and we will hear about volunteer/church build days soon! You are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of the project on Tuesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m., at 122 Howard Drive. The ceremony will last 30 minutes and will be held rain or shine.

Grace Covenant Library

Thanks to the efforts of Tim Nargi, Grace Covenant’s Librarian, we are ready for business! All of our books have been catalogued and posted to our library program. Our checkout system is much like a public library, in order to help us keep track of books and decide on future resources. To check out materials, you will need to use a library card. If you would like to obtain a card, contact Tim at library@gracecovpca.org. You can also find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GraceCovPCALibrary) or Browse Books At Home (http://17070.rmwebopac.com). Also, if you took out books prior to this time, please return them to the library and deposit them in the Book Drop box for processing…thanks!

FISH Needs

FISH is always in need of food items throughout the year. You can help by bringing dried, boxed or canned items to the church and depositing them at the table in the Commons. There are lists of suggested items available, as well as exhibited. Thanks to Dean and Martha Mitchell who deliver our contributions to FISH.

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