Grace Notes – 12/19/18

Advent Calendars
There are Advent calendars in the office and sanctuary for you and your family to use during the Advent season. If you have already received one and do not want another to share with someone else, please place yours on the altar after worship so that we can share it with another person. Also, we’d love to see pictures of you and your family doing the Advent calendar actions. Email us a picture or tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we can see your Advent in Action! If you’d like additional devotions, see Pastor Lora for book
suggestions to borrow.

Caroling Party

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
Come join us for an evening of caroling! We will meet in the parlor at Grace at 6pm and head to our neighbors at Cumbernauld and also around the neighborhood. We will end back at Grace for hot chocolate. All are welcome!

Impromptu Christmas Nativity!

Join us for an impromptu Christmas Nativity! Didn’t make it to those practices? That’s okay! There is still a space for you! We will start handing out costumes at 10:00am on December 23rd and would love for you to join us. Does your older student want a speaking part in the program? Let Madison know so she can send it to you and they can begin practicing! You can reach Madison at Have friends or family in town on? Invite them to join in on the fun!


A reminder that poinsettias can go home after the late Christmas Eve service. We will do our best to keep them alive through the rest of the season, but you are welcome to swing by the church next week and take yours home. If you are not planning to take your poinsettia home, let the office know and we can make sure it finds a good home! Thank you all for helping make our space beautiful!

10th Annual Thursday Night Christmas Celebration 
Thursday Dec 20 at 4:30-6:30pmFood, Gifts, Christmas Carols, Christmas play celebrating the birth of Jesus, Fun, Laughter Come celebrate with friends and family. Any help or gifts are appreciated contact Shirley Boo 620-221-1015

Youth Trip to The One Event
We are heading to The One Event again this year! It is a conference-wide youth event happening in Salina on January 5-6. We will leave early Saturday morning and return Sunday afternoon. The youth will stay on the floor at a church. The cost is $50 each plus bringing money for two meals on the road. (Talk to Pastor Lora if cost is prohibitive).

Attention Parents: Donate Your Toys

We are inviting families with little ones to consider making some room for Christmas toys at your place by helping us make our nursery better. If you have used toys that are in good condition that are appropriate for the nursery, we would love to get a few new ones this season to replace old well-worn toys we have. You and your child/ren can leave them in Pastor Lora’s office. (Please use your best judgment on what would be most helpful to Grace’s nursery ministry. If you have questions about what might be good, talk to Pastor Lora or our nursery coordinator, Kacie Lockyear). We encourage you to use this as a chance to teach your children about generosity and why we give at Christmas!

Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Soup Supper
Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity Annual Soup Supper Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:00-6:30pm it will be held at the 1st Methodist Church. Each year Grace has generously supported this event. Could you please help by donating the following.. 1.) Taco, Crock Pot Potato, or Chicken Vegetable Soup (recipes available). 2.) Vegetables 3.) Condiments 4.) Desserts. See Linda Hahn or Joyce Teubner to sign up. Also, come have great food and community fellowship while helping a qualified family build a home. Tickets are a donation for $7.00 children under 6 are free.

December A&B – Helping Hands
There is still time to get your special mission offering money in to help support Winfield Helping Hands. When folks who aren’t connected to the church call Grace asking for help with utilities, gas, rent, etc. we refer them to Helping Hands. They have given out over $81,000 in 2018. Let’s help support this vital ministry with our generosity!

Irving Kids!
We are so happy and feel so blessed that our church family has adopted all the Irving kids on the list. Such a blessing! Thank you all!         

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource center
The Resource Center would like to thank all who donated! Supplies are almost gone already! Thank you for allowing Julie to show off how great Grace is! You Rock!

Staff Love Offering 
During this holiday season, SP/PRC would like to honor the staff of Grace with a love offering. We have a wonderful staff and we want to let them know how much we appreciate each and every one of them. If you would like to make a donation, offerings are being coordinated by Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee members Lonnie Boyd and Charles McKinzie. Donations can also be mailed to GUMC at 320 College St., Winfield, KS 67156, Attn: Bev Grunder (please note “Staff Love Offering” on the check memo line). Please plan to make your donation by Today December 19th.

Upper Room Devotional
The new Upper Room Devotionals are in the office and they are Free! So come by and grab one!

Lost and Found
Please make sure to check lost and found across from the name tags by the office. After the first of the year we will be cleaning it out. Thank you for your understanding! 

Great Plains Connect
Each week the Great Plains Annual Conference publishes their weekly email announcements just like we do for Grace. We will be giving you all a link to this content if you would like to read it.
Click here to read this week’s addition!

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