Rachel K 02, Patrick P and Rita P 05, Jason D 06, Peter L 10, Helen D 11, NamNam P 11, Niesan E 13, Jaime B 16,
Ken M 17, Timothy M 17, Aster F 21, Dave M 25
Grace UCC Clusters
☻Have ready by 9:30 am for Sunday School Make coffee, decaf and regular Set up coffee table
☻Set up by 11:30 am Fellowship Time
More coffee if needed Make punch
Arrange to serve: Cookies, fruits, or chips, etc.
Consider the Diabetic members (low sugar or sugar free snacks)
☻Clean up kitchen, bathrooms, and fellowship hall
Put tables and chairs away (stack 8 chairs & use dolly to place in closets)
Check bathrooms; replace trash can liners
Take trash to dumpsters (outside at end of parking lot)
☻Potluck Lunch: First and Third Sunday unless there are changes that will be announced 3 Sundays before (examples: Rally Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas, Easter Sundays)
Set up tables and chairs
Arrange food brought by members
Clean up, put tables and chairs away, check bathrooms
Close& lock doors (door to closet in fellowship hall, pantry inside kitchen, fellowship hall door to outside and door by day care entrance),
Turn off a/c and lights
Clusters alternate months assigned
Cluster Team Leader will remind member what to bring and Sunday assigned
Cluster Lists are in the Newsletter and Office
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER - CCSC
"Think Outside the Bag"
In addition to food, Christian Community Service Center's clients need many non-food related items! Please consider donating some of these special items:
Ziploc Gallon Bags, Diapers, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes (individually packaged), Deodorant, Razors, Reusable Cloth Bags with Handles (for our clients who ride the bus), Manual can openers, We will have a plastic bin in the narthex for these extra items.
As part of our covenant with CCSC, Grace UCC is asked to provide one or two people who will attend bimonthly meetings where information is given about the organization and its programs. These meetings are held on a Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the central location off Newcastle between Richmond and West Alabama. This person would then share the information with the church through newsletter articles, posting flyers on bulletin board, moments during Church Announcements, etc.
For the past eight years, Jane Eixmann has served in this role, but can no longer do so. We need someone or two to step up in her place. If we have three people to share the responsibilities, each one would attend two meetings a year. Donna Cardinale has agreed to take one slot. The next meeting is not scheduled until early in 2018. If you would like more information, please see Jane E and she would be glad to share details with you.
CCSC Capital Fund Campaign
Because of flooding numerous times in its present location on Branard Street, CCSC has decided to begin a multi-year capital campaign program for a new building to house all of their programs (Food Pantry, employment, youth), administration and staff offices, and growth to address future needs. As one of the 42 churches in the ministry, Grace has pledged to donate $1,000 per year for three years. The Council and congregation voted to meet this pledge through Love Offerings collected quarterly. We held our first collection on in February and collected $225.
We later received a generous $1,000 donation.