Operation Christmas Child

For the month of April we will be collecting combs, hair brush, barrettes, ribbons, folding compact mirrors, basic manicure sets, etc. for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  Put your donations in the box in the foyer near the bulletin board. 

Revive Ohio

In John 17:23, Jesus prays for believers “that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”  First Church of God will be hosting Revive Ohio April 28th, from 8 am until Noon.  This is an opportunity to carry out the mission of Grace by seeing people grow in relationship with God and each other in order to saturate our city and county with the gospel message.

Roof Project

While the roof project is not scheduled until the spring, Grace has only raised $9,700.00 out of the $15,000-$20,000.  Please pray that if the Lord is wanting you to contribute to this project, just mark on your envelope “roof project” as leadership and buildings and grounds has authorized this as designative giving.

Mercer County Fair Concert

The Newsboys are coming to Celina Saturday, August 11th, 7 pm, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds Grandstand.  Grace has bought 40 tickets at $33.16 each.  If you are interested in buying tickets please stop by the office or call 419-586-5855.  First come first serve basis.  Make checks payable to Grace Missionary Church. 


Regional Conference Reminder

Al & Rose Colson will be attending the Regional Conference Friday, April 20th.  May the Lord bless them and open their hearts to what the Lord is speaking to them for Grace.
Common Sharing Days

Items will be starting to be brought up in the fellowship hall on April 22nd at 4:00 pm.  On Monday and Tuesday, April 23rd and 24th, items will be organized on the tables from 8am to 3 pm.  “Shopping” will be open to the church on April 25th from 8am to 8pm and open to the public on the 26th from 8am to 5pm and on the 27th from 8am to noon. Contact Jane Long with any further questions.  There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center to help.  Thanks in advance to all the volunteers who make this event an outreach to the community.

Celina Community Vacation Bible School
Will be held at Bethany UMC, 416 E Wayne Street, July 15th-19th, from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Venture to an uncharted island where kids discover the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.  Invite a friend and hatch up some fun this summer at shipwrecked VBS.  If you have any questions contact Kim Jones at 567-644-8704.
GraceLand Preschool
Has openings available for 3, 4, and 5 year olds for next fall.  Information and enrollment forms are at the Welcome Center.  Contact Chris Mastin with any questions.
Missions Sunday
Will be May 6th with Dawn Anderson speaking about the recent battles in Guinea, West Africa.  Don’t miss out on Dawn’s medical clinical experiences and Jim’s involvement in sharing Jesus’ love through out the community.  Also, there will be a carry-in after the service.  What you bring is what we will be eating.  Only drinks will be furnished.  Thanks.