Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.

Outreach

  Monthly food donations:

Communion Sundays Food

Donation

 Communion is important because it’s a command to remember. Jesus wants us to remember every time we taste bread and wine (or juice), and even when we sit at the tables in our own homes, that He is the one who provides all we need. He gives us the physical food that we need to survive and the spiritual nourishment we need to keep taking our next steps with Him.

One of the definitions in part for communion is "The act or an instance of sharing…”  As we come to share the bread and juice in remembrance of Christ, let us also share with our neighbors in need. 

Starting January 2019, on 1st Sunday/Communion Sunday we will be placing our nonperishable food donations in baskets at the front of the chapel or sanctuary. (Other times you may still place them in the designated bins.)

Hebrews 13:16 - "And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God."

Proverbs 19:17 - "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

Luke 3:11 - John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.” 

PORT REPORT 

Our first PORT date of the season is behind us, and the second one is coming up. 

Sincere thanks go out from the Outreach Committee to all of the people in our congregation who helped Grace serve the homeless at the PORT shelter at Peninsula Korean Baptist Church -  those who made taco casseroles, those who donated items such as supplies for the Children’s Kit and clothing, and those who came out to the shelter to serve during one of the three shifts.  You are a blessing to people who need to feel God’s love flowing through the actions of those who follow Jesus.

We will be serving again Friday, Feb. 1st – Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at Orcutt Baptist Church.  Sign-up forms will be available in Sunday bulletins before and after the holidays, so please fill one out and turn it in if you would like to be involved in this ministry.  If you have any questions, please call Susan DeVane at 930-0233.

Tracking Operation Christmas Child Boxes 

If you attached a barcode tracking label to the shoebox you packed, remember to go online to the Samaritan’s Purse website to track it.  It may take some weeks before the place (country) to which it was sent is available.  The Outreach Committee will post a map in January for you to place a pin to indicate the location where your box was delivered to an overjoyed child.


Don't forget our on-going collections:

*Travel-size toiletries
*Coupons for the Good Samaritan Fund
*Shoes for THRIVE
*Magazines for the Berkeley Community
*BINGO prizes
*Eyeglasses for the Lion's Club
We also have a prayer blanket ministry.  Those who are facing surgery or serious illness may request a prayer blanket (forms located outside of the church office). Each knot in a prayer blanket represents a prayer said for the individual.

Please see our monthly newsletter for Outreach updates.