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Working For Jesus


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									                                                      March 2010 | Volume 21, Issue 03

            Working For Jesus

We as Christians at Grace United Methodist
Church come dedicated to Church each
Sunday to worship our Lord. We are a friendly
congregation to all visitors.        We as a
congregation sit and wait for visitors. Is this   9:45-10:45     Sunday School
what Jesus wanted his followers to do, sit and
wait? No he said “Go and Make Disciples”.         11:00-12:00 Morning Worship
This means, we must do something other than
wait for people to show up. We must actively
invite and bring people to Christ. Our church
is actively beginning a “Work for Jesus”
mission. We are asking that each person,
make at least one call or contact a week to
invite people to come to our church. We
may invite a friend or family member that is
not actively involved in a church or call from
the phone listing that will be given.       We
would like to continually make these calls or
invitations for three months, March, April and
May. Of course if you feel this is a good
evangelism for you, please continue for the
We as Christians at Grace United Methodist
Church need to work for Jesus. Jesus says in
Matthew 28:18-20, “Then Jesus came to them
and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on
earth has been given to me. Therefore go
and make disciples of all nations’.”

Information available in the entrance.            Grace United Methodist Church
                                                  846 Faith Rd.
                                                  Salisbury, NC 28146
                                                  Phone 704 637-7343
                                                  Website: http://www.graceumc-
                                                  Pastor Paul Burke
                                                  Pastor’s office 704-642-1455
     Sunday              Monday             Tuesday        Wednesday             Thursday            Friday       Saturday
                  -- 1                 2                 3                  4                    5            6

                    Crochet class                                           Mission/Evangelism
                    6 PM               Trustee mtg                          Meeting 6:30 PM
                                       7:00 PM           Choir rehearsal                                      Happy Birthday
                    Beth Moore Bible                     7PM                Happy Birthday                    Mike Rummage
                    Study 7:00 PM                                           Frank Evers
7                   8                  9                 10                 11                   12           13

Youth Group       Crochet class        Methodist men &                                                        Grace Kidz Bowling
meeting 5:30-7:30 6 PM                 women mtg                            Open Kitchen                      10 AM-12 noon
                  Beth Moore Bible     6:30 PM           Choir rehearsal    Pinto Bean Supper                 Woodleaf Lanes
Happy Birthday    Study 7:00 PM                          7PM                5:30 PM
Will Douglas      Disciple 1                                                (visitors welcome)
                  7:00 PM
14                  15                 16                17                 18                   19           20
Daylight Saving   Crochet class
Time Begins       6 PM                 Finance & Council St. Patricks Day
                  Beth Moore Bible     6 & 7 PM
Hand chimes 5:30- Study 7:00 PM
6:15                                                     Happy Birthday     Happy Birthday                    First Day of
                  Happy Birthday       Happy Birthday    Doug Rice                                            Spring
Youth Praise Band Chuck Dionne                                              Frances Weant
6:45- 7:30                             Dwight Gorrell
                  Disciple 1                             Choir rehearsal
Happy Anniversary 7:00 PM
Harkey—Klingler                                          7PM

21                  22                 23                24                 25                   26           27
Youth Group       Crochet class
meeting 5:30-7:30 6 PM
                  Disciple 1       Worship               Choir rehearsal
                  7:00 PM          Committee 7 PM        7PM
                  Beth Moore Bible
                  Study 7:00 PM
28 Palm Sunday 29                      30                31
Happy Birthday      Crochet class                                           * Crochet class
Howard Douglas      6 PM                                                    6 PM meets at the
Hand chimes         Beth Moore Bible                                        home of Betty Ross
                                                         Choir rehearsal
5:30-6:15           Study 7:00 PM                                           on Monday evenings
                                       Passover          7PM
Youth Praise        Disciple 1
Band 6:45-7:30      7:00 PM

                                              March 14, don’t forget to set
                                              your clock 1 hour ahead…..spring

     Invitation to Romans

     Invitation to John                                         COST OF EACH BOOK IS $12.00

     Invitation to Psalms

     Invitation to the Old Testament

     Invitation to the New Testament

   The Mission/Evangelism Committee is continuing its collection of clothes and shoes for the clothing
   closet at Rowan Helping Ministries. The collection box has been moved to the room beside the
   Sunshine classroom where we will gladly take your donations of clothes and shoes. The collection
   basket for the used cell phones remains on the table in the narthex. Thanks for your help in
   supporting the Battered Women's Shelter and RHM.

   The Mission/Evangelism Committee's Port-a-Pit BBQ Chicken fundraiser has been postponed for
   the time being

   RHM product of the month for March is Breakfast items.
Second Mile Giving for March
(Our church has elected to be a part of the 2nd Mile Giving campaign encouraged by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist
Church. This campaign will involve our church focusing on a different mission opportunity now through the end of the year. These ADVANCED
MISSION SPECIALS are endorsed by the United Methodist Church with 100% of monies donated going to the cause or person for whom the gift
is given. Through the ADVANCE, we become partners in mission with persons in other countries, throughout our nation, and here in our
conference.) For more information visit visiting www.gbgm-umc.org or www.wnccumc.org

Our March project is: Randy Hildebrant, Youth Ministry, Jubilee Project

Jubilee Project was begun by United Methodists in 1991, and it has expanded to include many
others, joining together to help people in the name of Jesus Christ, by helping them meet their
spiritual, economic, social and physical needs.

Jubilee Project's Vision is "to assist in the empowerment of people in Hancock County Tennessee,
(especially those with the greatest needs), through enhancement of self-worth, abilities and
opportunities. We do this as an inclusive, community-based organization initiated and guided by
Christian values and relationships."* Jubilee Project is open to everyone, regardless of religion, faith,
creed, gender or race.

Visit the "Information for Farmers" page to learn more about what Jubilee Project has been doing
to help farmers in East Tennessee.

Jubilee Project is thankful to have so many dedicated mission partners, without whom our work
could not continue. Like many non-profits, we are experiencing some financial hardships. Please
prayerfully consider becoming one of Jubilee's mission partners, or renewing your commitment to
our work in East Tennessee.

Visit the new Mission Staff Page to learn about more of the people behind Jubilee Project!

Visit the new Mission Letter page to see what Steve and Diantha Hodges have been doing
To get more information on these programs and the other mission work of Jubilee Project,
contact us at 423-733-4195 or check out their website at www.jubileeproject.holston.org


                      For the next several months the Mission/Evangelism Committee will be
                      sponsoring a meal on the second Thursday night of each month in the hopes
                      of generating interest in the ministries of our church in the surrounding
                      community. We believe that there are folks within a mile radius of and
                      beyond our church that might be interested in finding a church home and
                      we would like to invite them to visit with us. Our first "Open Kitchen” will be
                      Thursday, March 11th, from 5:30 until 7:00 pm. The menu will consist of pinto
                      beans, slaw, cornbread, brownies, and
                      beverages. We encourage all members of Grace to
come and enjoy this free meal and help us show off the wonderful things
that are happening here at Grace. You can help by inviting anyone that
might be looking for a church home. After the meal, the Praise Band will be
upstairs practicing and anyone who would like is invited to go upstairs
to watch, listen, and/or sing along. Many thanks for helping make this a
successful project!
Sit down, fasten your safety belt, and hang on for the ride of your life. The Grace United Methodist
Youth program is alive, enthusiastic, and vibrant! They are celebrating God's love and salvation
through doing the works Jesus Christ.

Grace youth and a few adults enjoyed a Super Bowl party at the Hedspeth's on Feb 7th. Congrats
to Alex Weant for winning the Super Bowl XLIV Trivia Challenge! Unfortunately our concert plans
were snowed out on Feb 13th.

We are excited about the new schedule that includes opportunities for the youth of Grace church
to participate in service, fellowship, and study opportunities as well as express their creativity and
talents musically.

Snack is served at all Sunday youth meetings at 6:15pm. Please consider signing up to help
provide and serve the youth snack. There is a sign-up sheet on the table.

Youth schedule for March:
March 7:    Youth Group meeting 5:30-7:30
March 14:   Hand chimes 5:30-6:15
            Youth Praise Band 6:45- 7:30
March 21:   Youth Group meeting 5:30-7:30
March 28:   Hand chimes 5:30-6:15
            Youth Praise Band 6:45-7:30

We are finalizing our summer Mission trip plans. All youth interested in attending this trip, June 27-
July 3 should let Robin Hedspeth know ASAP. A $69 deposit is due March 14th.

This summer Grace Youth will travel to Gatlinburg, TN for a Teameffort Mission Camp. We will leave
the morning of June 27 and return on July 3. In the coming months Robin and Frances will highlight
some of the aspects of this trip. This month will be “Why travel outside of Rowan County?” The
mission camp provided by Teameffort serves as both a “mission trip” and a youth “church camp”.
The youth work on homes in the area and are ministered to by youth counselors in the evening
with chapel time and bible study. Part of the spiritual growth that occurs is a direct result of being
away from home. The fellowship and bonding that occurs between our kids is amazing. There is
just something about a “road trip” that creates a special type of togetherness. Visit the team
effort mission camp at http://www.teameffort.org/
                       Grace Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2010/2011 school
                       year. If you know of any parents with children in the 2— 4 year old ranges
                       who would be interested, please have them contact Debbie Watts at

Easter is coming, and the choir needs extra voices for our Easter morning anthem. We invite all
                    who are interested in singing the Easter anthem with us to our rehearsals on
                    Wed., March 17 and 31 at 7:00 PM. There will also be an opportunity to join
                      our golden voiced choir on March 21 2-4PM, Join us in
                       celebrating the physical Resurrection of the Lord, Jesus
                       Christ! For more information contact Laurie Klaus at
                       church or by phone, 704-636-5966.
                       The Youth Music Ensembles are now meeting the 2nd and
                       4th Sunday evenings of each month.          Handchime
Ensemble meets from 5:30 – 6:15, while the Praise Band meets from 6:45-7:30. A
snack is provided between rehearsals. Thanks to all the generous people who
are feeding our teens

                               Hospitality/Food Group

                 Members of the UMW are planning to organize several hospitality/food groups
                 from volunteers in the church congregation. These food groups will be responsible
for preparing and serving a meal for members of our church family in the event of a death,
hospitalization, etc. The responsibility for preparing the meal would rotate among the different
groups so you could possibly be asked to help only a minimal number of times each year.
Volunteers who have jobs or other responsibilities could help out by donating money for food or
just sending their food for the meal. If you have an interest in being placed in a group, please sign
your name and phone number on the sheet on the office window. Groups will be formed and
further information will be given to you. Thank you for agreeing to take part so that we can help
our fellow church members in times of need. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Brinkley
or Becky Brown.
                          Begins on March 08th, 7 - 9, Monday night
                                              Led by Tony Peeler
                                        Cost $35 Scholarships available

DISCIPLE assumes that the bible is the key to renewal in the church. It recognizes the human-divine
nature of the Bible: The actual texts of Scripture were written by human beings like ourselves in their
cultural settings, under the divine inspiration of God.

BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY gives equal time to both the Old and New Testament,
emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as the revelation of God. DISCIPLE aims at transformation,
not just information, and calls on people to submit themselves to examination by Scripture, to put
themselves under the power of God’s Word, and to be changed by God’s Word. DISCIPLE invites
people to bring their experiences and struggles to the Scripture. All people know something
is missing from their existence and yearn for a Word from God.

BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY uses biblical language and images and draws upon
the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible.

This study requires reading large portions of Scripture each
week and is based on careful study and preparation.
During the course of thirty-four weeks, groups will move
through the biblical stories of Creation to the New
Jerusalem. The titles of the sessions along with theme
words; theme verses; and major persons, events, and
topics set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of
the participants. The principal Scripture for each session
follows the chronological movement of the biblical story.

NAME: _________________________________________________

TELEPHONE NO: ________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________________

(return to Penny Godfrey)

Special note!!!!! The class will be on hiatus for the summer and resume on September 13th 2010.

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                         Grace Kidz traded their bowling day in February for an
                         opportunity to play in the snow. The bowling date has been
                         rescheduled for Saturday, March 13th at Woodleaf Lanes 10
                         AM- 12 noon. For complete details contact Whitney

                       Coming next month…..April 3rd!!!! GUMC annual Easter
                       Egg Hunt!!! Be a part of the fun and festivities! If you would
                       like to participate, and/or donate money, candy, or prizes,
                       see Ms. Eunice.

Some statistics, courtesy of Penny Godfrey
How to stay safe in the World today!
Where IS the Safest Place?

1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.

2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home.

3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.

4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.

5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. So, above all else, avoid hospitals.

You will be pleased to learn that only ..001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are
usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at
any given point in time is at church!

And . . . Bible study is safe too! The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less.
So, Attend church, and read your Bible IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Don’t forget our PINTO BEAN SUPPER AND MORE on Thursday, March 11th, from 5:30 until
7:00 pm. There is NO CHARGE and everyone is welcome!!!!!

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