ACTS HUNGER PREVENTION CENTER FOOD DRIVE:  The Social Ministry Board is collecting for the ACTS Food Pantry. If you wish to contribute to the monthly drive, please bring in your items and place them in the blue bins just inside the main church doors.  Remember to bring in plastic grocery bags and handle bags for the ACTS Food Pantry as these items are needed to carry food items home.  

GRACE GOOD SAMARITAN PROGRAM: Currently, we have 16 people signed up for the Good Samaritan Program.  Thanks to each of you, we have met the needs of many local children. The program was set up to give a quick response when one of our members, usually a teacher, comes across a child in need.  Whether it’s warm jackets or new sneakers, we have a system for quickly meeting those needs. Request forms, which are kept in the church office, are presented to either Debbie Willieman or Sherry Morse.  If appropriate, we then call several Grace members to help fill that need.  (Because we rotate names, individuals have only been called once this year for $10 to $30.) If you would like to be on the list of people we call when a need arises, please let one of these ladies know.

JOIN GRACE QUILTERS!  We meet on Mondays at 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose room.  Come join us and have some wonderful fellowship while making baby quilts for the Sentara maternity ward and prayer quilts for our own shut-ins.  Need more info? Contact Darlene Roth.

MATTHEW 25 MINISTRIES:  The Social Ministry Board is collecting empty prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles. These pill bottles will be sent to a church in Ohio who will then send them on to medical clinics in Africa.  All labels need to be removed from the pill bottles and there must be caps on all bottles.  The caps do not have to be child resistant.  There will be a collection box in the church hallway for your donations. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Steinhibel or Debbie Willemann.