Some of our fellowship activities include Super Wednesday; Graceful Dining, a group of 6, 7 or 8 people who get together to enjoy a meal together; 55+er’s, a group of seniors who take trips to various locations.   These activities are all described below.

Super Wednesday:

Every Wednesday – See schedule!
September 10, 2014 – May 2015

Learning for adults in the morning and evening; A fun evening for the whole family! Come and check out our Bible Studies, Youth Activities, and an Evening Meal. Come and see what we have to offer!

Contact  Pastor Lynn  or call at 238-2478.

Super Wednesday 

11 a.m. – Morning Adult Bible Study, Fireside

4:45 – 5:15 p.m. – Healthy Steps Room 107

5-5:45 p.m. – Children’s Choirs:

  • Angel Choir (ages 3-5), Fireside (Kindergartners can choose either choir) – Mrs. Karen Foard
  • Sing ‘n Ring Choir, (K-grade 5) Choir Room off of Harkins Hall. A variety of activities relating to singing, rhythm instruments and later on the bell chimes. It adds up to 45 minutes of fun while learning. Our choir will be taking part in the dedication/Reformation service October 30 and in the Christmas program in December – Mrs. Joan Denny and Mrs. Anna Carol Buffington will lead this group.

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

  • Super Wednesday MEAL, Harkins Hall – Prepared by our Super Wednesday kitchen team. Nominal Fee.

6:15 p.m. – ACTIVITIES:

  • Adult Bible Study, Fireside
  • R.E.A.C.H. (Rallying Everyone Around Christ’s Heart), Bible Study and Discussion Group for Adults, Room 100.
  • Kids Club for elementary school age children (through 5th grade); will meet in Harkins Hall and proceed to our evening activities in Room 104. Join Mrs. Cindy Fritz and Rachel Shearer for a fun and exciting adventure in learning to follow our faith and explore new friendships with others.
  • The Middle School and High School Youth will meet on the stage in Harkins Hall (the Miller Center when opened) with Pastor Alison.

*Adult Bible Study at 11:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. – A series of one-hour discussions on the Bible, Christian faith, and personal life for adults given in 6-week sessions.

55+ers

We are a group of seniors who meet the second Monday, of every month in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church. The purpose of these meetings is plan trips for our Seniors. They include day trips as well as an occasional overnight stay. We have traveled to: “Dutch Apple Theater”, Allenberry Playhouse as well as other venues. The purpose is to provide our Seniors with opportunities to travel to various locations primarily around the State of Pennsylvania. We travel by bus and usually provide snacks for the trips as well as stopping at various restaurants on the way to the venue. Costs for these trips vary from $65 to $95 on most trips. We usually have between 30 to 50 persons that participate in these trips.

Please feel free to join us at one of our planning sessions, if you wish to participate in planning activiies with us.

Contact George Weigand, the chairman of the planning group for more information, or to indicate your desire to become a member of the planning team.  George may be contacted by phone at 237-0099 or by e-mail .

Graceful Dining

Grace Lutheran Church Graceful Dining Program   Graceful Dining (sometimes referred to as “Dinners for 6, 7 or 8”) is a program of Grace’s Fellowship Committee.  In a church our size with multiple worship services, opportunities to meet and get to know people can be challenging to find.  This program seeks to provide a structure for fellow members to gather together in homes and interact meaningfully. Each year, two sessions of dinner groups meet. The fall session runs from September to December, and the spring session runs from February through May. Groups include six to eight adults, either couples or singles. 

Here is how the program works. After registering to participate you will receive information on who is in your group. Each group has a facilitator whose job it is to take charge and organize the first dinner get together by contacting all the group members. Typically, the group facilitator(s) will host the first dinner. At the initial dinner meeting the schedule for the remaining dinners is determined including who will host each gathering. Typically, there are three dinners scheduled each season. The host individual or couple for each meeting prepares the entrée for the meal. The other group participants take turns bringing an appetizer, a salad, or dessert. Each session a few participants decide to participate as “substitutes.” In this case, if a participant is unable to attend a dinner of his/her group, or if a group consists of three couples/singles a substitute can be called to step in for one dinner or more. 

Here is what a few Grace participants have to say: 

“We have thoroughly enjoyed the dinners. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit with other members of Grace in a setting that lends itself to getting to know people. This is better than the perfunctory greetings in the Narthex before a service. It is a relaxed atmosphere that fosters friendship.”    Ken and Diane Kulp 

….the food is always great and there is plenty of it. But more important is the fellowship that derives from a sharing of that food as a family gathered around a table. We are the family of God gathered in this place and when we gather as a portion of that family in an intimate way around a different table we can grow as the family of God.”  Steve Houtz 

Graceful Dining/Dinners for 8 is a great program. It has given us the opportunity to meet other members of the congregation and to learn more about the backgrounds, interests, and lives of members we have known for some time. Having participated in the program for many years, we look forward to each new ‘season’.” Rosemary and Dan Hagen