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Why Online Giving?

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Here is the church, here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people. Now you could add, “see all the people on their smart phones or iPad’s." Many months ago, Grace UMC became intentional about investing in technology. The decision to represent the church 'digitally...

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Tags: online giving, stewardship, technology

Sanctity of Life Sunday

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  Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my...

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Exploring God's World with Ross Golden: Could you eat a skunk?

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COULD YOU EAT A SKUNK? Skunks are prevalent throughout the USA. Here in Pennsylvania we have two types; the striped which is the most common and only one found in our area and the spotted which is located in a couple of south central counties of our state. So let’s stick with the striped...

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Exploring God's World with Ross Golden: Hibernation

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    We have discussed hibernation in the past, but let us expound. There are several types of hibernators. True hibernators include only bats and groundhogs for mammals and reptiles and amphibians in Pennsylvania. Reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, frogs, toads...

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What is Advent and Why do we Celebrate?

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What is Advent and Why Do We Celebrate?By Todd Reagan, Music/Drama Ministry The time before Christmas is called Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas. The word “advent comes from the Latin “adventus” meaning “arrival” or “coming.” Did you know...

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Like. Comment. Share. Heart. Why is Heather Bugging Us So Much?

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Posted by Heather Heitz on

Why are these things so important? You’ve heard us mention a lot recently about ‘liking, commenting, sharing, hearting (on Instagram).’ But, what you may not understand is why it is SO IMPORTANT. Let’s go back to the beginning. Facebook is a network of people. You join...

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The Website IS Coming!

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Our Charge The world has changed. As such, so have relationships. People are now spending copious amounts of time living online. Online communities have been created. As a result, the church not only needs to be a part of those online spaces; the church needs to be a part of those...

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Kairos 2 Men’s Inside Weekend is here!

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Kairos 2 Men’s Inside Weekend will take place at the State  Correctional  Institution-Fayette,  October 12th – 15th. Grace UMC will, once again, host the volunteers who will be entering the prison to witness to the residents the love and forgiveness of God. A small...

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Why Go To Church?

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Why Go To Church? An answer to ' Why go to church?' If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this! If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it. If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope! A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that...

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Exploring God’s World with Ross Golden: SOILS

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Soils are one of  the  most  important  substances on earth. They provide a place for plants  to  grow and  thus  provide  food  for  every  other  living  thing  on  earth. There are generally three types of soil...

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