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  • Phone: (724) 330-5350

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    Grace UMC Coal Center

    420 California Drive

    Coal Center, PA


Penny Pail

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'

Acts 20:35 

The Penny Pail at Grace Church was my idea of having a little fun, making a little noise and working together.  I remember clanging pennies into a bucket as a small child and it is one of my best memories of church.  Grace church started the penny pail with the intent of purchasing two alpacas to be sent to a village in a faraway country.  It happened so quickly that it seemed as though the money for a whole ark for Heifer International would be collected in no time.  And it was! $5000.00 in just over a year!

We have also purchased chairs for a missionary school in Haiti with our Penny Pail offering.  Our current penny collections are going toward hurricane and flooding relief in the south.  Working together and teaching the children about giving and helping others is the goal. Grace Church has done an amazing job sharing the love of Christ through missions and it all started with a penny. ~Naomi Custer


Our Current Project

The Penny Pail Mission Project for March/April will support the Kairos Prison Ministry. The January/ February mission to the California UMC Good Eats program totaled $271.50

Thanks for your support of this mission!

To make an online donation to our current penny pail project, please click below!