GRACE ON A  MISSION – MOTHER HUBBARD’S CUPBOARD

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a local food pantry with an affiliation to Grace UMC. The Cupboard’s mission statement is: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is called to serve those who are hungry in the Wilmington area through the distribution of emergency food. This service is provided by volunteers in partnership with the community, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served. Grace members participate on the Board of the Cupboard and as volunteers on several days each month. The official Grace Church shifts are the 4th Friday of each month and the 3 rd Saturday of each month. Email japlittlefrogs@gmail.com to help on Friday and alli7173@hotmail.com to help on Saturday (training required ahead of time!). The church also provides clerical support (copying, giving out keys, answering questions). The Cupboard was started in Wilmington in 1985 by Sister Mary Isaac in a space beside the Food Bank. It was housed in the Grace UMC facilities from 1997-2009 and in October 2012 moved to its current location at 4th and Red Cross Streets. The Cupboard is run entirely by volunteers. Rules, regulations, and problems are dealt with by a Board of Directors, which meets once per month. There are over 400 people volunteering at the Cupboard each month from various congregations and businesses. It is open from 1-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and provides 3-5 days worth of food, given out once per month. The homeless clients are able to come weekly and receive a smaller portion of items in smaller servings that don’t require cooking. Less than 5% of people who receive food are homeless. As of October 2010, the Cupboard also provides frozen and perishable food, through programs with the government and local Food Lion stores. Only non-perishable food donations can be accepted at this time. Donations of food should be brought to the side door, accessed via Fourth Street. Ring the doorbell and a volunteer will let you in. Either bring donations while the Cupboard is open (1-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday) or at other times or for large deliveries, please contact Jane Radack. Volunteer jobs include food collection from local stores, receiving and sorting food, purchasing food, unloading vehicles, stocking shelves, providing custodial services, creating and maintaining client records (computer skills required), packing food boxes and distributing bags and boxes of food. Volunteers with trucks are sometimes needed for picking up and delivering food from the Food Bank on weekdays. To volunteer or donate to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, click here www.motherhubbardsnc.org

Financial donations may be also be mailed to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, PO Box 76, Wilmington, NC 28402. For general information, please listen to the recorded message at 762- 2199. Physical address is 315 Red Cross Street. **Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a 501- (c)-3 organization, so all deductions are tax-deductible.

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 6-7-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 6-30-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 6-23-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 6-16-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 6-9-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4-28-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 4-7-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3-31-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3-24-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3-17-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3-10-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 3-3-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2-24-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2-17-19

New Consecration Sunday
  • February 24, 2019
  • 8:30 & 11:00 am Worship Services
  • A Celebration Meal Following Each Service
  • Guest Preacher: Rev. Reggie Ponder
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2-10-19

 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2-3-19

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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1-27-19

Annual UMW “Souper” Bowl Sunday
 
  • Sunday Morning, February 3rd
  • 9:30-10:50 am
  • Welcome Center
The price this year will be $10.00 for a quart of soup and 4 pieces of cornbread. The proceeds from this UMW fundraiser will go to UMW missions projects throughout the year. These projects include the Methodist Home for Children, our Grace Youth mission trip, and others. Thank you in advance for your support and enjoy your homemade soup!
 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1-20-19

 
Confirmation Classes Starting 
 
Grace will have a new confirmation class starting in February. If your child is interested in being confirmed, please see Kelley Ahlers for the books and more information. The classes will end in April with a Confirmation Weekend of service and education in downtown Wilmington.
 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1-13-19

January’s ONE THING
New Year—New Socks!
  • Socks are a big need for friends in our surrounding community. Bring a pair or two and place them in the ONE THING box in the Welcome Center. It’s a little thing that can make a big impact!
  • Questions? Contact Melissa Cline
 
Gracelettes “Staycation” Retreat
  • Friday, January 25-Sunday, January 27
  • Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Come for a day, an evening or the weekend. We’ll talk about work, parenting, friendships and more.This past year has been difficult for our community. The weekend will be a chance to relax and take a quick break from our lives. Rooms have filled fast, but if you are interested,please contact April Lester,
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1-6-19

Cinderella’s Closet Throwback Prom
  • Tickets on Sale
  • Sundays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20 & Feb. 3, 2019
  • Grace Welcome Center
  • 9:30-11:00 am
  • Tickets: $50/person or $85/couple
 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 12-28-18

 
Spreading Christmas to Those in Need
 
Over the last month, Grace Church family and friends have collected gifts, clothes, and donations for 123 different “Angels”. Working with the Wilmington Fire Department, another 15 children received bikes on Christmas. For some families who lost everything in Florence, we were even able to provide a Christmas tree, lights, and ornaments.
 
Through your generosity, we were able to provide a little Christmas where there was none. Thank you Grace Family and Friends for giving people hope and happiness!
 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 12-23-18

 
Prospective Members Class
  • Sunday, January 27, 9:30 am
  • Second floor office suite
  • Light Refreshments
Thinking about becoming a member of Grace UMC? Pastor Tal will offer a history of the United Methodist Church, basic United Methodist beliefs, what it means to be a Christian, and the commitments of membership—all in an hour! So that we can prepare the right number of information packets, let us know you are coming by using the tear-off at the top of the previous page and place it in the offering plate, or call the church office (763-5197). Please respond by Sunday, January 20. We look forward to seeing you!
 
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GRACE NOTES: EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 12-16-18

Christmas Candlelight Services

  • Monday, December 24, 2018
  • 5 pm & 7 pm

Come! Let the light of Jesus’ birth shine into your heart anew.Childcare will be available at both services for children age 3 and under.

Luminaries

One of the wonderful Grace traditions is the use of luminaries to line the walkways to the church for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Services.

Today there are special envelopes in the morning worship bulletin for donations to this mission project.Please use these to name the person or persons you wish to honor or memorialize on Christmas Eve. A list of all the names will be included in the bulletins that evening.

A donation of $5 or more per name is suggested. This project is being led by the Grace Youth. The funds raised will be used by the Youth Ministry.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 18th.

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