Happy Birthday Keith!

 This past Sunday, December 9th, we celebrated the birthday of Church Council member, Keith Yowell. Two years ago Keith suffered a stroke, and has thankfully recovered. We are blessed and grateful to have Keith still with us, and hope to celebrate many more birthdays with him.  Keith’s wife, Karen, thankfully recognized he was having a stroke and got him help quickly. She reminds everyone to know how to identify a stroke in progress:  Please be sure you know how to Act F.A.S.T. F – Face – ask the person to smile - a person experiencing a stroke may smile crooked, one side of the mouth will droop A - Arms – ask them to hold their arms out in front of them, one of the arms may be lower than the other S – Ask – Ask the person to say something, their speech might be different than usual T – Time – Time is of the essence! Time is Brain!  If you suspect a stroke get the person checked out!! Better an abundance of caution than a tragic outcome!

This past Sunday, December 9th, we celebrated the birthday of Church Council member, Keith Yowell. Two years ago Keith suffered a stroke, and has thankfully recovered. We are blessed and grateful to have Keith still with us, and hope to celebrate many more birthdays with him.

Keith’s wife, Karen, thankfully recognized he was having a stroke and got him help quickly. She reminds everyone to know how to identify a stroke in progress:

Please be sure you know how to Act F.A.S.T.
F – Face – ask the person to smile - a person experiencing a stroke may smile crooked, one side of the mouth will droop
A - Arms – ask them to hold their arms out in front of them, one of the arms may be lower than the other
S – Ask – Ask the person to say something, their speech might be different than usual
T – Time – Time is of the essence! Time is Brain!
If you suspect a stroke get the person checked out!! Better an abundance of caution than a tragic outcome!

Grace UCC Annual Meeting 2018

Grace UCC Conducted our annual Congregational Meeting on December 9, 2018. The Annual report and proposed budget were presented to the congregation after our regular Sunday Service. The budget was presented by Treasurer, William Taylor. Moderator Mike Sisco and Pastor Dan Lundquist also each made a report to the congregation.

 Treasurer William Taylor and Moderator Mike Sisco conducting the Annual Congregational Meeting (with support from Angel Gonzalez Morales).

Treasurer William Taylor and Moderator Mike Sisco conducting the Annual Congregational Meeting (with support from Angel Gonzalez Morales).

Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 27th. As a counter-point to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day for collective giving intended to help create a better world. At Grace we believe that the best way to create a better world is to seriously follow God’s directive to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Grace strives to live our commitment to “Love thy neighbor” in meaningful ways by providing assistance and support to numerous families in our congregation and the wider community. We have helped families keep the roof overhead, the lights on, and the heat working. We have put food on numerous tables, and helped people without transportation get where they needed to go. Through our Pennies & Nickles program and our child and elder sponsorships Grace has spread love beyond our immediate community.

If you choose Grace as a recipient for your Giving Tuesday gifts this year you can feel confident that the funds will be used to put God’s love into action for our community, and beyond.


United Way Coat Drive 2018

Another fantastic coat drive by the Hunterdon County YMCA; held at the United Way Community Center!

The annual coat drive began with Hunterdon Hispanos, and was hosted by Grace UCC for its first several years. As such, this event holds a special place in our hearts. It is our pleasure to participate in this event every year, and it gives us great satisfaction to see how many county residents it serves.

“It was a particularly special privilege and honor for me to help with this cost drive this year. WE ARE ONE! WE ARE LOVE!” - Bill Taylor