Thursday, May 12, 2005

Are you coming to the Spring Picnic this Sunday?

Here's a congregational email that has been sent to the church family at Grace today. If you don't receive congregational emails, but want to, just email my assistant Debbie at and let her know. Hope to see on Sunday afternoon!

Family of Grace,

This is a "last call" reminder about our Spring All-Church Picnic this Sunday, May 15th. It is immediately after our morning services across the street in Mitchell Park. We've had over 400 sign up for lunch (BBQ beef sandwhiches + other goodies, $4 per person over age 5). Since last Sunday was Mother's Day, I suspect that there are many who were out of town who have not had a chance to sign-up. If you are planning to join us and you want lunch, then it would be very helpful to hear from you by noon Friday. Please call the church office or email my assistant, Debbie Johnston at If we don't hear from you by Friday, you are still more than welcome, but we will assume that you are bringing your own lunch.

By the way, it's still not too late to invite friends, family and neighbors to join us on that day. Give them a call or email them now and then include them in your family count. Our great picnics are a neat and non-threatening way to introduce folks to "life at Grace." Go for it!

On that day, I want to encourage you to step out and get to know some folks outside your immediate circle of friends. As we've done in the past, we'll identify folks who are new to Grace with specially colored name tags. Since our other two all-church picnics are more heavily programmed, this Spring picnic will be a bit more low key and casual. There will be, however, several self-serve activities for folks of all ages.

I'm looking forward to being together on Sunday!

Lovingly. . . Pastor Tim

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