Christmas in July!

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Help us get ready for our annual Christmas Store! This year’s Christmas Store will be Saturday December 5th at Grace.  The Christmas Store gives low income parents and grandparents an opportunity to purchase new toys at a greatly reduced price, with prices ranging from $1.00 to $10.00.  This gives them dignity in being able to purchase toys for their families rather than just receiving a handout.

We are hoping to build our inventory early so it’s Christmas in July!  Purchase a toy or book (or two or three…) while out shopping and bring it to the Grace Church office.  Every toy you bring will be a blessing.

Another way to help us build our inventory is to be part of the “Toy of the Month Club.”  Purchase a toy or book each month.  If just 10 people did this we’d have 120 more toys each year! (No electronics, videos or guns, please!)

For more information, contact Terri English.

Grace For Dover Annual Banquet

Nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate and support the ministries of Grace For Dover. The annual banquet was held March 27, 2015, at the Modern Maturity Center. It provided an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal, warm fellowship, and a challenging overview of “Grace at Work”. It was inspiring! Presentations described the ministries of Jobs For Life, Faith and Finances, Wellspring, Embrace, Ramo de Gracia, and The Christmas Store . What a joy and blessing to learn of this great kingdom work!

You can view the entire photo album HERE.

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Jobs For Life – Volunteer Opportunity

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The unemployed, underemployed and those who are discouraged in looking for work are in need of community, competence and confidence to gain the job they need. You can help! Often the words spoken, the understanding ear, the prayers of an ally can equip and encourage the weary job seeker to persevere.

Jobs For Life class #11 begins March 10 with Student Orientation. Then on March 12 is Training for Champions. Are you willing to help someone gain employment?

See Kenny Foster or Laura Henry about helping the unemployed through Jobs For Life.


The Christmas Store is Back

The Christmas Store is Back!

Does it feel good to give gifts to your children that you purchased? “Our house just burned down two days ago.” Said a grandfather who had just purchased a number of toys from the Christmas Store. “We lost everything in the fire and we didn’t know where we were going to get gifts for our family. This is so nice of you all to do this.” We were all standing there with our hearts in our throats and our mouths open, exhaling audible gasps. This grandfather’s expression of gratitude is reflective of the dignity that emerges as a result of the gifts that many of you have given to the Christmas Store. 
Christmas reminds us of how God, in Christ, came down and joined us in our struggle. His life gave us honor and dignity. Jesus becoming one of us reminded us that we are made in the image of God. When you give a gift to the Christmas Store you are reminding others that they have value and worth.

This is now the third year of the Store’s operation and it is coming at a time when more people are earning and living on less. Grace For Dover is once again looking to generous givers like you to help give more grandparents, widows, widowers and single parents the dignity of purchasing toys at greatly discounted and affordable prices. We are collecting new toys and accepting monetary gifts for purchasing toys. The Christmas store opens December 7 from 9:30-1:00 pm. We will collect toys right up to the time the store opens.
If you want to help, purchase toys between $1 & 25.00 and bring them to 350 McKee Rd. Dover, DE 19904 or make a donation on the website via Paypal and designate it for the Christmas Store. Or send a check made out to Grace For Dover and write in the memo line “Christmas Store”. What you give is more than just a gift, you are giving a dignifying lift!

Kenny Foster

A Member Congregation of the PCA
350 McKee RD
Dover, DE 19904
302-734-8150
302-535-4917
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Get Ready for Faith and Finances

Faith & Finances is a series of eleven sessions on financial literacy for low-‐income or financially vulnerable adults. Each 90-minute session is designed to meet the learning needs of those who struggle to manage their money. Through group discussions, participants gain important information and skills relevant to their everyday lives.

Our first class will begin with orientation on May 14th at 6:30 pm. Classes will continue on Tuesday nights from May 21st until graduation on August 6th. Contact us if you’d like to reserve a spot. Books are $10, and dinner is usually provided. Download the F&F Class Brochure.

Help Wanted

We’re also in need of allies and facilitators. Orientation will be Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00. Contact us to volunteer!

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