Looking ahead:

The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.
Support our local community affected by this disease!
The John Allison Public House will donate 15% of the whole day’s sales to benefit the local chapter of The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. In addition to their regular menu available all day, their Sunday Brunch Menu is available every Sunday from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.


Join The Frederick Chapter of NOCC’s 4th Annual 5K walk/run to Break the Silence of Ovarian Cancer June 17th at Baker Park, Frederick, MD
Team Name: Teal is a Big Deal!
Team Leaders: Jean Widder (survivor), Jen Buterbaugh (survivor)


The Greencastle-Antrim National Day of Prayer event, May 4, 2017 will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue to 12:00 noon in the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington Street, Greencastle. Theme: For Your Great Names’ Sake! Hear Us … Forgive Us … Heal Us!” A variety of prayer topics, music, and scriptures will be included. Come for all or part of the hour. Parking is available in the back of the church, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot, or the Borough Hall parking lot.
From 12:15 p.m. — 12:45 p.m. we will move to outside of the Borough Hall (across from the church) for a half-hour prayer time for our nation and our community. In case of inclement weather, this portion will be held under the car-port of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. These observances are being co-sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim Ministerium and the Greencastle-Antrim Women’s Fellowship.

Capital Campaign announcement

A Campaign Town Hall Q&A
Congregation: We have not heard much said during worship about the campaign. Is it doing well?
Campaign Committee: We kicked off the campaign in June with a presentation during worship, followed by three well attended campaign parish meetings. In July, we asked members to prayerfully consider making a campaign pledge prior to the end of September. During October, we suspended campaign publicity so as not to overlap with the church’s Generosity Team messaging. Additional campaign messaging will resume in November.

Congregation: Have a lot of members pledged to the campaign?
Campaign Committee: To date, 16% of the church’s possible giving units have pledged.

Congregation: How much money has been raised so far in the campaign?
Campaign Committee: We have currently raised $141,375, which represents 35% of our total campaign goal.

Congregation: Is it too late to pledge to the campaign?
Campaign Committee: No. You are invited to turn in your campaign pledge anytime. You may download a pledge from our church website at www.visitgpc.com. You may put your pledge in the offering plate.

Congregation: When will the refurbished stained glass window be installed?
Campaign Committee: We expect the colorful refurbished window to be installed by early November.

Congregation: When will other stained glass windows be refurbished?
Campaign Committee: As campaign funds come in, additional windows will be refurbished.

Congregation: Is the sound system working properly? Some speakers are easier to hear than others.
Campaign Committee: The Technology Committee is working closely with our vendor and plans to install additional hardware to improve the quality of sound. 

Please continue to provide feedback.
If you have any questions about the “INVESTING in the Future” campaign, please feel free to contact Randall Ackerman at rackerman@psu.edu or at (240) 527-5515.

Campaign committee members include:
Randall Ackerman 
Ed Wine 
Doug Wilson 
Kathie Wolfinger 
Roger Johnston 
Fred Young Pastor 
Doug Beltzner 

…“commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed” ~ Proverbs 16:3