CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Our children's ministry teachers and volunteers have an important and special role in the mission of Grace Union, helping families to lay the foundation of faith and union with Jesus for their children.  Our volunteers do such an amazing job each week, but we need more help!  Would you please consider being a part of this amazing ministry to our children. There are several needs in the Early Childhood areas, as well as the Elementary areas. There is a place for you!
 
  EARLY CHILDHOOD:  contact Crystal Myers
    at 
crystaldawnmyers@gmail.com or (417) 619-4399. 

  ELEMENTARY:  contact Chris Spindler at spindler.c@gmail.com
 FIRST IMPRESSIONS TEAM
Join the First Impressions Team (FIT).  We are in need of greeters, hosts, and ushers.  Our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and serve them in any way we can.  If you would like to serve on the F.I.T., check the box on the back of the Connections Card and drop it in the offering, or you can contact Pastor Bob Poley at bobpoley78@gmail.com.
 
 GU HEALTHCARE TEAM
Grace Union has many members in the healthcare field that will be serving the church with their expertise. Mindy Adams is leading this group. Anyone in the medical or first responder fields is welcome to attend the monthly meetings where the team can collaborate and fellowship. The first meeting is next Sunday, after church, in Conf. Room B.   Contact Mindy at mindyadams82@gmail.com.
 
 HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
If you are able to be involved with planning, set-up, tear-down, or service with GU events, we need you to sign up for the GU Hospitality Team. Be a part of making this event a success by joining the team. Please contact Karen at karenmomma@live.com.
 
  WORSHIP TEAM CHILD CARE
The worship team is looking for a couple of responsible teenagers or adults who would like to serve each week by watching the children of the singers, musicians and tech team as we rehearse on Sunday mornings from 8-9am.  If you are available during this time frame and would like to serve in this way, please contact Carrie Indelicato at cindelicato@live.com.
GRACE UNION CAFÉ
Do you enjoy your Sunday morning coffee and fellowship at the café each week?  We have a wonderful team of volunteers that set up and serve us each Sunday, but we need more help!  Please consider joining the Café team and serving our GU family and guests, and contact Karen Poley at karenmomma@live.com.
  FEED MY PEOPLE
Feed My People is a local organization that helps over 80,000 people each year through their food pantries, thrift store and other services. There are two collection receptacles in the GU Café area where you can donate non-perishable food items and help the people in our community, especially during these Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.  Here is our monthly collection schedule:
 
  January   Personal items
  February   Proteins
  March   Cereal
  April

  Paper household products

 

  May

  Canned and boxed foods

 

  June   Kid-friendly foods
  July   School supplies
  August   Baby supplies
  September   Canned and boxed foods
  October   International foods
  November   Holiday foods and supplies
  December   Baking items
 
To find out more about this organization and service opportunities visit www.feed-my-people.org.