Congregation meeting this Sunday

A regular meeting of the congregation will be held on June 3 following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The agenda includes the presentation and review of the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, a financial report, and an update from the Youth and Family Ministry Committee. You may obtain a copy of the proposed budget prior to the meeting from Karen Christopher, church administrative assistant (708-366-6900, ext. 207; kchristopher@graceriverforest.org).

Youth Gathering Garage Sale, June 8-9

You can bring donations for the Youth Gathering Garage Sale to Grace on Sunday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Monday thorugh Friday, and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Volunteers are needed to work at the sale on Friday evening and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the expenses of 14 teens and chaperones who will be attending the 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Shop the Youth Gathering Garage Sale from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Or come to the pre-sale on Friday evening, June 8, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The entrance fee for the pre-sale is $10. 

Summer food drive

Donate to the special food drive being conducted to help local food pantries in the summer months. Take home a grocery bag on Sunday as a reminder, then return nonperishable items and canned goods to the bin in the atrium by June 10.