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TOMORROW, Sunday June 7- Pastor Jim and Pastor Helen will be attending a demonstration organized by the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative (GBCI) and we welcome you to join us!! All who plan to participate are urged to follow safe practices: wear masks (they are required), practice social distancing, and bring hand sanitizer. Please also bring your own signs.

All who wish to participate, but are unable to join physically due to health concerns, COVID-19 precautions, or other reasons are invited to join in spirit by holding all in prayer. Please be safe, healthy, and well!

BREAK DOWN THE WALLS OF RACISM! Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative invites you to:

1. Join the local demonstration TOMORROW (Sunday, June 7): At 1:00 pm demonstrators will meet at Lake Forest Mall, at the food court entrance, and begin marching at 2:00 pm. We will be marching to Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

2. Join a conversation on race along with GBCI: In the coming weeks, they will convene a group that will select a book, articles(s) or movie followed by organized discussion groups. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, email CBCI at

3. Sign up to volunteer with GBCI to mentor a child or help us support our neighbors and local schools. Contact GBCI at or 301.216.4090.

4. Self-educate and share knowledge with others: Here is a comprehensive list for adults and youth:…/

5. Additional ways to learn and take action:
a. 75 Things White People Can Do:…/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-ju…
b. NMAAHC Talking About Race:
2020 VBS- Bolt Towards Faith In Jesus

Due to COVID-19 closures we are offering at home virtual VBS. 

June 22, 23 & 24, 2020

Experience God’s word at our Free Virtual VBS this June! Log on and BOLT towards faith in Jesus! For ages 5-85! Everyone can join in the fun!

Over three days we will learn that:
I can listen to Jesus!
I can focus on Jesus!
I can follow Jesus!

It’s going to be a wonderful experience and we can’t wait for the kids to experience this year’s VBS from Grace UMC!

Watch out for camper sign up and details in the next few weeks.

River To The Heart Postponed

We are very sorry to announce the postponing of the documentary screening of “River to the Heart.” We will keep everyone posted as to when a new date has been chosen, where everyone can gather safely.

We appreciate all who have already purchased tickets and are sorry to have to delay this experience until a later time. Just a reminder, ALL proceeds from this event will go towards Grace UMC Children’s Ministry. Engage Ministries has some big and wonderful plans for the future, so every ticket sold goes to a very worthy cause.

If a rescheduling date will not work for you please contact Laura Freeburn ( with your ticket numbers and she will be happy to reimburse the money paid for your ticket.

Thank you all for your understanding and God bless you!

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