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Church Mouse Bazaar Application Process Closed

We have had an overwhelming response from crafters who want to be in our 41st Church Mouse Bazaar.  We have filled all the spaces and have a significant wait list for our annual arts and crafts show held November 17, 2018 at GPC.  Unfortunately, applications for the Bazaar are now closed.  We regret if you were not able to secure a spot this year, but we welcome you to send your application in next year.  Watch for information around June 2019.  Click below to view the rules or for a sample application.

Rules

Sample Application

GPC Night with the Red Wings.

Save the Date! Friday, July 20.

 

Summer Sizzle

Last year you may recall GPC being involved with the Summer Sizzle program spearheaded by Melanie Jones, Arts and Enrichment Director at Third Presbyterian Church. There were volunteers from GPC who participated in the program that was held at Cameron Community Ministries.  This year, the program will be held at the Wilson Wondercamp on the site of Wilson Commencement Park.  You can visit the websites at www.wilsoncommencementpark.com and www.sojournerhouse.org to learn more about these organizations. Below is information from Melanie regarding this year’s program.

Summer Sizzle 2018 is a seven-week program, running Mondays and Thursdays from July 2 – August 16, 10:00am to 4:00pm.  This year we need 6-15 staff members to serve as onsite chaperones/counselors.  Please contact Melanie Jones by Friday, June 1 with your interest in volunteering.

Melanie Jones
Director of Arts and Enrichment
Third Presbyterian Church
347-668-6181; artsenrichmentdirector@aol.com

GPC Roof Campaign

This fall we will kick off our 2018-2020 Roof Campaign. The trustees have done an amazing job on roof maintenance to allow for us to ONLY NOW be asking for additional roof funds. The roof over the north side of the building (the section that was added to the original building) passed its warranty a couple years ago, so we are now on “borrowed time”, as they say. With the help of a roofing contractor we have estimated we need a budget of $80,000 to cover the cost of replacing the roof.  We have already raised $20,000 from donations and trustee savings. There is a committee working on the plan for the remaining $60,000 over the next two years.  We will have a couple of fundraisers and are looking for grant funding, but the majority of the funds will be asked for from our GPC membership. It works out to be under $0.50 per day for two years (730 days) per member if everyone participated.  While we won’t officially start the campaign until the fall, please prayerfully consider the level to which you can support the campaign. The roof fund is already established so if you’d like to get a jump on giving, go right ahead and designate the gift as “The Roof Fund”. Thanks for helping keep the sun shining in and the elements staying out!

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