Important Notice

Our only service will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 5 p.m. due to the Naperville Marathon on Sunday, October 21.

The Saturday, October 20 service at 5 p.m. will be available for streaming all day on Sunday, October 21 on peopleofgrace.org.

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Beep, Honk, Zoom! Thank you for a great Touch A Truck Outreach Event

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On behalf of Grace UMC, the hundreds of families that attended, the vehicle drivers that participated and the planning committee, Thank You, Grace, for showing up and showing out!  God is so very faithful!  It was an amazing sight to behold.  Thank you to those who helped retain and contact vehicle owners/companies, were on the welcome committee, helped to direct traffic, directed trucks to their parking spot, prepared and served food items, made sure our drivers and volunteers had water, made coffee, baked cookies, helped children decorate cookies,  set up tables, made sure everything went smoothly, showed folks where our restrooms were or restored the property back to its original state before leaving.  It truly took a village to deliver a top-notch experience for our community.  Thank you seems so insignificant because our hearts abound with joy seeing God at work through the servant hearts of the Members of Grace,  friends, and family.  We pray that this not only blessed the community but that the entire planning and welcoming team was encouraged and blessed by serving.  We pray that folks have a renewed view of what the church is/could be as we engage them in different ways through all of our ministries.  When we put our faith in action,  God always seals the deal! To God be the glory!  

To Jami Copeland, thank you for bringing the vision of an annual Touch A Truck to Grace. We would like to thank the following partners for making it all possible:

City of Naperville (Police car, bucket truck, plow truck, wheel loader, and fire truck),  Wehrli trucking/Naperville Excavating(concrete mixer), Johnny's Towing(big rig), Commercial Asphalt Group (dump truck, backhoe and trailer), Mane Limousine, Naperville Tuk Tuk, Webers Tree Cutting (chipper and stump grinder), Navistar/Midwest Transit (school bus), District 203 (school bus), D&L Steel Transport (tractor with trailer and tractor), Oberweis (box truck and tent), Pastor Mark Himel (Welcome Team lead), Dick Trondsen (Photographer), Grace United Methodist Women (cookie decorating table), Grace UMC Lay and Leadership team and all who prayed for a successful event! We have heard many stories of connections being made, partnerships being built and family memories that will last forever!  Thank you for your radical hospitality!  We may have entertained angels that day! God bless, and we look forward to serving you again at Touch A Truck 2019 on June 1, 2019!  Thank you, Jami Copeland, Lay Outreach Event Organizer, and Chamus Burnside-Savazzini, Director of Children's Faith Formation.
 
Categories: kids, events, outreach, community