YOLO/Active Adults Kickoff Breakfast – October 17, 2018
Here comes a beautiful fall in the Valley and the return of many of our favorite things to do. We hope that our YOLO/Active Adults is at the top of that list.
Mark your calendar now to attend our big KICKOFF BREAKFAST on OCTOBER 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Grace lobby. We welcome all Active Adults to join us. If you haven’t attended before, we warmly invite you to join us. If you are a regular attendee, this is the perfect time to renew friendships and to invite other Gracers’ to join us.
Breakfast is $8.00 per person, payable at the door. You must SIGN UP at the Info Table in the lobby this weekend October 13/14.
Our SPEAKER is someone we all enjoy: Sam Fowler, who will be speaking on the “Future of the Christian Church”. Sam has filled in for Pastor Tim on several occasions and has been warmly received by the entire congregation.
Your YOLO Committee has worked hard this summer to bring a great season of speakers/events for you to enjoy. We hope you will consider joining us throughout the year.
Our YOLO outreach projects are so special, and we look forward to them each year! They each represent YOLOs’ caring and most generous hearts.
CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR TWO GROUP HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY. We provide a Christmas party at each home, approximately $80 in gifts for each resident, and “fixings” for a Christmas Day dinner. We go to each home shortly before Christmas and bring all the gifts plus food/treats, Santa Claus and music for all to enjoy! The YOLOs’ who go come away deeply touched.
WE WILL START COLLECTING DONATIONS AT THE OCTOBER BREAKFAST and hope to meet or beat our goal of $1,700 which we made last year. We hope to have enough money to go back at Easter with an Easter party and Easter baskets for everyone. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR DONATION, as we don’t meet in November (Thanksgiving) and our Special Christmas Event is on December 5.
We fill CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS FOR A VETERANS’ HOME and ask you to bring small soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. to the October Breakfast. You can also drop off what you have at the YOLO space at the Lobby Table. Someone will show you where to put it.
Each year we collect gently used Children’s clothing for our 20 Group Homes we support for abused/neglected children who have been removed from their homes for safety’s sake. We see these children as our “YOLO KIDZ” and clothing sizes range from newborn to 18 yrs. COLLECT from family, friends or neighbors and we will deliver in FERUARY 2019.
We will be announcing a special CHRISTMAS EVENT on DECEMBER 5 for all. It’s something we’ve never done before and designed so everyone can attend and enjoy a very special time together. Come on OCTOBER 17 and find out about this surprise.
There is certainly a lot to look forward to this YOLO Season. If you haven’t returned to the Valley yet, stay healthy and safe on your journey back.