​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter and brighter, something to be joyful about, to be sure!  There's no question that we still have a long way to go, and also that we'll be doing many things a little bit differently for some time, but we've been given a spirit of resilience and determination by our loving God.  We've been blessed with intelligence, talents, and skills, that equip us to adapt and overcome; we will do what is necessary, and we will thrive, because we are energized by our faith, strengthened by our God so that we can do all things - check out Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
With our love,
Karen and Greg










All Aboard the VBS Railway 

Our VBS page is ready to go in 2021!

Big Thank You

Many thanks to all who have helped

with the soup suppers and bake sales last year. 

It takes many hands, doing a variety of tasks to have
a successful season of soup suppers.  Your help

has been greatly appreciated.  Thank you also

to those who came and enjoyed the fellowship

and the delicious soups. We hope you all come
soup with us again next year! 


Two New Fellowship Groups

Maybe you've been away in Florida, Arizona, Texas 

- one of those warm kinds of places - and do not know

the chapel has begun two new fellowship groups.
Let us introduce you to them:  


Chapel Adults 

This group was created by the Adult Sunday School.

The Sunday School group wanted to spend
more time with each other and at the same time
have a bite to eat. You do not need to be an attendee

of the Adult Sunday School class to take part

in a Chapel Adult meal. All are welcome.

The group is hoping more and more join the party.


Things you should know about Chapel Adults:

- They meet for lunch at an area restaurant

(Date & time to be announced)

- No one is under any obligation to attend an event.
- Everyone buys their own.
- Couples and singles are welcome.

- The time together is great!


Contact the chapel if you would like to join 

the next Chapel Adults fellowship lunch

and for meeting location. 


Faithful Friends 

This group spun off from the Ladies Retreats.

All women are welcome to join us for a warm time

of growing in friendship and growing in Christ.

We meet around a table to share a meal, share our lives, consider a devotional message together,

and pray with one another. 


This group meets normally on the 2nd and 4th Mondays

of the month at an area restaurant. 

Check with the office for exact locations. 

Car pool will leave the chapel at 12:30pm.

Please let us know if you plan to attend,

especially if you need a ride. We do not want you

left behind! If we go to Kortman's, they do not accept credit cards.




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Church and Community Updates

Grand Lake Community Chapel

Opening for services only at this time.

Rooted in their love for you and our community, the Grand Lake Community Chapel Council has prayerfully decided to open for Sunday services only at this time.  We will be following the directives and recommendations of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL as they pertain to our specific worship environment.   Though worship will look different, we rejoice that we have found creative ways for us to have the opportunity to worship together. The church buildings remain closed and the office is manned only on an "as needed" basis.  Pastors and office staff will be available by telephone and email. 

Also, after prayerful consideration, the VBS at Grand Lake Community Chapel has been postponed until next summer, to promote the health and safety of all involved.

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-Presque Isle Council on Aging
“To Go” hot meals are now available at the Posen and Onaway Senior Centers!  Please call a day in advance or no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the meal.


Pickup hours are 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.,

Sunday through Thursday only. 


Suggested donation for seniors 60 years and older is $3.00.
Call Posen at (989) 766-8191 or Onaway at (989) 733-2559.


- GLUFP Pantry for the Presque Isle area

Contact us at glufp49777@gmail.com or Call 595-6073.  Next food distribution at Grand Lake Community Chapel- 

                          Monday, June 1st at 1:30 p.m. 

A Drive through "safe- no contact" pantry.  Patrons are asked to stay in their vehicles.


- Drive up FOOD PANTRY
 

If you would like to volunteer from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or anytime you're able, please email  glufp49777@gmail with your contact number.

















- Rogers City Community Schools:  During this time of hardship, if you need help in feeding your school age children, please call (989) 734-9101 to set up a grab-and-go food pick-up.  Food pickups will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during this Mandatory school shut-down.  This program is FREE to all children 18 and under.


- ​Alpena Public Schools Food Service:
Emergency Closure Meal Service Information
UPDATED 4/7/2020
Free meals to all under the age of 18.

All pick-up locations are available for any child ages 18 and under, as well as any special education student ages 26 and under. A parent/guardian and/or child can pick up food at any location.


NOTE: Bus delivery has been canceled. All food distribution will take place only at the pick-up locations listed below:

Alpena High School
Hinks Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Sanborn Elementary
Wilson Elementary


Food will be available for pick-up from 4:00-6:00 PM on these dates:

JUNE:          Mon          Wed          Fri
                       01           03             

                   

Each time you pick up food, it will be breakfast and lunch for multiple days.


If your child has food allergies and you need food assistance, please leave a message on the Food Hotline (989) 358-5019. You will be called back promptly to arrange the food needed.

Got questions?
Call the Food Hotline at  (989) 358-5019 and check for up-dates at alpenaschools.com.


-St. John Lutheran School Summer Childcare program will begin on June 1.  For more information, contact: St. John Lutheran School, 145 N. Fifth St., Rogers City, MI 49779 (989) 734-3580, StJohnSoars.com

-Great Lakes Bay Region Flood Victims  - United Way and the Midland Area Community Foundation have collaborated to create a flood response fund, donations to which will be used for Midland County long term recovery group in consultation with Midland County Emergency Management.  The fund's website can be found at  https://www.midlandfoundation.org/fund/floodrelief/


 June 4th

​​​​Interdenominational 

Grand Lake Community Chapel                8025 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI