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
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:
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.
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.
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.
-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 email@example.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
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
Food will be available for pick-up from 4:00-6:00 PM on these dates:
JUNE: Mon Wed Fri
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.
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/
Grand Lake Community Chapel 8025 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI