GFS 2017 2018 Schedule

GFS Schedule 2017-2018

  • September 15 – 17 – Holiday House 150th Birthday, Cape May NJ
  • September 23 – (Saturday) 10:00 AM – GFS NJ Board of Trustees Meeting – St. Georges Rumson NJ
  • October 1 – 10:00 AM GFS Host Coffee Hour
  • 12:00 PM – Meet & Greet; Activity for Blessing of the Animals (collecting food and supplies for ASPCA)
  • October 2 – GFS World Day of Prayer – International Day of Non-Violence – Please participate in an activity to promote world peace and pledge to stand against gender-based violence. Visit UN Women site.
  • October 7 – (Saturday) 7:00 AM – Special Diocesan Convention – Trenton NJ
  • October 7 – (Saturday) 9:00 AM GFS USA Board Meeting – Grace St. Paul’s Mercerville NJ
  • October 8 – Blessing of the Animals 5 PM Christ Church
  • October 21 – (Saturday) 8:00 AM GFS 140th Anniversary Trip to Lowell, MA Leaving from CT – $20. Contact Lois Frankforter directly if you would like to attend. See flyer previously distributed for details.
  • October 21 – (Saturday) 9:00 AM Clean Action Ocean Beach Sweeps – with St. George’s Rumson -Bayshore Waterfront Park 719 Port Monmouth Rd. Port Monmouth NJ 07758
  • October 29 – Halloween All Saints event Christ Church – volunteers needed to assist Mother Lisa (leaders are unavailable)
  • November 4 – (Saturday) 6:00 PM Bring a Friend BUNCO – Christ Church – If you bring a friend you will be entered into a special gift drawing!
  • IMPORTANT: We are requesting that each attendee bring a personal care item to be donated to female Veteran (see below for Operation Gratitude Wish List)
  • November 19 – 12:00 PM Thanksgiving Baskets & Guest Speaker
  • November 24 – (Friday) 9:00 AM St. Marks Soup Kitchen
  • November – Holiday Express (date to be announced)
  • December 3 – 12:00 PM She’s so pretty – inside and out. Stacy to schedule
  • December – Christ Church Shrewsbury – Blessing of the Stockings
  • December 17 – 12:00 PM Toy collection; Nursing Home visitation
  • January 15 – (Monday) 9:00 AM Martin Luther King Day of ServiceTrinity Episcopal Cathedral 801 W. State St, Trenton NJ
  • January 28 – 12:00 PM – Let there be peace…Yoga – Stacy to schedule
  • February 10 (Saturday) 10:00 AM – sew pillows for Valentine’s Day – Nursing Home visitation
  • February 25 – 12:00 PM – What makes a strong woman?
  • March – GFS Spring Bd. Of Directors Meeting – Grace St. Paul Mercerville
  • March 2-3 Diocesan Convention – Cherry Hill NJ
  • March 11 – 12:00 PM – Activity from the GFS girls list – Stacy to schedule
  • March 24 – (Saturday) 10:00 AM – Palm Crosses & Easter Bread
  • March – GFS NJ Board of Trustees Meeting
  • April 8 – 12:00 PM – Girls choice 
  • April 21 (Saturday) 9:00 AM – Clean Action Ocean Beach Sweeps
  • May 5-6 (Friday/Saturday) 6:00 PM Mother Daughter retreat – Grove Hall – Ocean Grove NJ
  • May 20 – 10:00 AM GFS Coffee Hour Host
  • June 3 – 12:00 PM – Financial Planning – Stacy to schedule
  • June 17 – 10:00 AM – Youth Sunday (?)
  • July 14-20 (?) GFS Camp Holiday House

Operation Gratitude Wish List

  • Knit or Crocheted Scarves and Hats
  • Cool-Ties/Bandana Coolers (Make Cool Ties)
  • Paracord Survival Bracelets (NEW STYLE  Bracelets)
  • Beanie Babies, Webkinz, Amigurumi, or other Small Plush Toys (6 inches or smaller)
  • Hand Sanitizer (1 to 3 ounce size)
  • Socks (preferably black, brown, green, tan; not white)
  • Drink Mix Packets (single serve, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, etc.)
  • Gum
  • Lip Balm (with extra seal)
  • Mouthwash – Travel size
  • Tissue (individual packets)
  • QTips  (travel size packets)
  • Moist Towelettes (individual packets)
  • Sunscreen – Travel size, Non-Aerosol
  • Travel-size Toiletries (Shampoo, Body Wash, Lotion)
  • Batteries – 4 pk “AA”, “AAA”