Saturday, June 4, 2011

Speaker to visit Grace

(Press release)

Her home has been shot at and robbed by strangers. Along with her husband, she ministers to prostitutes, gang members and the homeless. That is the life of former Royersford resident, Gael Hogan.
Hogan, the author of “Would You Do It For Me?”, has chosen to live this life in a town in North Carolina.
Known for her honest transparency, dry humor and outgoing personality, Hogan will be speaking and sharing stories about her faith at several local churches from June 6 through 11.
When so many people are looking for answers in today’s world, Hogan’s life experiences bring hope that God cares. The reality of a living God who desires to be involved in every part of life is a major theme in her book and presentations.
A former college instructor, Hogan walked away from her profession 18 years ago to minister in Sanford, N.C., a town south of Raleigh. Raising six children in a tough neighborhood, she faces trials by trusting in a living God.
“I don’t think I would have ever known how real He is if I didn’t face the daily challenges that I do,” she said.
Hogan and her husband, Michael, senior ordained chaplains with International Fellowship of Chaplains, recently assisted in disaster relief in Sanford when it was hit by tornadoes.
“The damage was devastating,” she said. “Many people are familiar with the story of how the management at Lowe’s rushed to save almost 100 people. But I think the entire population has a story to tell of that day.”
Hogan also shares stories about her life as an artist.
“I started fingerpainting about nine years ago,” Hogan said. “People are amazed when they see my paintings. Fingerpainting is not just for kids anymore. Art is also an extension of my ministry especially to women who lost the joy of childhood which fingerpainting represents.”
Coming back to her hometown area is important to Hogan.
“I love this place,” she said. “I love my hometown and the people. I am who I am because of where I was raised. I want to share something real that will change lives in these changing times.”

Schedule of speaking engagements:

Monday, June 6: 7 p.m., Spring City Fellowship, Glass Street, Spring City, PA 19475
Wednesday, June 8: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 6th and Main streets, Royersford, PA 19468
Friday, June 10: 7 p.m., Bread of Life Fellowship Church, 415 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951
Saturday, June 11: 10 a.m., Harvest Rain Fellowship Church, Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th Street at Vultee Street, Allentown, PA 18103

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vacation Bible School, workshop for Grace members

Couples: looking for some great time together?  Join us for Rekindling the Flame! This five-part workshop will be offered on Monday, July 11- Friday, July 15 from 6:30- 8:30 pm.  This will take place during the Vacation Bible School programs  so bring the kids and have some wonderful time for yourselves!  Pastor Krais will lead this group that is designed to help us to better live God's plan for our relationships and to have fun learning new things about each other and remembering all those things that made us fall in love!  Participants must register by July 5 by contacting Pastor Krais at  610-948-3684 or

Vacation Bible School will be July 11- July 15 and your kids will love the Pandamania theme!  They'll learn that God is WILD about them and they'll find ways to share that love with others.  Please register children who are 3 year olds through elementary school in advance by calling the church office at 610-948-3684 or filling in an online form at .  (Older kids and youth are welcomed to be
helpers!)  All are welcome!