events

There's a lot going on at Grace! Every week there are study groups, music rehearsals, meetings, community service projects, worship services, and fun events for our youth. Check the list here for our monthly activities and details in our Newsletter. You can also follow along with the life of the church through our postings and photos on our Facebook page. Check it out!

  • Baseball Game

    The Methodist Men will be going to a  Miner’s baseball game on Thursday, July 19th and will pay for the tickets for that game. So all are invited. Men, bring your spouse and children. For more information talk will Bill


    Crain or Gregory Kupiec.

  • New Pastor Announcement

    New incoming Pastor Jungil Rhee’s contact information is below for anyone wishing to send a note or email welcoming the family to Grace UMC.


    The Staff-Parish Relations Commit-tee is happy to announce that Bishop Frank Beard has appointed Rev. Jungil Rhee as pastor to our church effective July 1st. 


    Pastor Rhee received his Masters of Divinity at Emory Uni-versity in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008. He also has a Master’s in Theology in Old Testament Studies which he received from Hyupsung University in Korea.


  • New Grace UMC Cookbooks  Now Available

    The all new Grace UMC cookbooks are available just in time for Christmas gifting. They will be available in the office during regular office hours and also at both Worship Services. See Thyra Russell in early service and Shirley Smith or Rosemary Hubenthal in late service to purchase the new cookbooks for $15

    each. Money from the sales will go to mission projects.

  • Looking Ahead in Fall - Meet me at the Table Club

       Meet me at The Table (MaTT) Club is an exciting club, starting in the fall at Grace United Methodist Church, for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. We will meet on the first and third Sunday of each month from 4-6 P.M.

    MaTT Club is a place for kids and adults to gather with friends, old and new, at the table with Jesus. We invite Jesus to be with us at the supper table at each meeting.

    MaTT Club meetings consist of two hours of fun playing games, eating supper, learning new skills, exploring the Bible, making cool stuff, praying, building intergenerational relation-ships, and much more. Our schedule will (generally) be:

    4:00-4:30 opening activities and games

    4:30-5:00 Bible exploration and learning time

    5:00-5:30 supper (parents are welcome to stay and eat

    with us)

    5:30-5:50 arts and crafts

    5:50-6:00 prayer and closing activities

    Watch for more information!

    Flassie Langan

  • SUMMER FUN   AT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water' " (John 7:38)


    Vacation Bible School is coming! Get ready for RIVERS of fun and reserve July 16-20 on your calendars. Activities will FLOW from 6-8 P.M.


    Lively worship, Bible stories, science and craft activities, and even a snack are planned for ages 3 through those entering 6th grade. Older youth are welcome (and sought after) to participate as staff! We will be asking for adult help, also, to act as group shepherds to lead children to activities, dynamic hosts to lead the opening worship, Bible storytellers, and snack helpers. Join us in joyful effort and help to make this VBS a SPLASH!


    We need your prayers, your helping hands,  and some specific donations to provide the week of fun. Please consider donating an item below. Items may be placed in the basket in the church lobby or labeled and left in the children's area. Thank you! 


    VBS Supplies Needed

     (12) disposable metal baking pans, 9x13"

    80 sheets of solar paper

    cotton balls

    cornmeal

    any dark (sesame?) cooking oil

     (1) roll of aluminum foil

    20 dinner size plastic plates (any that don't leak)

    large paper grocery bags

    dark blue plastic table cloth or blue tarps (can borrow and  return if desired) 

  • NO Family Fellowship In July

    I wanted to let all of you know that July  will be Vacation Bible School for Grace

    UMC. Many of us will be participating in  this ministry so we will not host an official Family Fellowship in July...but focus our prayer and excitement and energy on July 16-20th for the "ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE" Vacation Bible School. 

     

    We will plan to gather again in August on the second Sunday  of the month which should be August 12th. More details next month on our August fellowship. 

    Laura Morthland


  • Invitation to Monday evening Women's group

    Ladies, please join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the auditorium at church! We will talk together, do something creative (no special skills necessary), and plan ways to help others.


    If you can't come every Monday, that's ok. We will be happy to see you whenever you can join us!


    Please bring: scissors and all your extra plastic grocery bags .   Our first craft/mission project is to crochet plastic bed rolls for the homeless. (No crochet skill necessary.) 

    Danielle Schultz


    Knitting,  Crocheting, Embroidery, O My!


    Do you like to knit, crochet, embroidery, tat, etc. but like to visit with others while working or need encouragement to work on your ongoing project or need a small

    project? A group of ladies are going to start meeting in the conference room at the church on Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. to ? Bring your projects to work on and enjoy the fellowship of fellow crafters. Call Lena Hake at (618-457-2688) or Marilyn Hisgen (618-549-4487) if you have any questions. 

  • Good Samaritan Food Pantry Reminder for July

    Please find below a list of needed items for Good Samaritan’s Food Pantry. Items can be left in the wooden bin across from the sanctuary.


    Dry Goods: Rice (1 lb. bag), beans (1 lb. bag), pasta, side dishes (mac & cheese, Rice-a-Roni, Hamburger Helper)


    Canned Goods: vegetables, soup, beans, canned pasta sauce (no glass jars)

    Egg cartons

  • MaTT  Club

    Meet me at The Table (MaTT) Club is an exciting club, starting  this fall at Grace United Methodist Church, for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. We will meet on the first and third Sunday of each month from 4-6 P.M. MaTT Club is a place for kids and adults to gather with friends, old and new, at the table with Jesus. We invite Jesus to be with us at the supper table at each meeting. 


    I have been running a MaTT Club for ten years. I use a six  year curriculum rotationGod’s Big Family of Friends / The Bible: Our Book of Faith

    Old Testament- Servants of God New Testament- Journey with Jesus (include baptism and communion)


    Parables- Learning Through Stories; God is Like a…

    Fruit of the Spirit- Living Healthy

    Bridging (Missionary/starting new churches)


    Because some of the children who have already been attending MaTT Club plan to meet with us at Grace, I will stay on the rotation schedule. This fall we will start Fruit of the Spirit- Living Healthy. After each meeting parents will receive an electronic ‘parent letter’ letting you know the story we heard, discussions we had and games we played. You are encouraged to talk to and question your child about what they learned and how they feel about it. MaTT Club loves volunteers. You can always offer to lead craft time, teach a lesson or lead games. Just let us know what you feel comfortable doing. Parents are asked to provide supper (no cooking needed), at least once during the year. Watch for more information!

    Flossie Langin