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!

  • Summer Fun For Children

    Get ready for Vacation Bible School! VBS will be held this year at Grace UM Church on July 15 -19 (Monday-Friday) , in the evenings from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.  Our theme will be "Who Is My Neighbor?".  Children who are ENTERING kindergarten through those ENTERING 5th grade will be welcome as campers. We will be looking for older kids who would like to be helpers and junior teachers, as well as parent/adult workers. Look for more information to come soon!

  • Mission Project for Vacation Bible School

    Children in our July VBS will be collecting and  assembling school kits to send to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) as part of our theme, "Who Is My Neighbor?". We are asking people in our congregation to please donate items

    for the school kits, as well as the students and families attending  the VBS camp for the week. We will collect items in boxes in our church lobby. VBS attendees will put together the kits on Friday of Vacation Bible School week.   Please help us in our efforts by praying for the project and those who will receive the school kits, and, if you are able, donating items for the kits. 


    The items requested must be new and are:

     *student round  -tip scissors

    *boxes of 24 crayons

    *spiral notebooks, one subject, 8" x 10 1/2"

    *packs of loose leaf lined paper, 100 -200 sheets

    *pencils, unsharpened, no advertising

    * 1" or larger small pencil sharpener


    Thank you for your consideration. We are grateful for any

    help!

  • Meet the Pastor on a new day

    Pastor Rhee would love to meet you closely  every 2nd Thursdays of the month. We'll have some tables set up and coffee will be brewed.  Bring your favorite pies or cookies to pass, or just stop by. We'd like to share stories of how you came to faith in Jesus Christ, what your hopes are for Grace church, and how we can minister to each other; or just chat about anything! The next meeting is October

    11, 10am in rooms 19/20.    Mark your interest in the connection card during Sunday service, or send your interest via email at "carbondalegraceinfo@gmail.com," or just stop by!

  • MaTT  Club  Wrap Up

    MaTT Club wrapped up its year with a pool party at the home of the Fisher’s. Thank you Kenny and Phyllis for so graciously sharing your pool, and your home, with us. Seven children and their families swam, went down the slide into the pool, or jumped off the diving board. Everyone enjoyed a potluck supper. The rain stopped just long enough for us to have a wonderful time! MaTT Club will resume again in the fall.  Check the MaTT Club bulletin board for pictures of our activities

    this year.


    Happy June birthday to Jonathan and Isaac.

    Happy July birthday to Ethan.

  • Family Fellowship

    Family Fellowship is taking a break for the winter.   Look for Family Fellowship to resume in June. 


  • 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).

  • Youth Groups and Highlights - Upcoming Events and Highlights

    July 6 -13, 2019, 3 youth and 3 adult sponsors from Grace will travel to the Pine

    Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where  we will work with members of the Native American community. Led by Youthworks staff, we will work to meet the needs of the community by working with children, painting, doing yardwork, and more. All the while, we will worship with and get to know others from various locations and denominations across the country. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel, serve, grow, and build relationships. 


    Jaci Arthur

  • Who is my neighbor? - Learning to Love like Jesus

    Get ready for Who Is My Neighbor? vacation Bible school, where children will learn about neighbors near and far!  Fun activities will help Bible stories come to life and lead children into Scripture focused on God’s care and compassion for

    neighbors close at hand and around the world.  Children entering kindergarten through entering grade 5 are welcome to this time of worship, crafts, science activities, games, music, snacks, friends, and fun! We will also practice being good neighbors by assembling emergency school kits to send to a disaster relief agency.  Vacation Bible school is not just for children! There are  a number of ways adults and youth can help with Who Is My Neighbor?


     Act in the dramas

     Lead music and worship

     Assist with crafts

     Facilitate games

     Guide children from one area to another

     Help with registration

     Prepare and serve snacks

     Serve as prayer partners


    Contact Kay Eckiss or Flossie Langin if you are able to volunteer, or call the church office.

  • Father's Day Offering

    This year your Father’s Day offering was designated for Little Grassy  Camp programs. The collection totaled $850. 


    Thank you. 



  • Margaret Disability Support Group

    Does you or your family have any disability or chronic disease? Or do you want to help persons with disabilities improve their life quality? If you answer “yes”,

    please join us in our Margaret disability support group. Blessed Margaret of Castello was a Dominican nun who was born with severe disabilities. Based on

    her faith, she overcame personal difficulties and served people.

    We’ll make effort to empower persons with disabilities by reading, discussing, sharing and praying. We’ll also assist our church in disability knowledge education and accessibility improvements.  


    The group will meet in our church every Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. starting April 1. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Yifan Shen-Hesketh at 618-353-4429 or shenyfifan69@aol.com. Yifan is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

  • Disability Support Group

    The disability support group studied disability etiquette in  April. And in next a few months, we'll read and discuss the book Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry (Author: Joni Eareckson Tada). We'll meet in the house of Betty and Chris Smith every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 2:30 p.m. Anybody interested can sign up in the church foyer or contact Yifan Shen-Hesketh at 618 -353-4429 or

    shenyifan69@aol.com

    .