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!

  • Mission Meals dates for remainder of year

    November 19 and December 10

  • Good Samaritan Ministries

    Good Samaritan Ministries is in need of  emergency funding. This local ministry provides an emergency shelter, a transitional housing program, a soup kitchen, a food pantry, and an emergency assistance program. If you would like to help, please write your check to Grace United Methodist Church and write “Good Samaritan Ministries” in the memo line. 

  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

    UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. If you would like to give, please write your check to Grace United Methodist Church and write Hurricane in the memo line. The

    funds will be sent to UMCOR/Disaster Relief United States/Advance # 901670. 100% of your donated funds will go to disaster relief. 

  • 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

  • Family Fellowship

    November Family Fellowship gathering will be on November 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month we will have a “Fall Festival” theme with wagon rides and roasted hotdogs and marshmallows!

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  • United Methodist Women  Christmas Yard Sale                                                   and Bake Sale  

                            Saturday, November 18, 2017                                                                  8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Donations of Christmas decorations will be accepted at the church Monday, November 13 thru Friday, November 17 from 9am to 5pm.

    If you need to arrange a different time to bring your donations,

    please call the church office, 457-8785. Please bring donations of baked goods to the church before 5pm Friday the 17th or before 8am Saturday the 18th. Proceeds will go to local hunger relief organizations.

  • New Grace UMC Cookbooks  Available Soon

    The new cookbooks are at the publishers and should be available  the week of November 13. All proceeds from the sale of the books will go into the church mission fund. Thanks to all the people who have contributed their time, recipes and computer skills to get the book ready for publishing. These books will make wonderful Christmas or birthday gifts and will become

    cherished by cooks young and old.

  • Spirit of Christmas

    The Spirit of Christmas Project was  started over 30 years ago by the Interchurch Council to help provide gifts for the needy. Gift requests have been received from numerous agencies in the Carbondale area. Our church has received approximately 60 names (I.D.’s) for children and adults. Many of the adults are in nursing homes. Please prayerfully consider taking one or two names and purchasing one or two of the items listed on the request

    list for these individuals. We have been assured that every  effort has been made that the names we are given are on no other list to be receiving a gift. 

    A table is set up in the church lobby to provide a place to select  the names and put the gifts. The deadline to turn in the gifts is 1:00 p.m., Sunday, 

    December 3.

  • Potluck Luncheon

    Tuesday, November 14 at noon

  • The Street Store Winter Coat Drop-Off Box

                             Front Foyer of Grace UMC

    An SIU student asked the church to serve as a drop off  location for any winter apparel to be given away at a Pop-Up Street Store in early December. More information is located on the donation box.

  • Fasa—Medical Missionary

    At the end of November we will be wiring  money to Dr. Fasa for his use as a medical missionary. If you want to add to this fund, please

    put your check in the offering by November 26. Be sure to write “Fasa” on the memo line.

    Fasa is a medical missionary in Indonesia. As a  young lad he lived on the island of Nias. He had a strong desire to learn, and when an opportunity came up, he walked 7 miles to the coast and traveled 90  miles by boat to Sumatra . He swept streets with very little pay and usually slept where he worked. He learned about Wesley Methodist Church in Medan and of classes in English being offered. Later, he worked at a hospital. Because of

    severe typhoid fever, he was evicted and brought to Wesley  Church. After recovering, he was given a job at the church and stayed in a small room there. Grace and Ed Werner were sent to Wesley Church (in Indonesia) 

    by the UMC as missionaries. They met Fasa and saw a  very special young man with great promise. A miracle began. The Werner’s helped Fasa with pre-entrance exams given at the Methodist Medical School, and promised to raise the needed money to send him to medical school. The Werner’s and

    their family paid his tuition. As they returned to the states, they  told everyone about God's mission at Wesley and especially about this young Christian man in medical school. This is how GUMC became involved with Fasa. He received his degree in January, 2001. He and his wife operate from a small clinic on the island. Over the years Grace Church has continued to support Fasa in the needs of his clinic and family. Once a year we send a bank wire to Fasa with the collected funds.

  • Grace United Methodist Church is hosting two special events this week.   You are invited to come.

    Missionary from Tanzania, Rev. Christina Kim, is visiting us this week. She will give us a presentation about God's mission work through her in Tanzania. It will be this Thursday at 6 PM in the sanctuary. If you know any people who are from  Tanzania, invite them.

    United Methodist Women's Yard Sale and Bake Sale will be this Saturday, 8 am-1PM in the auditorium. Lots of Christmas items and delicious deserts and cookies. You can shop for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas at one place. All the sale proceeds go to local agencies to hunger relief.

    Dear Friends,

    I find out that several people who are interested in a new class on

    Sunday will be in and out because of holiday season. So I decide to

    postpone to start the class from January, 2018.

    Let's start from January 7, 2018.

    Thank you for your understanding.