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!

  • Mission Meal Help Needed

    Cooking for the mission meal is this Sunday, June 24 at 1 pm in the Grace Church kitchen. The meal will be served at the Good Samaritan House at 5 pm. Help is appreciated. 

  • FAREWELL RECEPTION  AND  30 YEAR MINISTRY CELEBRATION

    WHAT: Retirement reception for Pastor In-Sook

    WHEN: June 3, 2018 at 10:15 A.M., between worship services

    WHERE: Church auditorium


    HOW: Come to greet her and Bong Choul. Please write words of farewell in the memory book; how she has made an influence on your spiritual growth, or any fun memory.


    Note: There will be no Sunday school classes on this date.


    Pastor In-Sook requests no gifts. If you want to honor her, you may give to the Preacher’s Aid Society and Benefit Fund (PASBF). Write your check to Grace United Methodist Church and put in the memo line: In Honor of Pastor In-Sook Hwang for PASBF.


    The PASBF has had one mission for over 140 years: to care for our retired clergy, their spouses and any dependent children by virtually paying for the Medicare Supplement Plan, giving guid-ance in matters like identity theft, legal and financial issues as well as help in many other areas.

  • 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.


    Rev. & Mrs. Jungil & May Rhee

    Their two children: Grace & Isaac

    1209 W. Adams St. Macomb, IL 61455

    309-224-6420

    xianrhee@gmail.com


    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, as he likes to be called, has in recent years served churches in Kirkwood, Smithshire and currently is the Associate Pastor of Macomb Wesley UMC (since 2011) and is the Lead Pastor of the Macomb Korean Fellowship (since 2008).

    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

  • Father's Day

    The Mission Committee has selected LIFE SAVERS for the Father’s Day collection. This organization is administered through Carbondale Community High School, and teens are trained to work with other teens that are possibly  considering sui-cide. It has been active for at least 20 years.   We will have sign-up sheets on June 3rd and 10th for you to honor or remember your father, grandfather. . .etc.. If you wish, you may make a donation to LIFE SAVERS.


  • 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!

  • Family Fellowship   - June 10  4:30 p.m. - Grace Church

    JUNE 10

    Balloon/Splash Party  (weather permitting) 

    4:30 p.m. at Grace Church

    For more information contact Laura Morthland at laura.morthland@gmail.com.


  • 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

    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

  • LOOKING AHEAD: GRACE CAMP/ VBS

    Mark your calendars for this summer's Grace Camp for chil-dren! It will be scheduled for July 16-20. Watch for more infor-mation in the coming weeks.