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!

  • Meet the Pastor

    Pastor Rhee would love to meet you  closely every 2nd Wednesdays of the month.  We'll have some table s set up at the auditorium, 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 first meeting will be on August 8th, 10am in the auditorium. 

    Mark your interest in the connection card during Sunday

    service, or send your interest via email at "carbondalegraceinfo@gmail.com," or just stop by!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Family Fellowship

    Family Fellowship will not meet in September but  our next Family Fellowship will be Sunday, October  14th with a bonfire and marshmallow roast to kick off fall.


  • 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).

  • September Children's Event

    Sept. 9 - Back to School Celebration. Bring your backpacks to  the 9:00 A.M. worship service for blessing! 


    Sept. 16- MaTT Club meets 4-6 P.M. 

    Sept. 23 - Music and Craft Day during Sunday school class time,  10:10-11:00 A.M. 


    Sept. 30 - Nursing home visit during Sunday school class time.

  • Back to School Celebration

    Kids, young and old! Bring your backpacks  (or whatever carriers in which you

    transport your books and schoolwork) to  worship on September 9th. We will have a Blessing of the Backpacks to start the school year with prayer, dedication, and a small token of blessing. 

  • Prayer Walk

    Grace Prayer Team is hosting a Prayer Walk during the month of  October. We will be walking and praying every Tuesday, 10 am, at different locations in Carbondale during October, and praying  for the church, residents, community, and the city. Locations will be announced in the October newsletter. Stay tuned for more details! A sign-up sheet will be available closer to the event at the entrance lobby.