ministries

  • Children's Ministry

    Sunday School    Vacation Bible School    Music Camp    Children’s Moment

    Weekly Sunday School

    Classes meet for children grades Pre-K through 5th grade in the Youth Ministries wing at Grace between Sunday services from 10:10 to 11:00 a.m. Children's classes are available for different age groups. Grace participates in the Safe Sanctuaries program.


    Grace Camp

    GUMC's annual summer camp (Music Camp) takes children around the world to learn about God's wondrous creation! Children (and adults!) learn, praise, and create all week following a world musical theme set to daily devotions and fun activities. Check the Events page in late Spring for more information.


    Children's Moment

    Every week during worship services, children are invited to hear a special message given by Pastor In-Sook and other leaders to help them follow the weekly Gospel readings and apply God's love to their lives and others.


  • Youth Ministry

    /events/eventsSunday School classes for grades 8-12 meet Sunday mornings in the Senior High room. The Youth Ministry is very active at Grace! Recent events include community service projects, outdoor adventure trips, Super Bowl parties, game nights and fun get-togethers at the church to play volleyball and watch movies. Check the Events page and Grace Notes Newsletter for updates and scheduled activities.


    If you are in grades 8-12 please come and join us Sunday Mornings 10-11 a.m. or Sunday Evenings 6-8 p.m. Participants do not need to attend Grace, or for that matter, any church to join us. The Youth Ministry at Grace is lead by Jaci Arthur..You can contact her with any questions at carbondalegraceyouth@gmail.com. /volunteersnewsletter/newsletter

  • Methodist Women

    Meets 1st Monday of month    Meets at 1:30 p.m.    All women are welcome

    /events/eventsThe United Methodist Women focus on mission work, be it local, state, national, or international. They respond to ongoing and emergency needs. The UMW meets on the first Monday afternoon of each month at the church at 1:30.  All women are welcome to participate in ongoing  mission and  fund-raising  projects.  They have a church-wide yard sale in August every year. They also have a Christmas items yard sale/bake sale on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Other events sponsored by the UMW include recognizing United Methodist Women's Sunday, a Mother-Daughter Banquet in the spring, and making Advent bags for the shut-ins of Grace UMC.  Check the Events page and Grace Notes Newsletter for upcoming activities!

  • Methodist Men

    Meet the 3rd Monday of each month    Meet at 6:00 p.m.    Meal served      All men are welcome

    The United Methodist Men is an organization that gives the men of Grace United Methodist Church a chance to meet and fellowship each month.  Regular meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m with a meal and program provided. We invite all men to join us as we grow as Christians through fellowship, sharing, and many special programs. The UMM President is Gregory Kupiec.  Call the church for information 618-457-8785 or check the Events page and Grace Notes Newsletter for upcoming activities!

  • Grace Players

    Grace Players perform special music, drama, dance, and multi-media presentations related to the seasons of the church and sermon series. It invites all ages for speaking and non-speaking parts to participate in small and larger productions through out the year. Grace Players is organized and directed by Jaci Arthur. If you'd like to get involved, please let Jaci know! gumc.grace.players@gmail.com.