CLOSED - We'll let you know when we reopen.
If you are in need of pastoral care, please contact Pastor Kim 518-331-1390.
Dear Family and Friends of Grace UMC,
We WILL NOT be holding our regular worship services. The Book Nook and Friends Around the Fireplace and Bargain Shed are CLOSED. We have made this decision based on the current information that we have. This may change in the future, so be sure to check back.
There are a few changes to keep germ passing at a minimum: encouraging spreading out in the sanctuary, not passing the offertory plates (having people place their offerings in the plates at the front/back of the church), having hand sanitizer available and not holding our fellowship time after worship.
Enhanced cleaning protocols are being put into place and will continue to be followed and amended according to official guidance.
We realize there are some that will feel uncomfortable breaking the social distancing recommendation in our church. Please, do not feel you must attend worship. No one will judge you for caring for yourself and loved ones. Also, if you or someone in your family is not feeling well, please stay home.
Please be in prayer for the most vulnerable among us and for all in the health care field. We remember that Jesus calls us to love and care for “the least of these” in very tangible ways. As followers of Jesus, our identity is formed around loving and caring, especially for the most vulnerable.
Sustaining our outreach is very important. We are working to find safe ways to both reach out to others while protecting the health of all.
Please make sure that the office has your current contact/email information. Our primary means of communication will be email. We will need to reach out to those who do not have email and will need your help doing so. We will also post information on our website and Facebook page.
Please continue your giving to the church. This crisis will have economic, as well as, health impacts that we cannot fully anticipate at this time. The work of the church will continue, and we need your ongoing support for that to happen. This is a great time to use online giving. You can also still mail checks to the church.
We often say that the church is not the building – it is the people of the congregation. If we truly believe this, then we have a perfect opportunity to put our faith and love into action. How can we still be the church with these protocols? How can we reach out in new ways in the days of social distancing? Who around us needs a phone call or a grocery delivery (maybe left outside the door)? Are these restrictions on our daily lives helping us grow in compassion for those who don’t live the “normal” lives we are so accustomed to?
In John 15, Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” We have the opportunity in the coming days to lay down our lives, as we normally live them and adapt to a new way of living that cares for our friends, especially our vulnerable friends. May we all feel God’s love surrounding us and strengthening us in the days ahead. And, as we take these steps, may we step out not in
fear, but in faith.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Grace United Methodist Church online. We hope that our website highlights the variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ.
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.
Sunday Morning service at 10:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.
Children's Sunday School during worship service
Fellowship/coffee hour following worship service.
Fully Air Conditioned
Adult Sunday School (9:15 a.m.)
March 15 - Deadline for April
issue of "The Messenger"
April 12 - Easter Sunday
April 25 - Italian Night Dinner -
May 3 - CROP Hunger Walk
June 20 - Grace's Coffee House
August 6-8 - Semi-Annual
October 17 - Fall Dinner
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