This informal group for women in their 20s-40s meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the home of Calissa Dauterman for fellowship and spiritual growth. Join us as we get to know each other and engage in lectionary-based Bible study and discussion! Women's Group is on temporary hiatus but will resume in the new year, so stay tuned or contact Calissa Dauterman, Minister for Spiritual Formation and Growth, for more information.
Adult Sunday School
The Wesley Companions class is a gathering of “active seniors.” We use a variety of study materials, led by three dynamic teachers.We open each week at 9:30 am in Room 219 (next to the Grace office suite) with a prayer, announcements, hymn and prayer requests. We are always open to visitors and new members. Occasionally, we meet outside the classroom during the week for social time!
Beginning on January 8, Grace will also offer a new adult Sunday School class, which will meet in the "Living Room" on Grace's first floor at 10:00 AM. Grab a cup of coffee and join this group for "Feeding Our Faith." In this video- and discussion-based series, we discuss what communion means in the lives of theologians, authors, and food pantry workers. We will see how the Eucharist goes far beyond the limited “theologies” that people debate about, and how we can only find meaning through an experience of it. In this way, what happens to us in the Eucharist is the more important than what we believe about it.
At Grace, we love children!
Children are a vital part of our life together, and we make it a point to welcome children of all ages, and their families, in worship and in the life of our church.
During our 11:00 service, we encourage children to worship with their families, but nursery care is available for children 5 years and younger (see below). We also provide coloring sheets and activity bulletins to coordinate with weekly worship. Just ask an usher or look for the brightly colored gift bags in the Narthex.
Music and Worship Arts for Children and Youth
Worship isn't just about what we do on Sunday mornings; it's about understanding why we do it! That's why Grace offers monthly music and worship arts workshops for kids of all ages on the first Sunday of every month for a time of learning, exploration and fun. Children of all ages will sing, learn, and play - all while gaining a deeper appreciation for worship and learning how they can be involved in it. And, it's a limited time commitment, since we know life is busy for everyone. We hope you will take part in this new experience every first Sunday at 9:30 AM in the Grace children's area.
Children's Sunday School
During the Summer months, Grace holds combined Sunday School for children of all ages from 10:00-10:45 AM in Grace's Children's Area (first floor). Kids are invited to join us for a time of learning, fun, and reflection as we immerse ourselves in Bible stories and respond with creativity.
Nursery care is available from 9:45 until 12:30 every Sunday in Grace's nursery (on Grace's 1st floor).
Youth Sunday School
Beginning on August 7, youth in 5-8th grades will get an in-depth look at the Christian faith through a learning experience designed just for them. Youth Sunday School (which meets from 10:00 - 10:45) will double as Confirmation prep for students who have not already been confirmed. Over the course of the year, students will learn, grow, and have the opportunity to say "yes" to Jesus, to the Untied Methodist Church, and to Grace.
For more information on Grace's ministries with children and youth, contact Minister for Spiritual Formation and Growth, Calissa Dauterman.
Sunday School classes for adults meet every week. They are a great place to grow deeper in faith and closer to others in the Grace Community.
NEW Class for Adults
All are welcome in a new class that gathers weekly with a relevant topic, usually with a video and then discussion. Facilitated by Pastor Kate, we foster open discussion, questioning, doubting, and learning together. This is a safe place to explore faith together. Meets at 10am, room 219.
Beginning April 3rd, our topic will be: What every Christian needs to know about Islam.
We are a class of "active seniors" using a variety of study materials, taught by Alice Maclin.
We are currently using the Adult Bible Series lesson plans . We open each week with a hymn, devotion and prayer requests. From time to time we also get together for fellowship during the week, such as a luncheon meeting. Come join us!! Met at 9:30am, chapel in Sanctuary.
The loyalty class is composed of adults who follow the Adult Bible Study series. We share devotion, singing, and fellowship alongside our lessons. Meet at 9:30am, conference room on 2nd floor.
Taught by Willard Hurst
At Grace, we know that prayer is a crucial part of connecting with God and connecting with each other.
Grace's Prayer Team is a group of individuals who commit to pray for the joys and concerns of our community every week. Prayer Team members receive an updated prayer list each week and can pray from the comfort of their homes, or with others . If you are interested in supporting Grace and our community through prayer, consider joining Grace's Prayer Team.
To join the Prayer Team or submit a prayer request, contact email@example.com.