Missions Opportunity:You are not alone…  God is with you.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:9

One of the wonderful parts of walking this Christian path is that we never walk alone.  God is with us always. In a time when we feel that we are separated from the world, we know nothing can separate us from God. 

You are not alone…  Grace UMC staff and Lay-leaders are here with you.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Although our building doors may be closed, our church is open.  Our staff is working at the church when we can and at home when we can, but we are still here.  

We are worshiping and adapting our programs so that everyone can find new ways to learn and grow together.  

Our Lay-leaders are meeting on Zoom and connecting through conference calls to find new ways to serve our community and keep Grace moving forward. 

Here are ways to connect with us…

 

You are not alone…  the Grace UMC family is here with you.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20

Whether we gather in our building or online, God is ever present.  There are so many ways to join in on small groups and meetings. Find a way to be part of our church from your sofa or kitchen table.  We will gather to laugh, pray, learn, and share these moments with each other. Here are ways to join us…

To learn more about our online studies and group meetings Click here 
 

Serve with us…  You are not alone.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

At Grace UMC we have always served beyond our walls.  Whenever we have called on our family and friends, they have risen to the challenge.  Through fires and storms, we have grown stronger in our service to others. Here are ways you can continue to serve during this time…

You may continue to worship God and support Grace with your tithes and offerings in the following ways:

  1. Write your check and mailing it to 401 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  2. With on-line banking  
  3. By having your account debited (Contact Debbie Ashe to set this up) 
  4. Paypal: Go to paypal by clicking here
  5. Sqaure : Go to Square by clicking here      
Galatians 6:2 calls us to Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  
 
As we move through these strange waters, many have reached out wanting to help and serve.  It is what Grace UMC does best – we rise to the challenge and serve each other in love. To find a way to fit into our phone ministry, co-host an online study or event, or be a part of our worship services from you home and more contact kelley@gracedowntown.net
 
 
Missions Opportunity: New Hanover Regional Hospital
 

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is in need of cloth face masks for support personnel.  If you are a sewer you can make them! There are specific step by step instructions on how to make them and you can find the link here https://www.nhrmc.org/-/media/covid-19/adult-instructions-face-mask-creation.pdf?la=en

These can also be dropped off at Grace United Methodist Church Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9am and 2 pm and someone will transport them to the hospital for you.  They may be taken into the Welcome Center Missions Board or left outside under the portico for later collection.  

Missions Opportunity: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Donations
 

 Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is in dire need of food for Diabetics and/or monetary donations to purchase food. Their supplies have been depleted and they are almost out of items to serve Diabetics.  

The food they specifically need is: 

-Shelf stable proteins like Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken

-Brown RIce

-Quaker Oats

-Cheerios

-Cornflakes

-Ensure or Boost specific to Diabetes 

 

YOU could fill their food needs in a completely non-contact way! You can place a grocery pick up or delivery order for any of the items on the list and then drop off your order at Grace United Methodist Church anytime Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9 am and 2pm.  You can take them into the Welcome Center Missions Board OR simply drop them off outside under the portico (parking lot side of the church) near the door to the Welcome Center and someone will check periodically to bring them in. Grace will transport your items to Mother Hubbards Cupboard for you!  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation for the purchase of food you may drop off a check made payable to Grace United Methodist Church and specify Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in the memo line.