Welcome to Grace UMC
Join us at one of our worship services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Sunday School classes begin at 9:45 AM. Enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation during Fellowship Time in the Welcome Center at 9:30 am and 10:30 am.
Grace Children’s Church is offered during both worship services. Children ages 3-8 are invited to join us for games, crafts, and Bible time. Children will sit with their families during the beginning of the service, then after the children’s moment, they will be called to leave for Children’s Church.     
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Click the Grace UMC Downtown YouTube link below to access past worship services:
                             Upcoming Events
Grace UMC to host a Free One Day Dance Camp for Rising K-12 Girls on June 10, 2023:
In His Steps is a non-profit Christian girls ministry based out of the Lake Norman, North Carolina area. For over 15 years, this ministry has partnered with various church and host partnerships to offer their free classes, events, and summer camps. This year, Grace UMC is pleased to host In His Steps to offer their FREE ONE DAY dance camp for RISING K-12th GRADE GIRLS from 10am-3pm on Saturday, June 10th. Their theme this year is “Joy” and the one-day camp will be filled with dance to Christian music, devotions, and lots of fun. And to make it even easier, our church is going to provide a FREE pizza and fruit lunch to all the girls who attend camp. To register, simply email In His Steps directly at info@ihsdance.com, with your dancer’s name, grade she is going into next year, and that your participant would like to attend the Wilmington location. For more information on In His Steps, check them out at www.ihsdance.com.
Join us for Stellar Vacation Bible School 
June 18th-22nd from 5:30 to 8:00. This is a free event with dinners for the kids and volunteers each night!
Registration for participants and volunteers at https://vbspro.events/p/graceumckids  
Sunday SchoolSunday School Classes:
*Bible Class*Friendship Class*Travelers Class*Inner Grace*Grace 3-Sixteen(Grades 6-12)**Good Shepherd (Grades 3-5)*Sonbeams (Grades Kindergarten-2nd)*Mustard Seed (Ages 2-4)*
Grace NotesWeekly Newsletter Page Link:   https://gracedowntown.church/blog/
401 Grace Street
Grace United Methodist Church 
401 Grace Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Service Opportunities

Kids Summer Meal:

Through a federal program called Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) the Food Bank supports partners operating Kids Summer Meals sites across our 34-count service area. These sites provide children with nutritious meals and programming during the summer when schools are closed.

Grace UMC will serve lunch only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1 pm starting July 5th through August 25th, 2023 in our gym. Registration is not required but is appreciated.

Two volunteers or more per day are needed. Would you consider lending a hand for lunches? No prep is necessary. Look on the Welcome Center bulletin board outside the Activity Center for more information on how to sign up. Questions? Contact Sally Barnes or Karen Evans.


The number of local families needing food is increasing again. However, the overall donations to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard have decreased since Christmas. They are giving groceries to over 165 families each time they’re open. Please consider picking up one or two nonperishable food items for our brothers and sisters in need each time you get your groceries. Place donations in the grocery cart located in the Welcome Center. Imagine how much food Grace could donate if each family picked up one or two items for the Cupboard during their once-a-week grocery trip.

If interested in giving to support the ministries of Grace United Methodist Church, please use the following QR code or send it to GUMC
401 Grace Street Wilmington, NC 28401.