Upcoming Events
January 1, 2023-Bible Project begins. The reading plan can be found here. We have some hard copies out in the Welcome Center for those who don’t choose to use a computer.
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.     

Recent Sermon

Click the Grace UMC Downtown YouTube link below to access past worship services:
Pastor & Staff Information
Link to Pastors and Staff Information:
Sunday School
Find a Sunday School Class for You:
*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 Notes
                       Weekly Newsletter Page Link:                    https://gracedowntown.church/blog/
401 Grace Street
Grace United Methodist Church 
401 Grace Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
The Beauty of Grace
Service Opportunities
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE-Easy way to contribute to UMCOR and charities:
United Methodist Committee On Relief, has received $3,460.33 as a result of qualifying
purchases made to Amazon Smile, April 1st -June 30th. If you are interested in your Amazon purchases to go to UMCOR or your favorite charity, sign up with smile.amazon.com or use the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned ON, and your everyday purchases will make an impact. So far, AmazonSmile has donated:
• $81,343.38 to United Methodist Committee On
• Over $377 million to US charities
• Over $422 million to charities worldwide!
Recently, Grace UMC served our community at the Lower Cape Fear Diaper Bank. Thirteen volunteers from Grace UMC wrapped a palette of size 5 diapers If interested in volunteering or donating:
Drop in volunteers are welcome on Monday and Wednesday between 10 AM and 12 PM. The Lower Cape Fear Diaper Bank warehouse is located at 915 South 16th Street. The entrance to their gravel parking lot is the first driveway on the left, after the old pharmacy, on the corner of 16th and Dawson.
•Volunteers repackage diapers or period products, prepare orders for our community partner agencies who distribute these basic need items, and organize donations.
• If you would like to bring a donation, the most needed items are preemie, newborn and size 5 diapers and baby wipes.
Family Promise week coming up
Grace continues to help families who are homeless through our Family Promise program.  We have an upcoming time of service on Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4.  We  provide dinner and hospitality from 5:30-7pm each night.   On a rotational basis, churches bring meals to the Day Center there and sit and eat with them, hopefully feeding their bodies and souls at the same time! Our interactions with them are so important as they strive to rebuild their lives and live independently. 

Knowing somebody else cares is a powerful gift! The Day Center is set up with tables and chairs, silverware, serving utensils, and some serving dishes. There are also plenty of games and toys and space for children to do their homework.  Dish soap, paper towels, cloth towels, paper plates, and napkins are supplied.  More details will be available for
those who sign up to help! You may do this alone or find a friend or two or ask your Sunday School class to help out!

Typically, volunteers get more than they give! If you would like to find out about other opportunities to help Family Promise contact Cicily at 910-769-4730.

To help with our week of serving contact Jane Spicer, @ jdspicer@ec.rr.com or 910 622-1211. Thanks in advance for your help! Please let Jane know if you have questions, as our way of serving has changed.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief arm of Global Ministries, is in communication with partners in the (Baltic) region and actively exploring the coordination of humanitarian response in Ukraine. Support UMCOR’s international disaster response efforts by making a gift (towards this effort).
You may give to this effort by by making your check to Grace  UMC and designating it `Relief For Ukraine.’

MOTHER HUBBARD’S CUPBOARD: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard needs volunteers.
As of June 25th, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is serving roughly 300+ households each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We were unable to open Saturday, July 2 because we didn’t have enough volunteers signed up. Please consider volunteering on a Saturday to help collect information, put together boxes of food, or shop for the guests.  They are still not allowed to shop for themselves inside the cupboard. We arrive at 11:00am and stop promptly at 3:00pm. You can sign up on the website, www.motherhubbardsnc.com. Check the Grace Notes for information or call the church at 910-763-5197.

Grocery stores are not buying as much fresh produce and meat.  Therefore donations are slim and the cupboard sometimes has to purchase these items. You can make financial donations directly to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard at www.motherhubbardsnc.com or mail a donation to PO Box 76, Wilmington, NC 28402.

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.