Recent Message from the Pulpit

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Grace Notes
Weekly Newsletter Page Link:
https://gracedowntown.church/blog/
 
 
 
 
 
In-Person Opportunities
 
 

Welcome to Grace UMC.

Join us at one of our
in-person worship services
at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
 
Sunday School is at 9:45 AM. There are several classes offered at Grace.
 
Grace UMC has updated its Covid safety measures in the following ways:
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated adults at the 11am worship service, Sunday School, and all mid-week activities.  (Fully vaccinated = two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine.)
  • Masked expected for all, regardless of vaccination status, at the 8:30am service.
  • Children and youth follow these guidelines:
  • Masks are required for children and youth in grades K-12 (Mask expectations do not apply to children 2ys of age and younger).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.  
 
  • Masks are required for children and youth in grades K-12 (Mask expectations do not apply to children 2ys of age and younger).
Individual Adult Sunday School Classes  9:45 am
 
Bible Class – The first 15 minutes of class will be on the history of Grace.
The remaining 30 minutes will start a study of the book of James. So, read the first chapter of James and bring your Bibles and a pen to class. Remember: we start right at 9:45 am. Meeting Room: W202
 
Travelers Class The Travelers class recently completed Adam Hamilton’s Words of Life, a modern interpretation of  the Ten Commandments. They have now started an Advent study titled Who Needs Christmas by Andy Stanley. After the holidays, they will read The God You Can Know, based on Jesus’ “I am” statements and written by Rob Fuquay. Come join the discussion.  Rick Zigler leads this class. Meeting Room: The Parlor (next to the Music Suite).
 
Friendship Class – To restart our class we thought it would be fitting to look at our faith. What better way than to follow the teachings of Paul. This will be a study of Hebrews 11, but will take us many places in the Bible and will cover who
knows how many Sundays. This is an open class, discussion is greatly appreciated at any time. Meeting Room: E201
 
All of these classes issue an open invitation to anyone (especially former members of the Wesleyan Class) to join them on Sunday mornings. Visit the different classes and find the one that feels like “home” to you.
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401 Grace Street
Grace United Methodist Church 
401 Grace Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
 
 
 
 
Service Opportunities
 
 
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard continues to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 – 3:00, providing groceries to our neighbors in need. Please consider volunteering. Food was given to 120 households January 15, 165 households January 19 and 50 households on icy cold January 22. Go to www.motherhubbardsnc.org. Click on Volunteers at the top. You will see a description of all the jobs needed each time they’re open. Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the form to volunteer.
You can choose how often you want to volunteer. Check out the details in the Grace Notes newsletter.
 
Family Promise Week starts January 30                                                                                       May be an image of text that says 'Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear'
Once a quarter, Grace serves meals for families at Family Promise.  Our time of service is coming up on Jan 30-Feb 5.  We need dinner providers each night, to deliver to the Day Center off of Covil Avenue between 5:30-6 pm. To find out more about the mission of Family Promise read Grace Notes. If you are interested in serving on one of the nights between Jan 30 and Feb 5, or would like more information, please contact Jane Spicer at jdspicer@ec.rr.com or 910 622-1211. And THANKS!
 
 
Recently tornados devastated sections of the mid west leaving many without the basic necessities.  The United Methodist Church is there to help.  If you’d like to give to the UM mission to that area, make your check to the church and designate it `Kentucky Tornados.’  The giving will be funneled through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).