Upcoming Events:
October 23, 2022 (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)-Fall Festival is coming back!Fall Festival at Grace will be held on October 23rd, from  4-6 pm! This event will be open to our community. We will have trunk or treating, games, and food sponsored by our own church groups here at Grace. Sign-up sheets are posted in the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Kelsey Keenan at kelsey@gracedowntown.net.
 

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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 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.  
     Fellowship Time: 9:30 am & 10;30 am
  
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/
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401 Grace Street
Grace United Methodist Church 
401 Grace Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
 
The Beauty of Grace
 
Service Opportunities
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:
Recently, Grace UMC served our community at the Lower Cape Fear Diaper Bank. Thirteen volunteers from Grace UMC wrapped a palette of size 5 diapersIf 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.
 
UKRAINE SUPPORT BEING OFFERED
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.