A Diverse, Welcoming, Reconciling Methodist Church Community
Christmas at Grace
Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship–10:00 AM
Candlelight Service–10:00 PM
Community Christmas Meal–12:00 Noon
Blue Christmas–Sunday, December 17, 6:00 PM
This season of anticipation brings sadness to many persons who are actively grieving, feeling alone, or harboring painful memories of this time of year. Even the early sunsets and gray skies profoundly affect moods, spirits, and health. Grace invites one and all to a Blue Christmas offering of music and prayer Sunday, December 17, 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Those who attend are welcome to participate as much or as little as they desire. Stephen Ministers will be present for anyone who wishes to talk or pray. May the Holy Spirit bring comfort, hope, and light to all during this holy time.
Grace United Methodist Church is a diverse community of Christians that strives to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, to love instead of hate, forgive instead of judge, and accept instead of exclude.
We welcome everyone, and that practice is borne out in our congregation. Visit Grace on a Sunday morning and you will see a vibrant mix of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, sexualities, and genders as well as people with disabilities. We are a diverse community, and we believe that every person is created in the image of God and has a place at Christ’s table.
We live out our faith through ministries. On Sundays, our historic landmark building is a church. The rest of the week, it’s a preschool, a medical clinic, a legal clinic, a sanctuary for teen mothers, a new monastic community serving the poor, and a community center. Some of our parishioners are also benefactors of our programs.
With 300 members, Grace is small enough for you to get to know everybody, but big enough to do great things. If you believe you can make a difference in your community and the world. . .if you want to feel equally received and valued among church members. . .we encourage you to come visit us and see if our faith journey aligns with yours. We would be honored to welcome you.
We are a Reconciling Congregation within the United Methodist Church. Our acceptance goes beyond the LGBT community to include all people, and you can see that reflected in our diverse congregation. People are suspicious of church today. I believe passionately that Christians are called to make a difference in the world. Grace’s wide-ranging missions reflect who we are as a congregation. Everybody who calls Grace their church wants to improve the community and believes they can make a difference.
–Judith Reedy, Senior Minister
Grace United Methodist Church