Guys –

Friendly reminder about the meeting  NEXT Monday, June 17th.

We need some great attendance and participation to prepare for and insure success for the BBQ on Sat 6/22

Please take the time to pitch in.

Also, please remember that the UMW are collecting items for their ‘garage sale’.    Time to clean out the attic, garage and basement to generate some funds for missions!  Donations are being stored in the classroom above the kitchen.

Thanks!

Jim

Giving from your smartphone is now as easy as texting!

From your smartphone, click here to start giving as easy as texting!

Enter the amount of your gift/offering, a keyword for special gifts or offerings (or leave blank for general budget) and enter your information.

That is it!  

(You can also send a txt message to 803-615-1974.)

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Step 1)  Send a txt message to 803-615-1974 and the amount you wish donate, then press send.

Step 2) Register
You will receive a registration link. Click the link and enter your contact and payment information. Tap “Process.”

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Step 4) Repeat
For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.

 

Secure Access to Church Directory

Click here for access to the Directory

Our church directory is online and alive!  You can view our directory online or via the free mobile app today.  To view the directory online, go to https://members.instantchurchdirectory.com  and follow the prompts under “sign in” to “create a login now”.  Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in.

There is also a free mobile app available for download at the Apple App store in ITunes, Google Play store and the Amazon Fire App store.  Simply search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download.

You will need to use your email address as listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app.  If you need help in accessing the directory please feel free to contact Gloria Bowden or Bill Walker in the office.

If you do not have a computer or smart phone please contact the office and a hard copy will be printed for you.

Thank you,

Bill Walker
Office Manager
Phone: 803-732-1899

CSFP

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM

Grace United Methodist Church is a distribution site for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) that is administered at the federal level by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. CSFP is provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank and distributed at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212 on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00am-noon. Participants must be age 60 or over to apply. Call the office at 803-732-1899 if you have any questions.

The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, nation origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326 W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5961 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

GRACE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF MISSION!!!!

Grace UMW will have a UMW “birthday party” at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 PM.

All women of Grace are invited to attend — as we celebrate 150 years of mission! Mission emphasis for March is John’s Island Rural Mission.

Please bring stamps and gift cards (Walmart, Visa, etc.) that we can send to John’s Island as special birthday presents.

Sunday School News

Sunday School advocates met and we wanted to include you on our news. You are hereby invited to participate, even try something new!

*On the 5th Sunday of any month along with Easter for 2019, we have a Bible trivia challenge that MAY include, drawing, charades, singing or just ask and answering questions. Our next Challenge day for ALL ages is 3/31 at 9:50am

* Our children are divided into 3 age levels and we want you to think of who you know, that you can invite to Sunday school at 9:50am (earlier for one of Ralph’s hot cinnamon rolls) and would have fun expanding their Christian Education with Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Maxine, Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Betsy, Mrs. Theresa, Mr. Ralph or Mr. Bernard.

Grace & smile.amazon.com

What is smile.amazon.com?

Click here to start shopping!

We have been working to put Grace UMC on smile.amazon.com and we finally have it.

SETTING UP Your Account

Instead of going to Amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com
go to “your account”
go down to “change your charity”
then go to Grace United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC

Be sure you select the correct Grace (because there are a lot of them make sure it is the Grace United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC

Smile.Amazon.com is the same except now Grace will receive a donation each time you buy something and it will cost you NOTHING extra!

Thank you.

Our Mission at Grace is "To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known to Others"

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