Grace United Methodist Church Receives 2020 Best of Columbia Award

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Grace United Methodist Church Receives 2020 Best of Columbia Award

Columbia Award Program Honors the Achievement

COLUMBIA January 8, 2020 — Grace United Methodist Church has been selected for the 2020 Best of Columbia Award in the Places of Worship category by the Columbia Award Program.

Each year, the Columbia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Columbia area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Columbia Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Columbia Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Columbia Award Program

The Columbia Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Columbia area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Columbia Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Columbia Award Program

CONTACT:
Columbia Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@bizawardannouncement.org
URL: http://www.bizawardannouncement.org

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Xiaoya Gao (Sisi)

Originally from Urumqi, China, Xiaoya Gao (Sisi) is a pianist and music educator. Gao has performed in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including the Lawrence Chapel in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Blackbox Theatre in New York, and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna. Gao has an extensive music training background.

In 2019, she earned a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University, Appleton WI. In 2021, she received a Master’s degree in piano performance and an Advanced Certificate in Piano Pedagogy at New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Gao is currently working towards her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. She is also a dedicated accompanist and piano teacher in the Columbia area. During her free time, Gao likes to cook and take care of her plants.

Grace Services Online

If you are planning to worship with us in person on Sunday morning, our guidelines ask that you call to pre-register your attendance so that we can effectively seat everyone in the sanctuary while maintaining social distance. The deadline to pre-register is Friday at noon. Please call the church office to pre-register.

Worship and broadcasts will be live Sundays at 10:00am and On-Demand.

Easily access archives of previous services and devotions through most of these same resources!

The online worship options we have include: 
(Click on the highlighted links below for quick access)

  • Facebook
  • YouTube,
  • Grace’s FireTV Channel,
    • from your FireTV, search for the Grace United Methodist Church Columbia channel (or click the link above or Add the channel via the web to your FireTV device by visiting:  amazon.com and select apps and devices in the search bar – Grace United Methodist Church),
  • ROKU –  
  • and our website.

You can find the bulletin here, and the announcements here. Our online giving page can be found here. You can still mail your offering to the church at 410 Harbison Blvd. Columbia, SC 29212 or you can bring it by and drop it in the mailbox outside of the church office.

Tuesday Devotion

Genesis 39
Today, think about how you can live a life of holiness in the midst of your current situation. How can you live in light of the God who is with you through the adversity of our present age, making sure that others see Christ in you?
– Rev. Rett Haselden – Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

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