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 has arranged with two farmers to come and set up their
Seeds of Hope Farmers Market
every Saturday beginning on June 8th from 9 – 1.
Please come out and support the farmers with your purchases of fresh produce. That is wonderful news since most of the recipients of the vouchers last year were unable to use their vouchers.
Now talking about the SOH vouchers we need volunteers to be able to hand them out to the people that will come on Tuesday, June 4th from 9-1. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for you to sign up to help. If you have done it before you know how easy and rewarding it is. If you have not been able to do it before please consider doing it you can be taught that morning. Unfortunately Bill will not be able to help but he will be there to help any way that he can.
Come and join Rev. Snow for his six week Lenten Bible Study “Listen to Him: Forty Steps On the Road”.
Two class times are offered:
- Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning March 12th and on
- Wednesdays at noon beginning March 13th.
The classes will meet in the Grace Seekers Classroom. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for you to sign up for the class and to pick up your book.
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 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.
It is once again time to order Easter Lilies!
Please see the insert in your bulletin or call the church office to order the flowers that you want for Easter.
Immediate material needs are:
(please place in bin marked Irmo High)
- Small white boards (for individual students to use)
- Expo markers Highlighters
- Clorox Wipes (tis the season!)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Or you can make financial donation, by designating IHS in the memo area of your check
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!