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.
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!
These classes are held in the Grace UMC Fellowship Hall Kitchen. For information or to register for the class please call the church office at 803-732-1899 Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm or Friday 9:00 am – noon or email us at:
Master Chef John Chiles, former owner of Restaurant 123 in Irmo, General Manager for Club Corp international and Part Owner and Operator of Blue Marlin is the instructor.
It is at no cost to you.
It is a lot of fun and we know that you will enjoy them.
Join Grace’s Bell and Tone Chime ringers!
Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:45am in the sanctuary Choir Room (upstairs).
Grace’s Choirs and Music are under the supervision of Dr. Merritt.
MARK DANIEL MERRITT is a Choral Conductor and an ASCAP composer and arranger. The recipient of numerous commissions, Merritt received a major commission in 2007 funded by the Kentucky Arts Council and the Catlettsburg, Kentucky Leadership Club, to compose the score to the musical play River Dreams, which had its world premiere that year in Ashland, Kentucky. From 2002 to 2012, Merritt was Associate Director and then Director of VOCE Choral Ensemble, an auditioned choral group in Mount Airy, North Carolina that he helped to found. From 2012 to 2015, Merritt was the Minister of Music at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in San Antonio, Texas, where he greatly expanded the quality and size of the music ministry as the church moved from “mission” to “parish” status. Groups under Merritt’s direction have performed his music at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference, the Biltmore Estate, historic Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia and the Texas Collegiate Women’s Choir Festival. Merritt completed a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting under Dr. John Silantien at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of South Carolina under Dr. Larry Wyatt.