Each year, Epworth Children’s Home provides care to children in our own communities who have experienced abuse, neglect, and
loss. Epworth’s care breaks the destructive cycle and encourages children to aim higher in life. The physical, emotional, academic,
and spiritual care they receive transforms their lives.
On Sunday, May 9th, 2021, our congregation will support Epworth by collecting the Annual Epworth Mother’s Day Offering. We invite you to give generously to the children who call Epworth home. Epworth does not receive apportionments from the United Methodist Conference.
This offering is our opportunity to support this vital ministry. For
more information, please visit Epworth online at www.epworthchildrenshome.org.
Grace United Methodist Church is currently experiencing a
trend that has been affecting churches all over the U.S. High schools and colleges
are not producing trained singers to volunteer in church choirs in the high
numbers that they once did, even ten years ago. Sadly, some churches have done
away with their choirs altogether. At Grace, it is our goal to strive toward
excellence in our music ministry and worship, led by the Chancel Choir, aided
by choral scholars.
Choral Scholars are music students or in some cases young music
graduates, who lead their respective sections in the choir.
Through a Choral Scholars program, Grace is able to invest
in the lives and careers of young musicians who are either training for a
career in Music or who are underemployed music graduates needing help in launching
a music career. A Choral Scholars program is an outreach ministry to our
community, and can help us achieve Grace’s 2020 vision of reaching out into our
Through this program, we are able to bring young musicians
into our church and minister to them at a time in their lives when many young
adults are unchurched. A Choral Scholars program also helps to train young
musicians to be the church music leaders of the future. In fact, our own Mark
Merritt was once a choral scholar.
We have received some seed money to assist in starting a
Choral Scholars program at Grace. We believe that we could have choral scholars
on all four parts in the choir for $900 per year, per singer.
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!
(text the amount you wish to donate to 855-978-8745. If this is your first time, there is a registration process that will come in a text from this number.)
Standard message rates may apply.
Step 1) Send a txt message to 855-978-8745 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.”
Step 3) Give
After registration is complete, you will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email.
Step 4) Repeat
For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.