Category Archives: Family


How is it with your soul? Do you miss the fellowship with members of your Grace Church family? Are you hungry for spiritual growth? Would you like to connect with others in a small group setting (6 – 8 people)? If you answer affirmatively, (or even if you’re just curious), you’re encouraged to participate in a 4-month, three-part spiritual journey to focus on prayer, faith stories, and personal connection as we begin 2021. This project begins with these small groups (which may meet in hosts’ homes, at the church, or on-line) for 6 weeks.

We will then take a two-week break before reading and discussing Peter Enn’s book, “The Sin of Certainty” which promises to prompt some food for thought as we confront divisions not only in our denomination, but in our society. Our book study will begin February 28; we will complete the first half of the book by March 21, then take a break for Easter, and read and discus the second half of the book after April 11. The third element of our study is to reflect on what we’ve learned, strategize on where we might go next in our faith walks, and to re-commit ourselves to our mission to “know Jesus and make him known to others.” Groups will conclude their meetings the week of May 2.

Please indicate your interest by contacting the Pastor Rett. We’re happy to respond to questions about this study and we encourage you to take part, even if you need to miss a meeting occasionally. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, and we hope, through this effort, to re-energize our congregation, re-commit ourselves to Christian education, and continue to build the bonds that make for a strong Church family. We look forward to your participation! Please direct questions to Rev. Rett or to Julie Rotholz. We’re excited to see you in January!

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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 today at noon. Please call the church office to pre-register.

Live Worship broadcasts will be online Sundays
at 8:30am and 11:00am.

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: 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.

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Outreach Opportunity with Simple Gifts

Grace Outreach will be providing a simple gift (i.e. word search, crossword, Sudoku or coloring books and pencils) and note to some of our Grace neighbors in the coming weeks.

We want to let them know that we are thinking and praying for them during this time of social distancing and isolation.

If you would like to contribute toward this effort, please give online or by check and note that it is for Outreach.

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John Childs Cooking Class

I have been asked about the cooking class for June, the class has been cancelled due to Covid19.  At this point we do not know when they will be resumed.  I will let everyone know once we start scheduling the classes again.  In the meantime please stay safe.

Thank you,

Bill  Walker
Office Manager
Grace United Methodist Church

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.


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