Category Archives: fellowship


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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Sunday School News

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.

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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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