Starting this Sunday, May 9 th we will be modifying our order of worship to allow the congregation to sing 3 of our 4 hymns each Sunday!
On May 23 rd we will worship outside for Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is the Birthday of the church and we hope to celebrate the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst by worshipping together outside. Make plans now to join us for this life-giving worship celebration at 10:00 am, with fellowship to follow.
After Pentecost Sunday we will undertake a worship experiment of having only one worship service at 10:00 am each week throughout the Summer. We hope to see you, online or in-person, in worship with us!
The Seeds of Hope Farmers Market will be returning to Grace beginning on May 15th. We need your help to welcome our farmers and community to Grace through this wonderful ministry.
You can sign up to serve from 8:00-10:00am, 10:00am-Noon, or all morning!
We also need someone to coordinate this ministry. As the coordinator you would be responsible for keeping track of volunteers and ensuring we have a Grace volunteer present every Saturday during the Farmer’s Market.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in serving.
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.
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 Friday at noon. Please call the church office to pre-register.
LiveWorship 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)
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: amazon.com and select apps and devices in the search bar – Grace United Methodist Church),
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.
Did you know you are a member of the Outreach committee at Grace?
Well, you are! You know Jesus and make him known to others everywhere you go and that is outreach.
Our Outreach committee serves our community in feeding the hungry monthly, Operation Christmas child, kettle ring for the Salvation Army at Christmas, Salkehatchie, Seeds of Hope Angel tree ministry, Hand y Mano, adopt a highway (trash pickup). As you can see, our programs that we sponsor are a powerful witness. Meaning you can be involved with one or several and you will be truly blessed a thousand-fold by the sharing of your time and your talents.
For more information on how you can make Jesus known to others, please contact Susan Floyd 803-429-3194 or Marlin McPhail 803-730-8355
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.
Grace United Methodist Church Receives 2020 Best of Columbia Award
Columbia Award Program Honors the Achievement
COLUMBIA January 8, 2020 — Grace United Methodist Church has been selected for the 2020 Best of Columbia Award in the Places of Worship category by the Columbia Award Program.
Each year, the Columbia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Columbia area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Columbia Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Columbia Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Columbia Award Program
The Columbia Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Columbia area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Columbia Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Columbia Award Program
CONTACT: Columbia Award Program Email: PublicRelations@bizawardannouncement.org URL: http://www.bizawardannouncement.org
I am overjoyed to be a part of the ministry and mission of Grace on Harbison. God has called me to preach the truth of the Gospel so that others might know the love and justice of Jesus Christ and be agents of his grace in their families and communities. I was born and raised in Murrells Inlet, SC and grew up attending Socastee UMC. I earned a BA in Religious Studies with a minor in history at the University of South Carolina. I received my MDiv from Duke Divinity School in May of 2010, began my ministry on July 1, 2010, and was ordained an Elder in June of 2012 at the SC Annual Conference. Prior to serving at Grace, I served as associate pastor at St. John’s UMC in Rock Hill. I enjoy spending time at the beach. The salt water always restores me. I am a gym rat, but that is mainly to support my love of good food.
I share my life and ministry with my wife, Lollie, and our sons, Wyatt and Thomas. Lollie is a South Carolina native as well, having grown up in Marion, SC. She has a deep call to lay ministry in the administration of the church at the denominational level. Wyatt and Thomas bring the most joy to our lives with their boundless energy and excitement. They love sports, superheroes, and reading. We all enjoy Gamecock football, the outdoors, grilling, going to community events, and experiencing new adventures together.
Our Mission at Grace is "To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known to Others"