Children's Ministry at Grace

At Grace United Methodist, we focus our teaching not only on learning the Bible, but also on helping the children see how the Bible relates to their own lives.  We know that children can have a wonderful relationship with Jesus and can trust God.  We know the lessons they learn from the Bible can help them make wise choices, grow as a Disciple of Jesus, and treat others in this community and the world the same way they hope to be treated.  Our goal is to come alongside parents, grandparents, and caregivers to help kids develop their faith, shining the light of Jesus for the transformation of the world.

 

Click on the Children's link above for detailed information on our programs and like our Children's Ministry Facebook Page for information on other resources and events.

Groups for Adults

Like breathing in and out are important, spending time alone and in community for prayer, study and conversation is essential for the spiritual formation work God wants to do in us. Here are some community group options for adults happening at Grace.

  • The seekers

    This group meets on Sunday mornings 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Wesley Room adjacent to the Sanctuary. They are reading through the Bible together using a curriculum guide called "Walk Through the Bible." Contact the group leader, Marshia Hewitt.

  • BYKOTA (Be ye kind one to another)

    Meets Sunday morning 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. This group uses seasonal Bible readings to guide their reflection and discussion. This winter, our lessons explore the twofold nature of faith as belief and action. Selections from Acts show various examples of proclaiming faith in Christ. In the Book of Daniel, we see faith in action as sincere, obedient, bold, and strong. The lessons from several epistles show how our actions as individuals and as communities demonstrate our faith in Christ. Meets in the Pastor's office and is led by Richard Gibson.

  • Companions in Christ

    A spiritual formation group for women that meets Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Companions in Christ focuses on your experience of God and your discovery of spiritual practices that help you share more fully in the life of Christ. Contact Debra Gibson for more information.

  • Monday morning mens group

    Group of men meets Mondays from 7:00 - 8:15 a.m. at the Maple Street Biscuit Company across from the Grace Church Building on Cordova. The group explores faith, listens for God's word through the Bible, supports and prays for one another in following Jesus. Contact Pat Cummings for more information.

  • Bible in a year discussion group

    Meets Sunday morning at 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. at the Grace UMC building. Reading the Bible, especially reading it all the way through in one year, takes commitment. And to read it well requires the support and encouragement of a group of friends who are open to growing in wisdom (no matter how old you are or how much you might or might not already know about the Bible). So, that’s the invitation: Make a commitment to read through the Bible in a year with a group of friends in pursuit of wisdom (which is not the same as answers to all life’s mysteries!). This group will remain open throughout the year for anyone who wants to start reading through the Bible. Click here for additional information about this group.

Middle and High School Students

All middle and high school students are invited to join other youth at Grace each Wednesday evening, 6:30-8 pm. Our time together includes food, games and lesson/discussion. We pray for one another and have friendships that go beyond what school we go to, what grade we are in, whether we're a jock or a nerd and all the other labels culture puts on youth. During the summer we do fun activities with our friends at First United Methodist of St. Augustine. We occasionally go on retreats and do mission work. We learn about God's love for others and how we can be God's hands and feet in the world. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Carolyn. You can also stay connected by liking our Facebook page.