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.

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 Meredith Holmes. You can also stay connected by liking our Facebook page.

Community Groups Meet by Zoom


Community Conversations - Tuesday’s at 12:00 - 1:15 pm

This group practices using tools for building multicultural community that recognizes, understands, appreciates and utilizes differences at personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. The group is always open.
https://zoom.us/j/96076302991

Meeting ID: 960 7630 2991

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Centering Prayer Gathering - Thursday at 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.


This is an opportunity to find support for practicing Centering Prayer - a way of praying that focuses more on being than doing, breathing than talking, listening than thinking.  This way of praying is particularly helpful to self-regulate anxiety, sadness and anger. The group is facilitated by Mike Nilon and is open to all people. Here is the Zoom link to click on at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. https://zoom.us/j/898595456

 

Women's Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. 


This Bible Study series, “Back to the Basics,” will focus on the fundamentals of our faith, unchanging truths in changing times. The facilitator is Leigh Young, who led the Women's Discovery Weekend this past January. If you are interested, please email Anne Bishop annebshp@gmail.com or Debra Gibson dgg0613@yahoo.com.


Adult Groups

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. by Zoom.  https://zoom.us/j/806127553

    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)

    NOT CURRENTLY MEETING DURING COVID 19.  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

    NOT CURRENTLY MEETING DURING COVID19  . . . 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 10:00- 10:45 a.m. by Zoom. 

    https://zoom.us/j/93572543694?pwd=Q1JzQndyVzZ0bDFUY0dPMmVwbXJ1Zz09

    The group is reading through the Bible in 2020 and meets to check in with each other for support and discuss ways the reading are opening us to God, to one another and our sense of mission in the world.