adult-ministries-bannerUnited Methodist Women 

The Purpose of UMW  is to know Jesus Christ and to make his love known through fellowship and outreach. Monthly circle meetings feature socialization, spiritual devotions and biblical lessons in addition to identifying upcoming areas of service. Donations, pledges, and fundraisers generate funds to aid local, district and global organizations. UMW serves Grace church directly by providing funeral meals for bereaved Church families and by supplying help as needed in the areas of Congregational Care, Grace CDC Nursery, vacation bible school and Salkahatchie. In addition to ongoing support of Grace UMC youth projects, the UMW awards annual scholarships to Grace member college students. Local outreach ministries include the Pillow Ministry, project WARM, and Community Ministry of North Augusta (CMONA). Financial and material support are supplied on District and global levels to Epworth Children’s Home, Killingworth Home, Wallace Family Life Center, Bethlehem Centers, Alston Wilkes Center, Cumbee Center and Rural Ministries.

The United Methodist Women welcomes new members and embraces new ideas for service

Circles: Florrie Derrick meets on the third Monday, 10:00 a.m.                 Know-Wilhelm meets on the third Monday, 7:00 p.m.                               

Sunshine Circle meets on the third Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.                 Susanna Wesley meets on the fourth Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. *nursery provided

If you are interested in a circle, please call one of the UMW officers. Co-Presidents: Linda Smith (803) 279-0794, Kathy Batten (803) 380-1482

United Methodist Men

The Purpose of UMM

The United Methodist Men are a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to serve Him, to grow spiritually and to seek daily to do His will. At Grace, our men’s ministry provides a place where men become “brothers in Christ.” As we become friends and followers we strengthen our role as servant leaders in the home, church, and community.

Programs of UMM

UMM meets eight times a year at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday evening of the month. (September-November, and January-May). The monthly program starts with a steak dinner. After the dinner, we come together for prayer, devotional, monthly business and a guest speaker. The meeting adjourns at or before 8:00 p.m. All men of the church are invited to be a part of this exciting ministry of Grace. For more information, please contact Eddie Wilson.

Activities of UMM

F3 is Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. Each leads to the next. Our workouts are free of charge and open to all men. They are held outdoors — rain or shine, heat or cold. Men who participate also lead the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. Workouts end with a Circle of Trust.

Real Men Read Men from a wide range of professional backgrounds volunteer to read to elementary school students and promote positive male role models.

 

Project WARM

Jesus preached and the disciples took action to help widows, orphans and the less fortunate. This is exactly what Grace United Methodist Church did in initiating a Winterization and Repair Ministry “WARM” program in 2010. The program was sponsored by the United Methodist Men, but quickly became much greater. Over 120 church members, and others, braved cold temperatures in the dead of winter to help widows and less fortunate. Certainly Grace Church is known for its foreign mission efforts throughout the years, but thanks to Reverend Jim Dennis we now have a program that overwhelmingly was successful in changing the lives of over 30 local households in need. Not only did this program help these people who could not help themselves, but it also warmed the hearts of those who participated. Some did work they had skills for, others did work they didn’t realize they could do, and still others gave time, money, and support in so many different ways.

 

Church League Softball 

Team play usually begins in the spring and runs through the summer months. If you have an interest in playing, coaching, or coordinating this fun program, call the church office.

Wisdom of the Ages

This group meets in the library each week on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We look at the upcoming preaching text and ask the questions:

How have I heard this preached before? What parts of this text have I heard studiously avoided?

What does it say to our time, our church and our faith today?

With those questions to guide us, the sky is the limit as to where the discussion can go! Insight and wisdom are gained as we celebrate our different perspectives. Truly God’s Word is a Living Word! Although this group is aimed at retired folks, all are invited.  Rev. Jim Dennis moderates.

 
Ladies Bible Study

Join us for various series driven studies tailored toward becoming a better Christian woman in today’s world. This group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Asbury Building. Contact Mary Chris Newell for more information.