This Committee seeks to welcome strangers and the un-churched to GUMC and lead them to ministries, which will aid in their becoming disciples for Christ. Through prayer and guidance of the Holy Spirit, this committee uses its gifts to embrace all who seek Christ, provide Christian nurture, encouragement, and guidance to those persons who desire to become a member of the fellowship of Christian believers through membership in GUMC.

Worship Greeters

Worship greeters serve as a part of our hospitality team by giving a warm and sincere welcome to members and visitors. Directional assistance and information are eagerly provided for our visitors.

New Visitor Ministry

Committee members join the pastoral staff in welcoming first-time worshipers to Grace UMC. Appreciation is expressed for their visit and a welcome bag is given, as well as encouragement to return and become a part of our church family.

Front Line Ministry

Providing greeters in our parking lots is a new ministry for the Witness/Evangelism Committee. These volunteers will be the first friendly faces that our members and visitors see as they exit their cars on Sunday mornings.

On Angels Wings

Our golf cart ministry, led by Joe Billiter and Glenn Conrad, provide a much-needed quick and convenient ride from the RTB parking lot to and from the 11:00 worship service. Special assistance is provided as needed. Please contact Joe Billiter if you are willing to serve.

Congregational Care

Volunteers visit our church members who are homebound, in assisted living centers, or in a health care home. The purpose of this program is to let these members know that even though they are unable to attend services, they are still important to us. Please prayerfully consider serving as a volunteer visitor.

GIFTS (Gathering in Fellowship to Share)

This group meets to share devotional time and to create items by knitting, crocheting and sewing, as well as doing other kinds of handwork.  Items created have been provided to the members of Grace, the Killingsworth Home for Women in Crisis, Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, the local health department, Bolivia, the infant nursery at Georgia Regents University (GRU) Hospital, and oncology units at GRU and University Hospitals. New members are always welcome. 

  • GIFTS in the morning meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Youth Wing. For information about the morning group, call Mary Jane Wisenbaker (803-441-8433)
  • GIFTS in the evening meets every Wednesday night following the WINGS meal in the Seekers Sunday School Classroom on the first floor of the Wesley Center. For information about the evening group, call Patsy Miller (803-278-1987).