What Grace Has to Offer

Hello! Are you planning your first visit to our church? Well you should know that Grace has two Sunday worship services. We offer a contemporary and traditional service. Below contains information on what each service has to offer. Go ahead read about each one and decide which one fits your worship needs best. 

We look forward to seeing you!


9am Contemporary Service

This service seeks to provide a relevant and engaging worship experience that helps us celebrate who God is and what He does for us.

  • Held at 9 am on Sunday's in the TFEC Worship Center
  • Led by a full worship band
  • Integrates a balance of the historical and emergent forms of worship
  • Incorporates music, visual media, and other creative elements or worship arts
  • Casual, come as you are atmosphere designed for worshipers of all ages and backgrounds
  • Child care/ nursery services are available during the service in the TFEC building
  • Children's church is also offered after the first fifteen minutes of worship

11am Traditional Service

This service is rooted in the traditional Methodist liturgy. The worship experience flows between music, prayer, scripture and proclamation, as we enter together into God’s presence.

  • Held at 11 am on Sunday's in the Sanctuary
  • Led by the pipe organ and chancel choir
  • Incorporates the foundational hymns of the church as well as special music designed to connect the congregation with the spirit of God
  • The traditional service is more formal in style but still has the warmth of a community of celebration

Reserve Your Seat

The sanctuary and TFEC have been set up for social distancing. Seating is limited to 120 in TFEC and to 100 in the sanctuary.


In order to be sure there is a place for you, please reserve a space online. Please include your name, email address and the number of seats you would like to reserve. The information you provide will help us to prepare our worship spaces and provide you with pertinent information in the event that someone from a particular service tests positive for COVID-19. The deadline for making reservations is midnight on Saturday. You can also reserve your seat by calling the church office 941-488-1374. Guests and visitors are always welcome. A number of seats in each worship services will be reserved for first-time guests and visitors.


We continue to encourage persons who are 65+ and those who have an underlying health conditions to avoid crowds and to take measures to limit exposure.




Click on the SIGN UP button below for the service you would like to attend and follow the instructions to reserve your seat

                     To reserve a seat for the 9AM Contemporary Worship Service Click on the link below and follow the instructions in sign up genius


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     To reserve a seat for the 11AM Traditional Worship Service Click on the link below and follow the instructions in sign up genius.


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Additional Church Service Amenities  

Sunday School: POSTPONED AT THIS TIME

We offer a wide variety of Sunday school classes at 9:30 am for Traditional service folks and 10:15 am for Contemporary service folks, allowing you to attend the service of your choice.  


Holy Communion:

Holy communion is served on the first Sunday of each month at all our Worship services. The table is open to anyone who seeks Christ's love.


Sermon CD' s:

Cd's of each Worship Service are available upon request from the church Office. Please call the church Office on Monday and we will call you when they are ready for pickup. The service is free but donations are always appreciated.


Transportation: POSTPONED AT THIS TIME

Our church bus provides transportation to the 11:00 am Traditional service. Call the church office to make arrangements.  


Wheel Chair Accessibility:

Handicapped parking is available. Our Sanctuary, restrooms, and other church buildings are accessible for those in wheelchairs.


Joining Grace:

If you are interested in joining Grace Church, we encourage you to indicate this on the Response Card (during church service) or contact the church office for more information.


New Member Orientation:

We hold new member orientation sessions monthly. These sessions provide an opportunity to explore United Methodist beliefs and traditions. Also what it means to become a member of Grace and to learn more about ways to worship, grow, serve, and connect in the life of the church.


Special Worship Services:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Christmas Eve


WORSHIP BULLETIN (both services):


Download This Weeks Bulletin HERE.




NEWSCASTER:



Download January 2020 GUMC Newscaster HERE. 

Download February 2020 GUMC Newscaster HERE.

Download March 2020 GUMC Newscaster HERE.

Download May 2020 GUMC Newsletter HERE.

Download June 2020 GUMC Newsletter HERE.

Download July 2020 GUMC Newsletter HERE.

Download August 2020 GUMC Newsletter HERE.

Download August 2020 Relaunch Notice HERE.

Download September 2020 Newsletter HERE.

Download October 2020 Newsletter HERE.