Events and Opportunities at Grace

Below you will find information about some of the events and opportunities that Grace has to offer. If you have any questions or need additional information about anything listed below feel free to contact the church office. 

  • Calendar

    Please click on the Calendar picture to go the church calendar of events

  • Wednesday Night Grow Groups


    You can sign up for any of these groups by clicking this link:

    https://graceontheisland.churchcenter.com/groups

    or by calling the church office 941-488-1374.

    There will also be sign up sheets before and after Sunday's Church service.


    Grace: A Study by Max Lucado

    "Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let's make certain grace gets you!" - Max Lucado


    Join Pastor Daryl as we walk through this study on Grace, based upon the book of the same name by Max Lucado. We will meet on Wednesday nights, beginning September 7th.



    Genesis An Inductive Bible Study


    An inductive approach to the book of Genesis. This course will provide an overview of the inductive bible study method, historical background and chapter by chapter look at the book of Genesis. Class will be lead by Pastor Sarah in the Parlor On Wednesday's at 6:00pm.



    Study using the book “The Walk- Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life” by Adam Hamilton


    5 Essential Practices of the Christian Life by Adam Hamilton. Using a dvd and a 6 chapter study book particularly for seekers and Christians to look at what it is like to follow Jesus with intention. This Class will be lead by Gary & Celless Beck at 6:00pm on Wednesday's in the Grace Cafe.



    Bereavement support group


    This group is for any one experiencing loss, it will be a safe place for people to share what they are feeling. This group will be led by Trish Hadsall at 6:00pm on Wednesday's in the TFEC building room 103.



    Choir Devotion & Practice


    A short devotional time followed by choir practice. It will be Led by Suzanne Berndt at 6:30pm on Wednesday in the music room.



  • The Mission Team Needs You!

    Donations are needed to continue supporting local organizations that depend on our support and we are short on funds. You can help us by sending donations to GUMC/Missions. Call the church office 488-1374 or Jay Geerdes 223-3231 for more information.


    Here are some of the organizations that we help support:


    Day 4 Hope

    Family Promise

    Crop Walk

    Agape Flights

    Youth for Christ

    Florida UM Children's Home

    UMCOR

    Campus Crusade for Christ

    The Burrough's

    Our Missionaries

    Our sister church in Herrera, Cuba.

  • Country Store


    Saturday, October 1st, 2022

    8:00am until 1:00pm

    in Punch Hall


    The Country Store will take place the first Saturday of each month.


      We are still collecting donations for the Country Store. If you need help packing up items or need them picked up contact Judy Johnson 941-488-6929.

     

  •   New Members Class

    Looking to become a member of Grace?

     Please call the church office at 941-488-1374 to register for orientation. 



  • Grace Preschool

    For information regarding Grace Preschool click HERE and you will be taken to the Grace Preschool website. 

  • Piecemakers for Peace

     

    The Piecemakers meet in the East Wing on Wednesdays from  9:00 am to 2:00pm. New members are very welcome. We always have a variety of quilting and sewing projects to work on. Our mission is “to support each other in fellowship and love as we create quilts for our babies, shut-ins, and friends of Grace United Methodist Church who need comfort; and to make items for sale to assist our church financially.”


  • Stephen Ministries 

    Grace United Methodist Church is a Stephen Ministry congregation. A Stephen Minister is equipped to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. If you are called to be a Stephen Minister or are in need of a Stephen Minister, please speak to  the church office at 488-1374. 


    To visit the website for Stephen Ministries, please click HERE.  

  • Pancake Breakfast


    Due to Covid-19 the Pancake Breakfast is still TBD

    We will send out information once we have an exact date.

     


  • UM Women 

    LIVING OUT VISION

    United Methodist Women are turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.  


    We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action. We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action. We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches. We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems. We provide educational experiences to lead to personal change in order to transform the world.  



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  • Worship Arts

    Worship at Grace involves a wide variety of approaches so that we minister to everyone - young, old, traditional, contemporary, believer, seeker. We are committed to creating an inviting worship environment where together we enter into passionate worship experiences that are led by the Holy Spirit, based on the Bible, and God’s timeless message of hope for all generations. Whether traditional or contemporary, we desire that the worship at Grace be authentic, connecting, and sustaining.