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

  • Florida Southern College "HOLIDAY WISHES" CHRISTMAS GALA 2021

    Date: December 11th (Saturday)

    Bus loads at Grace Church 10:15 AM & Departs 10:30 AM Vaccination recommended.

    Lunch at Golden Corel, Lakeland (included).

    Go to College Theater for show.

    Return Grace Church about 6:30 PM

    Half a Bus full: $55 per person, Three Quarters of a bus: $50. You need a driver tip.

    Face Masks are required at College so bring your own. 

    Payment info: Checks made out to Grace Church Travel Group.

    Sign up and Payment: After 11 AM Church, or Send to John Thurston, 2026 Micanopy Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275. (Checks are cashed after the show.) Questions to John at

    Money in by Thanksgiving. Make checks payable at $55. If we get ¾ of a bus we can hand out $5.00 bills on the bus. College is limiting seating so we may not get more tickets than initially requested.

  • 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


    Campus Crusade for Christ

    The Burrough's

    Our Missionaries

    Our sister church in Herrera, Cuba.

  •   New Members Class

    Looking to become a member of Grace?

     Please plan to attend a new member orientation.  Please call the church office at  941-488-1374 to register for orientation. 

  • Country Store

    Saturday, December 4th, 2021

    8:00am until 1:00pm

    in Punch Hall

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

    starting in June.

      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.


  • Food Pantry Donations

    Help those in our community who are in need by making a donation. GUMC is collecting nonperishable food donations to take to Gold Rush BBQ's food pantry. Donations can be dropped off at GUMC Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm / Friday 9am to 12pm and on Sundays from 9am to12pm.Please leave your donations in the grocery cart in the Narthex.

  • 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 Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and  Wednesdays from      9:30 am to 11:30am. 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 


    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.  

  • UM Men



  • 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.