Last October, hundreds of Daytonians gathered on the Third Street Bridge for a community meal and dialogue. The goal of the event was to connect Daytonians from every corner of the city and region to meet people we never would have met otherwise. People were randomly assigned to a table […]

The Longest Table Dayton at Grace


A Breath of Fresh Air: Biblical Storytelling with Prisoners challenges the behemoth of mass incarceration through the convergence of biblical storytelling pedagogy, restorative justice principles, and peacemaking circle structure. It introduces a method of spiritual formation through biblical storytelling which I have named “Circle of the Word.” Circle of the Word is […]

A Breath of Fresh Air by Amelia C. Boomershine


“God is love . . . those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.” (1John 4:16b-21) The warmer temperatures and many shades of green of summer are here! With the year through which I have passed, I share the sentiment of F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great […]

Special Multicultural Worship Service



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Come to Grace on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. to hear the Rutter Requiem, presented by the combined choirs of Grace United Methodist Church and Southminster Presbyterian Church!  The concert is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the concert.  This beautiful choral and […]

Rutter Requiem