Grace in Action


This brief service is for celebrating Communion. This service is held in the Chapel.

FORMAL WORSHIP | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This service is a structured, more traditional act of worship in our beautiful sanctuary, led by clergy and laity with choir, soloists and pipe organ.


Worship service in Swahili for Congolese friends and others who may be interested. Fellowship Hall.

SUNDAY SCHOOL | 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Grace Children’s Sunday School meets 9:00 – 10:15 on Sunday mornings in the lower level Grace Patio Room.

9:00 Breakfast
9:30 Sunday School
10:00 Music
10:30 Godly Play
Nursery available at 9:30

Our Grace Youth Group provides a great opportunity for youth to experience positive fun in a relaxed setting. We offer relationships that allow young people to let down their guard and just have a good time with friends. We aim to satisfy the need to socialize while feeding the youthful spirit by providing enriching programs, activities, and events that allow young people to express themselves openly with reasonable expectations.

We provide a variety of outlets from group games, movies and bowling, to museums, parks, and volunteering.  The focus of these activities is enriching the lives of young people and encouraging one another to recognize the challenges presented by the world while learning to identify opportunities as well. Our guest speakers and presenters offer diverse experiences and points of views to better equip young people with a variety of tools for spiritual wisdom and success.

Our Hot Topics are sure to warm things up and stimulate discussion even during the winter months.  An opportunity to experience fun in all God’s seasons can be expected when joining the youth group rather you are a young person or an adult volunteer. Grace Youth Group welcomes Young People and Adult Volunteers!

Grace Youth Group meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening in the Youth Lounge on the Second Floor. At times, special activities are held on other days of the week.

If you are interested in serving with the Youth Ministry, or would like more information, please contact: Sean Walton Sr. by email at or telephone (937) 278-4733.

Gracians class

9:00 a.m. in the Ladies Parlor, Contact: Eldean Gilbert

We use the “Faithlinks” curriculum provided by Cokesbury as the basis for our discussions on how our United Methodist beliefs can be applied to current faith issues and world events. On the 4th week of each month, we visit the Homebuilders class to hear David Williamson talk about “The History of Religion.” About once a month we have a group social of either a potluck dinner or restaurant meal followed by plays or musical programs. All adults are welcome to join us. For more information, contact the church office.

Christian Conversations class

9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Contact: Mel Enyart

We are a multi-generational group who gather in Fellowship Hall each Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. We discuss the Christian perspective on social issues. Our classes feature lively discussions, filled with Christ-centered respect, diversity, and love for all. Come join us!

Homebuilders class

9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the library, Contact: Roger Thomas

Please feel free to join us on a regular basis or whenever a topic is of interest to you! Adults of all ages are welcome. Topics change weekly.[

Boy Scout Troop 49

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Contact: Tom Wadham

Dedicated to offering young people responsible fun and adventure, instilling lifetime values, and developing ethical character


dayton cooks


Grace United Methodist Church welcomes Chef Thomas Johnson and the new participants of Dayton Cooks! Please pray for the students and Chef Thomas as they begin this new journey together.

Dayton Cooks! is a free 10-week program that trains students for work in the food service industry.  Dayton Cooks! students work in the Grace kitchen with donated and purchased food.  Students are provided instruction from professional chefs and highly qualified classroom instructors.  Students are trained in food safety, sanitation, basic knife skills, classic cooking techniques, commercial kitchen operations and equipment use.  They are also prepared for ServSafe Certification and receive assistance with job placement and mentoring.

Dayton Cooks! is a partnership between Wesley Community Center and Grace United Methodist Church with the mission to transform the lives of persons committed to a culinary arts career through rigorous training in food safety and preparation, kitchen skills and life skills.

USDA approved meals and snacks prepared by Dayton Cooks! will be served to income eligible children in after school programs.  Dayton Cooks! students prepare hundreds of meals every week for child-care children who might otherwise go hungry after school.

Though operating funds are a major need for Dayton Cooks! additional Board members to help guide and make important decisions would make this important job training opportunity even better. If you know of someone who might be interested and willing to give of their time, please let one of the Grace members of the Board know about him or her. It is a rewarding position to have as we seek to do God’s will in our community. Dayton Cooks! continues to be grateful to Grace Church for all your support.

Dayton Cooks! Class Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Roberta Longfellow
Grace United Methodist Church


CDF Freedom School

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer and after-school reading enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, the CDF Freedom Schools program plays a much needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps – and is a key part of CDF’s work to ensure a level playing field for all children. In partnership with local congregations, schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, and secure juvenile justice facilities the CDF Freedom Schools program boosts student motivation to read, generates more positive attitudes toward learning, increases self-esteem and connects the needs of children and families to the resources of their communities. Since 1995, more than 135,000 preK-12 children have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience and more than 18,000 college students and recent graduates have been trained by CDF to deliver this empowering model.

Monthly Mission Project



Health professionals hope the cardboard beds will decrease the infant mortality rate for Ohio. The Baby Box Co., is supplying the Baby Boxes to a number of organizations, including Wesley Community Center. The boxes are intended to promote safe sleep arrangements, which can reduce cases of sudden unexpected infant death syndrome.

The cost of the “Baby Box” is $70.00 per box. Banks have been placed at various locations around the church for your loose change donations each time you come to church. We will continue this collection through August and then we will give our donation to Wesley Community Center. Thank you!