Grace in Action


COMMUNION SERVICE | 8:30 a.m.

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.

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 6:00 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 swalton@graceumc.com 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

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.

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

For more information, contact:
Roberta Longfellow
Grace United Methodist Church
937.278.4731
longfellowroberta@yahoo.com

 

CDF Freedom School

The Childrens 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

SERVICE AND MISSION TEAM

SIMPLY ESSENTIAL HYGIENE PANTRY

Day of Caring has established a “Personal Hygiene Pantry” in 2015. Research shows that while personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies cannot
be purchased with food stamps, sources for these items rarely exist.  Day of Caring’s Personal Hygiene Pantry includes personal hygiene products
such as:

  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Band-aids
  • Hair Brushes/Combs
  • Dental Hygiene products
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Body Soap

If you would like to donate any of the listed items, please drop off your donations to the office or at the Missions tables.

For further information, please contact the church office at
937-278-4731.

Thank you for your donations!