A LEGACY OF FAITH FOR 167 YEARS
We know that God always asks us to look ahead. We do love our church's history. Our timeline is long and filled with wonderful stories of faith and courage. Our calling is to build up a church that continues to help people know God, follow Jesus and care deeply for our city and beyond. After all, the person who helped form the Methodist movement, John Wesley, said, "The world is our parish."
Our mission is to "Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." We ground our belief and the practices of our faith in scripture. To understand how scripture informs our lives, we call on our reason, tradition and experience. We seek to live generously and to call on the practices of gathering for worship, study, prayer, reflection, generosity and service. Followers of Jesus grow when they engage both their hearts and their minds to draw closer to God and better follow the ways of Jesus.
Our Life Together
Our name defines our ministry. We believe the grace of God covers everyone. Grace is the infinite and unearned love of God. It is made visible to us through the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We seek to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all we do. We practice a faith that is both deeply personal and publicly expressed through our words, daily choices and acts of compassion, service and justice.
Grace UMC is a mid-sized congregation with a passion for loving God, following Jesus and living generously. Many people who call Grace their home church have generational connections with the congregation. That history doesn't keep us from welcoming all who are looking for a faith home. It's easy to become part of the family at Grace UMC. We invite all who are seeking a faith home where they will be welcome and wanted. Ours is a church that invites you to first belong and then grow in your belief in and relationship with God. All of us experience doubts and questions. And not one of us has all the answers. No matter where you are in life's journey, you are welcome at Grace United Methodist Church.