This Week at Grace

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To vote on the HCI prescriptions

Come Saturday, March 24, 8:00 a.m.- Noon and help make Grace UMC pretty for Easter Sunday. Bring your cleaning and yard tools and your elbow grease. The Men's group will feed you a free breakfast when you arrive.

Please help us to collect candy and trinkets to fill the Easter eggs for the egg hunt on March 31. They must fit INSIDE of the eggs. You can bring them to the church office from Now until   March 28.

Will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Waples United Methodist Church in  Denison. Register online at and click on Missional Outreach. If your certification is out of date for 6 months or longer, you must take the full course.  A background check and Ministry Safe is also needed at the event. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Huff in the Waples church office. 903-465-3350

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This Week at Grace

Grace Kids Wednesday Nights
Kindergarten-Sixth Grade meet 5:30-7:00 p.m., Wednesdays, with snack supper and service project. 
Will not meet March 14.

Youth Bible Study Wednesdays
7th-12th Grade, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Will not meet March 14.

Youth Sunday Nights
The Gathering, March 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
No meeting March 11
March 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the church

Quilters’ Corner
March 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the home of Sue Ann Spencer, 214.766.6669.

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Daylight Savings Time March 11

Healthy Church Initiative March 18 Church Conference to vote on HCI presriptions

Family Promise Mission
Family Promise is scheduled to start hosting families this April. Coordinator Training will occur in late March, dates TBA, and is open to any volunteers. Grace's FP Coordinator, Rebecca Chase, will also be  conducting an in-house Host Training. Grace needs 25 volunteers to make this successful. Volunteer duties include hosting, meal preparers, and simple food donations. If you're interesting in helping serve the homeless families in our community please contact Rebecca Chase    903-271-8966 or  

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Holy Thursday Service  
7:00 p.m. March 29
Good Friday Service 
7:00 p.m. March 30
Walk Through Holy Week & Egg Hunt
2:00 p.m. March 31
Easter Sunday Services
Sunrise 7:00 a.m. @ Pecan Grove Park West
Traditional 8:30 a.m.
Modern 11:00 a.m.


We survived the ice!

Grace United Methodist has survived the ice. We have a few tree limbs down and a couple of water leaks but we will be alright. We hope everyone else is also.

Healthy Church Initiative Town Hall Meeting
This Sunday, February 25, at Noon, right after the 11:00 service. We will discuss and answer questions about the report that the HCI team gave us last Sunday.

GUMY - Grace United Methodist Youth
Will meet from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 to have snack supper and work on a service project.

Chair Yoga Classes
Meet every Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. William Breithaupt is a certified instructor leading the class in easy chair yoga for beginners. Cost is $4 a class.

Healthy Church Initiative Weekend

Saturday, February 17
Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Healthy Church Initiative Workshop if for everyone who attends Grace United Methodist Church. This will be a fun, interactive, and exciting time for our church!

Sunday, February 18
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
One Service for All 10:00 a.m.
Sermon will be presented by Dr. Jim Ozier with the Healthy Church Initiative

Sunday, February 25
Town Hall Meeting at Noon, after the 11:00 Service to hear from and talk to the HCI team about their proposal for Grace UMC

Weekly Grace

Healthy Church Initiative
Don't forget to sign up!

February 17, Saturday, Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
      Sign up today, reserve your spot for lunch!
February 18, Sunday, Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
                                    One Service ONLY 10:00 a.m.

     ASH WEDNESDAY         
   February 14  6:00 p.m.

Weekly Grace, February 1, 2018

It's Chili Time!

It's not to late to get your entry in for the Grace Chili Challenge. Contact Joy Jordan at 903.267.2546. There is a $20 entry fee for each individual or teams' competing chili. Come taste and eat a bowl of chili Sunday, February 4, after the 11:00 service. Adult/Youth - 10 tickets for $5, Child - 10 tickets for $2, 1 ticket to taste, 3 tickets for a bowl of chili. Proceeds go to missions.

Small Groups
Sign up for a Small Group for the Lenten study. Study begins the week of February 11.

Healthy Church Initiative
February 17, Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please sign up at the church                         to reserve your spot for lunch!
February 18, Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
                      One Service for All at 10:00 a.m.


Weekly Grace

Several exciting events coming!                   
Small Groups - Sign-up now until February 4 for a new Lent study small group. Small groups begin February 11. 

Grace Chili Challenge - February 4 at noon after the 11:00 Service. Get those recipes ready!

Save the Dates! - Healthy Church Initiative workshop on February 17 and service on February 18.

Explore Grace Class - Learn more about Grace UMC 9:50 a.m. Sunday, February 25. If you have recently joined Grace or are thinking about joining, please attend.

Weekly Grace

Lots of upcoming events and opportunities to stay connected to Grace UMC. We would love to see you at any of the following events or at all of them!

Small Groups Sign Up for Lent -  January 28 and February 4. Groups begin February 11.

Habi-Taters Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County January 27, 6-8:00 p.m. at Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 N. Rusk St. Tickets can be purchased for $20 in the Grace Office Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Blood Drive January 28
Texoma Regional Blood Mobile will be at Grace UMC 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Save the Dates! Healthy Church Initiative Workshop February 17 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Combined Service on February 18 at 10:00 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.

Grace Chili Challenge - February 4, Noon, after the 11:00 service. Get those recipes ready!


Healthy Church Initiative Survey

You've heard for several months now that our church is participating in the Healthy Church Initiative. We need your assistance in gathering information for this effort. Each question must be answered. If you do not know an answer, please click "neutral" or "none" and then go to the next question. Everything is completely confidential. If you are unable to complete the survey, we'll have laptops available next Sunday and someone will assist you. Please click the blue letters below to participate. Thank you!           Congregational Survey