Welcome to Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC) and our website. Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.
If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.
When you visit our church, you will find:
In His Care,
A Very Special Thank You to those who participatetd in the first Restoration Day at Grace! Judy Caston, Mike Farr, Glenn Hibbard, Jerry Lipscomb, Preston Morton, Sheryl and Rusty Price, Doris Russell, Tommy Sherbert, and Tommy Sinclair all began the work to transform three rooms upstairs in the Education Building. The workdays are from 8am til noon (with lunch included) each Tuesday and Saturday in May and June until the 1st and 2nd floors are completed. Please join us in this worthwhile project for our church!
A special thanks to the Hospitality Ministry Team for their preparations to make the Graduation Luncheon so special for the graduates and their families. Everyone was very appreciative of the efforts which makes it all so worthwhile!
Graduate Recognition Day was held May 17th. High school grads received an engraved Bible and grads from Higher Ed received a devotional book. After the service, grads and their immediate families and grandparents enjoyed a luncheon in the fellowship hall sponsored by the GUMC Hospitality Ministry Team.
We are excited to have four High School graduates this year: Blake Berry, Jacob Gault, Charlie Long, and Caroline Moss.
We also congratulate our higher education grads: Jon Nick Gault- BS in Chemistry from Wofford College; John Simmons Fallaw- Magna Cum Laude, BS in Business Management & Economics with a Minor in Accounting from Presbyterian College; Kinsley Vassey- Cum Laude, BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from USC-Columbia; and Christine Kincheloe- Master of Education from Converso College.
We are so proud of you all!
Check out the news on page 7 of the January 2015 "SC United Methodist Advocate". The article is entitled "Grace Donates Coats to 200 Kids". Way to go Grace UMC for a job well done!
COME TAKE A FLYTE WITH US!
We are very pleased to announce that a new Junior High group has been formed for our 5th through 8th graders. Realizing the need for this new ministry, Pat Owens and Jane Wilkes have stepped up to the plate as coordinators and have plans well underway. GYMS (Great Young Men Succeeding) and STARS (Sisters Together Achieving Respect and Success) are the names given to the groups. Pat and Jane have identified 10-15 young people who are interested!
The program includes a Bible Study on Jr. HIgh level followed by activities such as sewing and cooking for the girls and woodwork and fishing for the boys. Classes begin February 1st at 5pm in the educational building. If you have talents or abilities that you would like to share with an eager group of adolescents, please contact Pat and/or Jane. We are asking you to hold every aspect of this ministry in your prayers! We are so excited about what God is doing at Grace!
Please come and join us. Friends are always welcome.
UMCmarket is the United Methodist Church's program for donations through online shopping. UMCmarket has been vetted and proven by The United Methodist Church's General Council of Finance and Administration, GCFA, as a new way to create income-streams to our local churches and ministries. All donations acquired through the member's shopping goes directly to our churches or UMC organizations.
How it works- click here for video overview
Go to UMCmarket and sign up by clicking on the "start donating" button and entering your email address and a password of your choice in the box provided.
Download the Easy Give Button:
You will be prompted to download the Easy Give Button. This browser app will allow you to shop directly at participating store websites and ensure your donation percentage will be sent to your ministry. An activation box will pop up to tell you that the stores site participates in our program. You will also see the browser icon glow green when you are shopping at a store that donates through UMCmarket. Green means go! You are shopping and donating! .
Find your ministry: Enter the name of your UMC church or ministry when you reach the find ministry prompt. If you have trouble finding your church, try to search for the name (exclude UMC or United Methodist etc.) and add the town or state it is located in. If you still don’t find it, e-mail our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get connected..
Time to shop:
Browse through all our categories and choose to shop from our hundreds of stores. Every time you shop the stores will donate a portion of your purchase back to your selected UMC church or ministry. Make sure to log in before going to the stores and to have an empty shopping cart before you start to shop. Also, you need to complete your purchase within 24 hours to be eligible for a donation If you have downloaded the Easy Give Button, you can go directly to the stores websites to shop and donate! Remember, green means go!
What stores are participating and how much do they give back?
Under the tab Stores you can search for stores in many different categories. Next to every store you will see the percentage that they have agreed to pay back every time you make a purchase. Your donations will automatically appear in your account for all stores except for AMAZON. Amazon purchases are directly donated to your church from Amazon and will be registered as donated from "Amazon". To ensure your donations from Amazon, it is recommended to go to the UMCmarket site first, then enter amazon.com from there.
When will my church get the donations I create?
Every time you have made a purchase you’ll get an email stating the amount of your donation. Depending on the store and if they have the item in stock or not, it can take up to 7 days for them to reply. Every month the church with a accumulated value from donations that have been approved of $100 or more will receive a check from UMCmarket. If the accumulated total is less than $100, it will roll-over to the next month until the accumulated amount reaches $100.
How is it possible
We've partnered with hundreds of stores who have agreed to give back a portion of your purchase. It’s their way of saying “thank you” to UMCmarket for referring customers to them. The money that you get back goes automatically as a donation to the ministry that you have selected in your account.
Thank you for supporting your United Methodist ministry!
The more people that know about UMCmarket, the more your church or ministry benefits. So, please help us spread the word!
CLICK HERE TO GO to UMCmarket
GUARDIAN ad LITEM (GAL) Program in Union County
Please consider serving as a GAL volunteer 4-6 hours a month in Union County and be a consistent presence for children who have been placed in foster care. See the brochure available on our web-site (under "Info Center") for more details.
You can now submit a prayer request via the web-site! Just look on the left-hand column and submit your prayer request using the short form provided, including :
1. Your name
2. Your e-mail address
3. Prayer Title is the name of a person or reason you are requesting prayer
4. Prayer details include any details you wish to share about person or reason.
5. Select a category that addresses your request. Then submit!
Your request will show up under the "Prayer" icon and will be shared with our church family as well as community members who are visiting our web-site. Help us as we strive to be better Prayer Warriors!
Grace Pictorial Directories are In!
If you had a picture taken for the directory, your family receives a free copy. Additional copies may be purchased for $6.00. Please see Sherry Bauknight for your copy.
Located under Info Center- just click and open!
Two boxes are available for drop-off when church office is closed or staff is busy. Supplies are there for your use.
Sign up for church activities by tearing off this section from your bulletin and drop in the offering plate or convenient Drop-off Box on the Welcome Table.
Shop and help our church at the same time! Check out the details under "Events" and please sign up to help our church.
As another step in an effort to ensure safety at Grace, we now have an usher in the Educational Building to monitor activity (helping a child go to the Sanctuary during worship, answering guest questions, giving directions, etc.)
We also want to protect the privacy of our children (& families) with any picture content added to our church web page. If you consent to your child’s picture appearing on the Grace web page or other electronic means, please complete a photo release form found under the"Info Center" tab on the web page or complete a form available on the information table in the Ed Building. Submission of the form will allow us to post church pictures that may include your child. If you have any questions please contact Pastor David at 427-1266. Thank you for allowing us to share great moments at Grace through photos!
We will soon be adding recorded Grace sermon's from Paster Bauknight. We look forward to making these sermons avaiable for church and community members who are unable to attend church service. Stay tuned!
We are striving to make the Grace web-site as informative and current as possible. If you have any infomration that needs to be shared with our church family, please e-mail email@example.com leave a voice message at 864-426-2037. We will add information to the web-site as quickly as possible. Thank you for visiting our site!
You can now submit a prayer request via the web-site! Just look on the left-hand column and submit your prayer request using the short form provided. Your request will be shared with the church family as well as community members who are visiting our web-site. Help us as we strive to be better Prayer Warriors!