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Grace United Methodist Church

  • 201 S. Church St.
    Union, South Carolina 29379
  • Phone (864)427-1266
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Welcome to Grace United Methodist Church,

Union South Carolina

Contact Us at 864-427-1266 or


Welcome to Grace…a loving family inviting everyone to come & experience God’s love fresh & new. Join us and let’s share the gospel in life as we serve our community.


To love God completely and to serve Jesus Christ unselfishly


Grace is a Safe Sanctuary Church

If Everyone at Grace Served Like Me, What Kind of Church Would This Church Be?


Looking ahead at GREAT THINGS FOR GRACE!

Please let the church office know if you ever need transportation to an event!


Singin', Soup, Sandwich, and A Show

Mark your calendars for December 4th at 5:30pm!  Grace will have "Singin' Around the Christmas Tree" outdoors, followed by a light soup and sandwich meal in the Fellowship Hall.  The children and  youth will then perform a play they have worked very hard on entitled "The First Leon." Cookies and cocoa will follow the performance.  Please register when the clipboards are passed around or call the church office. 

Rockers for Christ 

Our Rockers for Christ Christmas Brunch and Fellowship will be on December 6th rather than the usual second Tuesday. Please sign up for the brunch as the clipboards are ppassed around or call the church office.  THe Chancel Choir will enterain with selections from their upcoming Christmas Cantata entitled "Carols and Classics" by Tom Fettke.

White Christmas Boxes

It's time to gather recipients' names for the White Christmas boxes given out just before Christmas. If you know of a family or someone in need, please let the church office know. The deadline is November 15.  Please remember to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items such as canned meat, vegetables, or fruit; soup, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, instant grits, cereal, stuffing, and other items that are nonperishable.  The deadline for bringing is December 11th.  Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated to help buy hams, fruits, and bread.  A check should be made out to Grace UMC and White Christmas on the FOR line.  I fyou s till ahve someone you'd lie to see receive a food box, please let the office know by November 27th. 

Christmas Trees and Wreath Orders Coming to a Close

Tuesday, November 22nd is the deadline for ordering these beautiful trees and wreaths.  Philp's trees and wreaths are always fresh cut and beautiful.  This year the proceeds will be donated to the Grace Youth Ministry.  Thank  you for  this wonderful service, Philip!


There is a need for altar flowers that usually serve for two weeks.  If you'd like to place flowers at the altar, please call the church office at 864-427-1266.  The dates needed are:

       September 4         October 23, 30     

November 6,13,20,24,27      December 4,11,18,24,25


October was  Pastor Appreciation Month and we are so blessed to have Rev. Lee Phillips and his wife Vickie at Grace UMC!

Thank you, Pastor Lee, for all the ways you lead and guide our church and for all you do for us. Thank you for being such a great example of living a life of faith. You're a blessing to our church and Grace appreciates your service with Vickie at your side. We are so happy you are a member of our Grace family.

Happy Pastor Appreciation Month and Every Month!🥰💒✝️💖


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    Did you know that in the last year Epworth Children's Home served over 1,000 children and families? Each of these children has this opportunity because of United Methodist churches in South Carolina who embrace and provide for this ministry in support of the children and families in our state. We will participate in the annual Mother's Day Offering was on Sunday May 8th, 2022 to benefit the children who call Epworth home, as well as each child and family touched by Epworth's ministries. Please be in prayerful consideration of what God is calling you to give to this valuable and life changing ministry.  For more information about Epworth Children's Home, visit them online at


Blessing Boxes We now have two Blessing Boxes! They are both being frequently visited so please bring your donations to place in the Blessing Box donation containers at church entrances or to the church office. Please help us keep these boxes supplied for our community members in need.


Nursing Homes Project Our first donations of Bingo Prizes went to Heartland and Ellen Sagar Nursing Homes. The (employees and the residents were thrilled! Please continue to support this ministry!


Interpretative Dance Classes - The Interpretative Dance classes have begun. On Monday afternoon grades 2-5 practice and Tuesday afternoon 4K practice. Classes start at 4:00 pm and last 30-45 minutes. We are extremely thankful for Vickie Phillips’ leading our princesses in dance. 



Contact Us  
Grace United Methodist Church
201 S. Church St.
Union, South Carolina 29379
Phone (864)427-1266


Please note that the church office will be closed from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return on Monday, November 29th.

No Family Night Suppers

There will be no Family Night Suppers in November and December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

Grace Sunday School Classes

Grace’s Sunday School Classes  Children’s Class - Conference Room  Youth’s Class - Youth Room  Adult’s Class - Sanctuary All of the classes start at 9:45 am and are led by members of Grace who give of their time and talents to teach us about the word of God. The youngest class even gets a treat and drink while learning a valuable lesson. Vickie Phillips is ready to teach the youth about all the wonders of being a Christian. And, Bob Love, Larry Goff, Allan Charles, and Leroy Kennedy focus on teaching all aspects about being a Christian in the adult class. We hope you will join us in one of these meaningful classes. 

Children’s Ministry Room Update

We are so appreciative of all donations to our Children’s Ministry Fundraisers. Spaces are still available on our Summer Fundraiser Calendars for donations. We are extremely excited to report that Mike Farr has completed painting our Children’s room. Buddy Blackmon, Stewart Wagner, Brandon Gardner, and Brad Valentine have installed the flooring. There is still more to be accomplished. However, we are so excited with the progress. The room is bright, cheerful, and very “kid-friendly”!! Please come by to see! Many thanks to our Trustees for their expertise with this special ministry for our children.

Directory Pictures

A sign-up sheet for anyone still needing their picture taken for our church directory is located at the side entrance to the sanctuary. You may call the church office during regular working hours, also.

Blessing Boxes

Thank you for your contributions to the Grace Blessing Boxes!  A special thanks to Tim Jenkins and William Stevens for their generous donation to this effort. 

Bingo Donations

Many thanks to all who contributed to the donations this month for Heartland Assisted Living and Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.  The residents were delighted to receive these items as Bingo and other prizes. 

Nursery Workers Needed

Grace is asking for volunteers to be ready to help with the nursery when infants are present at church services.  If you would be willing to volunteer your time once a month or less, please give our Nursery Coordinator, Brooke Valentine, a call at 864-426-2776.  Your help with this ministry will be greatly appreciated.

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