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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!


Lenten Season Begins Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023 

The Season of Lent has always been a very popular time of year at Grace as we host the Community Lenten Services. During the Lenten season there will be Wednesday Lenten services, and Lenten lunches. The Lenten Service will also be live on Facebook, with Pastor Lee delivering the first Lenten Service message on Ash Wednesday, February 22. These services will be held through Wednesday April 5 in our Grace sanctuary. April 9 is EASTER. Pastors from different denominations and churches will deliver the message each week. Tommy Bishop, GUMC organist/choir director, has planned special Lenten Season music. Each Lenten Service begins at 12 noon. We hope you will plan to attend and participate in each Lenten Service and remind family members and friends to do so. too! These meaningful services help us to prepare for Easter. Lunch will be served after each service. Cost of the Luncheon is $10 each.


New Yoga Class begins at Grace March 11, 2023

Six Week Yoga Challenge

Please join us on Saturday mornings beginning March 18, 2023 for a group yoga class in the Grace Fellowship Hall.  Reynard Wood, yoga instructor from "Don't Quit, Get Fit" will be leading the class at 9am each Saturday morning.  Bring a mat and be prepared for a rejuvenating hour of exercise. Cost is $65.00 per individual or $55.00 if signing up with a friend.  Checks can be dropped off at the church by March 15, 2023. Hope to see you there!


Please Join Grace for The Life of Jesus Celebration

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Visitors will walk through a series of ten stations depicting scenes of the life of Jesus beginning with the birth of our Savior and ending with the Resurrection.  These scenes will include background music, scripture, speakers, actors, singing, and interpretive dance.  The community is cordially invited.


Neighborhood Hot Dog Supper a Success!

Our neighborhood hot dog supper was a big success.  We served 46 guests and had the opportunity to build some relationships with our neighbors.  Many thanks to all who came to volunteer in preparing, serving, sharing, and clean up.  A special thanks to Bob Love who is leading this meaningful ministry.  Another supper is tentatively planned for March 30th with more details to come.


Graduate Sunday Planned for May 21, 2023

Grace plans to observe Graduate Sunday, May 21, 2023 during the worship service.  If you have a high school or college graduate in your family, please contact the church office or Karen Hibbard (864-426-1655) as soon as possible.  We don't want to miss anyone!


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


BEST OF UNION AWARD 2022 Grace United Methodist Church 

On December 14, 2022, Grace UMC received word that we had been selected as the Winner for the 2022 Best of Union Awards in the category of Places of Worship. The Union Award Program’s purpose is to support and offer public recognition of the contribuons of businesses and organizations in and around Union. Grace is pleased to accept this award and blessed by those who voted for us.



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

Princesses of the King Interpretive Dance 2023

Classes resumed on Monday, January 30, 2023 for our 4K-5th grade princesses. Classes will be every Monday afternoon from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm.

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.

Altar Flowers

There is a need for Altar Flowers beginning in February and throughout the year. If you would like to place flowers on the altar in honor of or in memory of someone, please call the church office at 864-427-1266 to sign up.  These flowere are usually used for two Sundays.  

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