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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 mail@graceunion.org


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!


Congratulations, Graduates!

Graduate Sunday On Sunday, May 21, 2023, we observed Graduate Sunday. We  honored four graduates: Sebastian Fowler (UCHS), Will Balkum (U of SC), Jake McGee (Midlands Technical College), and Grant Berry (Clemson). These proud graduates received Bibles or devotional books during our worship service and then enjoyed a delicious luncheon with their families. We wish each of these young men the very best in their future pursuits. 



Neighborhood Supper-There will be a ham, cornbread and beans supper for the neighborhood on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5-7pm.  Men are asked to participate and help with the meal.  Please be here by 4:30pm.  

Family Night Supper- We will have a Family Night Supper on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 6pm.  Adult Sunday School Group #4 will be hosting.  Plan to bring a side dish and/or a dessert and join us!



Administrative Assistants Day was Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Don’t forget to express your appreciation to Sheryl, Pat, and Karen this month for the outstanding job they do for Grace and the community! They are such a blessing to our church family as they give generously of their time and talents every day.



On Sunday evening, March 26th, Grace presented The Life of Jesus Celebration. There were over 185 visitors that came to see the ten stations depicting the life of Jesus from Birth to His Resurrection. Approximately 15 times or more the portrayers had to be ready for their performances. What a spectacular event! Those that came had nothing but great compliments about the production. This was a major undertaking, spearheaded by Vickie Phillips vision, and the results were awesome. So many “behind the stage” volunteers and “on the stage” actors, over 80, make it hard to mention everyone here, but they were outstanding and patient as the hour drew near 8:00 pm before the last visitors left. It seems cliché, but GRACE WAS AGAIN AMAZING!


 NEW BIBLE STUDY Continues- “Forward: Discovering God’s Presence and Purpose In Your Tomorrow” By Dr. David Jeremiah

Jan Thompson is graciously leading  a Bible Study entitled Forward: Discovering God’s Presence and Purpose in Your Tomorrow" by Dr. David Jeremiah. The dates are Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 23 at 2:00 PM in the Conference Room. Please email or call the church office to sign up by April 10th. This is a wonderful bible study geared to both men and women. You can purchase the book and/or study guide through AMAZON: Paperback $10.49 Study Guide $10.32 

Nursing Homes Project Both ProMedica and Ellen Sagar nursing homes are still in need of donated items.  They are well stocked in toiletries. The list of what the residents like best is:  Candy (especially chocolate!), cookies, pork rinds, potato chips, board games, puzzles, adult coloring books, colored pencils, and Word Seach books.  Please help Grace fill bags to go to Ellen Sagar and ProMedica on a regular basis.  They are so appreciative of these gestures of love.  Monetary donations to help purchase these items are also welcome.  Please send donations to Pat Owens.

Interpretative Dance Classes - Our 4K-5th grade Interpretive Dance Class Princesses of the King members delighted us with a performance of "Oceans" by Hillsong during our worship service on May 21st. Our princesses are Ember Love, Hazel Lawson, Libby Williams, Aaliyah Beaty, and Lane Wagner.  Interpretive dance practice is held each Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm and lasts 30-45 minutes. We are extremely thankful for Vickie Phillips’ leading our princesses in dance. 


Rockers For Christ was May 9, 2023

Our senior members ministry, Rockers for Christ, met on Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall and enjoyed a delicious brunch planned by Mimi Charles and Judy Caston. The Grace ladies participated in a wonderful Fashion Show from each decade beginning with the 1920's! There were some surprise visits as well!  Plus, good food, fun, and fellowship were had by all. We hope you’ll come and invite friends to come to these wonderful times of fellowship. “The more, the merrier” as the cliché says.


New Yoga Class began 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!


Salkehatchie Summer Camp is coming to Union on June 17 - 24, 2023.

Youth age 14 through college are able to give one week of their time to help others with needed home repairs. What they get in return is unmeasurable. And, they often come back for more rewarding experiences in helping others. Check out the Salkehatchie Summer Camp website. Youth can still apply. The Union Camp hopes to have around 80 youth participating this year with Don Brown directing.

Salkehatchie Summer Service at: www.umcsc.org/salkehatchie/



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!🥰💒✝️💖



    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 www.epworthchildrenshome.org.


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.





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

Memorial Day May 29th Office Closed

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.

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