Featured Events @ Grace

Join us if you can

Check out the events planned at Grace in the upcoming weeks.  You are welcome to participate as you are able.

Ponderings by Pastor Paul

Ponderings by Pastor Paul

No “groups” will be convened. However, we encourage phone calls, FaceTime, & video conferencing as ways to reach out and keep in touch.

No corporate worship will be planned… until further notice. A weekly video message will be posted on the website under worship or click on the "Worship Online with Us" button on the home page.  It will also be aired on the SMU channel 3 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:00 am.  The KICD broadcast is aired on 102.5 AM station Sundays at 9:07 am.

The sanctuary and chapel will be open during office hours and Sunday mornings for individual prayer time so you may come and go as you wish.  We discourage "congregating" " in bunches.  Please use sanitizer coming in and going out of the building and practice social distancing of the recommended 6 feet. 

Check the website daily especially the Featured Events on the Home page.  We plan to post something often in the way of worship, prayer, Bible, message or updates from the church.

We will send out a bi-weekly newsletter rather than one for the entire month of April.  We don’t know what’s going on 5 minutes from now much less 40 days from now!!!  

Grace and peace,

Pastor Paul


Willing to Help?  Need assistance?

Willing to Help? Need assistance?

KICD radio announced on March 24 that the Spencer Area Activities Center/Senior Center is looking for additional volunteers to assist in delivering Meals on Wheels.  They've experienced an increase in the number of people interested in receiving meals.  Deliveries start at 10:45 and take around an hour depending on the route.  If you are interested in signing up for a regular route or willing to serve as a substitute, please call them at 262-1782.  Thank you!

Grace UMC is putting together lists of people willing to help with phone calls, mailings, errands, etc.
  • If you are low-risk, not one of those especially susceptible to this virus and would be willing to assist with errands (i.e. groceries, prescriptions), please let us know. 
  • If you are willing to make phone calls to convey information or offer support, please contact the office.
  • If you are willing to help with additional mailings or other office projects, let us know.
  • If you want to assist with worship (i.e. music, readings), contact Pastor Paul.
  • If you are feeling isolated and/or need assistance with getting food or personal items, please contact someone. The church is creating a list of people who will hopefully be able to help you. 

Sign up through the church office at 712-262-5970 OR office@spencergumc.com.

Check It Out!

Be intentional in the way you spend your time!

All are invited to consider ways you might grow closer to God.  Watch the six sessions of The Walk from the comforts of your own home:  HTTPS://TINYUR.COM/WLLTDQG

The Wired Word provided unrestricted use of this week's lesson on "'Being the Church' during the Pandemic".  When we're able to convene groups again, we do have an adult class that uses this material on Sundays at 10:45 if you are interested.  Here's the link:  https://thewiredword.com/covid19-lesson-for-churches


Chuck Knows Church is back!  He's teaming up with #SeeAllThePeople to share a few simple ideas that Grace UMC or any church can do to help our community during this time of crisis.  During thse uncertain times, we may feel isolated from one another and experience a sense of aloneness, but we can still provide community in Christ and fellowship in the spirit.  Watch as Chuck shows us on 3 different clips how our congregation can turn isolation into engagement with our community.  We can ALL get INVOLVED!  Here's the link:  https://www.seeallthepeople.org/?mc_cid=45297b2311&mc_eid=6d22c489f6

Giving Online or Mail

Giving Online or Mail

Thanks for giving regularly to Grace!

Grace Church has ongoing financial obligations to meet.  Your generosity is what makes ministry possible.  That ministry is now needed desperately.  During this time when we're unable to worship together, please consider giving electronically at http://www.spencergumc.com/give.php or send your offerings through the U.S. mail to Grace UMC, 311 2nd Ave W.  Thank you!

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn

Webinar: Dementia & The Church

More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. 
An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and that number is climbing. 
How can churches respond?  How can churches equip caregivers?
What can churches do to be more welcoming of those with dementia?
The Committee on Older Adult Ministry is producing a 4-part webinar series to explore these questions. 

April 22, Noon – 1:15 PM-
  Five things you need to know to minister to individuals with early dementia.
If you are interested in attending any or all these sessions, sign up in the Narthex. 
The webinar will be one hour and held in the Wesley Room. 
Questions?  Contact Jane Moen.