Methodism has always held that God’s people are here to make a difference for God’s sake! We are empowered, tooled and expected to serve God’s purposes and God’s people. Grace Church is very aware of and provided focus by Matthew 25, where Jesus reminds us he wears the garb of the hungry, the lonely, the sick, the thirsty, the homeless and imprisoned…

  • Local Missions
  • National & International Missions
  • Serving the Church

Local Missions

There are many ways for people to make a difference right where they live.

“Weighted Works with Love” has grown to a once-a-month community-wide sewing group making weighted blankets.

“Jump Start” is a monthly food distribution program with families being served through Clay County Head Start.

There is a quilting group making quilts for the annual Fall “Ingathering of Missions” offerings.

"The Table" is a free community meal that takes place the last Tuesday of the month, September thru May, from 5:00-6:00 pm.

We frequently have groups or individuals raking leaves, cleaning gutters and other such chores that the homeowners shouldn’t do.

Many of the people of Grace Church provide community leadership through involvements like Kiwanis, Rotary, School groups, professional groups, and volunteerism through the Heritage Center, Arts on Grand.

National & International Missions

The United Methodist Committee on Relief, using the acronym UMCOR, provides an efficient, timely, powerful means for every local United Methodist parishioner and church to reach out to the world. Grace United Methodist Church actively supports UMCOR and is proud to be a servant of Jesus Christ through UMCOR.

Grace Church is a Covenant Partner with Jubilee Project in the NE corner of Tennessee at Sneedville.  That county is the 2nd poorest per-capita county in the state of TN.

Craig and Christi Gabhart work with Many Hands for Haiti (MH). Grace Church has supported MH and the Gabharts for years. Craig and Christi Gabhart Blog

We are developing a relationship with the Dominican Republic through Mike Albers of Omaha. Grace was wellrepresented on a mid-January 2019 Mission Trip to the D.R.

Serving the Church

We believe we most look like Jesus when we serve. Our church is made of up people of all ages who serve in many different ways. There’s a place for you and your gifts at Grace UMC.