This Week’s Sermons
Pastor Michael: “Relentless”
Pastor Nanette: “The Uncertainty of Surrender”
Missed service this weekend? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed
(or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.
Tochi Buddies 30 Year Anniversary
This is an anniversary year for the medical and dental teams that have gone to Tochimizolco, Puebla, Mexico since 1989. Over those years more than 200 persons from what was First UMC and now Grace UMC have traveled to this remote village in central Mexico to take medical and dental ministry, but also the love of Christ in action. While changes have taken place that have improved life for many in that area, poverty is still the rule. Mexico has made many strides forward but the needs in the rural areas are still great.
The Medical and Dental Team to Tochimizolco brings with them a large quantity of medicine, which will supply our partner clinic for most of the year. If you would like to participate in providing medicine and care for patients, fill out the form below and see what a difference your gift could make.
If you would like to support the team with prayers and financial gifts, please print the form below. Attach your gift and return it to the church office or place in the offering plate. You may also pick up a form from the church office, or in one of the kiosk’s. Your team members will reap many benefits of God’s grace through your participation and you will be a valuable part of the team.
Some of the suggested ways you can give include:
Our portion of doctor’s salary $150/month x_______ = _______
Medicine stipend to clinic $90/month x_______ = _______
1000 Ibuprofen $18.50 x_______ = _______
Antibiotic treatment $10.40/child x_______ = _______
1000 Multivitamin $16.25 x_______ = _______
Medicine cost during caravan $750/day x_______ = _______
Reading glasses $12/4 pack x_______ = _______
Prescription glasses $36/6 pair x_______ = _______
All costs shown are estimates.
Donations for items in excess of need will be used for other needs.
Please make checks payable to GUMC and write ‘TOCHI’ in the memo line. Put it in the offering plate or return to the church office.
Questions? Contact Lois Waters at
4 Challenges of Lent
1. Add 3 minutes to your daily life of prayer.
2. Skip 1 meal per week.
Get a jar, or a box, or an envelope…
stash $5 inside for each missed meal
to donate to the food ministry
at the Center of Grace.
3. Perform 1 Random act of kindness a week.
if possible, remain anonymous.
4. Tithe March and April.
Build trust with Grace.
All students in 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:15 am (3rd Floor youth rooms) for our new series Best for Last/Famous Last Words. We will discover the most important words Jesus shared with His followers while on Earth and look at how these words still impact us today! Wednesday nights include worship with our youth band. This week: Because of Jesus, we can be closed to God.
Grace Kids Save the Dates!
CLUB 45 SOS (Serving Our Savior) Camp June 10-13th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. SOS if for those kids currently in 4th or 5th grade (2018-2019 school year).
Power Up VBS June 17-20 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Power Up VBS is for kids who will be in kindergarten through 6th grade (2019-2020 school year). Children younger may only attend with an adult volunteer in VBS.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Common Grace and Cedar Lake Village are partnering to offer a community Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th for families with children of all ages! Join us beginning at 8 AM at Cedar Lake Village (15325 S. Lone Elm Rd.) for photos with the Easter Bunny, and a variety of children’s activities. There will be four egg hunts for different age levels, which will begin at 9:15. We can’t wait to see you there!” Register: bit.ly/cgeaster