This Week’s Sermons
Pastor Michael: “Humanity”
Pastor Nanette: “The Uncertainty of Obedience”
Missed service this weekend? Catch up on sermons you’ve missed
(or listen again!) at graceumc.church/sermons.
Holy Week Services
Join us as we prepare our hearts for Easter during our all-church Holy Week services at the Ridgeview Campus. Both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, services will begin at 7pm with Holy Saturday Vigil beginning at 5:30pm.
This year, in addition to our Ridgeview Campus Easter service times, Common Grace will have their Contemporary service at the Ball Conference Center at 10:45.
We hope you will find one of our service times/locations convenient for you and your family to join us this Easter.
NOTE: Children’s programming available at 9:15 Easter service. Nursery care is available at all services for children 5 and under.
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
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: Your failures don’t take away Jesus love.
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
Saturday is the day! Now is the time to invite friends to this event and to church on Easter Sunday! Our Easter Egg Hunt will be at Cedar Lake Village. Chris Cake pancakes will begin at 8am; age-specific egg hunts begin at 9am. Bring family or come and volunteer. Find information, RSVP, and share the event on Facebook! It’s so egg-citing!
Men’s Basketball Open Gym Thursdays Starting May 9th
Gentlemen, mark your calendars now for open gym night at Center of Grace. Come join us this summer to shoot some hoops and play some basketball at the Center of Grace gym. This is for people of all skill levels and experience. Open gym nights will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 8:00-9:30 pm. There is no fee, but a free will donation to Center of Grace would be accepted and appreciated.
Volunteers Are a Gift
At Grace, Center of Grace and Common Grace we are fortunate to have so many talented volunteers that share their many varied gifts with us. We are truly thankful for each person’s gift of their time and talents. We would like to celebrate these individuals together. If there is someone you would like to thank for sharing their gifts with us, write a note at one of the information desks and drop into the box. Then join us on May 5th between services to help us recognize the many giving hands of grace.
Labyrinth Care Group Forming
Did you know that Grace UMC has an outdoor Labyrinth? Are you interested in being a part of a Labyrinth Care Group? Come to a Labyrinth Care meeting on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in the Coffee Shop to explore how we can rehab, care, and promote it’s use by the church and community. Contact Pastor Cheryl with questions.