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Senior Adult December Newsletter

The December Y.E.S. Spotlight is here!  Please enjoy this issue of the Y.E.S. Spotlight newsletter. Here are the birthdays and anniversaries, along with the most recent news for December. December YES […]

Grace Notes – Nov 27

In this Issue: Making Room, Music of the Season, Hanging of the Greens, 2023 Angel Tree, Living Nativity, Poinsettias for Purchase, Blue Christmas, Prayer Blanket Meeting, First Friday Fellowship, This Week at Grace, Silver Set Lunch

This Week in Worship -11/22

It may seem cliche on Thanksgiving week to say how thankful I am to serve as your pastor, but I don’t care. I am grateful that the District Superintendent called me last January and asked if I would move to Olathe.It may seem cliche on Thanksgiving week to say how thankful I am to serve as your pastor, but I don’t care. I am grateful that the District Superintendent called me last January and asked if I would move to Olathe.

Grace Notes – Nov 20

Happy Thanksgiving!, Silver Set Lunch, Nov. 26th Worship, Thank You!, Common Grace, This Week at Grace, Hanging of the Greens, Living Nativity

This Week in Worship – 11/17

I was living in Topeka, Kansas and going to seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City when I first heard the letters WWJD. It had become a trend in some churches, especially among the youth, to wear bracelets with these letters.

Grace Notes – Nov 13

Worship Nov. 19th, Living Nativity, Common Grace, Silver Set Lunch, Winter Coat Drive, This Week at Grace, OCO Concert, Thank You!, Christmas Y.E.S. Outing, Volunteers Needed, As The Page Turns, In Loving Memory, Prayer Blankets, Hanging of the Greens, Church Office Closed

This Weekend in Worship 11/11

When I was appointed to Grace, I noticed the phrase “Loving God, Living Like Jesus, Serving the World” on much of the information about the church…. It captures the essence of what I believe the church should be.

Grace Notes – Nov 6

Worship Nov. 12th, As The Page Turns, Common Grace, OCO Concert, Hanging of the Greens, Winter Coat Drive, Living Nativity, Prayer Blankets, Silver Set Lunch, This Week at Grace, Christmas Y.E.S. Outing, Teams Forming Now

This Week in Worship

We had a wonderful celebration in worship last week on our Commitment Sunday. I loved watching our children collect the noisy offering for The Children’s Place in Kansas City. It was a record collection of nearly $1500. Thank you for being so generous.

November YES Spotlight

Grace seniors’ November newsletter is here!

Grace Notes – Oct 30

All Saints Sunday, Christmas Y.E.S. Outing, Common Grace, Winter Coat Drive, Mental Health Event, This Week At Grace, Two Teams Forming Now, Y.E.S. First Friday, Set Your Clocks, Living Nativity

This Week in Worship – 10/27

This Sunday we will conclude our Stewardship worship series, “Defying Gravity,” with Commitment Sunday. It is going to be a worship celebration as we share our commitments for the coming year. Since we have many things planned, I want to share a little preview of what to expect.

Grace Notes – Oct 23

Commitment Sunday, Christmas Y.E.S. Outing, Noisy Offering, This Week at Grace, Mental Health Event, In Loving Memory, Winter Coat Drive, Two Teams Forming Now

This Week in Worship – 10/20

This Sunday in worship we will continue our sermon series, “Defying Gravity: Breaking Free to Grow.” Join us in person or online with an expectation to experience the grace and love of God.

Grace Notes – Oct 16

Defying Gravity, Noisy Offering, Good Faith Network, This Week at Grace, Joy to the World!, Winter Coat Drive, Guest Speaker, Mental Health Event

This Week in Worship – 10/13

Last Sunday we began our Stewardship worship series called Defying Gravity: Breaking Free to Grow. On October 29, we will celebrate Commitment Sunday in worship.

Grace Notes – Oct 9

Defying Gravity, This Week at Grace, Episodes of Grace, Winter Coat Drive, Sing!, Good Faith Network, Mental Health Workshop

This Week in Worship 10/6

Dear Grace Family,
I should have put on a jacket this morning. I saw the forecast, but it has been hot so long, I did not believe it. Instead, I just put on my short sleeve shirt and left the house like I do most days….

October YES Spotlight

Enjoy the October 2023 Newsletter for older adults at Grace: Oct 2023 YES Spotlight

Grace Notes – Oct 2


Defying Gravity, Sing “Joy to the World!”, Nursery Staff Needed, Good Faith Network, First Friday Fellowship, Winter Coat Drive, Episodes of Grace, Workday at COG, Mental Health Workshop, In Loving Memory, This Week at Grace

This Week in Worship – 9/30

As a child, I used to dread communion Sunday. My memory is that we only served communion once every quarter or four times a year. The tradition of quarterly communion goes back to the time of the circuit riders. The circuit riding pastor would have many churches and could only visit every three months to preside over communion.

Grace Notes – Sept 25

World Communion, Handbell Ringers Needed, Common Grace, COG Workdays, Nursery Staff Needed, Winter Coat Drive, Episodes of Grace, This Week at Grace, Church Offices Closed, Good Faith Network

This Week in Worship – 9/22

This Sunday I will conclude my first worship series with an interesting subject, the connection between grace and politics. What role should the church play in the public arena and how do we lead with grace. The Lay witness will come from some of our children as they share on video what they love about their church. Mitch will continue his worship series in Common Grace on the Six Covenants found in the Bible.

Highlight Reel from Blessing Sunday

September 10 we gathered for the blessing of the backpacks, animals, cars – with food truck treats, ministries info, and underwear donation for Center of Grace!

Grace Notes – Sept 18

Mainstream UMC, Good Faith Network, This Week at Grace, Handbell Ringers Needed, September 24 Worship, Basic Computer Class, Common Grace Worship, COG Workdays, “As the Page Turns”, Winter Coat Drive, World Communion

This Week in Worship – 9/15

Dear Grace Family, I have had many people ask if my wife Diana created the worship visuals in the Celebration Center. Diana is an artist and has been involved with […]

Grace Notes – Sept 11

IN THIS ISSUE… September 17 Worship, Basic Computer Class, Common Grace, Come, Ring With Us!, This Week at Grace, World Communion, Fall Small Groups, Steps of Faith, Good Faith Network, […]

This Week in Worship – 9/8

Dear Grace Family,We have been talking about it for weeks and now it is finally here. I am not talking about the football season which was a little disappointing last […]

Grace Notes – Sept 6

IN THIS ISSUE… Blessing Sunday, Let’s Say Grace, 2023 Small Groups, Good Faith Network, September 10 Worship, Steps of Faith, Common Grace, GUMY Serve Days, This Week at Grace, Basic […]

Older Adult Newsletter – Sept 2023

Here’s your September issue of the YES Spotlight!

This Week in Worship – 9/1

Dear Grace Family, It is Labor Day weekend. Pastor Mitch wrote a really good devotion on the word labor in our scriptures. You can find it here. In fact, he […]

Grace Notes – Aug 28

IN THIS ISSUE… Fall 2023 Small Groups, Ice Cream Social, Blessing Sunday, Handbell Rehearsals, Steps of Faith, Let’s Say Grace, September 3 Worship, GUMY Serve Days, Common Grace, Basic Computer […]

This Week in Worship – 8/25

Dear Grace Family, With the 100 plus temperatures, it is hard to believe that Fall is upon us. School has already started for most students; trees will soon start changing […]

Fall 2023 Bible Studies

Register HERE or use the QR code in the graphic below! Descriptions Find the full brochure with descriptions and all other info here. Jesus in the Gospels About: In a […]

Grace Notes – Aug 21

IN THIS ISSUE… Blessing Sunday, Adult Study Survey, August 27th Worship, Old Settlers Ice Cream, Common Grace Worship, Church Office Hours, Silver Set Luncheon, This Week At Grace, Offices Closed […]

This Week in Worship – Aug 18

Dear Grace Family, Watching the news this week, I have found it difficult to comprehend the destruction caused by wildfires in Hawaii. We have witnessed the power of tornados here […]

Grace Notes – Aug 14

IN THIS ISSUE… Blessing Sunday, Adult Study Survey, August 20th Worship, Old Settlers Ice Cream, Common Grace Worship, About Grace Notes, Parking Lot Repair, In-Home Meetings, Church Office Hours, This […]

This Week in Worship – 8/11

Dear Grace Family, Recently I came across Garrison Keillor’s description of “Methodists.” I have read it before, and I think some of the descriptions are truer than others, but I […]

Adult Bible Study/Group Survey

We have created a short 6-question 2-minute survey about what kinds of classes Grace folks are interested in. This will help us get a better idea of what people are […]

Grace Notes – Aug 7

IN THIS ISSUE… August 13th Worship, Silver Set Luncheon, Common Grace Worship, Graphic Designer Needed!, Save the Date, About Grace Notes, In-Home Meetings, This Week at Grace, Church Office Hours, […]

This Week in Worship – 8/6

Dear Grace Family, Last week our family celebrated the second birthday of our granddaughter, Scarlett. Diana and I only have one grandchild, so we get to pour a lot of […]

Grace Notes – July 31

IN THIS ISSUE… August 6th Worship, Silver Set Luncheon, Common Grace Worship, Grace for Your Soul, Blood Drive Update, Graphic Designer Needed, In-Home Meetings, About Grace Notes, Backpacks Needed, This […]

August Spotlight Newsletter for Older Adults

See the Grace YES (Young Energetic Seniors) August newsletter: August 2023 Spotlight

Grace Notes – July 24

IN THIS ISSUE… Reception for Keith, “As the Page Turns”, July 30th Worship, Mitch’s Devotion, Common Grace Worship, Grace For Your Soul, Grace Kids & GUMY, Silver Set Luncheon, In-Home […]

This Week in Worship – July 23

Dear Grace Family, This Sunday you may notice something new when you arrive at the church. You will actually be able to see lines in the parking lot! How exciting […]

Grace Notes – July 17

IN THIS ISSUE… In-Home Meetings, Reception for Keith, HS Mission Team, “As the Page Turns”, VBS is This Week!, Blood Drive, July 23rd Worship, Silver Set Luncheon, Common Grace Worship, […]

This Week in Worship

Dear Grace Family, The most common question I have heard this month is “Are you settled in yet?” It is an appropriate question as we have only been in Olathe […]

Grace Notes – July 10

IN THIS ISSUE… In-Home Meetings, COG Volunteers, July 16th Worship, “As the Page Turns”, Common Grace Worship, Backpacks Needed, Mitch’s Weekly Devotion, Blood Drive, This Week at Grace, Silver Set […]

July Spotlight Newsletter for Older Adults

See what’s happening with Grace’s older adult community: July 2023 YES Newsletter

Grace Notes – July 3

IN THIS ISSUE… Church Office Closed, Backpacks Needed, This Week at Grace, COG Volunteers, All Church Reception, Blood Drive, July 9th Worship, Friday Fellowship, Common Grace Worship, Sign Up for […]

Grace for Your Soul – Spiritual Retreat

August 11th, 5:30-9:00 p.m. — and — Saturday, August 12th, 8:30am-Noon Click on the link below to register for Grace for Your Soul:Register for Grace For Your Soul


Current Kindergarten through 5th graders we have an amazing VBS planned for you July 17th-July 20th, 6 – 8:30 PM. You will want to join us as we get ready, […]

Spiritual Retreat

On August 11th, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 12th, 8:30-12:00 Noon – Grace UMC will be hosting a Spiritual Retreat! Rev. Shelly Petz will be our Speaker/Presenter. Rev. […]

Grace Kids News

GRACE FILLED SUNDAYS: Grace Kids continues with programming throughout the summer and we need you to help make that happen! This is a great time to check out what we do […]

Episodes of Grace Podcast

Do you want to engage in Bible study but maybe you don’t have the time to come for a class? Check out this new podcast. Listen to weekly episodes on […]

VBS 2023

July 17-20, 6-8:30pm VBS is for children currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade (2022/2023 school year). Cost is $35 per child. Volunteers receive a 25% discount on children’s registration. VBS […]

Club 45 Camp SOS (Serving Our Savior)

Current 2022-2023 4th and 5th graders join us June 19-22 for an experience put together especially for you! Registration deadline is June 4 and is FIRM. SOS 2023 Registration Club 45 Camp S.O.S. is […]

Mission Update 2022

As this year comes to a close, your Missions Commission would like to thank the wonderful people of Grace for your generosity of spirit and resources.  You have done a great deal to improve the lives of hundreds of people.  Here is a recap of the things accomplished this year.

Mask Policy

Per CDC Guidelines: Masks are Optional in Worship at Grace Ridgeview Campus Wearing masks at in-person worship at the Ridgeview Campus at Grace is optional. We invite unvaccinated people to […]