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Weekly Devotion: Is God Trustworthy?

Allow me to lean a little. On my own understanding, that is.

See, I have some issues trusting God with ALL my heart. As I’ve experienced it, when somebody says “trust me”, at least 50% of the time they’re hiding something. I guess I’ve just experienced enough shady used-car salespeople to think otherwise.

Grace Notes – April 15

In this issue: April 21st Worship, Women’s Groups, Potluck This Sunday!, In Loving Memory, As the Page Turns, This Week at Grace, Grace Kids

This Week In Worship – 4/12

Mission trips never go exactly as planned, but they always make a difference in the lives of the people we meet and the people who serve. You will hear more about the trip a week from Sunday in worship.

Updates: Youth, Adult Groups, About Us, Sermons, Recent News/Posts

Recent updates to this site:
Youth Ministries (GUMY), Adult Ministries (Women’s and Men’s groups), About Us, Sermons, Recent News/Posts

Weekly Devotion: Could We Reset the Internet?

Let’s make this year an Internet Jubilee. Let’s reset the whole thing.

Let me explain…

Grace Notes – April 8

In this issue: April 14th Worship, An Invitation, Miss Potlucks?, In Loving Memory, Our Tochi Team, This Week at Grace, As the Page Turns, Grace Kids

Pastor Wes’s April 7 Sermon Link

This is the link to the sermon Pastor Wes is preaching about on April 7.

Grace Notes – April 2

In this issue: April 7th Worship, An Invitation, Our Tochi Team, In Loving Memory, Grace Kids, This Week at Grace, Y.E.S. First Friday

Weekly Devotion: Switched

Anybody remember “Switched on Bach?” We had it on 8-track when I was growing up. It was created by a guy named Walter Carlos. He took classical Bach pieces and […]

April Y.E.S. Spotlight

The newsletter for Grace’s Young Energetic Seniors

This Week in Worship – 3/29

We have already changed the color draped on the cross outside the church and in the Celebration Center. Black also describes how we feel about this day. So why do we call today Good Friday?

Weekly Devotion: Let’s Go Make Me Famous

It’s kind of a funny sentence. To be glorified, by definition, is “bringing fame or admiration.” So, essentially, Jesus is saying: “Let’s go make me famous.” Ha!

I don’t think that’s exactly how we should interpret this, but it does make me think about Jesus’ fame.

Grace Notes – March 25

In this issue: Easter Sunday, In Loving Memory, Holy Week Schedule, This Week at Grace, Grace Kids, Y.E.S. First Friday, Office Closed, Extravaganza

This Week in Worship – 3/22

This Sunday begins our most important liturgical week of the year as we remember the events that are central to our faith. I am excited to share Holy Week with you for the first time. We begin with Palm Sunday at all three of our morning worship services.

Weekly Devotion: Bloodbath

A certain presidential candidate used the word “bloodbath” recently. There is some debate about in what context he said it. Was it a threat? A prediction? Something else? Just for kicks, I searched my bible for any passages that mentioned both “blood” and “bath”. And look what I found:

Grace Notes – March 18

In this issue: Palm Sunday, Tochi Buddies, Holy Week Schedule, Coffee Shop Books, Easter Lilies, GUMY Serve Days, Grace Kids, This Week at Grace, Extravaganza

This Week in Worship – 3/15

This Sunday I am inviting you to fill our worship service by wearing green to honor Saint Patrick. Let’s make it a “Green Day” and have the time of our life!

Weekly Devotion: The Church is Burning

Here’s what I dreamed last night (really): I was standing just outside a large Sanctuary, with large stones and organ pipes framing the front. It was the end of a trustees meeting. I heard a rumble and looked. There, on the left, chunks of plaster and wood began to fall down, as if the roof […]

Blood Drive this Sunday

Join us this Sunday morning to give blood while you’re at church. You can even reserve a time between 8:45 and 12:15 that works for you. Schedule it: Here

Grace Notes – March 11

In this issue: Worship March 17th, Easter Lilies, Grace Kids Updates, Blood Drive, Holy Week Schedule, Grace Ambassadors, Grace Extravaganza, Coffee Shop Books, Tochi Buddies, This Week at Grace, GUMY Serve Days

This Week in Worship – 3/8

In just a few weeks we will celebrate Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday. This Sunday we have another exciting change in worship, and I am not talking about the time change. By the way, don’t forget to change your clocks on Saturday.

Weekly Devotion: Do You Like Me?

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15

Is this a design flaw? I seem to care an awful lot about what others think about me. I’ll spend quite a bit of time wondering about people’s real opinion of me. Do they think I’m funny? Nice? Talented? Authentic? Why does it matter so much?

Grace Notes – Mar 4

In this issue: Grace Extravaganza!, GUMY Serve Days, Worship March 10th, Easter Lilies, Grace Kids & Youth, March Blood Drive, Holy Week Schedule, This Week at Grace, Tochi Buddies, Spring Forward, Friday Fellowship, Silver Set Luncheon

This Week in Worship – 3/1

Grace Extravaganza has raised over 1.5 million dollars in our first 19 years, and our goal is to take that over 1.6 million this year. All of that money is used to make a difference in our community and our world. I still feel the same way I did when I woke up, “It is going to be a great day!”

March Y.E.S. Spotlight

Please enjoy the newsletter for Grace Seniors here: March 2024 Spotlight

Weekly Devotion: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 If you could edit the Bible, what parts would you cut out? I might be tempted to take out the book of Joshua, with its violent, merciless battles.

Help our Tochi Mission Team

Be a Tochi Buddy! Click link below to DONATE to TOCHI BUDDIES: (through Grace UMC’s giving portal) https://pushpay.com/g/graceumcolathe

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!

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 […]

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 […]