Grace United Methodist Church • 1245 Juniper Avenue • Crete, NE 68333 • (402) 826-2215 • gracechurchcrete@gmail.com


COMMUNITY OUTREACH


Outreach comes in many forms at Grace UMC, which includes making our facility available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, organizational and community meetings, seminars, concerts, and video conferences.

Members and friends are generous with their time and talents and come together in community to reach out to others. Some of the ways we have been involved in the past or are currently involved include:

• Friendly Meals
• Blue Valley Community Action
• Nebraska Food Pantries
• United Methodist Committee On Relief
• Bread for the World
• Nothing But Nets/No More Malaria
• Baskets Across Nebraska
• Fair Trade / Equal Exchange

• SCRIPs (with percent

Participating SCRIP Vendor / Business
Percent (%)
Going to GUMC

Blue River Meats

10

Burger King

4

Crete Floral

10

Cristina's

5

Dairy Queen

10

Food Mart

5

9th Street Grill

10

Pizza Hut

8

Runza

10

Stop & Shop

8

Subway

5

Walmart

2.5


CRETE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION

 



We are an association of member churches with a joint mission to help our community
and persons in need through acts of kindness, fellowship, and commitment to God's word.

Church / Link to Web site Pastor / Phone / Address Email




Pastor Dan Williams
402-826-3134

Crete Berean Church
395 County Road 2500
Crete NE 68333

pastordan@creteberean.org


Plymouth UCC Church


Rev. Kathy Rahorst
402-798-2166

Plymouth Congregational
United Church of Christ
906 Ivy Street
Crete, NE


krahorst@windstream.net


United Church of Crist
First Congregation



Jeff Hagaman
402-826-2039

United Church of Christ,
1st Congregational
440 East 12th Street
Crete NE 68333


Jeff.hagaman@doane.edu




Pastor Ron Benson
402-826-4359
402-350-1918

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

805 Hawthorne Avenue
Crete NE 68333


prb@bethlehemlutherancrete.org


St. John Lutheran LCMS


Rev. Maynard Toensing
Office 402-826-3883
Pastor Cell 402-418-8760

St. John Luthern Church
11400 W. Panama Road
Crete NE 68333


pastortoensing@gmail.com

Joshua.hayes@gmail.com



Radiant Springs Church


Pastor Brent Braunberger
402-826-1040 or 402-418-1082

Radiant Springs Church
1910 W. 12th Street
Crete NE 68333


Brent.braunberger@gmail.com

brent @radaintsprings.com



Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Father Steve Major
402-326-1557

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
515 East 14th Street
Crete, NE 68333


fatherstevemajor@gmail.com


1st Lutheran Wilber


Pastor Travis Panning
402-821-2846

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
204 South School Street
Wilber, NE 68465



firstlutheranwilber@gmail.com


Grace United Methodist Church


Dr. Wayne Reynolds, Pastor
402-826-2215


Grace United Methodist Church
1245 Juniper Avenue
Crete, NE 68333


gracechurchcrete@gmail.com
     
In addition, Grace United Methodist Church truly is a family, and every effort is made to help a family member in need. Providing spiritual and practical help and support to those in our church family is part of what Grace UMC is all about.

For example, Church member Dr. Robert Muckel announced recently that Grace UMC's seed money for Dr. Brad Elder's work on a mosquito netting project has born fruit.

Dr. Elder's work was facilitated by a grant from our church provided through an "Imagine No Malaria" fund raiser. Dr. Elder reported that, thanks to early support like ours, he was able to get his project off the ground, which then allowed him to apply for and receive even larger grants to continue his work.


Bob Muckel, who spearheaded the fund raiser, challenged the congregation to a basketball free-throw contest. "I didn't shoot very well with my two new knees," he said. All of which was good for Dr. Elder's project.

Elder used the money he received from us as part of an effort to refine a primitive method for making mosquito netting, using plastic sacks. He then traveled to Tanzania, where he taught his methods to local tribes.

"Imagine No Malaria" is a program sponsored by the larger United Methodist Church. Building on an earlier campaign, "Nothing But Nets," it is often referred to as "Nets Plus." Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the program aims to eradicate malaria in Africa, where the mosquito-borne disease kills one in five children.


GLOBAL OUTREACH


Additionally, our church is very active in the community, providing hands-on and monetary support for our neighbors here at home and nationwide, and raising funds for global projects and programs. Click the "UMCOR" logo below.

 



We screen and educate staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
We envision a world in which all children, youth, and vulnerable adults are protected and feel safe.

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