Grace United Methodist Church

Growing Grace with Christian Love for Everyone

News & Notes

Pastor's Message


Living Out Our Mission Statement


Greetings, friends and members of Grace. Every Sunday during worship I look forward to sharing our Mission Statement: "To Grow Grace United Methodist Church with Christian Love for Everyone."


After the resurrections and before the Lord ascended up into heaven, he told his disciples to "Go and make disciples of all nations." Regardless of the church board or committee, this commandment to do evangelism (sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and growing God's Kingdom) takes precedence over all other work in the church. Christ made evangelism Job #1 for his disciples and the entire body of Christ.


With that said, when someone joins the church all of heaven rejoices and celebrtes. On March 21st we rejoiced and celebrated Stacey L. Messman and her daughter Shaelynne D. Golliday becoming members of Grace. Also on April 15th, we welcomed John Acree to our Church family. God continues to bless, empower and equip Grace for Christian Service. Join me in thanking God and welcoming our new members to Grace. Amen!


LOOKING AHEAD! Anyone interesting in being on the 150th Church Anniversary Committee, please let me know. Tuesday evening, 5:30 p.m., April 24th was our first gathering, to share thoughts and ideas. Our projected date of celebration is summer or fall of 2019.


Everyone, especially our graduates, have a super May!


Rev. Dr. Wayne Reynolds

Opportunities to "Do"

Lawn Mowing


Sign up to mow the church lawn for a month - May, June, July, August, or September. Thank you to all those men who already signed up to cover some of those months such as Mike Stark, Nick Martozie, and Louis Badousek.


Participate in the Worship Service

There are many opportunities to take part in the Sunday worship service. Volunteer to be Worship Leader, Usher or Greeter on Sunday mornings. Join the choir. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to participate. Contact a Worship Committee member for more information or to sign up.


Be a Good Neighbor

check on your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Help them with shopping, transportation, companionship, if needed. Just be a friend.


Join A Church Group

We can always use singers and ringers for our worship services. United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women would love new members. Families of youth members, consider helping with Youth Group. If you would like more information, contact the church office.


Scrip: A Great Way to "DO" Stewardship

Scrip is a great way to engage in church stewardship because when you buy scrip, between 3% and 10% of the purchase price goes to the church. How exciting is that? Scrip is available in the fellowship hall after worship service.


Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, Lincoln South Gate UMC, was the guest speaker at the April UMW Blue River District Spring event. She talked about prayer, creative prayer methods and different prayer styles. The theme of the day was, "Sacred and Creative Spaces: Exploring Avenues of Prayer."

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Happy Mother's Day!


Hello, May! It's amazing how quickly time is going. Spring is here; we experience glorious days of sun and new growth. Thanks be to God for His beauty and splendor! Sunday, May 13, is Mother's Day, and we will be  honoring our mothers and the nurturing women of Grace during the worship service. We welcome  you to celebrate with us and look forward to seeing you at worship.


The Worship Committee and UMW

Honor Graduates Sunday, May 20


During the 10:30 worship service, the Worship Committee will recognize Grace seniors graduating this year. Following the service, UMW is hosting a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Our seniors are Ruthann Badousek, Blake Feeken, rams Andindi, Bridgette Nichols, and Marissa Hall. Congrats to all! We wish you the best. God bless.


Summer Camps


If your children are interested in Summer camps, contact Sunday School Superintendent, Matt Franzen.

Thank you!

A Thank You from the Grace Church Family

To Our Sunday School Teachers


The children and their Grace Church Family would like to thank Kim Hier, Michele Renner, and Lacey Franzen for their work with our children. We thank Kim and Michele for teaching Sunday School this year. With their help, our children have grown in their faith and as they have learned to live a Christian life. We than Lacy for the beauty of music brought to our children and to us. God bless all of you for your service to our children, our church, and our God.


Thank You for Serving as a Trustee of the Month


Thank you, Doug Feeken, for serving as Trustee of the Month for the first quarter of the year, and Harold Clark for serving for the second quarter.


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