Grace United Methodist Church

Growing Grace with Christian Love for Everyone

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United Methodist Women's roots lie in adversity. It was formed in the mid-1800s by women who could not participate as clergy in the Methodist church, but who could become missionaries. The Methodist Women's Missionary Society sponsored and supported female missionaries in the field.


The theme for this year is: "Live the Vision." Let us turn faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world by:


Last year, Grace UMW raised more than $1,000 for a variety of mission projects. But the organization is more than just a fundraising machine. There are lots of opportunities for service, fellowship, scholarship, personal growth, and just plain fun! We invite all women of the church to become part of this active and dynamic organization.

Special Mission Recognition

Congratulations Go To Lyle and Alice Sittler


United Methodist Women have a tradition of awarding a Special Mission Recognition pin and certificate to honor those church members who, over time, have demonstrated special work in mission by their service.


This year, our UMW unit recognized a couple who consistently demonstrate their commitment to the mission of this church. On Sunday, September 20, Lyle and Alice Sittler were recognized as this year’s recipients. They have been very active in various committees and functions of the church, including sponsoring youth group for many years. Lyle and Alice also work together every year to give us a beautiful flower garden on the east side of the education wing. It is rare that Lyle and Alice are not in attendance at Adult Bible Study and worship services. They always have a welcoming smile and encouraging word for everyone.




United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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