Adult Sunday School 9:30 Christian Awareness Class
The Christian Awareness Class meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  It is made up of adults of all ages to study and discuss contemporary issues and a variety of ways to express faith in today’s world.  
 

Bible Explorer Class

The Bible Explorer Class was established over 20 years ago to focus on learning about The Bible and how scriptures can strengthen us in our day-to-day lives. The class consists of adults of all ages and levels of Bible knowledge. We use a casual class structure that involves reading chapters from selected Old or New Testament books and sharing our questions, insights and ideas about how the scriptures apply to our lives. Seasonal studies are often used during the Christmas and Easter seasons. During each class, we share the joys and challenges that we are experiencing and lift each other up in prayer throughout the week. The class began studying via Zoom during the pandemic and continues to incorporate Zoom into the class now that we have resumed meeting in person. This allows former class members who live out of town, traveling class members and those who are unable to get to church to participate. Visitors are always welcome! For more information, or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Len Tatum at TatumL18@embarqmail.com.
 
Bread of Life Bible Study
The Bread of Life Bible Study meets each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and is open to men and women of all ages. a
 
Gleaners Circle- United Women in Faith
This group of ladies meets once a month on the first Monday at 6:30 pm in the Grace Fellowship Hall. Programs vary and are presented by volunteer women of the group. 
 
Knitting/Crocheting Class- United Women in Faith
The Knitting/ Crocheting class meets each Wednesday (that the choir practices) at 6:15 pm in room 102. All ladies of the church are invited regardless of experience level.
 
Missions and Evangelism Team (MET)
Come get involved and make a positive impact!
It’s that time of year again, and we are gearing up for our Back to School Buzz! This event is scheduled to take place the first Saturday in August, and to help make this a success, please bring new, school appropriate, attire to donate. There will be a donation bin located outside of the Fellowship Hall, and one located outside the main entryway to the Sanctuary. We will be accepting donations from toddler sizes all the way up to adult sizes. Over the next several months, we will be collecting unopened packages of underwear, unopened packages of socks, tee shirts, blouses, button up shirts, shorts, slacks, jeans, and sneakers. New clothing is needed for both boys and girls. Please leave the tags on clothing so that the school kids will be excited in knowing that they are receiving brand new items! Plan on bringing the following for May: unopened packages of underwear/jeans; for June: unopened packages of sock/sneakers; and for July: shirts/shorts/pants.
 
Submission forms for Events and/or Collections can be found by copying and pasting the following into your web browser:
            bit.ly/GUMC_HelpingHands
 
Also, we would love to see you at our next meeting! Every second Thursday of the month, at 6:00pm.
 

Prayer Shawl Ministries (Crochet/ Knitting)- United Women in Faith

This group meets every Thursday from 12:30- 2 pm to crochet/knit prayer shawls. At that time, prayer is offered for those who will receive the shawls, as well as for those who have received them. If you know how to knit or crochet, or would like to learn, please come and join us! The purpose of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to bring comfort and prayers to individuals in need: the sick, the hurting, the grieving, etc. The shawls are freely available to take and present to families or friends in need. We think the of shawls as a hug from God through our hands to those in need! Please contact Susan Murphy (512-810-2099) or Cathy Lynn (618-698-4984) to request a shawl or more information about this ministry. 

 

Reading Circle- United Women in Faith

A group that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. with books selected from the conference on topics of interest to help women, children, and youth in various areas as well as your personal spiritual journey. 
 
Sowers Circle- United Women in Faith
This group of ladies meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am in the Grace Fellowship Hall. Programs are sometimes specific topics or studies that can last for several weeks. Each program is presented by a volunteer of the group. 
 
United Women in Faith (aka United Methodist Women)
Open to all women, high school through adults. The United Women in Faith are focused on meeting the needs of women, children, and youth within our church and community, as well as various missions throughout the world. For more information on United Women in Faith visit the national website (https://uwfaith.org). You do not have to be a member of Grace UMC to participate in the United Women in Faith activities. Please consider this your personal invitation to become a member of the United Women in Faith and find out which groups most meet your needs. Details of groups are following — if you have any questions please contact Sherry Gibbs at 254-291-3145 or Susan Murphy at 512-810-2099.
 
Women of the Well- United Women in Faith

This group of ladies of all ages meets on Thursday mornings from 11 am to 12 pm in room 102. They study the Bible, either a book or topic, with the help of books and/ or videos.