Rev. Carol Downs
We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church.
The safety of our children and those that work with our children is taken seriously.
Our program is based heavily on these simple but ironclad rules.
• Criminal Background Checks. All workers and helpers in contact with children are required to undergo a criminal background check.
• Six Month Involvement Rule. All volunteers who work with children and youth must be involved with Grace UMC for at least six months before they are allowed in any position involving contact with minors.
• Two Adult Rule. No fewer than two adults are to be present at any time during a church sponsored program, event or ministry involving children or youth.
• 5 Years Older Rule. Leaders of youth ministry must be a minimum of five years older then the oldest youth.
We worship each Sunday at 10:00 am.
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Coffee Hour follows each service. We hope you will worship with us and stay for coffee, too!
Children attend the worship service. After the children's portion of the service, the children leave the sanctuary and join their Sunday School class. Sunday School concludes when our worship service ends. During the summer months, children are treated to special lessons and activities.
Our nursery is a safe and warm place. TV access allows parents to remain with their children, if they wish, and watch the service.
Grace gives me a faith family, people of various backgrounds, ages, experience and devotion. It has set me on a path for my life only faith in God can give.
I have found a wonderful, caring church family and have reconnected with God by way of worship, Bible studies, singing in the choir and serving others.