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Engage Children's Ministry Starts a New Series!

This study will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Managing Our Emotions, A Children’s Study will air LIVE on the Engage Children’s Ministry Facebook page on Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm from July 7 to August 18, 2020.

The purpose of this study is to help children to learn about their emotions and accept God’s gift of their entire range of emotions (sadness, joy, excitement, fear, and frustration to name a few). God created us with emotions. They can be positive or negative, and they play a key role in our lives.
This series will be led by Miss Laura Freeburn
Material used in this study were published by the United Methodist Women. FAITH. HOPE. LOVE IN ACTION
Wednesdays at 5pm
Miss Laura will continue with Engage Cozy Moments, where she reads the children a story. Over the next several weeks, she will be reading books that cover racial issues, all written for children.

Exploring Race with Grace

The United Methodist Church is responding to God’s call to rise together to end racism. As Grace UMC prepares to serve in this ministry, along with churches across the Baltimore-Washington Conference, our first steps include listening and learning together as a congregation. Anyone who is active in the Grace UMC community is invited to join a new conversation series offered by William Ripley called Exploring Race with Grace. Beginning July 8, this group will meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm,  by Zoom, for eight weeks.  You may participate by phone or internet connection. Registration is required for each participant. Please contact Pastor Helen, the co-facilitator, for details and to sign up: or 301-926-8688 ext. 20.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the PREMIERE of BOLT VBS
We hope you had a blast! We sure did!

The good news is BOLT is hanging around for the summer which means you have plenty of time to log on and watch the daily step-by-step videos and join in on all the fun!

All the information you need to participate will remain on our website. Just follow the BOLT link on the home page to get started! There you will find the Parent/Leader Guide and the supply list for the daily games.  We hope you find the time to BOLT with Grace UMC this summer <3


We Continue to Worship Online

When our doors remain closed to prevent harm, our hearts and minds are called to open even wider.
The Re-Entering Well Task Force would like to thank everyone who responded to the recent survey! We are continuing to meet and prepare for a time when it will be safe to start gradually re-entering the church building for worship. According to the information that is currently available, it is the best judgment of the task force that this will not take place before November 1, 2020. 
As followers of Christ, Grace UMC prioritizes the health and well-being of the community. We will continue to offer remote options for worship and ministry activities even after the building is open. 
The Re-Entering Well Task Force will share updates as new information becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about re-entry planning, please contact Pastor Jim at 301-926-8688 ext. 14 or Pastor Helen at 301-926-8688 ext. 20.
May God bless you and keep you in the love of Christ.
Pastor Helen

COVID-19 Donation Requests

Gaithersburg HELP is in serious need of food as well as financial donations due to the huge increase in community need. Because many people have asked how they can help, we are offering the following three options―drop food off to either of two locations, ship food, or donate money. Details are provided below. Please note that if you already have an organization or friend collecting food for HELP, you may continue using that approach. Please follow this LINK for further instruction! Thank you for your concern and God bless you!

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