Category Archives: Administrative Council

Annual Mother’s Day Offering

Epworth Children’s Home has been a ministry of the United Methodist Church for more than 122 years. They are not an apportioned item by the SC Conference, which means they receive no funding from the conference other than our offerings. They rely heavily on the donations received from our Mother’s Day Offering to provide direct care for the children residing at Epworth.

When a child arrives at Epworth they have experienced a great deal of loss. For Epworth, it isn’t enough to answer God’s call to care for the least of these by simply providing room and board. They go above and beyond. They offer the children tutoring to get them caught up at school. They offer counseling to help them heal emotionally. They offer quality medical care on their campus, knowing that many of the children have never seen a doctor or dentist. They also offer spiritual formation and guidance that encourages true healing through Christ. Epworth ensures the children are surrounded by loving Christian adults so they can break the cycle of abuse, neglect, and shame and replace it with a life of self-respect, responsibility, and productivity.

We have a large part in making all this possible for the children. These children come from communities in South Carolina just like ours. They are our neighbors and we are called to provide for them. I ask you to give generously today and stand with Epworth as they work to break the cycle. Be part of something that lasts – a child’s future.

Online Giving is now available!

Have you ever gotten into the pew and realized you forgot your check book just when you were going to write out your weekly check?  Consider our new electronic giving program coming later this month. 

Grace relies on the financial support of the congregation, and electronic giving offers an easy way to give one-time – or – on a recurring basis.  

The Online Giving button is in the left menu on your computer and in the bottom menu on your cell phone  — but for now, you can click here to enter the  online giving portal.

You will temporarily leave Grace United Methodist Church’s website for processing your donation.

If you have any questions there will be information available after the 8:30 and before the 11 service on Sunday, July 23rd.

You can also send your question in an email or call the church office (803) 732-1899!

Grace’s Online Book Store

Click here to Shop at Grace’s Online Book Store!

Qualifying items purchased through the Virtual Store will pay host churches a 5% rebate! Qualifying items are those purchased by visitors to the church website who click on the Virtual Store link (bookstore) and log on as a guest or with an online account.  Cokesbury takes care of all the shopping details: the transaction, the billing, the shipping.

The customer gets the everyday value pricing plus any special promotional offers and the church gets a 5% rebate, calculated twice a year, on the qualifying items that are purchased.*

(*Purchases via 800-672-1789 or through a Community Resource Consultant do not qualify for the rebate. Other restrictions apply.)
 
 

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We have been working to put Grace UMC on smile.amazon.com and we finally have it.

If you buy from Amazon.com if you would instead log into smile.amazon.com and go to and go to “your account” go down to “change your charity” then go to the correct Grace because there are a lot of them make sure it is the Grace United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC we will receive a donation each time you buy something and it will cost you NOTHING.

Thank you.

This church called Grace …

OUR MISSION AT GRACE IS:

“To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known to Others”

  • Grace is truly a place where people know Jesus and his grace and where people make him known to others.
  • Grace UMC is an active church located in one of the most active parts of Columbia but also on the edge of a growing residential area.
  • Grace is a place where people experience the presence of God in vibrant worship, uplifting music and where they are given an opportunity to serve God through outreach and nurture ministries.
  • Grace is a friendly church where the phrase “church family” comes to life.
  • Grace is a place where people study God’s Word through Disciple Bible Studies and Sunday School as well as praising God on Sunday mornings and other special services.
  • Come and visit Grace this Sunday! Grace is all this and more!