Category Archives: Administrative Council

Commission on a Way Forward

This report to the Special Session of the General Conference from the Commission on a Way Forward is submitted out of a desire to serve our whole church and particularly the delegations who will gather in February, 2019. It is offered in the context of a global church on four continents, in the four official languages of the church, and in an attempt to share material that honors this reality. This report is the work of the Commission on a Way Forward and is shared directly with the special session of the General Conference.

Learn more about the Commission, catch the latest news and review moderator updates. Contact them at

Click here to download a copy of the report.


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.)


What is

Click here to start shopping!

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

If you buy from if you would instead log into 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 …


“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!

Privacy Statement

The following policy summarizes Grace United Methodist’s personal data gathering and distribution practices for this Site. The purpose of this site is to provide Grace United Methodist members, prospective members and the community information about worship and activities at Grace United Methodist Church. Grace United Methodist may change this privacy policy subject to changing circumstances or requests and such changes will become effective upon notice published at this site. Your further use of the site following any such changes indicates that you accept that change.

Collection of Information

Grace United Methodist posts information on its web site to provide members and prospective members and visitors with notice about worship and activities at Grace United Methodist. Names and contact information listed on the site have been provided by members or Church staffers for use by individuals seeking to learn about Grace United Methodist and its programs. Any other use of such information is prohibited.

While Grace United Methodist does not condone the use of any information on its site for any purpose other than that stated above, Grace United Methodist does not restrict access to its site by the general public. If you choose not to have information about you posted on the site or if you are aware of any misuse or suspected misuse of any personal information posted on the site, please notify the web master at

 Use of Information

To the extent information is provided to the web site (for informational purposes, to sign up for designated activities or to indicate a desire to receive additional information) such information will only be used for such purpose. Except to respond to requests received through the web site or to post information regarding church activities, staff, events, officers and other such information generally available to church members and visitors, Grace United Methodist will not sell, barter, transfer personal information to any person or entity for any reason.

Further Questions

We welcome your questions or comments regarding this privacy policy. Please visit the Contact Us area of this site to send any additional questions or comments.