The bereavement committee, with Darlene Simpson, Carol Cranford, and Alice Jones serving as chairs, prepares meals for Grace family members when they have lost a loved one.
Meals are sometimes served prior to funerals, sometimes afterwards, and sometimes families take them home. Meals are sometimes are complete with meats/vegetables/salads/desserts and sometimes families prefer “finger foods” in a reception – type atmosphere.
The church usually provides fried chicken, with side items/beverages/desserts provided by bereavement committee volunteers. Set – up for meals, serving, and clean – up are also provided by volunteers.
Sadly, this is a necessary committee for Grace, but we are usually blessed by not having too much work during the year. If you would like to have your name added to this committee, please send an e – mail to Carol Cranford or contact the church office.
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If you are interested in your child/children attending please contact Karen Bryant at (803) 210-7468. Slots fill up quick!
Since 1961, Asbury Hills has been serving all people for Christian birth, growth, and renewal by offering summer camp and retreat group experiences for all ages. The camp covers over 2000 acres of mountains and hills, creeks and waterfalls, and forests and lakes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Asbury Hills offers age-specific programs for campers from 2nd grade through high school, family camps, and serves retreat groups from 8 to 280. Asbury Hills is a part of SC Camps and Retreat Ministries and a ministry of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.
Note that ages are determined by what grade the camper is ENTERING for the fall school year. Elementary is 2nd-5th grade, Jr. High is 6th-8th grade, and Senior High is 9th-12th grades.
For more info goto: http://asburyhills.org
- Not comfortable leading a class? Step in and assist.
- Not yet Safe Sanctuary? Don Williamson can help you through Safe Sanctuary requirements.
Contact the Don Williamson or the pastor.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN:
All women of Grace — members and visitors — are invited to attend the Annual UMW Birthday Party on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm, honoring female missionaries and deaconesses of the United Methodist Church.
Gloria Bowden will give a short presentation on the mission work of Samaritan’s Well. Of course, birthday cake and ice cream will be served!!
LADIES, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW, AND COME JOIN THE PARTY!
Attendees are asked to please bring a gift to be donated to women of Samaritan’s Well in Lexington. Suggested gift items are: ladies’ disposable razors; ladies’ shave gel; ladies’ antiperspirant/deodorant; shower gel or body wash; Vaseline – type body lotion; lip balm.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
COVERED DISH BREAKFAST JANUARY 28
The first meeting of the UMW Reading Group will be held Saturday, January 28, 9:00 AM, in the fellowship hall.
We’ll have a covered dish breakfast, so bring a breakfast dish to share. Books to be discussed will come from the “Education for Mission” category.
Reading program materials can be found in the UMW Room.
All women are invited to come — even if a book hasn’t been read! Come and see what the UMW reading program is all about.
Each 4th Wednesday from 7—9 pm
in the Grace Fellowship Hall/Kitchen
Cooking classes are interactive as well as hands on. John would like to know what you might like to learn or see.
A sign up sheet will be in the Narthex. Please sign up if you plan to attend as this helps John to plan how much food to bring and how to set up so as many people can easily see.
It is at no cost to you. It is a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy.
- John’s Bio includes;
Former owner of Restaurant 123 in Irmo
General Manager for Club Corp
International—Ran First City Club in Savannah GA
Currently a Part Owner Operator of Blue Marlin / Signature Catering and is The Executive Chef and General
Manager of the Catering Operation
The next class date are: January 25, 2017