COLUMBIA DISTRICT LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES SCHOOL – FALL SESSION

Date:     September 28 – 29, 2018

Time:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 9/28/18
                  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 9/29/18

REGISTER ONLINEhttp://www.umcsc.org/data/codistlsmreg.php

Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2018

Location:  Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church
                      3050 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC

Course Offering:

Lay Servant Ministries (The Basic Course) 

 

Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way (United Methodist Heritage)

 

Each One a Minister (Discovering your spiritual gifts)

 

Grief Rite: Moving From Mourning to Ministering

 

 

Contact:              Debbie Watford, Director

                              15 Copperfield Court
                              Columbia, SC 29209
                              Email:  debbiewatford1@gmail.com
                              Phone: 803-673-4930

 

All classes are $25.  Each participant is to purchase his/her own books ahead of time. 

 

Lay Servant Ministries (The Basic Course) 

By Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

Participant’s Book – DR626 – 978-0-88177-626-3 ($11.00)

Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way (United Methodist Heritage)

by Kenneth L. Carder / George Hovaness Donigian

 

Participant’s Book – DR571 – 978-0-88177-571-6 ($13.00)

Each One a Minister (Discovering your spiritual gifts)

By William J. Carter

Participant’s Book – DR375 – 978-0-88177-375-0 ($14.00)

 

Grief Rite: Moving From Mourning to Ministering

by Kathryn McColskey PhD  

Participant’s Book – 978-0982395912 (Amazon – $7.95 paperback)

YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT is needed to send GRACE CHILDREN & YOUTH to ASBURY HILLS SUMMER CAMP!

Summer Camp can be a life changer in spiritual formation of children and youth.

We have several children and youth in our congregation that desire to go to Ashbury Hills Summer Camp. Our goal is to raise $4,500 by June 1st. The average cost per camper is $520, with the church providing 80% and the camper providing 20% for active children/youth from our congregation. Will you or your small group help financially by contributing to our Camp Scholarship Fund? Thank you for your support and for making a difference in the lives of our children and youth!

Summer camp at Asbury Hills is all about fun, faith, and fellowship.

Campers:
 Form new friendships with cabin mates and counselors
 Participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities
 Deepen faith with small-group devotions
 Experience powerful worship

Because of these things, we see powerful results in our campers each summer.

 96% grew in their relationship with Christ.
 98% tried something new.
 98% want to tell others what they learned at camp.
 96% learned something new about faith.

Asbury Hills is a part of SC Camps and Retreat Ministries and a ministry of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

For more info go to: http://asburyhills.org
Thank you for you generous contributions. We have raised so far this year a total of $1,890 of our goal of $4,000. The current balance in the Asbury Hills Account is $783.60.

Rev. Luke Rhyee will deliver the message at Grace on September 10

In May, the District Connectional Ministries Team approved Rev. Luke Rhyee (former pastor of Columbia Korean UMC), Missionary to Guatemala with the Mission Society, as our official Columbia District Missionary.   Luke has a non-profit called Healing Guatemala.

The Rev. Luke MoonTaeg Rhyee M.D. graduated from CNU Medical School in Korea and worked as a medical doctor. He also graduated from Duke Divinity School and is in full connection with the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church as an elder.

Currently, he serves the people of Guatemala, mostly Mayan people, in Quetzaltenango as a president and executive director of Healing Guatemala with his family.

He has his wife, SunHee Kim R.N., S.W., and three boys, Daniel Lee, 4; Andrew Lee, 6; and Joshua Lee, 11.

To get more information; 

healingguatemala.org

facebook.com/luke.rhyee

 

To support the mission;

Payable to Healing Guatemala 
P.O. Box 1835
Duluth, GA 30096

UMCOR Responds to Harvey

Click here to Give to UMCOR Relief 901670

 By Mary Andreolli*  

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. We will continue to update this page and UMCOR social media as we receive new information.

5 Things You Can Do:

1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey.
2. Make relief kits http://www.umcor.org/…/Relief-S…/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning
3. Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts: https://secure3.convio.net/…/SPageNaviga…/umcor_donate.html…
4. Donate only those items requested.
5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.
UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief is grateful for your relentless prayers and support. 

To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440 (https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=901440

Pictures from VBS 2017

 

Click here for more VBS pictures on Grace’s Facebook Events Page.

 

 

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!

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS TAKING A TURN

Special thanks to BJ, Dalvon and Bianca for providing childcare at our last Sunday School meeting. Thank you to everyone who participated in each and/or BOTH meetings to kick off our new focus on Christian education at Grace.

Our lunch was special with homemade goods including shrimp creole made by our own resident chef John Chiles and broccoli casserole and lemon squares by Maxine Drake.

Our back-to-back meetings have revealed a strong foundation on which Grace can grow. As with all buildings, a good foundation needs support and for that we are turning to you.

Starting on Feb. 12th, Sunday School will have a little different look.  Fellowship time will be truncated so that we can meld into our opening program of song (thanks ahead to all who volunteer) and/ or a video from Chuck Knows Church at 9:45am.

Immediately following our large group gathering all will be dismissed to their respective classrooms. We understand the 10:30am early dismissal for choir members (whom take all ages I hear), but plan for a 10:40am end so that our acolytes, greeters and ushers can be ready to serve by 10:45am.

We are looking for volunteers of all ages. Options we are exploring are a split of the elementary grades and separating the middle/high school classes once our steady attendance warrants.

Other discussion included the development and implementation of a Teacher’s Aide (TA) program, car pool transportation, and addition of Disciple Express or some other similar format for the adults.

Our current classes include elementary grades with Mrs. Maxine and Shannon. Lessons are read, crafts, science projects, activities and FUN abound – plus a special birthday celebration on your special day thanks to Mrs. Maxine.

Our middle and high school kids are included in the real life applications presented by Mr. Brian and Ralph. This Christian education helps prepare our youth for the ‘real’ world and offers a safe haven to discuss ways to ‘turn the other cheek’. Community outreach is part of this class as they can be found feeding the homeless, singing at Heartland or Carolina Gardens or just hearing the pancake lesson at Denny’s. Won’t you join this amazing cast of experiences to lend your own fond memories of your Christian upbringing.

I found the easiest way for me to know Jesus and to make Him known to others is by teaching. We will support you wherever you are in your journey – thanks for stepping up! K. Neel kzneel@aol.com or 803-917-9347

Our Mission at Grace is to know Jesus and to make Him known to others.