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.

March at a Glance


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Mar 5th – 7:00 pm Bible Study

March 6th – noon Bible Study

March 7th – 6:00 pm Fellowship Meal
March 7th – 7:00 pm First Wednesday Prayer Service

March 9th – Office Closed

March 11th – Daylight Savings Time Begins SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD

March 15th – Newsletter Deadline

March 17th – 2:00 pm JOY Group St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 23rd – 6:00 pm Hot Dog and a Movie

March 25th – Palm Sunday
March 25th – 11:00 am Choir Cantata

March 28th – 7:00 pm John Chiles Cooking Class

March 29th – 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service

March 30th – Good Friday Office Closed
March 30th – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Holy Friday Prayer Vigil

March 31st – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt

April 1st – Easter Sunday see Holy Week at the end of the bulletin

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;


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…/Relief-S…/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning
3. Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts:…/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 (

Pictures from VBS 2017


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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!

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