Backpack Ministry Members of Grace UMCLA donate backpacks with school supplies to the 4th and 5th graders at 54th Street School which is our community elementary school. This ministry demonstrates our commitment to provide children with the appropriate tools to kick-off their learning experience in a new school year. All backpacks are donated by members of the church, not corporate sponsors, and the supplies are lovingly packed at church. Then, the bags are blessed in our worship celebrations
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Sunday School at Grace UMCLA Every Sunday at 9:45-10:45 a.m., Sunday School classes are offered for ages from nursery to seniors! At Grace UMCLA, everyone has the opportunity to study the Bible in small groups. Children learn sign language and memorize Bible verses and prayers. In addition, youth learn Christian ethics, the difference between right and wrong, leadership, public speaking and community building through games, storytelling, activities and seasonal programs. Adults and seniors learn explore the meaning of
Youth Activities Youth are a core part of Grace UMCLA. Youth are enrolled in 6-12th grades, and at Grace UMCLA, we are committed to offering great activities geared to youth needs and interests. Sunday School is offered each week at 9:45-10:45 a.m., Dance Ministry rehearses September - June, Youth Ushers serve on each 4th and 5th Sundays, and the Methodist Youth Fellowship group meets on 5th Sundays at 9:45-10:45 a.m. Community service projects, away camps, and fun excursions
Vacation Bible School at Grace UMCLA Vacation Bible School is a week-long Bible Study program for all ages. Traditionally, the program begins with an opening song, prayer and light supper followed by classroom instruction. Classes for children and youth include Bible stories, games and activities. Classes for adults and seniors vary from arts and crafts to Bible Study. This year's theme was "I've Got Talent." Adults explored how to combine their faith in their work outside of the
Choirs at Grace UMCLA Music is an essential tool for expression of Christian faith for all ages. At Grace UMCLA, music is central to our worship celebrations. Our music ministry features the following groups: a children's choir (known as Grace Notes), a Praise Team that opens worship each Sunday, Voices of Grace that sings traditional and contemporary gospel, Chancel Choir that focuses on anthems and spirituals, and the Men's Choir (known as The Chordsmen). Choir members form a
Valentine Sunday is a special for everyone at Grace UMCLA. The Marriage Ministry at Grace UMCLA sponsors a gala event each year on the Sunday closest to Valentine's Day. First, during our worship celebrations at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., all married couples stand at the chancel area and Rev. Hill leads a vow renewal ceremony. Rev. Hill and First Lady Allyson give each couple a special gift at the end of the ceremony. Second, a Valentine luncheon,
Weddings at Grace UMC Host your upcoming event at Grace United Methodist Church in our beautiful sanctuary that seats 300 people. Our Fellowship Hall will seat 175 people at tables and it has a fully equipped modern kitchen. A Great Place for All Celebrations Whether it is a graduation dinner, birthday party, baby shower, wedding, retirement luncheon or dinner, or family reunion, Grace United Methodist Church is an attractive venue! Contact Kelly Gilmore, church administrator, to arrange a
Yoshika Kitanani, gospel/jazz singer, who studied with the Voices of Grace Choir director, Melida Smith, sang with the Voices of Grace Choir at Grace UMCLA. She was recognized during worship on her last Sunday at Grace UMCLA before returning to her native Japan. Grace UMCLA is a destination for visitors as a spiritual home away from home. College students, transplants from other regions of the U.S., and international visitors have found our congregation to be warm, friendly and
In collaboration with Children's Defense Fund, Grace UMCLA sponsored a program for boys and girls entering 6th grade that focused on reading books about important historical figures in African-American history. The goal of the program was to build self-esteem, intellectual curiosity, love of learning and group engagement skills. Young adult college students and graduates were employed as "servant leaders" to lead games, songs and activities. Church members and community leaders volunteered to read aloud to the group on
Hip Hop Cafe - HIV Prevention Event The Grace UMCLA HIV/AIDS Empowerment and Education Project aims to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic in our community and around the world. The Hip Hop Cafe gives expression to our youth and young adults who use music, song, dance and spoken word to deliver powerful prevention messages. In addition to this event, Grace UMCLA has hosted on-campus mobile HIV/AIDS instant testing and community seminars featuring medical professionals, researchers, sociologists and pastors. Our