Dance Ministry

Dance Ministry The Dance Ministry rehearses on 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend and bring new participants. This ministry is open to girls and boys: Anointed Angels for elementary aged students Dynamic Dancers for middle school aged students Dancing with Grace for high school aged students Geneva Smith continues as instructor/choreographer. Questions? Contact the church office and leave a message for Bridgette Smith, dance ministry coordinator. The dancers will minister in worship

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Backpack Ministry

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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Vacation Bible School at Grace UMCLA

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

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Music brings us together in Worship

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

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Valentine’s Day Celebration at Grace UMCLA

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,

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Freedom School Sponsored by Grace UMCLA

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

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