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
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
To provide family time on Christmas Sunday Morning, Sunday School classes are canceled. Plan to attend worship at 10 a.m. for a special worship celebration. Young children may bring their favorite Christmas toy to worship with them!
Members of all usher boards are expected to attend the 3rd Saturday meetings. The next meeting will be held on August 19 at 9:30 a.m.
The Sunday School is ready for its annual presentation of the Christmas story. The final dress rehearsal will be held today and the pageant will be presented on Sunday, December 18 at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to enjoy this theatrical presentation.
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Each worship celebration will begin with our Praise Team followed by responsive readings, prayers, music and the sermon (the preached word of God). On each 1st Sunday of the month, Holy Communion is administered to all believers; church membership is not required. Grace is a child-friendly congregation so your child(ren) may always attend worship with you.
Members, friends and community members are invited to bring children - ages 2-10 years - to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the back lawn of Grace United Methodist Church. Baskets will be provided. Anticipate a visit from the Easter Bunny!
Join us for our first annual community Trunk-or-Treat in the Grace UMCLA in the church parking lot. Members of the church will decorate the trunks of their cars, wear non-scary costumes, and offer a family fun evening of games, prizes and refreshments. Everybody is welcome to this fun event. - See Last Year's Halloween Party Pics
Halloween "Trunk" or Treat! - Come One and All OCTOBER 28, 2017 / 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Members of the church will decorate their car trunks, park on the church lot and wear non-scary costumes as we invite children to enjoy games and receive treats. Hotdogs, popcorn and soft drinks will be available for all. Children are invited to wear their (non-scary) costumes! - Get Location
Following the Sunrise Easter Worship Celebration, come to a free hot breakfast sponsored by the United Methodist Men. This is an annual event and the food is prepared and served by the men of the church!