Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Located in the beautiful foothills of the Black Hills, Grace United Methodist Church exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We invite you to join with us as we journey together in following Jesus. We're definitely not perfect, but we're striving to be faithful, and we thank God for the gift of grace. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Here at Grace United Methodist Church, we are all on a journey of faith. Some are just beginning, some are along the path a ways, and most of us are somewhere in between. We all have a common goal - to grow closer to Jesus. As disciples, we seek to share his love with a world in need by being the hands and feet and voice of Jesus.
WORSHIP and Sunday Mornings
Sunday Mornings - Worship at 9:00 am
Like most churches, there are sure to be things we don't do perfectly. As God's people a part of the Wesleyan tradition, we hope to grow in grace throughout our lives. If you come on Sunday, feel free to wear a dress or suit, or simply comes in a t-shirt and jeans. Come as you are. Our worship music is a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary songs.
If you're new, we'll try to not put you on the spot, but feel free to visit with our pastor or let us know if you need anything. We hope our words and actions convey that you are welcome, accepted, and loved. During our worship service we'll praise and thank God for through prayer and song. If folks have burdens or struggles, we'll also lift those up in prayer, and encourage persons to open up with one another (as they're comfortable) throughout the morning. At about 9:15 we offer Children's Church to those in preschool through sixth grade.
Sunday morning is an opportunity to gather together, to worship together, to rejoice and weep together, to receive forgiveness and extend grace together, to learn and be challenged together, and to experience the grace of God together, to be shaped into faithful disciples of Jesus, together.
You are also invited and encouraged to come to our Adult Sunday School class at 8:oo am and to join us in Fellowship Hall after worship to enjoy a time of connecting and getting to know one another.
"Holy Character" - Worship Series 3 - The Bible Year
On March 3, as we move into Judges, we see right away that there will be trouble — Israel is straying from God. A series of judges — some good, some horrible rule over Israel. We dive deep into the stories of two: Gideon and Samson. Both lead well at times. Both have utter failures at times. From these judges, we learn about how to lead well.
On March 10 we delve into the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. Famine drives Naomi and family to Moab. Ruth marries into the family. Loss forces Naomi home. Ruth refuses to leave her — loyalty, friendship, and honor are her traits. Yet they are still two widows. Boaz enters the scene, redeeming them, showing kindness and mercy.
On March 17 we turn to 1st and 2nd Samuel. With trouble on all sides, Israel longs for a king — just like the other nations. Saul rules for 42 mostly good years. Poor decisions lead to his downfall. As Saul declines, David grows in power. He becomes the next king, a “man after God’s heart.” Yet David stumbles into sin. Repentance comes, mercy flows. David’s line will reign forever.
On March 24 we turn to 1st and 2nd Kings, where David calls Solomon to walk in God’s ways. As Solomon encounters God, he asks for wisdom to rule well. God blesses him and the temple is built. Yet folly still sets in — Solomon marries foreign wives and falls into idolatry. God will tear the kingdom away. Solomon’s son escalates the folly, speeding up Israel’s demise.
On March 31 we work on through 2nd Kings as Elijah confronts Ahab and all of Israel about their idolatry. God’s power is upon him. Feeling all alone, God sends him to anoint Elisha as the next prophet. Elisha shows As God takes Elijah, Elisha receives a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. Elisha speaks against evil and does many powerful acts, including the healing of Naaman.
PRAYER REQUESTS & CONTACT INFO
Whether you've got a question about faith or the community, or we can assist you in any way, get in touch with us. We'd also be honored to pray for you or any concerns you might have.
10060 Foothill Dr, Piedmont, SD 57769, USA