Grace United Methodist Church Newport News, VA
Monday, July 13, 2020
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.

Welcome to Grace United Methodist Church!
1209 Country Club Road, Newport News, VA 23606
757-595-0017      graceumc1209@gmail.com
 
Follow this link for Facebook Live Worship Sundays at 10 am.
 
Worship Schedule  -- CURRENTLY WE ARE WORSHIPPING ONLINE ONLY. WHEN WE RESUME "IN-PERSON" WORSHIP, THE SCHEDULE WILL BE:
 
 
8:45 am Praise Service  ~  9:45 am Sunday School
 
11:00 am Traditional Worship 
 
 

 

New Variable Office Hours

 

To limit the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily teleworking and alternating our presence in office. Our apologies if you missed us.

 

Deliveries - Please leave on breezeway table.

 

Worship Schedule - For now we are worshipping “together separately” Sundays at 10 am on FacebookLive.

 

Meetings - Groups, classes, & committees with more than 10 people may meet via zoom, email, phone.

 

Pastor “Pop-in” conversations are now by phone. To get Pastor Hank’s undivided attention call his cell phone or office number Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:30 & 5:30. Also call this number to schedule in-person meetings with the pastor.

 

Our Preschool is closed until September. Please go to http://graceumcpreschool.com/ for more details.

For more info call 595-0017.  

                

                 We are following Jesus and applying John Wesley’s three simple rules:

 

              Doing no harm.

                 Doing all the good we can.

                 Staying in love with God!

 

 
 
  
 
  
Join us at Grace as we praise and worship God, serve others,

enjoy fellowship and pray together, and study the Bible.
 

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Please note:  We have a new church email address:  graceumc1209@gmail.com.
 
 
About Grace:
 
We have been serving the Newport News, Virginia community for over 60 years.  Grace Church has two Sunday morning services.  Our early, praise service, begins in our chapel at 8:45 a.m., and our traditional worship service begins at 10:00 a.m.  We have a variety of Sunday School classes at 9:45 from September - June, with nursery care available at all of these times.  Directions and contact information can be found on the links to your left.
 
Being Christian involves being shaped by the language of the Christian tradition, including the Bible as the foundation of the tradition. Some people in this church understand Christian language quite literally and factually. Others understand it more symbolically and metaphorically. What we share is a common passion for the more-than-literal meaning of the stories and teachings that shape us. 
  
 
ALL ARE WELCOME! 
 
 Vision Statement
 
Celebrating God's love, seeking God's direction together.
 
 
Mission Statement
 
Grace United Methodist Church celebrates God's love by welcoming and caring for one another.
 
We seek God's direction through worship, by walking together in the image of Christ, by sharing what God is doing in our lives,
 
and by following Christ's example of humble service.
 
 
 We Welcome Everyone—Without Exception
 
Grace United Methodist Church celebrates that all people are made in the image of God, and we cherish the diversity God has created.
 
We intentionally welcome, affirm and encourage active participation by everyone regardless of sexual orientation,
 
gender identity, race, ethnicity, economic status, physical and mental ability, age, family makeup and education.
 
We are connected to one another by our faith in Jesus and his teachings to love and care
 
for each other, and this gives us the opportunity to worship, learn and fellowship together.
 
We are dedicated to advancing the inclusivity of United Methodist Churches.
 
 
 
 

The Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation - An independent mediation team -- comprised of eight bishops and eight representatives from advocacy groups -- announced a proposal for the separation of The United Methodist Church. The proposed legislation was intended to be introduced to the 2020 General Conference (which has been postphoned to 2020).  It is important to remember that “The Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation” is one of several plans that have been prepared for consideration by the General Conference this May. The proposal is the latest effort to move the church past a decades-long debate over inclusiveness and interpretation of Scripture with regard to same-gender weddings and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy.

 
We also have a Preschool and Play to Learn program which operates during the week in the Children's Wing.
 
 
Please click on the links to your left to discover the other ministries of this church or feel free to contact us.