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!
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.
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 as COVID safety procedures are refined. Please go to http://graceumcpreschool.com/ for more details.
For more info call (757) 595-0017.
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.
Celebrating God’s love, seeking God’s direction together.
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 postponed 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.