The Bible and the Future--Sunday School class
Dec
9
to Dec 23

The Bible and the Future--Sunday School class

Grace ends the liturgical year and celebrates Advent with a church-wide consideration of the “Great Mystery” of God’s fulfilling creation’s purpose—now, and at the end of time. Does God have a plan for our lives? Does the Bible reveal what that plan is?

Our text will be In God’s Time by Craig C. Hill; the church has some copies available, for $15.00; used and electronic copies are available online. Please join this Sunday School class, November 11-December 23, 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, in Agape Clinic’s Community Room, 4104 Junius Street.

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Dec
16
10:50 AM10:50

O Great Mystery! Lessons and Carols at Grace

Please join Grace the third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 10:50 AM for a service of lessons and carols, embracing the theme of the ancient O Magnum Mysterium:

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Alleluia!

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A Way Forward for Grace
Jan
23
to Mar 12

A Way Forward for Grace

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In light of the United Methodist Church’s 2019 called General Conference regarding the place of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + persons in the church, Grace UMC is hosting four conversations with the purpose of sharing information and, more importantly, deciding how Grace will proceed depending on the General Conference’s outcome.

  • Sunday, September 30, 12:15-1:45 PM—The Bishops’ proposals and the current state of affairs

  • Tuesday, October 30, 6:30-8:00 PM—Implications of possible General Conference decisions

  • Sunday, December 2, 12:15-1:45 PM—Grace and the North Texas Conference on ordination

  • Wednesday, January 23, 6:00-7:30 PM—Grace and the North Texas Conference on marriage

Sunday, February 17, Grace’s Sunday Worship will be spent in praise, penance, and prayer for the United Methodist Church.

A light lunch will be served at our Sunday meetings, so please register to attend: Sign up on Sunday; call Alan at 214 824-2533; or respond to eric@graceumcdallas.org.

Please join together in this important work! Thank you.

Summary of the Way Forward Commission’s work

A Way Forward for Grace I—Handout

Three Proposed Plans—Comparison Chart

Judicial Council Decision 1366, on constitutionality of three proposed plans

“The Meaning of Ordination,” from Ministry Matters/UMC

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December 9--I-30 to Grace during the BMW Dallas Marathon!
Dec
9
7:00 AM07:00

December 9--I-30 to Grace during the BMW Dallas Marathon!

Sunday, December 9 is the BMW Dallas Marathon, and runs along Haskell Street along Grace’s west side. Grace UMC will have our usual worship and Sunday School that day, but know that getting to Grace will be a challenge. I-30 to Peak Street is your best route to Grace, but if you’re inside the marathon route, you may want to head toward downtown on Live Oak St or Ross Ave, head south on Washington St, and come across Junius to park near church and walk through the route.

Awards and hot chocolate will be offered at 9:15 AM! Come celebrate with us!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Grace with questions and concerns.

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Old East Dallas Thanksgiving Worship and Dinner
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Old East Dallas Thanksgiving Worship and Dinner

Please join the Grace community and our neighbor churches, East Dallas Christian Church and St. Edward Catholic Church, for our annual Thanksgiving Worship and Dinner, Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 PM.

We begin worship at Grace UMC, 4105 Junius Street; the St Edward Matachines Dancers will lead us across the street to East Dallas Christian, 629 N Peak Street, to continue our celebration; and we’ll end up at St Edward, 4014 Simpson Street, for supper.

Please join us!

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Come to the State of Grace Fair!
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Come to the State of Grace Fair!

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Howdy folks! This is Big Wes, John Wesley, inviting you to the State of Grace Fair on Sunday, October 28 from noon-2 PM in the Ol’ Time Parlor of Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Haskell Street. See all the wonderful attractions of GUMC—Music, food, ministries, and nice people to meet; you can even get a flu shot, to avoid the croup!

Get your spirit going! Remember the State of Grace Fair on Sunday, October 28! Be there!

“Big Wes” by Cap Pannell

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Spiritual Transitions of Life Retreat
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Spiritual Transitions of Life Retreat

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 10-2, GRACE PARLOR

SUGGESTED FEE:  $25 (COVERS LUNCH AND MATERIALS)--SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

FACILITATOR:  BONNI B. KING

REGISTRATION:  gumc@graceumcdallas.org 

“Aging is a gritty process of transforming raw memories and character traits into a real and transformed self.  Aging is not growing older but becoming a real person and fulfilling your own destiny as you reflect on life experiences. This is aging: becoming, transcending, being more than anyone could have imagined we might become.”                            Thomas Moore

Just as the seasons change, so do our lives.  Whatever season you find yourself in now, there will be an evolution to the next. Consider taking some time to learn new ways to experience deeper meaning in this time of life.

We will use personal meditations and group interaction to better access the indwelling Spirit and become more of who God created us to be.  Bonni Brophy King facilitates the process to support your inner journey.

Contact BONNI B. KING  214-394-0619  bonnibking@gmail.com  with any questions.

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Farm Day
Oct
14
12:30 PM12:30

Farm Day

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Spend an afternoon on the farm with your church family. After  a pizza lunch following services on October 14, we will gather at the Claxton Farm for fishing, tractor rides, horseback rides, and farm tour, plus volleyball, soccer, and kites, all ending with a hayride back to the s’mores pit!  We'll leave for home at about 5:00 p.m.

 

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Visitors to Grace: Join us for McMuffins at McCleskey!
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

Visitors to Grace: Join us for McMuffins at McCleskey!

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On the first Sunday of each month, Pastor Judith Reedy hosts McMuffins (well, muffins, anyway!) at McCleskey Center, our ministries house at 4121 Junius Street, to welcome visitors to Grace United Methodist Church, Dallas, and to describe the many opportunities that come with membership in our busy, active, community. How do Grace members share our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness—all for building God’s Communion, here on earth?

Please join us at 9:30 AM for lively conversation before our Sunday worship. Questions? please contact us at pastor@graceumcdallas.org, or 214 824-2533.

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New Adult Class Continues
Oct
7
to Oct 21

New Adult Class Continues

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Do you know what Spiritual Gifts are?  Do you know what spiritual gifts you possess? Would you like to learn more about how to use your spiritual gifts to serve your church and community? Join us for a 4-week Adult Sunday School class led by Carolyn Childress and Eric Markinson  from 9:30-10:30 am beginning on Sunday, September 23rd, in the Fellowship Hall. 

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Dallas Pride 2018--No H8 in the Lone Star State!
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Dallas Pride 2018--No H8 in the Lone Star State!

Join Grace and our sister Reconciling Ministry Network congregations as we march in Dallas' Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade to join in "Presenting the Positive Image of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community of Texas."  We will gather at Wycliff Ave, southwest of Cedar Springs Road, and share our love for ALL God's children!

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Grace's 115th Anniversary
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Grace's 115th Anniversary

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On Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 10:50 a.m., Grace UMC Dallas will be celebrating its 115th year of consecutive worship at the corner of Junius and Haskell Streets! The preacher for the day will be Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell, a professor at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, and a leading authority on John Wesley and Methodist history, including in Texas. He is also deeply knowledgeable about Dallas history, so he is perfectly positioned to entertain and enlighten Grace in his sermon on Isaiah 51: 1-3, “Look Unto the Rock.”

The celebration will be immediately followed by a potluck – a tradition in the United Methodist Church of bringing one’s favorite dish (pot) and joining in with what others have brought with the lucky expectation of a great feast! 

Grace UMC Dallas was recently selected by Sacred Places to receive a grant for shoring up the building to make it strong for the next 115 years of worship and service. Grace was chosen because it fits the focus of Sacred Places: churches that are at the intersection of heritage, faith, and community.

The celebration of Grace’s 115th year in ministry will continue for the entire month of September, beginning September 2nd with a message from Eric Markinson, Associate Pastor of Community Care, and concluding September 30th with a message from Sam Hodges, a Grace member, author, and United Methodist News journalist.

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Conversation on A Way Forward
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Conversation on A Way Forward

The North Texas Conference’s Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and the Board of Laity are jointly hosting the fourth annual conference-wide laity event from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Rd., in Carrollton.

This year’s timely topic is “Listening for ‘The Way Forward.’ ” A special-called General Conference will take place February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis that will address petitions related to The United Methodist Church’s positions on human sexuality. This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the proposed legislation that will be considered by the General Conference.

Some highlights of the program will include:

  • the role of the Laity in the process
  • an overview of the proposed legislation
  • voices from the North Texas delegation to the special conference
  • conversations from around the conference over lunch
  • a time for individuals to express their hopes, interests and apprehensions about the impact the differing proposals that will be considered

This laity-sponsored event is open to the entire church, both clergy and laity. The cost is $20, which includes lunch.

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Teachers In-Service Lunch
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Teachers In-Service Lunch

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It has become a tradition--serving lunch to Zaragoza Elementary School teachers during their week of training before school starts! Please be part of this generous ministry Thursday, August 9: Bring a salad, side, or dessert to share, then come serve hungry teachers at the school.  It's always an event steeped in gratitude and great care for our community.  For more information email Eric.

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Blessed Are the Consumers: All-Church Sunday School
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Blessed Are the Consumers: All-Church Sunday School

Join Grace for an important discussion about who we are and how we use resources, inspired by Sallie McFague’s 2013 book, Blessed are the Consumers.  Grace member Alice Montgomery will lead us as we consider our society’s relationship to the environment, and how the lives of several saints gone before us can provide lessons on stewardship, love of ourselves, and love of others.

 

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About The Book:

For decades, Sallie McFague has lent her voice and her theological imagination to addressing and advocating for the most important issues of our time. In doing so, she has influenced an entire generation, and empowered countless people in their efforts to put religion in the service of meeting human needs in difficult times.

In this timely book, McFague recalls her readers to the practices of restraint. In a world bent on consumption it is imperative that people of religious faith realize the significant role they play in advocating for the earth, and a more humane life for all.

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Vacation Bible School

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Welcome to Peace Lab, where children discover God’s way of peace! From learning how to resolve conflicts to figuring out ways to help others, this interactive VBS curriculum helps children learn how to be peacemakers. The five Bible stories in this curriculum lead children on an awesome adventure through the Bible, equipping them to follow Jesus as compassionate peacemakers.

Vacation Bible School at Grace + East Dallas Christian Church is on Monday, June 25 for grades Pre-k to 6th during the summer. Children participate in a week-long camp with arts and crafts, science discovery, music, missions, and bible storytelling. 

 

 
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Summer and After-school Programs Registration
May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Summer and After-school Programs Registration

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Project Transformation mission is "to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities." Grace United Methodist Church is a host site for Project Transformation's Summer and After-school Programs.  The final day to register for Summer and After-school programs is May 11th.  

The summer program is $20 per student or $50 per family.
Children and Youth Grades 1-12 gather at Grace United Methodist Church beginning June 6 for 8 weeks, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. 

For more information, email Eric.

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