What's Happening in June  ...

UMW Summer Coffee

Tuesday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Ladies, are you missing your girlfriends from church? Do you want to see familiar faces or meet new friendly faces? Are you new to Grace Church and want to meet some wonderful ladies and find out about United Methodist Women?  Do you want to become inspired by a wonderful speaker?  Then, mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 15, at 9:30 a.m. to join us for our Zoom Summer Coffee. Click here for Zoom Link.

This year we will have B. A. Church speaking to us about the First Ladies Costume Collection found at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.  B. A. grew up in the small town of Lebanon in Southern Illinois. She received B.S. and  M.S. degrees in interior design from S.I.U.. Carbondale, worked in interior design and historic preservation.  She spent over 50 years teaching architectural/interior design/furniture and fashion history.  As she was interested in all aspects of design, she took coursework in the Fashion Design program at Columbia College, working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and was just short of that degree by six hours.

B. A. enjoys spending time with husband Dennis Pabich, delving into family genealogy and traveling to historical, interior design, architectural and fashion sites of interest. 
After visiting the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D. C., with her fashion background, she became very interested in learning about the First Ladies Costume Collection.
With Zoom, you can join us from wherever you are, or for as long or as little as you like! We are looking forward to being together for a wonderful conversation and fellowship!
Interested in learning more about United Methodist Women? Click here or contact Kathy Carey, President of Grace UMW, (percula4344@sbcglobal.net ) for more information.

Looking Ahead in 2021... 

Tuesday, September 7, at 9 a.m.
Program: Kids Above All (formetly Child Serv) 
Speaker: Catherine Inserra, Manager of Faith & Community Relations

Tuesday, October 5, at 9 a.m.
Program: World Thank Offering
Speaker: Spiritual Growth Coordinators

Tuesday, November 13, at 9 a.m.
Program: Mistletoe Marketplace

Tuesday, December , at 9 a.m.
Program: Christmas Cookie Exchange
Speaker: TBD

Mission U:

Learning Together for Transformation of the World  

For participants, Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. Participants grow in understanding the mission of the church in the current world context; conference events are open to members and non-members of United Methodist Women.

Study Topics for 2021: 

  • Finding Peace in an Anxious World
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
  • Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living Into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship
  • A Youth Study: Becoming Peacemakers in a Culture of Violence
  • A Children’s Study: Responding to Violence