Grace UCC Community News & Events



The Catoctin Association: 40 Days of Prayer




The Catoctin Association is beginning a wonderful new initiative called 40 Days of Prayer. Join us each day as a local church shares messages of what God is doing in their church and we pray together for their ministry! 


Each week there will be a bulletin so you can participate and together, we can support and encourage the amazing things that are happening in the Catoctin Association. 


To participate, go to www.Facebook.com/CatoctinAssociation


Stay tuned for the list of weekly prayers!


Catoctin Association Prayers for October 6th - 9th

Catoctin Association Prayers for October 11th -16th

 Catoctin Association Prayers for October 18th -23rd 




Grace UCC Stewardship Campaign

Rooted in Love

Join us as we discuss our current leadership campaign. 

Click the link here for the Special Rooted In Love Sunday Bulletin Insert




See Below for Previous Special "Rooted In Love" Sunday Bulletins:

Rooted In Love: Week 1 Bulletin


Halloween in Downtown Frederick


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 Halloween in Downtown Frederick is great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes are encouraged, though not required. Trick-or-treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities. More info at downtownfrederick.org/halloween.



Maryland Christmas Show

  • Presented By Maryland Christmas Show
  • November 19, 2021 - November 28, 2021
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-845-0003
  • Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
  • $8 adult, $4 child, $2 parking

Nothing brings back the yuletide spirit quite like the Maryland Christmas Show. For the 37th season visitors from near and far will discover the joys of shopping at Maryland's premier Christmas event. The Maryland Christmas Show, located in historic Frederick City, brings together many fine artisans and merchants to make your holiday shopping an enjoyable event.


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 Retirment Resources


 Through RetireGuide!

 RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about financial decisions that affect health care and retirement.

We recently published what we believe to be the most easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.


Please take a look: retireguide.com/medicare/eligibility/

We believe this resource would be beneficial for not only seniors, but also their loved ones, to better understand the medicare system. 









Thank you Grace UCC Family for your continual   devotion and support to our community!



We are better together!







Wonderful Wednesdays
Virtual Small Groups Wednesdays


Contact Pastor Rob at pastorrob@grucc.com to start a small group.







New Members Classes

Upcoming Clases To Be Determined 

Members Received
During Sunday Worship Service 

If you want to learn more about the UCC or
make Grace UCC your official Church family,
please talk to pastor Rob!

Topic: new members class

Meeting ID: 851 6097 7304
Passcode: 860658





Volunteer Opportunities at Grace Church

Are you ready to be more involved at Grace?

We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests! 

Are you ready to get more involved in your church?  We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests:

  • Acolytes, Altar Guild, Children's Sermon volunteers, Lay Caring Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Scripture readers, Ushers, and Youth Ministry - please speak to Pastor Rob
  • Grace Choir - please speak to Jonas Dawson
  • Hand Bell Choir - please speak to James Taylor
  • Fellowship Hosts and Greeters - please speak to Rob Apgar
  • Congregational Life activities - please speak to Gwen Edwards
  • Sunday School teachers, Children's Church leaders, and Nursery volunteers - please speak to John Brehmer
  • Offering Counters - please speak to Lloyd Taylor
  • Outreach and Missions - please speak to Trevor Addie


Sunday School Classes for Children and Youth

Our Youth Class (for teens and tweens in grades 6-12) meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings during the school year.  They meet on the 2nd floor on the "comfy couches" outside of the church office.

Younger children have their own "mini-Church" during the second part of our 11:00 worship service. We call it Children's Church, and we use a curriculum called Deep Blue Kids One-Room Sunday School, which incorporates Bible lessons, crafts, songs and other fun activities. Each Sunday, all elementary school kids (K-5) are invited to join us as we leave the Sanctuary after the children's sermon.



Let's keep in touch!

Each week, the Grace Vine eNews is sent out to our members and friends to keep everyone up-to-date on upcoming events. If you haven't been receiving these Friday updates, please email the church office to be added to the list - admin@grucc.com.



Greeters and Fellowship Hosts

Volunteer greeters are needed every Sunday morning to welcome our members and guests to worship.

Volunteer fellowship hosts provide snacks and drinks after worship on the first and third Sundays of each month. On the last Sunday of every month, the Congregational Life Commission will host a birthday party for everyone who celebrated a birthday during that month. (Please be sure that the church office has your birthday on file so that we can recognize you!)

If you would like to serve as a greeter or host the fellowship time one Sunday, please sign up on the sheet in the Good Shepherd Room (posted on the fridge) or speak to Rob Apgar ("Cop Rob").




A Pastoral Care note

Due to the current HIPAA (Privacy) laws, hospitals are not permitted to contact churches on behalf of patients. If you know of a church member who is hospitalized, please inform the church office. If you or a family member is hospitalized in an emergency situation, please contact Pastor Rob at 240-217-2767.

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