What's Happening at Grace?


Some of our upcoming events - and other community events - are listed below.  You can get more information from our monthly newsletter and our weekly bulletins, and on our calendar (click on "Calendar" in the menu bar above).  Be sure to bookmark our website and come back often!




Grace Church's Annual Outdoor Worship Service and Potluck Picnic

Sunday, July 9th

Mt. Tabor Park- 13544 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD

Worship begins at 10:30 AM in the "Tabernacle" pavilion


Please bring a side dish or dessert to share - hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages will be provided by the church. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Good Shepherd Room; RSVPs are appreciated so that we can be sure to have enough hamburgers, hot dogs and paper goods.


DON'T dress up, and DO come prepared to get dirty! Adults and children alike can enjoy the GIANT WOODEN SLIDE.


Carpooling may be available. Please call or email the church office (301-662-3312 or admin@grucc.com) if you need a ride, or to volunteer as a driver.


Hope to see you there!



Help Wanted!

Grace UCC is looking for a part-time Director of Youth Ministry.  Please see the Position Description for details.



Let's keep in touch!

Each week, the Grace Church 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.



Giving Options at Grace Church

Boxes of offering envelopes are available in the Narthex for anyone (regular guests, too!) who would like to use envelopes for regular giving.  Simply pick up a box and write your name on  the sign-up sheet next to the envelope number that you've chosen.


If you would rather give electronically, we have 2 options:


1.  You can sign up for our super-convenient UCC e-Giving program and have a regular, recurring donation drafted out of your checking or savings account, or charged to your credit card. (To get started, simply download this authorization form, or call the church office.)




2. You can now make donations on our website using PayPal!  Simply click the button at the bottom of the home page!


If you decide to participate in our electronic giving programs, you can pick up some "I give electronically" cards to place in the offering plate on Sunday mornings.



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 or speak to Rob Apgar ("Cop Rob").



Free Blood Pressure Screenings

On the first Sunday of every month, our Faith Community Nurse, Mike Stockman, will provide free blood pressure screenings during fellowship.




Join Nikki on Thursday evenings at 6pm for a fun hour of fitness. Men, women and teens of all fitness levels are welcome to drop in to this FREE class!


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 call Pastor Rob at 240-217-2767.



Lay Caring Ministry at Grace

There are a few members of our church family who are unable to be with us for worship on Sunday mornings for one reason or another. Some are home-bound, some are in nursing care facilities, and others are in short-term rehabilitation facilities or receiving rehab care at home. Many of these folks would appreciate phone calls or visits from their fellow Grace Church members.

If you have some time in your schedule, and would like to get involved by sending cards, making phone calls, or visiting with anyone, please speak to Mike Stockman or Pastor Rob. There are no set requirements to this ministry; whatever you have time to do will be appreciated!


Volunteer Opportunities at Grace Church

Are you ready to get more involved in your church? We have plenty of opportunities for you! With only 5 part-time staff members, Grace Church relies heavily on volunteers to keep the church running smoothly.

We have many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests, such as:


Acolytes, Altar Guild, Children's Sermon volunteers, Eucharistic Ministers, Scripture readers, Ushers, and Youth Ministry - please speak to Pastor Rob

Senior and Joyful Noise Choirs - please speak to Jonas Dawson

Fellowship Hosts and Greeters - please speak to Rob Apgar

Lay Caring Ministry - please speak to Mike Stockman

Children's Church leaders, Nursery volunteers, and Sunday School teachers - please speak to Jean Barrick

Offering Counters - please speak to Lloyd Taylor

Outreach and Missions - please speak to Sarah Travis

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