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Posts by Pastor Steve

A Challenging Parable

Most of us would prefer it if the ethical, moral, and spiritual questions we face were easy to understand with clear, black and white answers. Unfortunately, the world in which we live is often filled with ethical dilemmas and challenges that involve uncertainty and more gray areas than we would prefer. Doing what is right is not always easy, nor is it…

Sharing God’s Love with New People

Are you ready for fall? Even though we do not experience much seasonal change in weather, the activity level at the church is a sure sign that we are approaching autumn. This Saturday, September 14, we are working on setting up the pumpkin patch. Come out and join us as we prepare. We start at 8:30 am. This Sunday, September 15, I…

Post Hurricane Dorian Update

Dear Grace Family and Friends: I have spoken to several of our members and everyone feels a sense of relief and gratitude that Dorian has finally moved on. We will provide updates on the ways we can reach out to those in the Bahamas as soon as we know more, but for now giving to UMCOR is the best way to support…

Hurricane Dorian Cancels Services; Closes Church Office

All church services for Sunday are canceled. (Edited Saturday at 5 PM: Brevard County Emergency Management has delayed the mandatory evacuation for Merritt Island to start at 8 AM on Monday, Sept. 2 because of Dorian’s slowed approach. However, the church campus has been secured in preparation for the storm and is closed until further notice). Please share this information with friends…

Humility and Service

Many thanks to all of you who have already contributed to the fund for a new air conditioning unit for the sanctuary. We are off to a good start in raising the needed funds. If you are able and wish to contribute, just make a notation on your check or in your giving envelope that the funds are designated for “sanctuary A/C”.…

We Were Made to Thrive

I often hear people lament the absence of youth and young adults in worship. Most churches struggle with how to engage and keep young people active in the life of the church. Friends, I have good news! We have a great opportunity this Sunday, August 18, to celebrate and affirm our youth ministry here at Grace. Our Youth Director, Matt Gleason, shares…

Back to School Blessings & More on God’s Calling

It is back-to-school time again! Teachers are already back at work preparing for the new school year, and students start back in Brevard County on Monday, August 12. We will take time in all our worship services Sunday to pray for all our teachers, administrators, students, and parents as we start the new year. Our Grace United Methodist Preschool also starts back…

Responding to God’s Call in Our Lives

I am very grateful to Pastor Beth and all the staff at Grace for their good work that allowed me and my family to enjoy an excellent vacation this year. It is so good to leave for vacation knowing that the church is filled with committed, competent leaders. This Sunday, August 4, the scripture passages for worship will be Colossians 3: 1-4…

Called Out & Loving It: Grace’s Merger with The Open Door

The Greek word “ekklesia”, which we see in the New Testament defining the assembled church, literally means “to be called out.” While in ordinary discourse being called out has negative connotations, in Christian theology being called out signifies finding meaning, purpose, and guidance for life. We are called out to a life of adventure and service with a God who is crazy…