SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES:
Traditional – 8 and 11 AM
Contemporary – 9:30 AM and 5 PM “The Five”
65 Needle Boulevard
In the Heart of Merritt Island, FL

Both of Grace UMC’s pastors share information via blogging. Pastor Steve Hart shares a message each week in the blog listing below, with his message also emailed out in our weekly Gracevine Newsletter. Associate Pastor Beth Burton also blogs, sharing thoughtful insights on faith and everyday life. Click here to visit Pastor Beth’s blog and see the latest messages from Pastor Steve below.

Being a Church Devoted to Prayer

Recently, someone asked a pastor what she would request of her congregation if she could have anything. Her immediate response was “I would request a church devoted to prayer.” What a faithful response! We must never underestimate the power of prayer. So, I have some prayer requests. I am serving on a Kairos prison ministry team from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday,…

Recognizing Our Veterans

We have another weekend of ministry opportunities here at Grace. The Country Store is scheduled for Saturday morning in the fellowship hall, and we welcome volunteers for set-up on Friday at 6 pm. This is a quarterly event at Grace, and we are blessed to be able to provide cleaning supplies, pet food, and several other household items that many people cannot…

On Turning 60

Today I enter into my 6th decade. It seems really weird to write that! Like George Bailey, I have been blessed with a wonderful life so far. It has had its ups and downs filled with both good times and bad. And now, today, here I am on my 60th birthday. I wasn’t sure about entering into a new decade and I…

The Wonderful Tapestry of World Communion Sunday

This Sunday, October 6, is world communion Sunday. This is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. I love the wonderful, diverse tapestry that constitutes the body of Christ throughout the world. People of many races, languages, cultures and regions of the world worship God in a variety of ways. Jesus invites us all to a feast that is a celebration…

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…