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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.

Leaning into Divine Thinking

This Sunday marks the second Sunday in Lent. The Grace with Promise team will have participated in the Family Promise Emerald City 5K. Sunday will mark the last day of February. We are already two months into 2021! People are getting their vaccinations slowly but surely and we are seeing an increase in our in-person worship services. While the weather is still…

A Lenten Challenge: Building Relationships

We have now entered the season of Lent, and I have a challenge for everyone. Rather than focusing upon sacrifices and traditional fasting, let’s use this season to build relationships with people. We have over 800 people on our membership rolls at Grace, and I know that many of us do not know each other. Take your church directory and a person…

Getting Ready for Lent

Dear Grace Family: As you read this, we are less than one week from Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season. The word “lent” means “spring”, and in its old English and Germanic origins refers to the “lengthening of days.” Historically, Christians have recognized the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, excluding Sundays, as a time to reflect upon…

Praying for America’s Leaders

This week, we have observed the inauguration of a new president and vice-president here in the United States. At the beginning of a new presidency, it is important for all Americans, and especially Christians, to pray for the success and well-being of the new administration and to pray for the former president and his family as they transition to a new life…

Speaking Up About Things That Matter

It really is true that there is no substitute for personal experience. This week, Colleen and I have experienced the covid virus first-hand. Thankfully, neither of us has had any significant breathing issues, but the discomfort, fatigue, and general exhaustion is tough. We are grateful that we can quarantine at home and we ask for your prayers as we recover. Several other…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Recently, I have been thinking about the phrase, “We make plans and God laughs.” Certainly, this was true for many of us for our 2020 plans. Because only God knows the future, we are not able to anticipate how events outside our control will affect our lives. So in light of this reality, how do we approach a new…

Merry Christmas

Dear Grace Family:  This is my last Gracevine article for 2020! Despite the challenges of this year, with God’s help we will end the year on a good note. I look forward to the Christmas musical entitled “Gloria” this Sunday, December 20 at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm. Please spread the word about this event and invite friends to attend in-person or online.…