SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES:
Services at 9 & 11 AM in the Sanctuary & Available Online
The Five: Sundays at 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall
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.

What is Wisdom?

Personally, I have loved seeing the parents and children on our campus this week as school has resumed. We have 108 children, ages 2 through 5, enrolled at Grace United Methodist Preschool this year. Ms. Patti does a great job in leading our preschool, and this is why our reputation in the community is excellent. Friends, I am so grateful that a…

Back to School Prayers

This Sunday, August 8, we will pray for teachers, school administrators, parents, and students as another school year begins. I know many people are anxious and I believe that God offers comfort and courage when we pray together. Please plan to worship this Sunday and to pray specifically for everyone affected by a return to school. Lilly Hibbard has served as Grace’s…

COVID and Mask Section

I have become increasingly aware of increases in COVID cases. Please remember that we have a reserved section of the sanctuary for folks who feel safer wearing masks indoors. If you sit on the side of the sanctuary closest to the organ, remember that masks are required in that section. We have plenty of masks available for anyone who forgets to bring…

Grateful for Your Faithfulness

This week you may receive Grace’s yearly stewardship letter. Our leadership team at Grace is working hard preparing for the coming year. We are so grateful for the faithfulness of all of you in sending in your pledges. Last year we had the best overall total pledge commitments since I started at Grace in 2015. While pledges have never accounted for our…

A Vision for the Future

At our Church Council meeting this week, I shared the vision for the coming year of worship at Grace. The plan that our staff and music leaders have embraced is to offer two worship services on Sunday mornings at 9 am and 11 am. We will avoid labeling the services, but the 11 am service will be a more modern type of…

Summer at the Blink of an Eye

The summer season is moving fast, and in just a few weeks we will begin another school year. For families with school-age or college-age children, the calendar revolves around the school year. Here at Grace, we are looking forward to supporting MILA Elementary school with a new school year, and we pray that our volunteers will be allowed on the school campus…

Reflecting on What God Has in Store

I’m back! It has been an excellent renewal leave for me to reflect on what God has in store for the future. The time away included a good mix of relaxation, study, prayer, and reflection. I am so grateful to our great staff and so many of you in the congregation who have served faithfully in my absence. During my leave, I…

The Voices of Women

As I prepare for my sermon this week, I am reminded of everything women have had to endure in order to be treated equally under the law. It was not that many years ago that women could not own property, would not be considered fit to raise their children if their marriage ended in divorce, could not go to college, could not…

Father’s Day & Our Heavenly Father

Wow! We had an awesome Vacation Bible School week. Our campus was filled with the laughter of children and the excitement of learning about Jesus. We are so grateful to all our volunteers. You were Amazing! No matter how big or small the job was you stepped up just like Isaiah and said: “Here I am!” What a blessing you were to…

VBS and the Cycle of Change

Wow! Monday is the first day of Vacation Bible School! We are so excited about hosting an in-person VBS this year. Niki has made lots of plans. We have a lot of wonderful volunteers and over 70 children who will be on campus learning about Jesus and how he loves them and how God is always there for them in all circumstances.…