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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.

Saying YES! To God

Our church campus, from the sanctuary to the church office to the preschool, looks beautiful with the Christmas decorations. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the decoration efforts. I encourage you to look around when you are on our campus and enjoy the Advent spirit.  We are hosting two wonderful young families for Family Promise this week. I had the opportunity…

Heaven On Earth: Keep Watching

Colleen and I returned home Sunday evening after a wonderful trip that we had postponed for a year. I was able to watch last Sunday’s service online upon our return, and it made be proud and grateful for our church. We have many gifted people here at Grace, and the Holy Spirit is alive in this place. On this Thanksgiving weekend, this is something to celebrate!…

Thank You

I want to thank everyone who is a part of this church for the wonderful way you support all the pastors on staff at Grace. I am so blessed to be part of a congregation that understands the difficulties the job of pastor entails and is willing to say thank you in so many different ways. I know we all especially appreciate your…

Veterans Day, New Chapters, and Psalm 150

We are entering Veterans Day weekend, and we honor our veterans who have served our country. I know that many active members of Grace are veterans, and we are grateful for your service and dedication to our country. As you learned last Sunday, I have accepted a position in the Jacksonville Public Defender office working in problem solving courts starting December 1. The conference…

Listen, Trust, Go, and Give

Many thanks to everyone who helped with our pumpkin patch this year. Every year, October is such a busy month at Grace. We are able to welcome so many people to our campus with the patch and trunk or treat. Your help and participation blesses people throughout our community.  This Saturday, November 4, we will offer our country store event. If you…

Time, Finances, and Talents

During the past twenty years, I have had the privilege of officiating many funerals and celebrations of life. The impact that the deceased person has had on the lives of family and friends is often apparent in the conversations before and after the service. I am convinced that the best legacy we can leave when our time on earth is done is…

Money: What To Do With It

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather, just in time for pumpkin patch! This is a time of year when we have the privilege of having many people from all walks of life on our campus. Thank you for showing genuine hospitality to everyone you encounter.  Our beloved facilities manager, C.H. Hibbard, has turned in his resignation effective December 1, 2023. We…

Will You Please Go Now!

Rachel Held Evans was a young woman who wrote extensively about her Christian faith. She died before the age of 40, but she offered timeless wisdom in her writings. Regarding the kingdom of God, she referred to it as “a group of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are…

A Humble, Holy, Tapestry

Recently, I read an article about seeing with the “eyes of the heart.” The author of the article, Peter Marty, points out that Jesus had a “steady interest in blind people” and Jesus had a “hope for all of us to see truth with more than the eyes of our face.” While I cannot imagine the challenges of daily living as a…