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

Gracevine Message

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…

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…

The Power of One

I am pleased to share that all of the required documents have been signed and delivered to make our merger with The Open Door UMC become official as of July 1, 2019. Thank you for your prayers, support, and presence at meetings to facilitate this process. God is guiding us all into a new chapter of ministry together, and I am honored…

Preparing for The Open Door Merger

I am especially grateful to Pastor Dave McGaffic for his preaching at Grace on Pentecost Sunday. We love and appreciate you, Dave! It was good for me to have the opportunity to preach at The Open Door UMC and to get to know some of the members there a little better. Merger is a process that takes time, and we are relying…

“Ascension Deficit Disorder”

A pastor friend of mine says that the church may have an “Ascension deficit disorder.” By this he means that we typically ignore the meaning and significance of the Ascension of Jesus. After the resurrection, many witnesses encountered the risen Jesus during a forty day period. At the conclusion of the forty days, several biblical accounts describe Jesus’ departure from earth into…