UMCOR - Hurricane Relief
Persons who would like to give toward Hurricane Relief may do so by indicating on their check/memo—UMCOR/Hurricane Relief. Grace Church will be sending this support to UMCOR to assist relief efforts in the Carolinas due to Hurricane Florence.
Faith Promise Distributions
The Missions Team of Grace Church wants to thank those who give to the Faith Promise Mission Efforts. Here is a breakdown of what the church supported in September.
$250 Emerging Mission Ministries
$135 Assist Fundraiser (Franklin)
$750 Leadership Johnson County
$250 Karl Hinkle Ministries
$250 Good Samaritan Ministry
$1000 McCurdy Ministries Campaign
$600 World Communion Sunday Offering
$1000 Otterbein/Franklin Benevolent Fund
Barnes United Methodist Church Inner City Ministry
Congregation that helps children and youth in and around Barnes UMC in Indy and supports its effort to curb urban violence.
Brightwood United Methodist Community Center
Community center that supports children in the community near and around Brightwood in urban Indy with educational and nutritional programs.
Fletcher Place Community Center
Community center that works with folks in urban Indianapolis with a wide-variety of social needs.
East 10th UMC Children & Youth Center
Ministry that helps children in neighborhoods around the East 10th UMC.
Viva Nueva UM Ministry
Ministry that reaches out to and works with Hispanic populations in Indianapolis.
Roberts Park UMC Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen Ministry to persons and families on the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Groups from Grace Church serve at this kitchen on a regular basis.
Indiana United Methodist Children's Home in Lebanon, IN
A home dedicated to helping children and youth through education and spiritual care in Indiana. Go to www.childrenshome.net.
United Methodist Campus Ministries
Ministries that work to reach and build up younger people on college campuses around the state. Go to www.inumc.org for more information.
Paster Jenothy Education Fund
Persons are invited to make one-time or ongoing gifts to Pastor Jenothy’s Education Fund as she completes a Doctor of Ministry degree at Northern Seminary in Chicago. Jenothy will be sharing more about her experience in worship on May 12 and 13. Mark checks in Memo: Pastor Jenothy Education Fund.
Grace Church celebrates persons who are now moving into full-time and other forms of ministry. The following persons have been associated with ministry here at Grace:
Efrain Belmontes – He will be attending Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Chicago. He is also getting married in the summer. Efrain was a summer intern at Grace Church four years ago. He is a graduate of the Methodist Seminary in Mexico.
Chris Dourson – Grace Church wants to thank Chris and Chelsea Dourson for the ministry they have shared with the people of this congregation over the last three years. A graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, and a ministry intern at Grace Church, Chris has been serving in different capacities, offering Bible studies, prayer, counseling, and visitation. He has also helped and preached at the Vespers Service at the Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community. Chelsea has also been instrumental in building up the Vine service on Sunday mornings. Both Chris and Chelsea will be moving to Morristown, Indiana where Chris will serve as the pastor of the Morristown/Carrollton UMC Charge. Their new address is Morristown, UMC, 221 S Washington St, Morristown, IN 46161. Prayers to Chris and Chelsea!
Joe Gamboa – Joe has graduated with a BA in Pre-Theology from the University of Indianapolis. He will attend the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in the fall to focus on family therapy. Joe was a member of the youth ministry of Grace Church.
Gabrielle Ginder – Gabrielle Ginder received the Bob Coleman Scholarship at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and has graduated with honors from UTS. She has recently been appointed to serve at Sonrise UMC in Fort Wayne.
Jenothy Rather – Jenothy has two more years to complete her Doctor of Ministry at Northern Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Grace United Methodist Church takes an active role in supporting and partnering with several missionaries and mission organizations around the world. Through Faith-Promise Missions Giving, Grace Church seeks to fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20).
Please visit our Ministry Partners page for information of each missionary and organization and ways to give direct financial support. Mission trips and extended periods of stay and service are also possible with advanced planning. Please contact the Church Office at Grace Church to learn more at 317-736-7962.
Grace Has Left the Building T-Shirts
Grace T-Shirts are now on sale. If you would like to purchase one, please asked in the office. Cost is $10.
Blessing of a Hot Lunch - FCSC
The need is great and there are children denied hot lunch due to lack of funds in their lunch account. For the cost of $2.60 a day or $12.00 a week an elementary student in Franklin receives a well-balanced nutritious hot lunch. If they do not have the money they receive a cold lunch consisting of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, cold veggies (probably carrot & celery sticks), a fruit and milk. Would you consider contributing to the health and welfare of our Franklin youth by donating to a “school lunch” campaign? This will be an ongoing project through the school year. If any questions, please contact Jenny Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grace United Methodist Church
1300 E Adams Dr,
Franklin, IN 46131
Saturday: 5:30pm Casual Service
Sunday: 9:00am Traditional, 11:00am Contemporary, 11:00am The Vine