Most of the ministries at Grace Memorial take place within the structure of ministry teams called Grace Groups. Each Grace Group has a coordinator who envisions ministries, gathers people together to do them, and reflects upon the experience. To join a Grace Group, contact the Grace Group Coordinator and participate in the group’s ministry in the church or the community. The current Grace Groups are:
The Christian Formation Grace Group is responsible for all the educational ministries of the church and includes Sunday School teachers, helpers, Vacation Bible School coordinators, youth workers, and adult class leaders. We have an active and vital group of education leaders in our church.
The Communications Grace Group is responsible for helping to get the word about Grace Memorial’s services, church activities, and outreach out to the community. This includes taking photos, writing articles for local newspapers, designing flyers, helping to maintain the church’s online presence, and more.
This ministry team coordinates newcomer ministries, plans fellowship events and receptions, and finds ways to bring us together as a community in ways that will enrich our common life.
The Finance ministry team is comprised of a group of people with interest in helping the church manage its finances. This group draws up the yearly budget, monitors expenditures, conducts the yearly audit, and performs such other ministries as suggested by the temporal needs of the church.
This team is in ministry to those within our church family who are in need of basic pastoral care. Members visit the hospitalized or shut-in, send cards, and are generally attentive to the pastoral needs of the people of the church.
Grace Memorial has enjoyed a long history of excellent music programs. Currently, our music ministries include a growing and thriving choir which sings at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and on other occasions as appointed. We are always interested in instrumental support for our services. A youth choir also sings on special occasions.
The Outreach Grace Group is responsible for ministries to the larger community and participate in projects that serve those beyond the church doors. People with a passion for ministry to the world are encouraged to become a part of this Grace Group.
This team is responsible for ongoing stewardship teaching and for preparing stewardship programs. People with a passion for communicating the fullness of stewardship who are interested in deepening their own journey in stewardship will want to become a part of this Grace Group.
The Worship Grace Group is comprised of people who serve the church in its various worship opportunities. Members of the group include Eucharistic Ministers, readers, acolytes, and Altar Guild members.
Want to join a Grace Group or help out with Grace Group projects? Please contact the church office at (985) 345-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with the Grace Group coordinator in your area of interest.