Welcome to the Grace United Methodist Church Website
Now that Christmas has come and gone, what now?
read this little poem by Howard Thurman:
“The Work of Christmas”
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the Kings and Princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins.
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry
To release the prisoner,
To teach the nations,
To bring Christ to all,
To make music in the heart.
Thanks Lynn and Paula for sharing this little gem as it helps us to re-focus!!
Thanks for Visiting with us and please come back often.
Grace UMC feeds hungry and cares for needy. Our name reflects our recognition of God’s love and our understanding that every person is a worthy and sacred part of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.
- If you’d like to help Grace Feed the Hungry and Homeless of Bangor, You Can Donate Here. Go to Feed the Hungry Page!
- Thank You and God Bless you for your kindness
Out of the awareness of grace comes freedom, authority, power, love, worship, and life in abundance (John 10:10)
Grace is more than second chances, surprises, and unmerited gifts. Grace comes in our inability and failure, and provides radical changes and a paradigm shift. Grace gives new opportunities and a fresh revelation of God and life. Grace will transform you.
God is love. He cares for you and is faithful to His covenant promises, and so He forgives you. God is holy and righteous, and paid the price that forgiveness requires in Jesus Christ. When love, faithfulness, and righteousness were united at the cross, grace and forgiveness was offered to you (2 John 3; John 1:12).
What is amazing about grace? As the undeserved, unearned favor of God, grace can never be earned by your good deeds or received as a result of religious performance. Grace means God freely and openly receives sinners—even you with all your flaws and hang-ups. Grace is manifested in human failure, sin, weakness, loss, and heartbreak.
The wonder of God’s grace is that it does not give up. It takes you right where you are and transforms you into who you were meant to become when you were created. God’s grace transforms an ugly, awkward, incomplete caterpillar into a graceful butterfly that can soar into life abundant. That’s what God’s desire is for you, life to the full.
Grace is a gift that is received by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), totally undeserved by you. It is by grace through faith that God’s life, power, and righteousness are acknowledged. However, that grace must be received (John 1:12). Your faith is born and established in this loving relationship. Grace is about relationships (Revelation 3:20). Grace enlightens my communion with God, with others, and with myself.
GRACE UMC, BANGOR MAINE SUNDAY SERVICES 10:00 am, SEE YOU THERE!
If you did not attend church today at Grace, Long Time member Anna McCloskey received the Preachers Aid Society of New England annual award Lifetime Achievement here on July 24, 2016. Anna well deserves it.