3rd GRACE Talks, "Summer Garden Care: From Soil To Plant" on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7 PM

3rd GRACE Talks, "Summer Garden Care: From Soil To Plant" on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7 PM

Does your front and /or backyard have gardens? Do you enjoy gardening, yet your passion wanes for the much-cared-about plants when they wither during summer? If that fits you, consider this talk a must! If your neighbors’ gardens needs an uplift, or your friend has a brown thumb, bring them also! Note: This is free expert advice with shared experiences and a light supper, not a sales pitch. Come learn and enjoy!

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2019 Spring Boutique at Grace UMC

San Ramon Grace UMC’s 2019 Spring Boutique is coming up soon! Please come and see extraordinary quilts, handcrafted unique Handwoven Blessing baskets, pillowcase dresses, jewelry, and handcrafted gifts. Designer Coffee with Barista Bob, Lunch, and homebaked Treats. Support our ministries and missions!

2019 Spring Time: 
Friday, May 3rd, 4-7pm.
Saturday, May 4th, 9am-3pm.

Location:
19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583 
at the intersection of San Ramon Valley Blvd and Pine Valley Road

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2019 Good Friday Service: "Seven Last Words of Christ"

On April 19, 2019, Grace UMC had its Good Friday Service where the worshippers read and remembered the seven last words Jesus said on the cross. The choir’s anthem, “Once Upon A Tree” along with other hymns sung during the service, reminded us of what kind of love God has shown us by giving His one and only son to us. Pastor Park’s ending note, a short message, is entitled, “Here Is Your King,” and based on John 19:14-22.

‘Invite, Inspire, and Encourage’ – San Ramon Grace UMC Welcomes Community to GRACE Talks

‘Invite, Inspire, and Encourage’ – San Ramon Grace UMC Welcomes Community to GRACE Talks

“Can a small and aging congregation reach out to locals?”
 
“Can a church in which many of its members have mobility issues serve its community?”
 
“Can a church with limited resources present new ways of looking at reality to those who are struggling?”

 
Since his appointment last June, these questions kept arising for Peter Hyun Ho Park, pastor of San Ramon’s Grace United Methodist Church. He wanted his new church to reach out and serve the community in the San Ramon area, so in order to practice that, Pastor Park led his members outside to the pumpkin patch and held an outdoor concert there. One Sunday afternoon, he provided free hot chocolate to anyone who visited the pumpkin patch – at that time located in the church’s front yard. None of these efforts brought favorable outcomes. Instead, he found that his members were having difficulty just moving. Only the pastor’s two-year-old son was moving constantly on those occasions!
 
Then a paradigm shift happened.

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1st Grace Talks on Tuesday, 6:30 pm, April 2, 2019 with Claire Chow: "Learning about and learning from grief"

1st Grace Talks on Tuesday, 6:30 pm, April 2, 2019 with Claire Chow: "Learning about and learning from grief"

Grace UMC invites you to our first Grace Talks, a public lecture series, which will take place on the first Tuesday of April. Claire Chow, a marriage and family therapist, will give a talk on how to deal with grief and ultimately find healing. We will provide supper at 6:30 pm so that families, friends, and those who work may come, eat, and enjoy the talk. The talk will begin at 7 pm and ends at 8 pm after a Q & A session in between.

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2018 Christmas Eve Service: "The Greatest Love Story"

“The story we heard tonight is a love story, the greatest love story of all. It shows us how far God is willing to go to show His love for us, as the 5th and last advent reading says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Christ’s birth shows how much God can humble Himself and become like us for the sake of love.”

- Ending Note: Pastor Peter Park

2018 Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 @ 7 pm

2018 Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 @ 7 pm

Grace UMC invites our family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the reason for the season on Monday, December 24, 2018 @ 7 pm. Our Christmas Eve service will be a traditional candlelight service where a Christmas story is told and carols are sung as we expect the coming and birth of Jesus Christ. Our interactive/responsive service will bring you back to Mary’s encounter with the angel Gabriel, Mary’s song, Shepherds’ meeting with the newborn baby Jesus, and the Magi’s visit of the long-awaited Messiah. The service will end with the singing of “Silent Night.”

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2018 Christmas Dinner on Dec. 5th @ 6:30 pm

2018 Christmas Dinner on Dec. 5th @ 6:30 pm

Grace UMC invites families and friends to our annual Christmas potluck dinner. This year we will hear of “Christmas Traditions and Customs around the World” and present the ornaments from each family to decorate the Christmas Tree in our sanctuary. Families will share the stories and/or the meaning attached to the ornaments with those present there. Please come and join us for this joyful time of family, food, and fellowship.

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2018 Fall Boutique: Endnote

A slow and quiet beginning became a really busy and noisy event, as the 2018 Fall Boutique kicked off on Friday evening, Nov. 2nd. People from the community—regulars and newcomers—were delighted to see the handmade quilts, baskets, jewelry, and other items of interest. On the Boutique’s second day, Saturday, Nov. 3rd, Grace UMC housed this wonderous display of gifts. The room was full of people who constantly said, “Ooh” and “Aah”, as they were amazed at the uniquely handmade quilts and the variety of handiwork. Some visitors said they felt blessed to purchase and contribute to the missions of our church.


We gratefully acknowledge Kathy Perisho, a founder of Creations of Grace, and her sister, Marilyn Hungerford, for designing, creating, and donating some of the quilts for this event. We also appreciate Karen Gallaway, Creation’s director, and the assistance of Bonnie Linton, as well as members of Grace UMC, their families and friends whose efforts made the 2018 Fall Boutique possible and truly memorable. 

Semi-Annual Boutique at Grace UMC

San Ramon Grace UMC's 2018 Fall Boutique is just around the corner! Please come and see our amazing handmade quilts, handcrafted gifts, baskets, aprons, jewelry, baked goods and good food. The first Latte is free! Proceeds go to our missions and ministries.

2018 Time: 
Friday, November 2, 4-7pm.
Saturday, November 3, 9am-3pm.

Location:
19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583 
at the intersection of San Ramon Valley Blvd and Pine Valley Road

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Concert at the Pumpkin Patch

On Oct. 28, 2018, Grace UMC had its first small concert at the Moore’s Pumpkin Patch, located on San Ramon Valley Blvd in front of the church. “Harmonicats and Co.” played “Down By the Riverside”, “If I Had A Hammer”, and “Do Lord.” Da Hye sang “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera; Bob and Da Hye sang a duet entitled “Thankful” by Josh Groban. During the concert, Grace UMC provided free drinks—water and lemonade. Grace UMC plans to have its 2nd concert at the Christmas Tree Lot during the Christmas season at the same location.

Church on the Farm

On Sunday, August 28, 2018, Grace UMC had its annual outdoor service at Forest Home Farms located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, in which we held a blessing of the animals. During the service, the Choir of Grace praised God’s beautiful creations and the each pet received blessings. Grace UMC appreciates San Ramon Historic Foundation for graciously allowing us to hold services at their site.

Fellowship of Grace

Fellowship of Grace

Although a Korean United Methodist Church said farewell to their children and youth ministry director last June, they have now gained new families and friends in another district as a result of his new appointment. Pastor Peter Hyun Ho Park, a newly appointed local pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in San Ramon, had been the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry at Berkeley Korean UMC in Oakland for the last five years. What began as a casual conversation between Pastor Park and Rev. Hyok-In Kwon, Senior Pastor of Berkeley Korean UMC, during the last Annual Conference turned into a “Fellowship of Grace” event in which nearly 50 members of Grace UMC and Berkeley Korean UMC gathered and shared Korean food together. . . .

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