“With open hearts, open minds, and open arms, we serve our community as a source of spiritual sustenance through the grace and love of Jesus Christ.”
Adapted at the 2004 Church Conference, November 1, 2004.
1. We are a family.
Since its beginning, Grace has been a family-like church in which those who have immigrated, moved, or relocated to the Tri-Valley area found a home as well as the love of Christ. No one is left out at Grace. Everyone is welcome and loved. This is who we are.
2. We are servants.
Facing the changes in demographics in the Tri-Valley area, Grace is reaching out to the community through the gifts and graces God provides, such as concerts, quilts, and public lectures. Our Joyful Noise Preschool Center completed 27 years of faithful service to the community in 2014. Even with new changes, we are here to serve you. This is what we do.
Family-like, loving, caring, welcoming, home, warm, forgiving, encouraging, generous, kind, inviting, honest, accepting, fulfilling, comfortable, heart-bound, and amazing . . .
Dedicated to follow Christ, serve the community, and bring God’s kingdom into our lives.
“We are a family. This is what you get here at Grace.”
— Donna Kerger
“Grace is a friendly little church that really tries hard to do good.”
— Ginny Habecker
“If people knew how loving and embracing this church is, there will be a line out the door just waiting to come in.”
— Monzelle McFaddin.
“We are Grace UMC, a body with arms for one another, our community,
and a heart for God’s world.”
— Bob Park