“Backpacks for Back-to-School”

Jun 30, 2015 by


Grace and Zoar Churches are joining together to battle illiteracy by helping kids who can’t afford what they need for school.

Starting in the month of July, both churches will be collecting backpacks and school supplies to be given to the elementary school in their area. Zoar’s supplies will be given to Crestview Elementary, and Grace’s supplies will go to Chandler Creek Elementary.

Both schools have a large percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunches. Often, these families are unable to send their children to school fully equipped with the supplies they need to be successful students.

We can change their lives and their future by helping to provide a backpack filled with supplies.

Blue_School_Backpack_PNG_ClipartZoar’s collection box will be in the vestibule, and Grace’s will be the red mission wagon across the hall from the church office.

On Sunday, August 16th, at both services we will do a backpack blessing. The children of each church are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed, too.

Both churches responded to the Million Book effort with great enthusiasm and generosity and made a huge difference. Let’s do the same at the local level for our two schools.

Here’s listing of the supplies that are most needed:

  • Full-sized backpack (no rolling)
  • White copy paper
  • Wide ruled notebook filler paper
  • Composition Notebooks (not spiral)
  • Packs of colored crayons (24 count)
  • #2 pencils (no logos or advertisements, plain yellow works best)
  • Glue sticks (not liquid)
  • Dry erase markers (black and colors)
  • Headphones for computer lab
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Scissors (child safety type)
  • 1” three ring binder
  • Ziploc bags, quart and gallon
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Join us this summer for Christian Servant Leadership Training

Jun 2, 2015 by

leadership-word-groupJoin us this summer for a sermon series on Christian Leadership. All of us at some point and time in our lives, find ourselves in leadership positions, either at home, at work, at school, in our communities, sometimes by choice and sometimes by necessity. Perhaps we have had some leadership training for a particular position, but how do we understand our role as a Christian Leader in our daily living? What does it mean to be a Christian Leader, a Servant Leader?


Using the saga of King David, Pastor Robert will lead us in a series called “Lessons in Servant Leadership for Today’s World.” The series will go through June and July, and will include a special Father’s Day, and Independence Day celebrations.


Join us these Sundays as we grow in our understanding of Christian Servant Leadership.


June 7                   Models of Leadership – God’s design. 1 Samuel 8:1-22

June 14                 Chosen by God – 1 Samuel 10:9-27

June 21                 Special Father’s Day Celebration – Lessons for Fathers from Joseph – Matthew 1:18-25, 2:13-22

June 28                 Rejected for Disobedience – 1 Samuel 15:17-24

July 5                     Special Independence Day Celebration – Looking at the Heart – 1 Samuel 16:1-13

July 12                  Slaying Giants: Trusting in God – 1 Samuel 17:1-11, 32-58

July 19                  A Shepherd’s Heart: Loving the People You Lead – 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

July 26                  Be Where You Are Supposed to Be – 2 Samuel 11:1-13

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Welcome to the website for Grace United Methodist Church

627 Taylor Road

Greer, South Carolina 29651



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