Ministries at Grace

Grace Choir

Choir Director - Floyd Moore

 

The choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. service every Sunday, and at special services throughout the year. Each December the choir holds its annual Christmas Concert, one of the church's biggest and most well-attended events of the year. 

The music program at Grace consists of the main choir, the Madrigals, Handbell Choir and the Children's Choir. The children practice on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., while rehearsals for the other groups are held on Wednesday evenings.

Grace Promise Preschool

Grace Promise Preschool is located on the ground floor in our church building.  The preschool, operated by teacher Mrs. Trish Gentilman, seeks to foster self-esteem and independence, kindness and courtesy. Trust and enjoyment of teachers and school atmosphere is encouraged through music, art, reading readiness, and many creative activities. Free play, circle (lesson), project, snack, sharing, music, and game time fill our experiences each day. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the morning (9:00-11:30) for 3-year-olds and afternoon (12:30-3:00) for 4-year-olds. Find us on Facebook here.

HOPES

The Grace Church Food Pantry is stocked entirely through donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations to our HOPES Fund.

 

HOPES stands for

H - Helping

O - Other

P - People in

E - Emergency

S - Situations

The Food Pantry is open and available on weekdays during office hours to anyone in the Warren Area with an emergency need for food.

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Health Ministry

Grace Church offers a personal approach to promote and advocate for physical health and wellness. We would like to make an impact in our local church and the community by meeting the changing needs in today’s culture. Let’s look at this through the lens of a holistic Christian approach to life.


Many people find that a shift in their sense of physical well-being can create imbalances in other areas of their lives.
This ministry is designed to reach out to individuals concerning their nutritional needs, weight control, exercise and stress reduction.


My goal is to help people so they can live healthier lives and have a long legacy for the Kingdom of God. Not only do we have to “move to lose”, but we need to determine the value of rest and simplicity in our lives.


Much of our emotional health revolves around the choices we make with our eating habits and our activity levels.
If you feel you may need encouragement in these areas, please contact me and we will ease some burdens.


My name is Susan Toombs and I am a Certified Fitness Trainer through
International Sports Science Association and a Christian yoga instructor.

fourwindsranch@verizon.net

814-730-9996

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Men's Ministry

Any questions please contact 

Kurt Shafer (814) 230-1511

mensministrywarrenco@gmail.com

Covered By Grace

Covered By Grace is an Outreach Ministry for the people of the Warren community. Donated hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and jackets (when available) are placed on a clothesline on the front porch of the church for people to take as needed during the winter months November - February. Tags attached to each item to let them know that they are "covered by the Grace of God's love," and include an invitation to join us for worship.

Acolytes 

Acolytes are children in at least the third grade who assist with the worship service. Training sessions are held in the spring for new members who are interested in serving this important ministry. They learn about church symbolism, church history, procedures and the expectations of acolytes. If you have a child who would like to join the Acolyte Ministry, please contact the church office.

Acolyte Advisors

Sheryl Richards, Linda Knapp

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Care with Grace Daycare

Director: Marc Merchant         

                 

Care with Grace is a childcare center within Grace United Methodist church. Our goal at Care with Grace is to provide a fun, positive environment in which children can grow and thrive. We believe that each child is unique, and we work hard to assure that each child’s unique needs at being met. We believe that children learn best through playing and engaging with other children, as well as our staff. We also believe in focusing on early learning. We use FrogStreet curriculum for all our rooms and ensure that each child is being given the opportunity to learn.  

We currently have limited openings available in our state-licensed childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years of age. Our hours of operation are 6:30am until 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We enroll year-round. We offer Mon-Fri daycare for children not yet in school, as well as before, after, or before and after school care for children in school. We also remain open to school age children when there are days in which school is closed. We provide morning and afternoon snack daily and our staff always has fun activities scheduled. 

Our staff is required to attend professional development training on a yearly basis. This broadens their knowledge on child development, state regulations that get updated regularly, best practices, and personal improvement. 

Care with Grace is committed to developing and maintaining communication with families. We do this in many ways including daily forms, verbal communication between staff and parents, the ClassDojo app, and an open-door policy. Whether it's questions, problems or concerns, parents are encouraged to come to their child’s teacher or the director at any time. In addition, we encourage parents to participate in a variety of activities/celebrations and social events at our daycare. We believe a positive classroom partnership between parents and staff is essential to have a positive childcare experience.

Visit us on Facebook here.