June 7 - 14, 2022
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Grace is hosting Family Promise guests June 12-19!

After a two-year COVID pause, we will re-start hosting guests from York County’s Family Promise program, helping homeless parents and children resume and maintain self-sufficiency.

We will be hosting starting this Sunday, and we are in need of a number of volunteers! If you'd like to take part in providing a safe, welcoming place for our neighbors to stay, please sign up HERE.

In particular, we still have these openings:

+ June 12 - 1 female overnight host
+ June 15 - 2 evening hosts, 1 male overnight host, and 1 female overnight host
+ June 17 - 2 meal hosts, 2 evening hosts, 1 male overnight host, and 1 female overnight host
+ June 18 - 2 evening hosts, 1 male overnight host, and 1 female overnight host

Your time and effort given to host Family Promise make a concrete difference in the lives of our guests. Creating a safe and welcoming home for a week is a blessing, and we are grateful for your participation!

Volunteer opportunities include:

-At 6 pm every night (except Tuesday) a meal is needed for up to 15 people and Grace guests; two or three people are asked to plan, prepare and serve the meal, cooking offsite or in Grace’s kitchen. Volunteers and their families are encouraged to be present and eat with our guests. Beverages and ice cream along with serving/eating utensils, plates, cups, napkins, etc. are furnished by the church.

-From 6-8 pm each night (except Tuesday) one or two volunteers are needed as evening hosts to eat dinner with the families and stay to visit, play games, walk around the block, watch TV, etc.

-Beginning at 8 pm Sunday through Saturday, two volunteers (one female and one male) are needed to be a presence at the church until 7 a.m. the next morning. Air mattresses are supplied and volunteers are housed in separate classrooms.

Thank you for your support of this ministry!

Questions about Grace hosting Family Promise? Contact Sig Huitt 704/576-0407 or email him HERE.
Join us for our gathering THIS Sunday, June 12 at 2:00pm.
We'll meet at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House (2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC)
Our topic is from Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.
Contact Karen with any questions by clicking HERE.
Dear Grace Family, 
We are saddened to inform you that Jim Alfors passed away on June 2, 2022. Our sympathy and prayers enfold his family, especially his wife, ShirLee and their family in this time of grief.
Click HERE to read the obituary.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace on June 24 at 1:00pm.
Dear Grace Family,

We are saddened to inform you that Scott Heckman passed away on June 1, 2022. Our sympathy and prayers enfold his parents, Nancy and Gus Koegler, his sister Pam Kirby and their family in this time of grief.
Click HERE to read the obituary.
Extending Church
First meeting
June 15th at 1pm
The church is the people, not just the building where we gather. Still, we do gather in a specific place each week, and folks feel a disconnect from the church when they cannot take part in person.

Fortunately - since the church is the people - church can extend beyond the walls of the building and continue to connect with all its members. You can help!

Extending Church is our new small group program. Once a month, this group will meet to connect with each other, then go out to connect with members of the congregation who cannot be or have not been in the building lately. (However, you don't have to be able to attend the in-person group to be part of the extending church work!)

Our first meeting is June 15th at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you're interested in joining this group, please contact Pr. Gregg here.
Seniors@Grace meets June 23 at 11:30am
Seniors @Grace are on the road for Thursday June 23, 2022. We are off to enjoy Italian food at Luigi and Sons at 2387 Cherry Road, Rock Hill. We will gather at the usual time of 11:30 am for some good conversation and appetizers followed by lunch. We will all probably order our usual favorites but maybe someone will want Cavatelli Di Casa Ala Nonna or Tortellini Palermo. Please let Annie-Laurie Wheat know if you can make it. Call her at 803 517-0626 (cell) 803 980-1834 (home) or email at
We give thanks for the many ways our congregation uses gifts and talents to the glory of God!
Click HERE to give thanks to:
-Our Sunday School Teachers
-Irene Pointon & the Children's Choir
-Our Youth
-Our Quillow Makers
We are grateful for your ministry with us!
Going to Camp? Thinking about it?
We have scholarships available!

ELCA Summer Camp is an awesome way to spend a week forming faith, meeting friends, and spending time in creation! We have scholarship funds available to help you go to an ELCA camp!

If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, click here for the application form, and then submit it to Pr. Rachel.

If you'd like to explore local camp opportunities, click here to visit the NovusWay website. Pr. Rachel would also be glad to help.
You donated 27 pairs of eyeglasses to the clients of Palmetto Community Health Care! Thank you!
If you are interested in volunteering with PCHC, please contact Kathy Grier at 803-366-6337.
Volunteer opportunities at Life House include: adding new mulch in the back of the house, interior trim painting, kitchen cabinet painting, and pressure washing the driveway and sidewalks.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities: assist with transportation, visit with the women, serve a meal (click HERE for meal sign up).

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity or for further information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Lane at or 803.659.9885.
Bethel Men's Shelter has volunteer positions available for you to sign up for now! If you'd like to learn more about these positions, and/or would like to sign up, please click HERE.
Altar Flower Sponsors needed for June 19 (1 vase) and 26 (1 vase)

There are many open dates to sponsor flowers.The cost is $45.00 for one (1) or $90.00 for both (2) vases. Click HERE to sign up or contact the church office.
Volunteer at HOPE

Volunteers needed Monday through Thursday mornings
(or Tuesdays at 6:00 pm). Call Rachel Bell, Volunteer Coordinator at (803) 493-5840 or Grace’s HOPE liaison, Ron Hartman, at (330) 620-4711 for more information.
Needs for this week:

+ CEREAL (biggest need) + Pop Tarts + Grits & Oatmeal + Canned Beans, Baked Beans, Canned Corn + Jelly + Pancake Mix & Syrup
+ Spaghetti Sauce + Individual snack packs + Condiments + Coffee (Instant & Ground) + Dog food & Cat food + Body wash & Shampoo
+ Toothpaste & Toothbrushes + Feminine Hygiene Products + Toilet paper

You can drop items off in the bin located outside the church offices when you're in the building, and a volunteer will take them over to HOPE. Please only place non-perishable items in the bin!
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the June and July Worship Assistant Schedule.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
Congregation Connections

The Sanctuary candle for the month of June is given by Mary and Eddie Hinson in memory and honor of our family.

The Altar Flowers for June 12 are given by Angela and Willard Brown in honor and celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary.
Lose something at church? We have several items in our lost and found located at the Grace front desk outside the offices.
Offering Our Gifts to God

Part of our worship is offering our gifts to God. You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in the Sanctuary

  • Give online by clicking HERE (you have the option to offset the cost of giving online)

  • Set up giving though your bank

  • Mail your offering to the church office.

Thank you for continued faithful giving!
Click HERE for the May Treasurer's Report
Can We Help?

If you are in need of help (of any kind), or simply want to connect,
please reach out to the pastors. We want to walk with you.
Please call or email us.
Stay connected! Click on the links below!
426 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

(740) 312-5774 (Pastor Gregg’s cell)
(864) 230-3816 (Pastor Rachel’s cell)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm