October 4 - 11, 2022
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
Blessing of the Animals - TODAY from 6-7pm
Tonight we'll be blessing animals at Grace! We will start with a short liturgy beginning at 6pm. Even if you can't make it at 6, we'll be doing blessings that whole hour, so come when you can!

Bring your dogs, cats, lizards, sheep, goats, gerbils - any pet or livestock you'd like to have blessed! (Alternatively, a picture of them is a great substitute for those who don't travel well).
This week we shared our first Moving Forward in Grace Goal for 2023: Forward in Mission!

To learn more about this goal, please click the image below to see this week's bulletin insert.
Bill Sliney shared his thoughts on this goal in a Temple Talk during Worship. Click the video link to see this Talk if you missed it!
What's Going On At Grace
+Tues, Oct 4 - Blessing of the Animals
+Sun, Oct 16 - Congregation Picnic at Elks Park
+Sun, Oct 23 - Commitment Sunday for Moving Forward In Grace, Blood Drive
+Sun, Oct 30 - Reformation, Confirmation, Celebration of Commitments, Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat, Family Promise week
+Sun, Nov 13 - One Service, Annual Meeting, Brunch

We have so many events happening in the coming months, we have created this section in the e-news to share some highlights for the upcoming 6 weeks! Many of these events have more details in other sections. This section will be updated each week, so keep checking in. You can also see the full church calendar HERE.
Sign Up & Save The Date!
OCTOBER 16 - 1:00 pm

We will gather to enjoy delicious Walker's BBQ for our lunch together! Sides will be provided, and you are invited to bring a dessert to share.

Guests 13 and older are $9
Kids 3-12 Years Old are $5
Kids 2 and under are free
$25 household cost cap!

Please RSVP HERE so we can plan enough food!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Sunday Morning Hospitality has returned, and you're invited to take part!

Sunday Morning Hospitality at Grace is back! Between services on Sundays, we gather for light refreshments and fellowship. Hospitality hosts make this possible by providing refreshments, setting up, and cleaning up. We have a number of Sundays that need hosts; we hope you'll consider taking part in this fellowship event!

Please click here to sign up to host on a Sunday morning. If you have questions, please contact Pr. Rachel.
We need your support for Children's Word Time!
Children's Word Time is off to an excellent start! Our 8-and-under members are having a great time worshipping together during the Word portion of service.

We need adult volunteers to help facilitate CWT!
If you'd like to spend time with our kids, showing them that their faith matters, please sign up to join us for a Sunday!

If you'd like to volunteer with CWT, please click here. For more information on CWT, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the pastors; they'd love to talk further about this important part of worship!
Farewell and Godspeed for Sig and Judy Huitt

Click on the image to watch the video from Sunday's service for a special blessing of farewell and Godspeed.
Seniors@Grace will meet next on October 20, 2022 in the Fellowship Hall for Oktoberfest! In addition to a traditional German lunch we are adding a Halloween component. Please bring a picture that shows you in your favorite Halloween costume. Any year photo will work but please try to find the oldest one you can find.  If you never got to have a Halloween costume just bring something from your childhood. We gather at 11:30 am with lunch at noon. If you have any questions please contact Annie Laurie Wheat at (803) 517-0626 or
Please let Annie Laurie know by October 18 if you can come.
Also mark your calendar for Thursday November 10th. We have reservations at Luigi and Sons for lunch. And keep Thursday December 8th open for our annual Christmas party.
October 2 - 8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

Click HERE to read an article from one of our Health & Wellness Committee members, Traci Quinn, MSW, LCSW,
on Mental Health Matters.

For additional resources visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness Awareness website by clicking here.
9am - 1 pm

This is a blood & platelet drive. Platelets are used primarily by patients going through chemo and are in BIG demand. The process takes longer but is easier on the body. People can choose to donate whole blood, double red cells or platelets. You can choose that specific appointment or make a regular appointment and decide at the drive.

Click HERE to sign up to donate platelets.

Click HERE to sign up to donate whole blood and double red.
WELCM Friends
Would you like to become friends with a Winthrop student? Here’s your chance! 
WELCM has begun a program matching Grace members and families with our campus ministry students. We ran a similar program many years ago and restarted it last spring on a pilot basis.  
Annie-Laurie and I participated in that trial run and loved the experience. We enjoyed our student’s youthful enthusiasm and company (not to mention that she was a willing cat-sitter!) and she was happy to have a Rock Hill family to do things with.  
Want to join the fun? To learn more about the program, click HERE.
If you are interested, please contact either me, Bob Stonebraker, WELCM Committee Chair ( or 803-980-1834) or Olga-Maria, Campus Minister ( or 502-644-0176). 
York County Choral Society BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, October 15
11:00 am - 2:30pm
Enjoy Walker’s BBQ (we all know how good it is!) in support of the York County Choral Society. 
All orders should be placed on-line by OCTOBER 12 (a little over one week from today!) using the YCCS website ( Please stay in your car and a volunteer will deliver your order to your car.

Click on the Walker's BBQ image for more information.
If you have any questions, contact Nora Sliney 803.493.5001.
Grace Music Ministry
Rehearsal times for

Grace Alone
Mondays at 7:00pm.

Parish Choir
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
We have space in all three of these ensembles for YOU! Contact Jeremy by clicking here for more details.

WELCM Gatherings are starting up again and we would love your help to give our college students a home-cooked meal each Thursday night at the White House! The sign up sheet and ideas for menu options are posted in the Fellowship Hall! Reach out to Olga-Maria at 502-644-0176, or with any questions!
There will be a service celebrating the life of Jack Lockwood at Grace on Saturday, November 5 at 11am. Members and friends of Grace are invited to attend the worship service.

Click HERE for the obituary.
Last Thursday we shared our 6-month updates on our three 2022 Outreach Grant Partners. If you missed that great e-news, click HERE!
Biggest needs at HOPE this week:
Canned vegetables, Condiments, Individual Snack Packs, Non-perishable Breakfast Items

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 October - December Worship Assistant Schedules.

Don't see your name? Want to join the rotation? Email the church office today!
Sponsors needed in October, November and December!
We still have several dates available to sponsor Altar 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.
Congregation Connections

The Sanctuary candle for the month of October is given by Sara and Steve Johnson in honor of the 2022 Confirmands.

The Altar Flowers for October 9 are given by Linda and Don Horst to the Glory of God and in memory of Horace and Virginia Taylor and Arthur and Clara Horst.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Offering Our Gifts to God

Your gifts to Grace allow our ministry to happen! You can give in several ways:

  • Give via the offering plate in worship
  • 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 August Treasurer's Report
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 - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm