October 11 - 18, 2022
For Worship services please visit our YouTube channel.
This week we shared our second Moving Forward in Grace Goal for 2023:
Forward with a Message!

To learn more about this goal, please click the image below to see this week's bulletin insert.
Melissa Tucker shared her thoughts on this goal in a Temple Talk during Worship. Click the video link to see this Talk if you missed it! (Melissa's talk begins at the 21 minute mark)
What's Going On At Grace

+Sun, Oct 16 - Children's Choir sings in worship, Congregation Picnic at Elks Park
+Sun, Oct 23 - Commitment Sunday for Moving Forward In Grace, Blood Drive
+Sun, Oct 30 - Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am - Reformation, Confirmation, Celebration of Commitments, Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat, Family Promise week
+Sun, Nov 13 - One Service, Burning the Mortgage, 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!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Blessing of the Animals!
We had an awesome time on Tuesday! Thanks so much to everyone who took part in person, in photo, and in spirit. It was wonderful to meet one another’s pets and share in the gift of God’s creatures.
York County Choral Society BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, October 15
11:00 am - 2:30pm
All orders should be placed on-line by TOMORROW- OCTOBER 12!

Enjoy Walker’s BBQ (we all know how good it is!) in support of the York County Choral Society. 
To place your order visit 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 will be hosting Family Promise guests October 30 - November 6!
We need YOUR help to make this a success.
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!
Volunteers are needed during the week to ready the church for guests, prepare evening meals, visit with families (up to 15 people) and spend the night at the church. You can sign up to help by clicking HERE.
Volunteer opportunities include:
-Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 am - four volunteers are needed for about an hour to transform Sunday School rooms into bedrooms for families for the week; tasks include moving tables & chairs, inflating mattresses, making beds, putting down rugs, etc.
-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.
-Sunday Nov. 6 at 7:30 am, three people are needed to prepare classrooms for Sunday School.
-Following Nov. 6 one or two volunteers are needed to launder church-owned bed linens for use the next time we host Family Promise.
Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Questions about Grace hosting Family Promise? Contact Pr. Rachel
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.
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.
Race & Reconciliation in Rock Hill
Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at the Ernest G. Brown Women's and Pediatric Center, for a presentation on Agitators and Heroines: Black Women and the Charleston Hospital Workers' Campaign. Guest speaker is Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, Asst. Professor of History and African American Studies at Winthrop University. Click HERE for more information.
Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat
Grace Youth Ministry will be hosting our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event on October 30th from 4-6pm! Everyone is invited!

We will have games and crafts starting at 4pm, then we'll move to a costume contest, Trunk-or-Treating, and dinner together, ending by 6pm.

Trunk-or-Treat involves decorating our car trunks and handing out candy - an all-ages event!

If you'd like to host a trunk for Trunk or Treat, we'd love to have you! Please sign up HERE.

If you plan to join us for the Fall Festival, please sign up HERE so we can plan for you!

We are also inviting candy donations from the congregation to ensure our games and trunks stay well-stocked! If you'd like to make a donation, please drop candy off in the Fellowship Hall in the marked container.

We're looking forward to it and hope you are too!
Please contact Pr. Rachel with any questions.
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!
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.
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). 
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.
We recently shared our 6-month updates on our three 2022 Outreach Grant Partners. If you missed that great e-news, click HERE!
Volunteers are needed to visit with guests at the Cottage from 6:40-8:00pm on Oct. 15, 22, 29 or Nov. 5, 12. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stefany Tindale at 803.322.6570.
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!
Grace Family,

Thank you to my Grace Family for all the calls, cards, and prayers for/to me and my family during this difficult time. Everyone's support truly made a difference.
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 for
Sunday, October 30!
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 16 are given by
Pam and Floyd Ritchie in honor of the wedding of
Aleeyah Sidden and Trinity Stafford.
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 September 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