August 16 - 23, 2022
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Grace will be hosting Family Promise guests this coming week, August 21-28!
Family Promise is a 30-year-old national program with over 200 affiliates in 42 states helping homeless
parents and children resume and maintain self-sufficiency. Grace, along with more than a dozen other local congregations, has been a part of the ministry for over 20 years.

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, Aug 21, 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. Meals still needed for Sunday and Friday

-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. Hosts still needed for Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

-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. Overnight hosts still needed for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

-Sunday the 28 at 7:30 am, three people are needed to prepare classrooms for Sunday School. Tear down help still needed

-Following Aug 28 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 Sig Huitt at 704/576-0407 or email him HERE.
WELCM is heading back to school next week, and we need your cookies! It has been a few years since we’ve been able to hand out home-baked cookies at Winthrop’s Convocation, but this is an exciting outreach opportunity to connect with new incoming college students. Please bring cookies individually packed in snack-size zip lock bags to the church office Sunday morning on Aug. 21 OR to the WELCM House either Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 pm or Monday. Aug 22 at 10 am!
Young Youth & Youth are returning this Sunday!

We'll be kicking off our regular fall programming with an off-site combined event!

Young Youth is designed for kids K-5th grade
Youth is designed for kids 6th-12th grade

For more info, our schedule, and/or to volunteer, please contact Pr. Rachel.
In Case You Missed It:
The last few weeks, we've featured updates on our Youth Ministry! Be sure to check out the great things that have been happening with our children and youth this summer!
Three of our Youth - Lou, Mary, and Cameron - went to Lutheridge for a week of Boundless service camp in July. They were joined by Lori Brown, Pr. Gregg, and Pr. Rachel for this Gathering replacement event. They had an amazing week!

Click the video above to hear from our Youth about their time at Boundless.

Click HERE for more photos and details about this awesome week.
A look at Young Youth & Youth Events this Summer

Our usual Young Youth & Youth programming runs during the school year - have you wondered what happens during the summer? This summer, we had 2 big events for our groups - one combined and one for each group and their families! Click HERE to see lots of photos and read about the great things we did to stay connected this summer!
Seniors@Grace - Thursday, August 25
Seniors@Grace are getting together for a throwback event. Mark your calendars for Thursday August 25th for an old fashioned hymn sing with an old fashioned traditional fried chicken and all the trimmings luncheon. Monty Bennett will be at the keyboard to play a wonderful selection of old hymn favorites selected by our very own Norma Surratt. Each set of hymns will be followed by one of us sharing a story recounting a time we got in trouble at church or Sunday school. Please give Norma a call if you want to be included in this portion of the program.
We will gather at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall with lunch at noon followed by the hymn sing. If you can make it on August 25 please let Annie Laurie Wheat know by Tuesday, August 23 at (803) 517-0626 (cell) or (803 980-1834 (home) or by email:
Children's Choir starts September 4!

Miss Irene is excited to announce ‘Ways to Praise’ as the theme for Grace Lutheran Children’s Choir this year. We will begin rehearsing on September 4th, 2:50-3:30 in the Choir Room and will rehearse weekly thereafter. All children ages 5-10 are welcome. Questions: contact Irene at 704-517-5403.
Fall music programs are starting back up!
Consider joining one of our ensembles.
Grace Ringers will begin on August 29 at 6:20 pm.

Grace Alone will begin on August 29 at 7:20pm.

Parish Choir will begin on August 31 at 7:00 pm.
We have space in all three of these ensembles for YOU! Contact Jeremy by clicking here for more details.
Children's Choir will begin soon as well. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities: assist with transportation, visit with the women, and 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.
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.
Biggest need this week:
+ Diapers / Pull-ups sizes: 4, 5, 6

Other needs for this week:
+ CEREAL + 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!
Altar Flower Sponsors Needed for September 4 (1 vase) and 25!

There are 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.
Worship Assistant Schedule

Click HERE for the August - September 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 August is given by Nancy and Gus Koegler in loving memory of our grandson, Grant and our son, Scott.

The Altar Flowers for August 21 are given by Kathy Schwandt in loving memory of Larry Schwandt.
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 July 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 - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm