We are a diverse community where people of all ages may become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ and touch the world with God's love.
"The United Methodist Church was formed when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church merged in 1968. However, our heritage traces back much farther than that.
The early beginnings of Methodism date back to 1736 when John and Charles Wesley came to the New World to spread the movement they began as students in England.
Our church is now global with more than 12 million members around the world. While our languages, cultures and nations of origin may differ, a common mission and history unite us in powerful ways." - umc.org
Grace UMC's history goes back to 1861 with the origins of the Evangelical Church in St. Cloud, MN. Our mission began with services held in a home just outside of St. Cloud. We moved into the city in 1873 and, by 1888, were meeting in our first building known as the First Evangelical Church (a one-room wooden structure).
As our membership increased, so grew the need for a new building that could offer a modern church program. In 1928, the Minnesota Annual Conference granted permission to build a new church, where we stayed for nearly seven decades.
In 1946, the General Conference voted to merge the Evangelical and United Brethren denominations. So, in 1952, we became the First Evangelical United Brethren Church; then two years later, were renamed Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church. When the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist Church in 1968, we became Grace United Methodist Church.
As we came into a new millennium, our congregation realized our old building was no longer able to meet the needs of its community. The congregation voted to purchase land and build a new church in southern St. Cloud, our current location, where we have served for the last twenty years.
We have a small food shelf available for those in need. We offer a variety of food items as well as toiletries. All are welcome to peruse our items.
Donations of non-perishable items accepted.
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday,
12pm - 5pm
We are always looking for ways to serve our community and meet practical needs. A few examples include:
Born out of our annual Big Give event, the clothing closet hopes to continue to help those in need throughout the year. Keep an eye out for updates.
Our Youth ministry (6-12 grade) meets on the second Sunday of every month from 11:30am - 1pm. Lunch is provided along with new activities and themes each month.
Other Youth Events/Activities include:
Our UMW group is a community of women dedicated to serving our church community and others.
UMW activities/events include:
Sowing Seeds, Growing Community