From small groups to mission work, Pekin Grace UMC has something for everyone. Find a place you can connect and grow among numerous friendly faces. We also encourage you to get involved and help give back to our community. No matter what your talents are, you can be used at Grace! Not sure where to start? Contact the office and we’ll help connect you. At Grace, you can make a difference while forming a strong relationship with God.
How can I connect and grow at Pekin Grace?
Eat, talk, laugh and enjoy a program that ranges from informational to entertaining at our monthly Friendship Club. All adults are invited to join us on the first Monday of each month. We meet in the Sanctuary at noon.
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose it to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive participation in the global ministries of the church. To accomplish this purpose we: meet monthly and have a program to enhance our spiritual growth and develop supportive relationships with each other. Our Circles, smaller group, meet monthly to the same thing and outreach projects.
United Methodist Women also serve funeral dinners as a means to support the families who have lost loved ones. Through pledges and projects the UMW reach out locally to families and agencies in need and also globally UMW helps make this world a better place to live using Jesus two commandments: To love God and love one another. We urge all women to join this group for the unique opportunity to grow spiritually and serve others to make a difference in our community and the world.
The United Methodist Men exist to fulfill three goals:
- To encourage creative Christian men in leadership in the United Methodist Church
- To promote a better understanding of men and service responsibility through study, worship commitment, dedication, and participation
- To deepen the spiritual life of men by developing a close fellowship of consent, concern, and cooperation
Take part in various Bible studies offered on Wednesday nights. These studies typically last 4-6 weeks and are focused on books of the Bible or particular topics or issues.
TGIW All Church Meal and adult Bible study
- Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 PM (September-April)
- Food and fellowship open to all in the congregation
- Pastor-led Bible study following meal
We have two men's teams (16 years old and up) and one women's team (14 years old and up). We have a veteran team that plays on Monday night on Diamond #2 in the Pekin Park. Our intermediate team plays Tuesday night on Diamond #2 in Pekin Park. Our women's team plays Monday or Tuesday on Diamond #3/4 in the Pekin Park. This is a time of great fun and Christian fellowship.
Shoot some hoops during open gym on most Monday nights. Enjoy our brand new court and the Christian fellowship!
Where can I volunteer my time at Grace?
Connecting God’s grace with human need is one of our main focuses at Pekin Grace UMC. We are actively involved in our community and continually work to share what we have with others. If you would like to help us with any of these areas of care, please contact the church office.
On the last Saturday of every month, we serve a free lunch to those in our community at the Grace Café. Lunch is available from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
We consistently serve over 200 people on a monthly basis with our Food Pantry. We distribute free groceries to those in our community in need. During the holiday season, we also distribute turkeys and hams.
Community Work Days
We continually look for ways to help those in our community by organizing days to help senior citizens, those who are disabled and widows with needed yard and home repairs. We also participate in larger community projects like river cleanup.
In addition to supporting global missionaries, we send teams to help firsthand. For many years, we have had the opportunity to serve areas in and around Patulup, Guatemala. In our time working there, we have built houses for four extended families, provided stoves for 15 families and held Bible school for over 1,000 kids.