Grace UCC Community News & Events

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Frederick City School Backpack Program


Frederick City’s School Supply Distribution is back! Help children and families in the Frederick area get ready to go back to school with all their classroom needs. Below is the list of school supplies that are needed By August 1st, so we can drop them off by the 4th!



Check out the Sign-up Genius Link below for the days to help! PLEASE NOTE: The Tuesday hours will involve lifting and sorting. 




Please review the Supply List as you gather school supplies for the community! 


If you have any questions or would like more information on community missions opportunities email Admin@grucc.com.  



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 Retirment Resources


 Through RetireGuide!

 RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information about financial decisions that affect health care and retirement.

We recently published what we believe to be the most easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.


Please take a look: retireguide.com/medicare/eligibility/

We believe this resource would be beneficial for not only seniors, but also their loved ones, to better understand the medicare system. 






Free STD Testing - Frederick County


Recently, experts investigated the rising number of STD cases in  Frederick, MD. In order to help combat the worsening problem, Testing.com created a comprehensive resource that features helpful information about the challenges Frederick is facing when it comes to STDs and a directory of local non- profit  organizations that provide a wide range of free and low-cost health care services to help stop the spread.

 Click the Link to access your Community Resources! https://www.testing.com/std-testing/frederick-md/

The Grace UCC Community and Testing.com are passionate about changing the dialogue around sexual health and working to ensure people have access to the information and health care they need. We’re excited to be a part of the solution and hope to help continue rasing awareness.






Thank you Grace UCC Family for your continual   devotion and support to our community!



We are better together!







Wonderful Wednesdays
Virtual Small Groups Wednesdays


Contact Pastor Rob at pastorrob@grucc.com to start a small group.







New Members Classes

Upcoming Clases To Be Determined 

Members Received
During Sunday Worship Service 

If you want to learn more about the UCC or
make Grace UCC your official Church family,
please talk to pastor Rob!

Topic: new members class

Meeting ID: 851 6097 7304
Passcode: 860658









Ordination of Jessica Townsley

 Sunday, December 20th

 2:30 PM

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Join us this Sunday, December 20th at 2:30 PM
as we celebrate the Ordination of Jessica Townsley.

We will gather in the Grace Sanctuary and you will join us on our Youtube channel 

just like we do on Sunday mornings!

As Jessica is being ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament,
she will be celebrating Holy Communion with us for the first time
as an ordained pastor!  You are welcome to join us at home with your bread and wine/juice.

Don't miss this wonderful way to celebrate with Jessica and to thank her for all her gifts to the Grace Church family! 


THIS Sunday at 2:30 at





Volunteer Opportunities at Grace Church

Are you ready to be more involved at Grace?

We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests! 

Are you ready to get more involved in your church?  We have plenty of opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and interests:

  • Acolytes, Altar Guild, Children's Sermon volunteers, Lay Caring Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Scripture readers, Ushers, and Youth Ministry - please speak to Pastor Rob
  • Grace Choir - please speak to Jonas Dawson
  • Hand Bell Choir - please speak to James Taylor
  • Fellowship Hosts and Greeters - please speak to Rob Apgar
  • Congregational Life activities - please speak to Gwen Edwards
  • Sunday School teachers, Children's Church leaders, and Nursery volunteers - please speak to John Brehmer
  • Offering Counters - please speak to Lloyd Taylor
  • Outreach and Missions - please speak to Trevor Addie


Sunday School Classes for Children and Youth

Our Youth Class (for teens and tweens in grades 6-12) meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings during the school year.  They meet on the 2nd floor on the "comfy couches" outside of the church office.

Younger children have their own "mini-Church" during the second part of our 11:00 worship service. We call it Children's Church, and we use a curriculum called Deep Blue Kids One-Room Sunday School, which incorporates Bible lessons, crafts, songs and other fun activities. Each Sunday, all elementary school kids (K-5) are invited to join us as we leave the Sanctuary after the children's sermon.



Let's keep in touch!

Each week, the Grace Vine eNews is sent out to our members and friends to keep everyone up-to-date on upcoming events. If you haven't been receiving these Friday updates, please email the church office to be added to the list - admin@grucc.com.



Greeters and Fellowship Hosts

Volunteer greeters are needed every Sunday morning to welcome our members and guests to worship.

Volunteer fellowship hosts provide snacks and drinks after worship on the first and third Sundays of each month. On the last Sunday of every month, the Congregational Life Commission will host a birthday party for everyone who celebrated a birthday during that month. (Please be sure that the church office has your birthday on file so that we can recognize you!)

If you would like to serve as a greeter or host the fellowship time one Sunday, please sign up on the sheet in the Good Shepherd Room (posted on the fridge) or speak to Rob Apgar ("Cop Rob").




A Pastoral Care note

Due to the current HIPAA (Privacy) laws, hospitals are not permitted to contact churches on behalf of patients. If you know of a church member who is hospitalized, please inform the church office. If you or a family member is hospitalized in an emergency situation, please contact Pastor Rob at 240-217-2767.

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