Thanks for visiting our website. It's brand new and it's a work in progress. We have so much to tell you about all the exciting ministries at Grace! More importantly, we're even more excited to connect with you in person. You will find among us an open door, open hearts and minds, as we strive to live as faithful followers of Jesus Christ in a broken world. We're not perfect, but we are promising. We invite you to journey the path of discipleship with us.
"So welcome each other, in the same way that Christ also welcomed you, for God's glory."Romans 15:7, CEB
"Serve the Lord with celebration. Come before Him with shouts of joy." Psalm 100:1,2 CEB
Each Sunday we gather to praise God in a worship experience that honors both contemporary and traditional forms of worship. We join our hearts and voices in a sincere "thank you" to our loving God for doing for us and in us that which we could not do for ourselves! Each fifth Sunday we share in special services of worship followed by a fellowship meal. Check out our weekly service times below.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month (yes - you and your children are invited!) We encourage you to worship with us!
"And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God's diverse gifts." 1 Peter 4:10
We encourage everyone at Grace to engage in acts of mercy that serve God's people. Each week we encourage involvement "down the street, around the corner, and throughout the world," through such ministries as: Praise Team, Bell & Sanctuary Choirs, "Holy Smokers" (smoked meats), Church Mouse Gift Shop, "Gracie's" (clothing & diaper ministry), Communion for the Homebound, prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry, chartible sewing & quilting, and mission teams just to name a few.
Directions Grace UMC is situated in downtown Salem, Illinois, directly north of the Marion County Courthouse.
Messages: Lenten Message Series: (Feb. 14 - Mar. 27) John: The Gospel of Light and Life
Feb. 14 - The Word Made Flesh (John 1:1-3a) Feb. 21 - The Miraculous Signs (John 9:1-3) Feb. 28 - The 'I Am' Sayings of Jesus - Pt. 1 (Ex. 3:13-14) Mar. 6 - The 'I Am' Sayings of Jesus - Pt. 2 (Ex. 3:13-14) Mar. 13 - The Farewell Discourse (Jn. 15:8-10) Mar. 20 (Palm Sunday) - The Arrest, Trial & Crucifixion of the King (Jn. 19:14b-20) Mar. 27 (Easter Sunday) - Eternal Life (John 19:41-20:1,11-16,18)