Covid-19 Update

Worship Services

Grace is holding Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10am. We will also be streaming online at: GraceRI.org/sermons at 12pm. 

 

We will be having a children's message and Sunday School.    

  • We are asking that you wear a mask entering the Sanctuary. 

  • We have implemented appropriate social distancing measures attempting to make our environment as safe a possible... However, please use your best judgment before attending this service. If you are at high risk or feeling ill we ask that you continue to join us online. 

  • Grace will continue to have full online services.

  • Please watch this video for more information. 

 

 

  • If you have and questions or concerns please contact Pastor Barry at umcgrace@gmail.com  

Group Gatherings

 

We are offering groups that have used a room at the church access to our downstairs hall. Please respect the following guidelines.  

 

  • We are asking that you wear a mask as you enter the building.   

  • There is a maximum capacity of 45 people in the large hall. 

  • We are not officially closing the kitchen but we are asking that people not use it. It is safer if people bring theirs own coffee. Passing of an offering basket is discouraged.

  • Before a group can start meeting again a representative from each group must have approval from Pastor Barry. Umcgrace@gmail.com 

    • Approved groups: 
          Saturday night AA meeting         7-8pm
          Sunday night 12 Step                   7-8pm
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                  Daily Meeting.           ​                  12-1pm

  • Please reach out to the individual group for their specific guidelines and restrictions.

Please continue to monitor this cite for updated information will be made available soon.

Blessings,
     Pastor Barry

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Cookie Trail

Brought to you by Michele Melia, Lois Fulton, Brenda LaFazia, and Ellen Stasko

In response to the coronavirus, the Governor of Rhode Island and the Governor of Connecticut closed businesses, issued stay at home orders and shuttered the states.  While most of us have been home in relative safety, the first responders and essential personnel of our Stonington and Westerly communities continued to do their thing! 

 Their commitment to their job and community is one that we at Grace United Methodist Church are very thankful for.  We could rest our head on our pillows at night knowing that help would come if we needed it from our fire departments, police departments, ambulance corp, hospital, and we could even rest assured that we would be able to pick up our prescriptions!  Our mail and other deliveries continued to arrive on our doorstep, and the garbage companies have picked up without fail.

This is how the Cookie Trail was born!

We have been contacting local first responders and any who were deemed essential that were ever so important in the new normal we found ourselves in to see if they would be willing to except our gift.  We didn’t want anyone to be frightened because an unknown box arrived.  We purchased individually wrapped cookies from Amazon.  From Oreos to Grandma’s Cookies, to Chocolate chip Cookies!  Amazon shipped directly to them for us.  

So far, we have shipped to the following:

Stonington Police Department

Westerly Police Department

CVS Granite Street

CVS Franklin Street

Westerly Hospital

Westerly Ambulance Corp

Westerly Fire Department

We hope they have liked their little pieces of the Cookie Trail!

Our Cookie Trail will continue to reach out to others in the community, so you may be hearing from us soon!  It’s our way of saying:

THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO EVERYDAY, BUT ESPECIALLY DURING THIS PANDEMIC!  WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Good Morning,

I got the masks on the fence this morning,  I hope it goes over well.

I  am a life long Westerly resident.

I learned how to sew from my mom ( a seamstress ) and my Nanna at an early age

 

When we were hit with the COVID19 virus and masks supplies were low I looked through my fabrics and realized I could make a difference by making masks.  Elastic was hard to come by but with the help of family and friends I was able to get enough to start.  Family, friends and coworkers were the 1st to get masks.  I am now making them to share with my neighbors.

 

Kim Cercena Jones

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10 Park Avenue
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-8000

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