Our Beliefs

Mission Statement

The purpose of Grace United Methodist Ministries is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world as commissioned by Christ, our Lord. (Mark 16:15) We believe that the mission of Grace Church is to penetrate the heart of the community with the heart of the gospel, to inspire people to attain the potential of their spiritual gifts, and create positive leadership through the teaching of God’s Word and Jesus Christ as Lord.

Our History

The Community of Grace began its ministry in the center Hummelstown in 1851 as a mission. In 1863, its location was at 18 North Hanover Street with a membership of twenty. In August 1961, the congregation voted to relocate to its present site. For nearly 150 years we have maintained a family-centered ministry, while at the same time taking an active role in outreach and missions. In 1992, the Grace Congregation renovated the facility and created Grace Christian Child Care, a ministry that cares for over 100 children each day. In response to our growing congregation and a desire for more opportunities for ministry, the congregation voted in 1997 to expand our facility by building a new sanctuary, classrooms, office suite, kitchen, and fellowship hall. We are proud of our United Methodist tradition. We are committed to developing new programs and opportunities for service as the need arises in our church family, our community, and our constantly changing world.


Patty Woodring, April 14, 2021 - 4:52 pm

Prayers for Dann, an old college friend, who is having a kidney transplant on April 20th. He is a very dedicated teacher and guidance counselor back in Connecticut in spite of all his health problems.

Anonymous, March 2, 2021 - 2:44 am

Continued prayer for my sister, Debbie and brother in law Bill. Bill was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Since then he has contacted Corona virus, and yesterday was found to have a clot near his spleen. He is hospitalized. Our hopes are that he’ll return home.

Anonymous, February 23, 2021 - 5:23 am

I wondered if I could ask for prayers for strength and hope. At the beginning of the pandemic my husband and I separated and are now going through a divorce. I am convinced it is for the best and God is bringing me to a better place, but for now I am struggling financially. I believe it will be ok in the end, but I struggle sometimes to leave it in His hands and His timing. I have many blessings, this church family included. Please pray for courage and patience for me. Thank you! God Bless!

Ashley Bohner, January 26, 2021 - 7:41 pm

My mom (Kim Lovig) was just admitted into the hospital with a stuck kidney stone and will be having surgery to have it removed at any time.