Stories tagged with: Grace United Methodist Church

November 23, 2014 - 9:36pm
21 weeks 21 hours ago

The holiday festivities continued Sunday, November 23rd, with the 25th Annual Zanesville Handbell Festival.

The sweet sound of handbells filled the chapel of Grace United Methodist Church Sunday evening, hundreds of people from around the city gathered to enjoy the cheerful holiday concert.

The concert was sponsored by the Zanesville Thursday Music Club which has been in existence for 105 years. Each year the handbell choirs perform popular hyms-- along with one original...

August 24, 2014 - 3:29pm
34 weeks 16 hours ago

Each year the Grace United Methodist Church opens up their doors for their Annual Block Party.

Sunday afternoon people from a variety of churches in Muskingum County and the downtown area gathered on Shinnick Street to enjoy food, entertainment and fun.

"Everything is free, the entertainment is free, and we just have lots of food and hope that we can meet different people from different churches" said Outreach Leader, Tracy Miller.

Miller explained that the...

November 28, 2013 - 11:05am
1 year 20 weeks ago

Some area residents burned a few calories Thursday, before they even sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner...

Runners from across the area participated in the 6th Annual 5K Race for Grace in downtown Zanesville. Grace United Methodist Church sponsors the run, with the proceeds benefitting a local charity each year.

"Our outreach committee at church decided they wanted to do something to A. Promote health in the community, but also benefit one of the local charities, and this...

November 24, 2013 - 9:27pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

A few area choirs came together to make a joyful noise Sunday evening at the 24th Annual Zanesville Handbell Festival.

The concert was sponsored by the Thursday Music Club and took place in front of a full house at Grace United Church on Shinnick Street. The performers played a variety of holiday and sacred tunes for the public.

"We will be playing five numbers with all of these handbell groups that you see, there are six handbell groups so some of our numbers are done with...

November 18, 2012 - 9:06pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

The 23rd annual Zanesville Handbell Festival was held at Grace United Methodist Church Sunday evening.

Five local handbell choirs took part in the event to help ring in the holiday season as a community.

"Many church groups, whether they be choirs or handbell choirs or instrumental groups, are kind of islands of their own." said Grace United Methodist Music Minister Jim Mayercak. "We can put them all together for a situation like this for public...

November 24, 2011 - 11:29am
3 years 21 weeks ago

Before eating that huge Thanksgiving meal, runners hit the pavement for the 4th annual Race for Grace 5K.

Grace United Methodist Church held the race as a fundraiser for the food pantry at Eastside Community Ministry. Event Planner, Becky Woods, says each year has been a success with an additional 30-40 runners this year.

"It's great. It shows that people are willing to support other people in the community and I think it shows we are an active community," said Woods....

November 20, 2011 - 8:58pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The 22nd annual Handbell Festival "rang" in the holiday season on Sunday evening.

The free event filled the rows of Grace United Methodist Church in downtown Zanesville, as seven bell choirs performed individually and together.

"We have a following of people that come and want to be a part of this," said Director Jim McLaughlin. "Handbells is a unique instrument and has a very beautiful tone, so a lot of people really do enjoy that especially during...

October 8, 2011 - 10:35am
3 years 27 weeks ago

A lifetime spent maintaining and caring for his hometown was recognized Saturday as members of the community pitched in to help 89 year-old Wally Moore clean-up downtown Zanesville.

Moore was once a commonly seen man among the streets of downtown. His deep appreciation for his city inspired him to walk the streets, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and bringing attention to the areas in need. 

"I figure if I can do it people a lot younger than me, see people are too...

August 13, 2011 - 2:27pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

A musical past-time for one local man will find a new tune in the hands of a young musician.

A trombone that has been halfway around the world and back brought-out many memories for Zanesville Resident Roger Eppley. The gift of music came from his father when Eppley first joined the Zanesville High School Band...more than 60 years ago. Unknowingly, that gift of music would carry Eppley through a war and home again.

"We thought we'd play in the band that's a lot easier than...

December 25, 2010 - 10:18pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

One local church is hosting a Christmas luncheon Sunday, and you're invited!

Grace United Methodist Church is opening their doors ,and welcoming anyone in the community to a free luncheon at noon on Sunday, December 26th. Debbie McLain says she doesn't anyone to go hungry during the holidays, and says the luncheon wouldn't be possible without the supports of the community and her congregation.

"I was handed money for potatoes, I was handed money for...

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