Celebration of Ministry

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Celebration of Ministry

Honoring The Rev. Joyce Cravens
Saturday, December 10th


On Saturday December 10 the Staff-Parish Relations Committee will be hosting a come and go lunch reception to honor the ministry of The Rev. Joyce Cravens. It will be from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in Tom Graves Hall at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. (Remarks will be shared at noon).  

Joyce has served on the staff at Grace Avenue for 12 years and served as a United Methodist Pastor since 1998 when she was a student at Perkins School of Theology.

2023 will begin her 25
th year of ministry!   

Joyce is not leaving Grace Avenue but will be transitioning to an emeritus status in January.  She will continue to sing in the choir, make occasional visits and contact Grace Avenue members in her wonderful, unique and special way.  As this transition occurs, we thought it would be a great time to say “Thank You” for her ongoing ministry.

There are several ways to honor Joyce.  Plan to come to this celebration where good food and fellowship will be shared.  Send notes and cards of thanksgiving to Joyce.  They can be delivered or mailed to the church. Finally you can contribute to a love offering that is being collected in her honor.  

This gift will be given to her on December 10.

You may contribute to the love offering in three ways.


  1. Click Here or use the link below to give online
  2. Mail a contribution to Grace Avenue UMC, 3521 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034
  3. Place a gift in the offering plate.  Please be sure it is marked “Joyce Cravens Love Offering”.