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Raymie Veneble

In Our Stories by Kim Eiffert

Hello, my name is Raymie Venable, and today I want to share with you my journey back to the Methodist church. A journey which began in the United Methodist church but was often a winding road with no real home. As an adult, I often “tried’ churches but never found a home. Finding Grace Avenue United Methodist Church through a random encounter was exactly what God placed in our path to find our spiritual home.

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Jenny Beeson

In Our Stories by Kim Eiffert

I don’t know how God works, but I do know that I am most at home when I find myself in the company of curious and uncertain seekers.

My first experience at GAUMC was at a Women’s Night where I was invited to attend by my sweet neighbor who thought I would fit in with several of the regular attendees. It happened to fall on the night before my beloved, profoundly disabled oldest daughter was scheduled to have her first neurosurgery in an effort to treat her refractory epilepsy.

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Grieving Hearts

In News by Kim Eiffert

Grieving Hearts Grief Support Group
led by Susan Bryan, LPC
Meets on 2nd Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm
Brides Room (Next to Sanctuary)
Begins February 13, 2022

This is a monthly support group focused on persons who have lost their spouse/partner. The group is open anyone at Grace Avenue or the wider community.

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A Conversation with Experts: Teen Depression & Suicide

In News by Kim Eiffert

A Conversation with Experts:
Depression, Suicide & Communicating Teens
November 26th
5:00-8:00pm
There is growing concern about teen depression and suicide in our community. Feelings of shame and confusion often silence the conversation. We can feel helpless, powerless, and ill equipped to help those who so desperately need it. It is important to begin to have real conversation about these issues, so we are hosting a dinner and opportunity for conversation with other parents.