Welcome to Grace


Grace United Methodist Church envisions a growing, diverese, inclusive community rooted in faith, committed to social justice, and dedicated to sharing God’s boundless love.  We work to actively dismantle inequities, creating a safe space for all to fully participate, because Grace is for everyone!


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Getting to Know Grace

Our church family is a warm and inclusive community that believes every individual is a beloved child of God, deserving of love and acceptance.

Worship Times

Sunday at 10:15 am in person, here, on Facebook, and on YouTube

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Meet Our New Minister

The Reverend Dr. Gregory S. Neal

The Reverend Dr. Gregory S. Neal is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Duke University where his studies included extensive work in Bible, Theology, Worship, and the Sacraments. While having been trained to be a Christian educator, as an ordained United Methodist minister Dr. Greg’s heart and soul can be found in the mission and ministry of the local church as an agent for change in society. Prior to coming to Grace UMC as Senior Pastor, he served for more than 30 years in the North Texas Conference, leading a multi-ethnic church, two Reconciling congregations, two inner-city churches, and a vibrant university church. He is gifted in helping congregations to think and plan strategically for times of change and is dedicated to helping people grow in faith and love toward God and their neighbor. He is the author of several books, including Grace Upon Grace: Sacramental Theology and the Christian Life and Seeking the Shepherd’s Arms: Reflections from the Pastoral Side of Life.


Greg is married to Kade Rogers, who is a motivational speaker, a specialist in Communications and Administration, an accomplished singer/songwriter, and an activist for the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in The United Methodist Church. Together, they enjoy going to movies, plays, and concerts, watching a wide variety of TV shows, domestic and international travel, eating out and cooking at home. Over the past few years, they have engaged in ministry together in the local church and the LGBTQ community, each complimenting the gifts and graces of the other.

Groups of Grace


Join one of the groups of Grace.  From Sunday School classes for all ages to study groups that meet during the week to groups that explore the creative side of Grace, there is a place for all at Grace.

The Open Table

As our name implies, we model our group off the belief in the Methodist Church that all are welcome to the communion table, and we likewise welcome ALL (including our LGBT family, anyone who has been hurt by the church, and agnostics) to our weekly discussions.

Please consider joining us for a night!  Come to the table. Thursdays, 6 pm in room 201.

Community Involvement

We are making a difference in our community, across the state, and around the globe.  Click on photo above to learn more and to join us in these efforts.

Grace Preschool

Award winning high-quality preschool, part-time or full-time child care for children from 2 to 5.  Click on the kids above to learn more about our preschool.

Grace Preschool 2024-25 Registration is now open and enrolling new families!

Make Music With Grace

Find your musical home at Grace with choirs for all ages, solos, instrumental music, and bells.  Click on the Chapel Choir above to learn more about Music at Grace.

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News from Grace

Camp Firelight

Camp Firelight

Join us at Grace United Methodist Church from June 24th to June 27th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, for an unforgettable adventure at VBS! Nestled amidst serene landscapes of water, trees, and rolling hills, Camp Firelight sets the stage for an exciting journey. Led by...

Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Are you interested in joining our exciting new Garden Club at Grace United Methodist Church? Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this club is for everyone with a love for plants and the outdoors.   To learn more please email one of the...

GC Delegation Letter

GC Delegation Letter

Letter to the members of the Iowa Delegation to 2024 General Conference
From the members of the community at Grace United Methodist Church

Supporting Asylum Seekers

Supporting Asylum Seekers

Join us for a two-part series focused on supporting asylum-seeking families, hosted by Des Moines area congregations.  First Session: Date: Saturday, April 20th Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM Venue: Grace United Methodist Church | 3700 Cottage Grove Ave | Des Moines, IA or...

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