Our History

We, at Grace United Methodist Church of St. Albans, are a body of Disciples, committed to building relationships in Christ for the transformation of our community and beyond.  .

Our History
In 2019 GUMC celebrated its 88th anniversary. In 1931, GUMC was created when sixteen dedicated Christians held their first worship service in a store front at 200-05 Murdock Avenue across from our current site. Within one year the congregation size increased, so a second storefront, next door, was acquired for Sunday school.

In May 1938, GUMC, known in the community as the “little White Church” was occupied for its first service at 200-08 Murdock Avenue. The congregation continued to grow, so by 1966 the educational building (Wesley Hall) was completed. Grace continued to attract more people and a larger space was needed to accommodate the growing congregation.

After being in the works for some time, the new expanded sanctuary has been completed.  The new church consecration was held on March 10, 2013. 


LOVE:                   Unconditional Affection
INCLUSION:         All are welcome
FAITH:                  Not afraid of the unknown
TEAMWORK:       Working together
EXCELLENCE:     Exceptional service
RESPECT:             Every person matters
SACRIFICE:          Giving selflessly

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Passionate Worship
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-Taking Mission and Services
  • Extravagant Generosity
  • Pray For Each Other
United Methodists practice Baptism as a symbol of God’s forgiveness and the cleansing of our sins – a sign of regeneration and of new birth.

The Lord’s Supper
United Methodists believe that the bread and wine symbolize the body and blood of Christ, which are taken in a spiritual manner – the sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death.  All baptized Christians are welcomed to the Lord’s table.