With over 50 members on the roll, the Grace Class is a family within the larger Church. With a class motto of “Come experience God’s inclusive love” — the Grace Class was the first United Methodist Reconciling Community in South Carolina. Our welcoming statement, crafted on Sunday, September 16, 2007, follows:
All persons are individuals of sacred worth.
We affirm Jesus’ example of love without reservation, and we covenant to deal compassionately and justly with one another. Therefore, this inclusive and nurturing community of faith, the Grace Sunday School Class, openly welcomes all persons of any age, gender, race, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability or social standing as full participants in the life and work of this reconciling community. We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding and mutual respect.