Prayer Breakfast 2023
Living Water
Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry
July 30, 2023
Dr. Simon Nzuzi and Andrea Owen-Boyd visit St. Paul's UMC in Inwood


The Evangelism Ministry of Grace UMC is one of the outreach ministries of the church. We host an annual prayer breakfast, and we join with the UMW in spearheading the church’s prison ministry. We also support and promote Bible studies and book studies.


Annual Prayer Breakfast

In supporting the mission of Making Disciples for Christ for the Transformation of the World, the Evangelism Committee hosts an Annual Prayer Breakfast. Our prayer breakfast this year took place on January 28.  Our title this year was “Living Water.” 


Prison Ministry

The Evangelism Committee also collaborates with the United Methodist Women in spearheading the Church’s Prison Ministry. We welcome you to share in our prison ministry. We donate holiday cards to inmates in Rikers Island so that they may be able to send cards to their families. This year we donated Valentines cards to the youths there; they appreciated our donation. We also donate spiritual books such as The Daily Bread and other books of encouragement.

Eighth Annual Prayer Breakfast

Our Eighth Annual Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Evangelism Committee on January 28, 2023 was an in-person event and was a wonderful, spirit-filled occasion. We thank all of the participants and everyone who came. Please plan to join us next year!

Order of Worship

January 28, 2023 – 10:00AM

8th Annual Prayer Breakfast


Living Water

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow through them.” 

(John 7:38 NIV)


Blessing of the Meal                                                                        Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Hooker


Welcome and Greetings


Opening Prayer                                                                                                         

Praise Songs                            Kim Neri, Danny Neri and Evangelism Praise Team


Opening Hymn No. 593 – “Here I Am Lord”                                            Chancel Choir Members


Scripture Reading – John 4:7-29                                                          Mahala Holness-Brooks


Ministry in Song – “Living Water” by Kristyn Getty        solo, Kimberly Neri; guitar, Danny Neri


Reflections – Living Water                                                            Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Hooker


Individual Prayers

Love and Growth –  Brian Stone

Forgiveness – Patricia Eshun

True Disciple  – Dr. Simon Nzuzi


Ministry in Music – “The Lord’s Prayer”                          solo, Robert DiSalvo


Introduction of Rev. Dr. A. Sherleen Harding                                      Andrea Owen-Boyd


Testimony                            Rev. Dr. A. Sherleen Harding, Pastor, Eagles Wings Apostolic, Stamford, CT



Community –  Earl Boyd

Thy Will Be Done – Lenore Kurz

Christian Faith –  Katherine Perkins


Closing Hymn No. 519 – “Lift Every Voice and Sing”  (Please stand if you are able)


Closing Remarks                      Andrea Owen-Boyd


Benediction                              Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Hooker



The Evangelism Committee would like to thank all who have participated in this service by offering their ministry in Prayers, Songs, Gifts and Presence.  Thank you for your support for the last eight years.


Committee Members

Charles Gyamfi, Pearl Hamilton, Mahala Holness-Brooks, Frances Ortiz, Maudlyn Scarlett, Tonia Ukanwoke, Andrea Owen-Boyd (Chairperson)


Donna Hartmann, Art Design Flyer

Bob DiSalvo (Chairperson) and Hospitality Committee

Jane Gunther, Del Murray, John Riordan

 Troop 109


Donations can be made to our Church through Venmo using Grace Methodist VS, through Zelle using the Church e-mail – or mail a check to our address – 21 South Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream, NY  11580



Reverend Dr. Jeffrey L. Hooker

21 South Franklin Avenue

Valley Stream, NY  11580

Church Phone Number:  516/825-1182

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