Prayer Breakfast 2023
Living Water
Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry
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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 27.  Our title this year was “More Living Water.” 


Prison Ministry

The Evangelism Committee also collaborates with the United Women in Faith 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. We also donate t-shirts and socks as well as spiritual books such as The Daily Bread and other books of encouragement.

Annual Prayer Breakfast

Our Ninth Annual Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Evangelism Committee on January 27, 2024 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 27, 2024 9:45AM

9th Annual Prayer Breakfast


More Living Water

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  he leadeth me beside the still waters.” (Psalm 23:2 KJV)


Opening Remarks                  Andrea Owen-Boyd

Blessing of the Meal              Rev. David Ball, St. John’s UMC

Welcome and Greetings of Connectional Churches and Ministers

Opening Prayer                                                                             

Praise Songs                          Kim Neri, Danny Neri 

Opening Hymn #377- “It is Well with my Soul”       Chancel Choir Members

The Twenty-Third Psalm                                           St. John’s Story Tellers

Scripture Reading – Philippians 4:4-8                     Mahala Holness-Brooks

Ministry in Song – The Lord’s My Shepherd           solo, Kimberly Neri; guitar, Danny Neri

Reflections –    Rev. David Ball, St. John’s UMC



The Lord is my Shepherd                                               Brian Stone

He makes me lie down in green pastures                      Patricia Eshun


Ministry in Music – “The Lord is my Shepherd”            Bob DiSalvo


Testimony –  Divine Intervention                       Dr. Tonia Ukanwoke

Testimony –  Listening for the voice of God     Janice Reid



Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death   Earl Boyd

You anoint my head with oil                                                           Lenore Kurz

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me                                   Katherine Perkins


Closing Hymn #378 – “Amazing Grace”

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 nine years.


Committee Members

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


Donna Hartmann, Art Design Flyer

Bob DiSalvo and Hospitality Committee

My Brother’s Keeper – kitchen prep, set-up and serving


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