Our Staff at Grant Memorial Methodist Church, Presque Isle, Maine
Pastor (beginning January 1st):  Rev. Dr. Tracy Reeves
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Melissa & FamilyGrant Memorial Administrative Assistant: Melissa Dyer

Melissa Dyer has been the Administrative Assistant at Grant Memorial for over 20 years.

She received her B.A. in Psychology in 1999 from the Univ. of Maine at Presque Isle.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, writing, photography, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with family & friends.

She and her husband, Brent, have three children Elizabeth, Amelia & William.

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Minister of Music: Dan Ladner

Daniel Ladner has been the organist and choir director at Grant Memorial for almost 25 years.  His career as an organist began when he was a freshman in high school and has continued for fifty-nine years.  Dan taught English, speech, theatre, and chorus at Presque Isle High School and has always been active in community theatre productions in both Presque Isle and Caribou.

  He served as director of the Caribou Performing Arts Center for ten years, where he also taught speech and theatre, directing the theatre programs at both high schools.  Dan has enjoyed judging drama festivals on both the regional and state levels. 

He has been an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.  He is well-known in the area as an organ recitalist, and has been the conductor of the Caribou Choral Society for thirty-three years.  Dan officially "retired" in 1999 after a forty-year career in education.

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Join us on Sunday, December 4th for the Second Sunday of Advent.  In the pulpit will be Rev. Dr. Jackie Brannen; her message is titled "The Harvest Arrives After the Pruning."  Come hear some wonderful passages of scripture as well as see the Lighting of the Advent Candle wreath.  

Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed for the year; rehearsals are held each week on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  They welcome anyone who would like to come and see what the Choir is all about!  Directed by the talented Dan Ladner

Bible Study is held each week on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. The study is being led by Jeanne Daggett.

Darrent West is our interim Director of Christian Education.  Sunday School is available during the worship service.  Children in grades PreK through 8 are welcome; a nursery is available for younger children and older children are invited to remain in the worship service. 

The Missions Committee is once again sponsoring our annual Tree of Lights.  Lights are $5.00 each and can be purchased in memory or in honor of someone.  Forms are available in the Narthex or in your upcoming December newsletter (arriving in your mailbox soon!).  Proceeds will benefit local mission projects.  

Our Annual Christmas Bazaar (sponsored by the UMW/WIF - United Methodist Women/Women in Faith) will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee will be served from 9-10 a.m. ($3.50 per person) and a soup luncheon will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ($10.00 per person; includes soup, rolls and dessert).  Come browse a wonderful selection of items at our food table, cookie corner, crafts, fudge and candy, gift baskets and wreaths. 

Gifts for the Christ Child will be received on Sunday, December 11th.  Your donations of unwrapped toys/gifts will be accepted by the Kiwanis Club for their annual Christmas Basket project (helping families in need this Christmas season).  Thank you in advance for your support of this amazing outreach ministry!

Join us on Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. for Ladner & Friends.  Enjoy an evening of musical inspiration from Dan, the Grant Memorial Chancel Choir, and other musical guests.  Please invite your friends & neighbors! 

We are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Tracy Reeves will be the Pastor here at Grant Memorial, beginning January 1st.  Pastor Tracy is currently serving the Old Town & Stillwater UMC's, so please be in prayer for those congregations, Pastor Tracy, and this congregation as we navigate this transition process.  Our sincere appreciation to our DS Jackie Brannen, as well as Bishop Devadhar and the NEUMC cabinet for prayerfully and faithfully supporting us during this season.  We are eagerly awaiting to see how God will bless us, and are excited to welcome Pastor Tracy to the Grant Memorial family! 


~ Melissa,
Admin. Assistant at GMUMC