Visiting a church for the first time is not always easy. At Grace we want your visit to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Here are a few questions that may come to mind when you think about attending a church service:
Do I need to be invited?
You do not need to be invited to attend Grace Church services, we are happy to have you whenever you can come.
What should I wear? We believe God looks at the heart, not our clothes, so we encourage you to wear whatever is comfortable. You will find the full range of dress at Grace Church. Some come dressed in their “Sunday best” while others come in jeans or other casual wear.
What is the service like? In our Sunday morning service we enjoy a time of singing, scripture reading, teaching and prayer. We sing a combination of contemporary worship music as well as long loved hymns of the Christian faith. For approximately 25 to 30 minutes one of our pastors will speak based on a section of verses from the Bible. The “sermon” is geared toward where we live each week and leaves us with a challenge as well as encouragement in our walk of faith. On a regular basis we also celebrate communion together (the elements include non-alcoholic grape juice and gluten free bread), have someone from the church share what God is doing in their life, or hear from someone who has currently been serving in missions.
On Sundays, our service begins at 10:45 am and run until about noon. On the third Sunday of the month we typically remain after the service and enjoy lunch together as a church. Everyone is always welcome to join in for lunch.
What about my children? From September to June (on Sunday mornings), we have children's program for kids of all ages that begins at 9:25 am and goes until 10:30. During this time, there is also an adult Bible Study class that takes place.
Will I be singled out? The short answer is no! You will be welcomed prior to the service by our greeters and ushers and after the service by the people of the church. You will not be asked to stand and introduce yourself.
Will I be asked for money? Opportunity is given each week for those who regularly attend Grace to give. We do not ask or expect our guests to give. Whether you give something is up to you.
What else happens on Sunday mornings? From 9:15 to 10:45 am we have a coffee time which is open for anyone and everyone to enjoy a cup of coffee, a muffin and a relaxed time to visit.