What to Expect
Worshiping at Grace is like going to a party. Laughing and clapping are the norm during services. We sing traditional hymns, contemporary Christian music, world music and Gospel. Some parents sit in rocking chairs with their babies during worship. Everyone comes as they are. Strangers are family we haven’t met yet so we’re always happy to see them.
9am: Traditional Service
The 9 a.m. service is intimate, contemplative, very relaxed and friendly. Healing prayer is offered during communion and kids are welcome to join us or engage in parallel worship in the kids worship corner.
11am: Modern Service
At the 11 a.m. service, everything you need to follow along with worship is projected so that instead of looking down at your prayer book and hymnal, you can look around at your neighbors. Our praise band often has a cellist, a drummer or two, sometimes a violin and anyone who wants to sing. Healing prayer is available during communion.
Children and Youth
At the 11 a.m. service, there is a Children's Sermon right after the opening prayer that can involve anything from stilts to party hats, puppet, spontaneous skits or games. All ages of children are invited forward to participate.
Right after the Children's sermon, kids (Pre-K to 5th grade) are invited to go to Sunday School, returning for communion with their families.
Infants and toddlers are invited to move around and explore in the worship corner with their caregivers, or to be dropped off at the nursery area in the gym next door.
Members of the youth group meet every other Sunday at 10 a.m. and for special outings and events throughout the year. Our youth are also active participants in many of our ministries, serving in worship as acolytes and readers, as assistants in Sunday school, and as members of the hospitality ministry.