Welcome to Grace!
Here at Grace Fellowship we hope to be a place where you can find community, seek to grow in your relationship with Jesus, and Find purpose in your day to day life.
What to Expect
WHEN ARE YOUR SERVICE TIMES?
We currently have Sunday morning services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00.
NO PERFECT PEOPLE ALLOWED
At Grace Fellowship we have a come as you are mentality. No matter what your story or background, we simply want you to feel welcome and excited to connect with God on a Sunday morning. We know that we're not perfect, because nobody is. So don't visit expecting the perfect country-club experience at church. When you visit Grace you'll find a wonderful, amazing group of unperfect people trying to love Jesus and that want to help you love Jesus too.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
When you pull into the parking lot we have two entrances (North and South side of building). Most people enter through the North entrance. We'll have music playing, someone to greet you, and answer any questions you might have. We have free coffee located at our coffee bar (don't worry, it's easy to find) for you to enjoy during the service. If you have children (6 months - grade 5) they are welcome to join you for service or can enjoy GraceKids our age-appropriate environment that will help them learn about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them. Connection Point is a great place to stop by to receive a free gift and welcome from our team as well. Otherwise head into the auditorium for a time of worship, teaching, and much more. Service lasts 65 minutes and our hope is that it engages and helps you to connect to God.
DO MY KIDS SIT WITH ME?
They can! We love children being able to worship and grow with their parents. We also have an amazing Children's Ministry, called GraceKids, that is designed to help your child learn about Jesus in a relevant way.
We offer children services from 6 months through 5th grade on Sunday mornings. The Grace Kids environment is designed with kids specifically in mind. It is our desire that kids would want to come to Grace Kids, bring their friends and take the message into their everyday life. Our Pro-Kid Attitude shows the importance of kids knowing Jesus is their friend and He can relate to their everyday world.
We have a Family Room located in our lobby that allows you to care for your child while being able to see and hear the service.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE SERVICE?
Every service is designed to help connect you with God. We will have a host, whose primary job, is to help walk you through the entire service connecting the dots about what's happening during our time together and around Grace as a whole church. Our worship team will lead us into a time of music and reflection each week. They invite, and really love, when we sing with them, lifting up song to God. One of our pastors will deliver a message meant to both encourage and challenge you. We do take an offering each week. As a guest you are invited, but not expected to give. We do believe that giving back financially is a part of our spiritual journey, and want you to always feel welcome to engage in that portion of the service. We also take communion together. We'll explain that next.
HOW DO YOU TAKE COMMUNION?
If you are a guest who has never been in church before or been in a hundred different churches communion can be confusing. Communion, here at Grace, is a time in our service where we eat a piece of bread and drink a cup of juice to remember Jesus' instructions to us at the Last Supper and to remember his sacrifice for us on the cross. We invite anyone to take part in this portion of the service, but you do not need to feel obligated if you are not ready or sure you want to.
Communion at Grace will be distributed during our service after one of our pastor's leads us in a reflection thought. Ushers will pass a tray down each aisle. You'll find a bunch of little cups in that tray that are stacked on top of each other. You'll take out one of the "stacked cups" from the slot and keep passing the tray. You can then eat the bread and drink the juice. When finished stack the cups back together and place the cups in the cup holder found in the seat back in front of you. After service you can take them with you to a trash can or leave them and we'll clean them up.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS WHEN I GET THERE?
Connection Point is the place where all your questions can be answered, and if they don’t know the answer, they know how to find someone that does. This is where you go to receive your free gift if you are a first time guest with us. Connection Point is located just outside our auditorium doors in our foyer.
Grace Kids Your first visit
Here's what to expect when visiting GraceKids on a Sunday for the first time:
First, visit our GraceKids check-in area just inside the main entrance. Our GraceKids check-in team will meet your family, check your child into our security system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
Child's birth date
Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
The Children's Ministry of Grace Fellowship is called GraceKids. We offer dynamic classes, with age-appropriate teachings on Sunday mornings during all three services. We also have a MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and MOPS Next (Mothers of Children in School) ministry that meets every other Thursday throughout the school year. Not to mention Family Events, Parent Partnership Opportunities, Baby Dedication, and much more. GraceKids wants to help your child connect to God, His church and His world.
On Sunday mornings in GraceKids, we have age-appropriate ministries for children so that they can learn about Jesus in a way that makes sense to them. During your children’s time in GraceKids, they will participate in a time of worship, they will connect with peers in relational small groups, and they will learn from incredible leaders.