New This Fall
As Grace re-presents itself as a community of faith steeped in our Wesleyan heritage, yet relevant and forward-thinking for the 21st Century, our leadership and communications team have revised our church’s logo to reflect this, with an updated cross and flame, along with the statement that remind us that we are not a building, but a community of believers, which others are invited to become a part of.
New Worship Opportunities
Beginning in September, Grace UMC will be providing three unique settings for worship in order to expand our reach to a larger segment of our community, all without losing our love for where and how God has brought us thus far. The three settings are as follows:
Common Grounds- Meeting from 8:30 – 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings in Room 8, this is an informal and interactive setting, where one can enjoy a cup of coffee while hearing and discussing scripture in light of current culture and life issues. Hymns and Holy Communion are incorporated into this service as well. Nursery care is provided for small children.
Crossroads- Beginning at 9:30 AM in the sanctuary, this informal service features praise music and preaching. Participants are encouraged to bring their Bible with them as we examine God’s Word for our lives. Sunday School children are part of the service for the opening worship, and then exit to their classrooms with their teachers, and Nursery care is provided. The sacraments of baptism and communion are also celebrated in this service.
Classic- This service, which begins at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary, reflects and honors the Church’s and our Wesleyan traditions in liturgy and style. Featuring hymns on the organ and piano along with one of our choirs, this service hints at the formality and reverence of worship. Celebrating the Eucharist and Holy Baptism are centerpieces of this setting. Nursery care and activities for younger children take place in our Education Wing.
New Web Site
An attractive, concise, informative and welcoming web presence is vital for 21st Century churches. We invite you to visit our new site in September at www.gumc.org and explore—you may even discover some things about your church that you did not already know!