What does a worship service look like at Grace Fellowship?
What do we do Sunday morning? At 11:00, we open in prayer and then we sing some songs of praise together. Afterwards, our pastor preaches (expositional preaching, for those that care) from the Bible. We sing a little more, and then we open up for any questions to make sure nothing goes unanswered.
Are you welcome here? No matter who you are, you are welcome to come in, meet new people, drink some coffee, hear the Word of God preached, and hopefully worship God with us.
What is our music like? It’s pretty simple. We sing some old stuff with a piano. We sing some new stuff with a guitar. Sometimes we play old and new stuff with more than one instrument. Mostly, we just focus on God.
The words are on a screen and the melodies are usually easy to follow. If you don't know the songs, no problem!
How long does a service last? Dismissal is generally no later than 12:15 PM.
How should you dress? We have no dress code. Some people dress up a little, some come in a t-shirt and shorts.
What about cool programs for kids? We prefer our children to hang out with us while we worship, so that they can hear what we hear and ask hard questions later. We think families should learn and worship together! If they find it hard to concentrate at first, they can color (materials provided!), read, rest… whatever works for you. Because of our focus on worshiping as a family, we don't have "children's church". For those who grew up in churches with large children's ministries, this can be quite a shock at first! However, we believe that most who give it a chance will ultimately agree with our stance.
What about help with the screaming kids? They are welcome, too! Our pastor doesn’t care if your child cries or screams, but we know it can be distracting and embarrassing for the parent. We have a nursery room with the sound of the worship service piped in. You can still be a part of the service, even if you need to distract your little screamer with some toys!