We gather together to celebrate our Creator, Sustainer and Savior who is our triune God. As a church we are, among other things, the body of Christ. As such, we gather together for regular worship services and other times of fellowship to experience Him through one another. During our gatherings, we praise Him for how He has led us to grow and used us to go.
In January 2019, we completed Phase I of the 2020 Vision Building Remodel! This included enhancing the Children's Wing by combining two rooms to make one large meeting space and enlarging two other classrooms. We also added ADA-approved ramps, which made our entire building handicap accessible! And our new Missions Cafe will provide a great meeting space for our members and guests, and will offer information on global efforts to share the Good News!
In the coming months, our congregation will vote on Phase II of the 2020 Vision, which will involve an enhanced exterior and Family Entrance. The proposed Phase III will include new bathrooms and kitchen, as well as updates to the exterior and the rear and side entrances.
In addition to our weekly church services, here are some of the other Gather events we have throughout the year:
Jan 20 Sanctity of Life Sunday
Apr 21 Easter Sunday - AM
May 12 Mother’s Day - AM
May 26 Memorial Weekend Outing
June 16 Father’s Day - AM
July 4 Independence Day Picnic - PM
Oct 13-20 Missions "Go" Conference - AM & PM
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Praise - PM
Dec 15 Christmas Musical - PM
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight - PM
Psalm 95:6-7 says, "Come, let us bow down in worship. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.
As we gather for worship at Grace, our first and foremost priority is to worship God in spirit and in truth. As Pastor Ben opens God's Word each week, you can be assured that truth will be proclaimed through his preaching. 'Digging deep' into the Word with practical ways of applying God's principles is always the goal.
Congregational worship through music is another aspect of our weekly services. Ministering to a multi-generational church body is a difficult task; however; we use a blend of traditional and contemporary music to meet the spiritual needs of our congregation. It is our desire to engage every individual, both young and old, in worshiping our awesome and mighty God!
Our purpose in the following areas of ministry is to lead God's people into worship and praise of Him, to assist in preparing hearts and minds that are eagerly awaiting the teaching of God's Word, to point people to a deeper relationship with Him and to teach and guide others to their commitment and responsibility in a vital part of our church body.
If interested in participating in our music or drama programs, please contact the Gather Pastor, Fred Holcombe.
Adult Choir: Ages High School - Adult
This group meets each week on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8pm. No audition is required. The Choir assists in leading worship each week in the Sunday morning services.
Orchestra: Ages Middle School - Adult
Orchestra rehearses from 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday afternoons. This group often accompanies the Adult Choir and plays special music for offertories. The Orchestra also assists the Gather Pastor & Worship Teams during the morning worship services and assists in major seasonal productions.
Drama: All Ages
Often, seasonal and non-seasonal programs are combined with those who enjoy acting. We are always looking for those who wish to use their gifts and skills to help communicate God's Word through the effective tool of drama.
Vocal & Instrumental: All Ages
Numerous opportunities are available for both vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles during the morning and evening services. Singing and playing for special programs and offertories are a couple of great ways to use your skills. An audition is required, but we are more than willing to help guide and instruct you along the way.
Sound & Video Technicians:
Ages High School - Adult
A team of sound and video technicians helps to make our services flow as smoothly as possible. Knowledge of these areas is helpful, but is not a requirement. Our team will help teach and instruct anyone who is willing to learn. Opportunities include main worship Gatherings for sound and computer/video, Live Stream cameras, special programs, weddings and more.