Grace United Church’s services are open to everyone.
We are informal, so please feel free to dress comfortably.
We are often spontaneous, so please feel free to smile, laugh, cry and enjoy.
Occasionally you may find yourself entertained by a drama group, so bring your imagination.
Our music is a wonderful combination of traditional and contemporary,
so please feel free to sing, tap, dance or just listen and reflect.
Church School for ages 3—grade 12 is held at the same time, with infant/toddler care also offered. Children begin in the sanctuary for worship, and then go to their classes for education after the Children’s Time. They are also welcome to remain in worship.
Please join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
September 3: Labour Day Weekend
September 10: Church School Registration
September 24: Women’s Retreat
October 1: World Wide Communion
October 8: Thanksgiving Sunday
October 15: Baptism
October 22: Stewardship Sunday
October 29: Memorial Hymn Sing
November 5: Remembrance Sunday (Daylight Saving Time Ends!)
November 12: Communion, Stewardship Pledges Received
Baptism is one of two sacraments the United Church of Canada recognizes. (The other is communion.) A sacrament is a visible sign of God’s love for us. For more information about Baptism click here.
Our next Baptism date is October 15. If you are interested in having a child baptized, please contact the church office.
Communion is the sharing of a symbolic meal in which Jesus is the host and everyone is a guest. It is a reminder of Jesus’ last supper and the enduring love of God.
At Grace United Church we celebrate an open Communion. This means that all are welcome at the table, from the smallest child to the founding member to the first time visitor. Everyone is welcome.
We try to make sure that everyone can be included. Therefore, grape juice is offered instead of wine, and gluten free products are provided at an allergy station. Persons with mobility issues or with very small children can have communion brought to them in their pews. If you have any other concerns, we would be happy to work with you to find a way to include you.
As You Are
You are welcome here, visitor, friend or long time member. You are welcome here.
With your family or your partner or lover or alone. We joyfully welcome you here.
You are welcome here as believer or doubter, as joiner or loner.
You are welcome here feeling a part of us or not, full of energy or plain tired, seeking a vision or a rest.
You are welcome to join us as you are.
by Rev. Ray Drennan