Worship

Worship

Sunday Service

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.

 

Upcoming services

 

October 7: World Wide Communion, Thanksgiving Sunday, Baptism

October 21: Stewardship Sunday – Giving Campaign:  Loving Our Neighbour

November 4: Memorial Hymn Sing (Daylight Savings Ends!)

November 11: Remembrance Day

November 18: Stewardship Pledges Received, Communion

November 25: Baptism

 

 

Baptism

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 are November 25.  If you are interested in having a child baptized, please contact the church office.

Communion

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