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

 

September 3:  Labour Day Weekend

September 10: Church School Registration

September 17:

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

November 19:

 

 

 

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 is October 15.  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