Sometimes the hardest part about visiting a new church is not knowing what to expect when you arrive. We don’t want this fear to keep you from coming to Grace! If you have any additional questions after reading this info, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
When You Arrive
You will find ample parking: We have a large parking lot behind our church building and a couple of handicapped spaces in front if needed. After parking, most people enter the church from the glass door in the side of the building with the "Welcome" decal on it.
You will meet friendly & knowledgeable greeters: We have two greeters posted just outside the main auditorium every Sunday morning. They will welcome you to our church and hand you a Program and Welcome Packet. If you have any questions before the service begins (for example, questions about where to locate the restroom or nursery room), our greeters will be glad to help you. If you arrive late, a hall monitor will be nearby to assist you.
You will find comfortable seating in the main auditorium. Our church does not have pews. Instead, we have rows of individual padded seats that you will find very comfortable. We anticipate guests every week, so you can rest assured that we will have plenty of seats available for you and your entire family!
The Worship Event (10am-11am)
We will begin promptly at 10:00am. You may wish to arrive 10 minutes early so you have time to get a Program, drop your children off in the nursery (if you have young children), and find a seat in the auditorium. However, if you are a little late, it's okay! We would rather have you a little late than to have you not come at all!
We will have people in attendance from all walks of life: On a typical Sunday morning about 75 people gather for worship. Our congregation is multi-generational and comes from all walks of life. We have visitors in attendance most weeks, but we never single them out!
We will be wearing a variety of clothing styles: Our pastors always wear a tie, but most of the congregation dresses more casually. The men typically wear a collared shirt and pants, though some wear a t-shirt and jeans. Most of the women come in a dress, skirt, or dress slacks. We are not preoccupied with attire. We simply ask people to dress in a way that will not be a distraction to others.
We will worship God in song: Our instrumentation includes a piano, organ, euphonium, acoustic guitar, and other classical instruments. We try to provide a blend of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs each week which reflect the best of the Christian tradition, past and present.
We will worship God with prayers, Scripture reading, and a sermon: Our pastor typically speaks for about 35 minutes, and his speaking style is conversational (in other words, no yelling or pulpit pounding!). The purpose of each sermon is to help us understand and apply a specific Bible passage. Our pastor preaches from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV). If you don’t own an ESV Bible you may use one of the many Bibles available under the chairs in the auditorium. We also have gift ESV Bibles in the main hallway that you are welcome to take home with you at no charge.
You can enjoy some light refreshments in Grace Cafe. Grace Cafe is housed in the church Fellowship Hall. Coffee, juice, fruit, crackers, and danishes are offered free of charge. It's a great way to get to know people in an informal setting.
You can participate in a Growth Groups class. Following Grace Cafe, from 11:15-noon, we offer age-graded classes. Each class is suited to the age and needs of the group. Our adult classes offer outstanding education in Bible, theology, Christian history, and practical Christian living.
Our Location: 500 Cosmopolitan Ave. Marshall, MI 49068