There's a place for you here!
We know that visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating.
But when people visit Spirit of Grace, we often hear them say, "Wow, I've never felt this way walking into a church before!" Knowing what to expect ahead of time really helps.
This page has everything you need to know ahead of time. Read on for all the details...
What should I expect?
Our Pattern of Worship
All of our worship services follow the pattern "Gathering, Word, Meal, Sending." We are gathered together with music and prayer, hear a reading from the Bible and a message from Pastor Ted Carnahan, receive Holy Communion, and are sent out again with music and a blessing.
Arriving at Spirit of Grace
When you arrive, you may use any of the on-street parking downtown. Specially marked spaces for persons with disabilities are available in front of our building, and more spaces with curb cutouts are on the corners of our street.
We are a casual gathering of Christians, and we don't draw lines about what clothes are appropriate for church. At the Classic service (9:03am) on Sunday, people tend to dress in "business casual," while at the Connexion service (10:33am) on Sunday, jeans and T-shirts are the norm. No matter what you wear, you'll fit right in.
We collect an offering each week to support the ministry of Spirit of Grace. As our guest, please do not feel obligated to give. The service is our gift to you, and we hope it brightens your week.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is available for my children?
On Sunday mornings at our 10:33am service, we offer:
Can I take communion?
YES! We welcome all to the Lord's Table. Jesus wasn't about excluding people, and neither are we.
Our First Impressions team will guide you to the front for communion. You’ll receive a piece of bread in the palm of your hand, which you then may dip into one of the cups. The first cup is white grape juice, and the second cup is red wine. If you need gluten free bread, please ask the person serving bread. As you return to your seat by the center aisle, you are invited to touch the water in the baptismal bowl as a way of remembering that we are pulled together as a community of God’s people through baptism.
Have more questions?
We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.