It’s always a little awkward to go somewhere for the very first time, especially a church service. To help alleviate some of that tension, here is the “inside scoop” on what to expect when you visit Grace.
WHEN SHOULD I SHOW UP?
We suggest you show up 10 minutes early for any given service – earlier if you will be checking kids in for the first time – to have plenty of time to get a cup of coffee and settle in before services begin.
SUNDAYS @ 9:00 am – Sunday School & Discipleship Groups
SUNDAYS @ 10:30 am – Worship Service & KidZone
SUNDAYS @ 6:00 pm – The Journey Youth Ministry
WHAT ARE WEEKEND SERVICES LIKE?
Sunday School & Discipleship Groups
For children & students, we have traditional Sunday School Classes for Nursery – High School.
Our Adults gather in Discipleship Groups throughout the week. Several of these groups meet on Sunday mornings. These groups are open to new members and guests, and there are Adult Discipleship Groups for Men, Women, Couples, & Senior Adults.
Worship Service & KidZone
Our weekend services are a relaxed, friendly, and non-judgmental atmosphere with an exciting mix of engaging worship music, and God-inspired teachings from the Bible that speak to real-life situations. Children are cared for in a loving, quality nursery environment, and a fun-filled GraceZone Children’s Chapel.
KidZone is our Children’s Ministry Environment designed for students in K-5th Grades. This is part of the Sunday Morning Worship experience for kids. Everyone worships together for the first half of the service, and kids are able to spend the last half hour in an interactive time of learning and fun.
The Journey Youth Ministry
The Youth Ministry of Grace SBC meets Sunday nights for “The Journey.”
These gatherings are designed for students in 6th – 12th grades, and typically include games, icebreakers, and a time of practical teaching and application from God’s Word.
Afterwards, there is time for the group to hang out and have snacks and drinks at the Game Room in the multi-purpose building.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
We are located two blocks West of Illinois Highway 4 at 302 West Wright Street.
From the South: Go past Casey’s General Store 1.5 blocks to Wright Street & turn left.
From the North: Go 8 blocks past the town square to Wright Street. There is a small, white sign on the corner. Turn Right.
Click HERE for a map & complete service times.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out a church and “be anonymous” for a while, and that’s fine! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and take the time to discover what we’re all about.
WHERE DO I TAKE MY KIDS?
If you have children, our hospitality greeters will direct you to our KidZone and/or nursery. These environments are safe, nurturing places where your children will be loved, cared for, and taught Biblical principles. We want you to feel absolutely comfortable leaving your children in our care, so we go to great lengths to insure our children’s environments are friendly, inviting, and most importantly safe.
For your children’s safety and your peace of mind, everyone that comes in contact with your children has been put through an application process and a criminal background check. We also have several people throughout the building who have been trained to perform CPR should the need arise.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Our dress code is simple: Please be dressed! You’ll see everything from business suites to shorts & t-shirts at our weekend services. Come in what is comfortable to you, because Grace is not about what you look like or what you wear.