At Grace Presbyterian Church, all are welcome. Below are some answers to common questions visitors might have. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Where are you located?
We are located at 113 Hargrove Road at the corner of Hargrove Road and Prince Avenue. We are in the Forest Lake community.
What should I wear?
Dress is generally very casual, so come as you are! You will see a variety of styles at Grace Presbyterian Church.
What happens in worship?
We belong to the Presbyterian Church, USA, and follow what may be described as a traditional order of worship. We use a printed worship bulletin and sing from hymnals, but within that framework, you will find creativity and variety in our worship. We are a singing congregation, and are led in our music by a talented choir. Believing Communion is more than a remembrance, it is a joyful celebration of Christ’s abiding presence in the bread and the cup, we receive weekly Communion.
We observe communion each week, share our prayer concerns with one another, and warmly greet one another during the passing of the peace. In these ways, and many more, we seek to be an intentional community of believers, practicing our faith in our interactions with one another, in our worship, and in our engagement with the community and the world.
Our PrayGround, a space for preschoolers located in the middle of the sanctuary, includes quiet reading and activity resources. Reserved seating for parents is provided. We also provide additional resources for children during worship.
Worship Activity Pages: These activities are connected to the day’s Scriptures. NOTE: each Sunday has two versions- PreReader and Reader.
Worship Activity Bags: Cloth bags designated for pre-reader and reader are available to select and to take to a pew. Bags should be returned to the Bag Tree immediately following worship.
Please email Leslie Poss: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (205) 758-1193 if you would like to know more about the life, worship and work of GPC.
The music of Grace Presbyterian’s choir is both a gift from and an offering to God. We dedicate the gift of song to the glory of God.
GPC’s choir – open to all interested high school/college students and adults – rehearses Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room located behind the sanctuary. The choir provides music and worship leadership for seasons and services such as Advent, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, and All Saints.
This group is open to high school and adult ringers. Those interested in joining the handbell choir, can contact director John Milas at email@example.com.
Sunday rehearsals are @ 2:00 in the sanctuary choir loft.
If you play an instrument and would like to play in accompaniment to worship or with the choir, please contact Leslie Poss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our children’s choir: K-5th Grades, rehearses on a rotating schedule during the school year. This group frequently sings in worship and for special services such as: Children’s Sabbath, Christmas, Palm Sunday, and Easter.
For more information, please contact Dr. Leslie S. Poss, Director of Music and Worship Arts.
Loving childcare for infants and toddlers (to age 4) is provided for all worship services by paid nursery staff. Our cheerful nursery is located just off the fellowship hall.
The nursery is open Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Through the summer 2023 we request you email email@example.com to request nursery/childcare. If you have not completed a child registration form since July 2021, please do so.
Our Sunday morning worship services are streamed live on our Facebook page and archived on our YouTube channel.