What to Expect at Grace
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or visit the Connecting Hub in Town Square when you visit.
- When are services?
- What should I wear?
- How do I get to Grace?
- Where should I park?
- Where do my children go?
- Am I expected to put money in the offering?
- I have hearing and/or visual problems. Is there any special assistance?
- What is a Grace service like?
- What does a service sound (volume) like?
When are services?
Services are on Saturday nights at 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Gracemain services are located in the South Auditorium. This is Grace’s original venue with worship that highlights the weekend’s theme through an eclectic mix of music, drama and media.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! We think you'll fit in no matter how you dress.
From I-69: Take exit 10 and go west for eight miles. Once you pass Hazel Dell Parkway, stay in the right lane and turn right onto the church property.
From I-465: Take the Keystone Avenue exit and go north for five miles. Turn right onto the 146th Street exit. At 146th, make a right-hand turn and go east for 2.5 miles. You will see Grace Community Church on the left.
Where should I park?
The church driveway is one-way going in a counter-clockwise direction. You may park in any available spot; there is no reserved parking. During busier times, parking in the far north lot is your best bet. Remember, the church driveway is a one-way driveway, so go around the church and use the two exit lanes to leave (left-lane is to go east on 146th Street, right-lane is to go west). Entrances to the building can be found next to South Auditorium and near both Student Ministries East and West.
Where do my children go?
Grace Kids Company (GKC) is the perfect place for your children infant through fifth grade to go while you attend service. If you would like your children to go to Grace Kids Company, visit the Children's Welcome Center located in front of the Central Auditorium between the two staircases. Your children will be checked in, and you will receive a receipt sticker which you will need in order to pick up your child.
You will also notice a three-digit alpha-numeric code on your receipt (example: Q4Z). This code is used discreetly by GKC to notify parents if help is needed with their child. There are digital signboards in the auditoriums that will display the three-digit alpha-numeric code until the parent comes to take care of the child.
For the safety and security of your child, it is important that you keep track of your receipt sticker. This helps us know that you are the person authorized to pick up your child.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider Grace your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to Grace. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can set-up an online giving account on gracecc.org.
I have hearing and/or visual problems. Is there any special assistance?
Yes! For those who are hearing impaired, we have special hearing devices that you can wear that will allow you to control the volume. If you think this would be beneficial to you, pick one up at the Connecting Hub in Town Square.
For those who are visually impaired, we have projection screens throughout the auditorium to help you see what's happening on stage.
What is a Grace service like?
We strive to have our attenders passionately engage in worship experiences. To achieve this we utilize an eclectic mix of live music, drama, and media. We strive to provide transcendent and transformation worship experiences. We value…
- Maximal Participation: At our weekend services at Grace. We are constantly striving to enable to the most number of people to participate and engage God passionately.
- Relevance: We actively seek to reach and meet the needs of the younger generation without alienating the older generation.
- Musically Diverse: We strive to be flexible in utilizing multiple musical styles with excellence and passion.
What does a service (volume) sound like?
We understand that volume is perceived differently. One person’s sense of “loudness” may not apply to the next person. That is simply who we are! Our experience tells us that we are not able to satisfy everyone’s perception of volume or even mix of audio. Nonetheless we strive to know well the output of our audio systems. We also hold ourselves accountable to a safe environment for our ears. In doing this we follow strict policies of our own as well as acoustic safety guidelines that are established by OSHA and NIOSH. This technical information is available to you by viewing our Audio (Volume) Document.