WELCOME TO GRACE:
That simple statement defines who we are as a Church.
But why that specific vision? Because the single, most powerful way to affect a culture is through the family. With God's power, those families will become His instrument in redeeming many of the societal ills that plague us as a nation. A family that has the Gospel of Jesus Christ as its foundation becomes a vibrant and resilient beacon of hope to a watching world.
Grace's vision is simple to visualize in what we often refer to as our "pillars" graphic. The fulfillment of our vision, which you see in the "roof" of the vision depends on its foundation and pillars.
OUR foundation is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11 says, "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." Christ, His work, and His Gospel. It is that simple, yet a profound foundation that supports everything we do. That foundation, in turn, supports six strategic pillars:
Love for Our Neighbors.
I would love to personally meet and greet you on Sunday mornings. Please find me after the service and say hello!
- Armin Sommer, Senior Pastor
What should you expect?
Expect to feel relaxed because Grace Church is a very welcoming and loving community. Whether you have never been in church before or you are a Sunday regular, you can anticipate an encouraging and enlightening experience!
Expect to meet people just like you: Expect to receive a sincere and warm welcome... to meet fellow travelers who, like you, are on a spiritual journey... to hear the sound of laughter... to smell the aroma of coffee... to be alert and awake throughout the entire worship experience... to sense God's presence.
What about your family?
We offer experiences that are age-appropriate for your whole family.
We have an experience that is age-appropriate for your child. A safe and secure environment that places your children under the care of leaders who shepherd your kids according to the highest standards of child care.
Students in Junior and Senior High will experience a dynamic, fun, and engaging youth ministry under the leadership of a full-time Youth Pastor and dozens of caring ministry volunteers.
Young adults will find a vibrant ministry called "1825" for 18-25 year olds. They meet for fun, fellowship and Bible study on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 7 P.M. Connect with them on Facebook.
Various small groups and mid-sized groups for adults in different walks of life. Click on the link that says "Ministries" to begin getting connected.
How Should I Dress?
However you feel comfortable. You will find that we are definitely a "relaxed fit" kind of place. You will also notice that we are a multi-ethnic, trans-generational congregation that come from many different towns in northern New Jersey.
Do You Do Communion?
Yes. We generally observe "the Lord's Table" (Communion) on the first Wednesday night of every month (Vertical Service) at 7:00 P.M., as well as on selected Sunday mornings throughout the year. We do however offer it more frequently (2x a month) at our 6:00 P.M. Sunday evening service.