Where are we located?
Grace Church is located at 360 Hopkins Road in Kernersville, NC.
We seek to honor Jesus Christ in all we do and say.
We seek to be a light to our community for those around us.
We seek to walk with one another as disciples of Jesus Christ.
And to do all these things loving one another and loving Jesus Christ.
We long to see the grace of God magnified as he transforms us into a community that
worships, witnesses, and walks in love.
Grace Presbyterian Church longs to make the amazing grace of the good news of the gospel known. As we look at the brokenness around us, in our relationships, work, world, and even our own hearts, we oftentimes are left asking, Who will make this right…who can make me right? The good news is that though we are unable to fix, mend, and heal, God is both able and willing. GPC is not a place of people who have it together, but rather a place of those who are seeking God’s amazing grace.
Wherever you find yourself in this journey, we will walk with you as God transforms us together and magnifies his grace in and through us.
Pastor Randy Edwards
Holy Week begins Sunday, April 2. Here is what is going on at Grace Kernersville.
What is Holy Week?
Holy Week refers to the week which begins with Palm Sunday and concludes on Easter Sunday during which the church remembers the events and words spoken by Jesus twenty centuries ago.
Why participate in Holy Week services?
As I’ve celebrated Easter over the years, it has grown increasingly difficult to capture all that Easter means during a single worship service on Easter Sunday. Emotionally, it feels like too much to take in: the anticipation at the meal on Thursday evening, the shock of the betrayal, denial, and abandonment, the devastation on Golgotha, the finality at the tomb on Friday, the silence of Saturday, and the thunderstruck hope and joy on Sunday. This year we will remember the events of Holy Week by celebrating Palm (or Passion) Sunday, Holy (or Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday (Tenebrae), and Resurrection (or Easter) Sunday. Both Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday will be celebrated during our regular worship times. In addition, we will hold special services on Thursday and Friday evening from 7-8pm.
What are the services?
We have all been devastated by the tragic passing of Gabe Adams. I know all are concerned for and love the Adams family, and as we move through the week, to the service, and beyond, I am sure we all want to be of help. Because of the many communities which love the Adams, there are number of efforts underway to assist them during this time.
Concerning the Memorial Service, the Family will be receiving visitors at 2pm on Saturday, March 18. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3pm. There will be a light reception following the service for any who would like to stay. If you would like to sign the online registry, you may do so at Pierce-Jefferson’s memorial page for Gabe HERE.
Please note: we expect that the service will be full, and that parking may become an issue. If you are able, please carpool with others. As arrangements are being made for the possibility of overflow parking, we will update here.
Here are ways friends are helping.
The High Point University Community has set up a Meal Train for the Adams family which you may sign up for HERE.
The Wake Forest University Community has set up a GoFundMe page for the Adams family HERE.
In addition, Grace Presbyterian Church has established a Benevolence Fund for the Family to which you may make donations online HERE. If you prefer, you may send a check to Grace Presbyterian Church, 360 Hopkins Road, Kernersville, NC 27284. Please note “Adams Family” in the note.
Lastly, it has been wonderful to see the outpouring of help from all the communities who love the family. Thank you all!
Grace House Preschool’s annual Fall Consignment Sale is this Thursday through Saturday. Consignors, Shoppers, and Volunteers are needed! Learn how to consign and volunteer by visiting the Grace House Preschool website. HERE.
The 10th Annual Joel McClain Blood Drive is Saturday February 25 from 9-1:30pm in the church fellowship hall. You may schedule your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org and search keyword: GracePres. Thank you for giving the gift of life!
As the church moves into the season of Lent, we will begin with the English version of Mardi Gras which is Pancake Tuesday at 6pm on Tuesday, February 21. Pancakes and meat will be served, fellowship will be had, and games will be played as we come together to begin our Lenten pilgrimage to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Please RSVP via Church Center HERE.
Join together for Grace Kernersville’s Mission Weekend, Making Him Known, February 11 and 12.
On Saturday, February 11 we will gather for an international potluck dinner at 5:30pm followed by a brief service project to assemble “go bags” for those in need. These “go bags” are similar to what Chuck and Jimmie-Lynn Linkston share with the homeless in Asheville.
On Sunday, February 12 at 9:30am we will visit virtually with Serge Missionaries in Ireland, Scott and Becca Brand followed by our morning worship at 10:30am where we will hear from Rev Francis Smith, a former missionary to Chile.
Registration is not required but is helpful in planning Saturday night’s activity. You may register for Saturday evening’s potluck HERE.
A Women’s Bible Study on The Lord’s Prayer begins, January 26 from 7-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome as well as friends and teenagers. We will be using the Heidelberg Catechism as the basis for our study as we dig into the prayer Jesus used to teach us to pray. Copies of the study are on the back table of the sanctuary. A .pdf copy can also be sent via email if that is preferred. Let Mona Underhill or Carla Collins know. There is much Scripture support for the Lord’s prayer. A document has been created with all of the Scripture support. That, too, can be emailed, or you can contact Mona in the church office for a copy if you would like one. This is a time of fellowship, learning, and sharing our lives with each other through studying God’s Word that has become very special. We are looking forward to studying God’s Word and digging in His Word again!
Join us Sunday, January 23 at Noon in the church foyer for an artist reception for the Grace Gallery’s exhibition of artwork by Almond Tree Artist Collective artist, Sophie-Earle Pardue. A light lunch is offered. Please RSVP on Church Center HERE.
Sunday night activities resume Sunday afternoon, January 8 at 4:30pm for children and youth. Grace Kids begin studies on the Lord’s Prayer and the significance and meaning of the Passover Seder meal. Grace Youth meets every other Sunday night and H.S.D-Group alternating. High School D-Group will begin meeting on January 15th. Download the flyer
WHERE ARE YOU? an Advent Story will be presented on December 11 at 4:30pm by the Almond Tree Artist Collective. The evening features the visual art of Adah Freeman and Asher McClain, the poetry of Randy Edwards and the music of Michael Kuehn. And explores the Advent themes of hope, love, joy, peace, and glory. The question, “Where are you?” explicitly comes or is implied in each of the events which are the basis for these themes. Whether Adam and Eve, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the burning bush, Mary and Gabriel, or the shepherds and the angels, each had their moments of crying out to God, “Where are you?” And each were called out to by God, “Where are you?” To find oneself in a place of not calling upon the Lord is to be in a worse place than any desperate circumstance which would lead you to cry out to God. On the other hand, to be in a place of not hearing, or worse yet, ignoring the call of the Lord, is to be oneself in the waiting room of death and desolation. For those who drop by to view the art in the church’s foyer and especially those who attend, it is our desire that you are moved to call out to, respond to, and listen for our coming Lord who has come to find us and be found by us.