Grace Presbyterian meets for worship each Sunday morning from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Nursery is available for infants through 3 yrs, and Children’s Church is offered to those 4yrs through 3rd grade.
GPC has a variety of events and ministries in which you may get involved. Sunday School, Home Fellowship Groups, and missions and service ministries are always open to those looking for a way to serve and to meet others.
Because we long to be a community that worships, Sunday morning worship at GPC is of first in priority and importance. GPC’s worship may be described as blended. We make use of both contemporary music and traditional hymns. In addition we utilize the Heidelberg Catechism, corporate prayers of confession, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostle’s Creed.
On the second Sunday of each month, the Deacons provide a Mercy Ministries Minute at which time the Deacons speak to a ministry in our community or an opportunity which the congregation may serve those in need. At the end of the service an offering for the Mercy Ministries Fund is taken concurrently with the general fund offering.
On the third Sunday of each month the Mission’s Committee plans a Missions Minute in which the congregation hears from or about a mission which GPC supports or is endeavoring to support. On the third Sunday, an offering is taken for the Missions Fund concurrently with the general offering. The Missions Fund is overseen by the Missions Committee and is applied to one-time needs or special opportunities. Also on the third Sunday Grace offers a supplemental gathering for older primary-aged children, 3rd-6th grade, called Rooted in Christ. Rooted in Christ is a teaching time in which students learn how Jesus Christ is the promised fulfillment foreshadowed in the Old Testament.
On the last Sunday of each month, we celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Grace Presbyterian Church welcomes all Christians who profess faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation and who are baptized members of congregations that proclaim the gospel, to participate and to receive the Lord’s Supper.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a dress code?
No, come as you are.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
Yes. GPC is all on one floor. There are no steps. Handicapped parking is available by the front entrance with ramps to access the sidewalk.
Must children go to Children’s Church?
No. Children are welcome to stay in the service. Grace believes Children are a gift. There are coloring pages and colored pencils at the greeters table if your child would like to color.
When do Children’s Church and Rooted in Christ begin?
Prior to the sermon, the pastor usually dismisses the children and the congregation welcomes one another. Children are taken by their parents to their classes. Someone present in the children’s wing hallway will help direct you.
What do I do during the offering?
GPC takes up an offering each week towards the end of the service after the Pastoral and Lord’s Prayer. The offering is a way for those who are part of the church community to support the work of our church. You do not have to give anything. A congregational song is usually sung as the offering is being taken up.
What do I do during the Lord’s Supper?
On Sundays in which GPC celebrates the Lord’s Supper, the elements of bread and wine are distributed by servers and those receiving the elements take the Lord’s Supper in their seats. If for whatever reason, you are not able to receive the Lord’s Supper, you simply pass the elements down the row.
Is it ok for people who are not Christian to come?
Yes, all are welcome to come to Grace. Grace hopes to be a place where people who want to learn about Christianity can come and participate at whatever level they are comfortable. The last part of the service involves what the church calls “communion” or “the Lord’s Supper” – this is a Christian practice in which baptized Christians eat and drink together in a symbolic fashion (each person has a small piece of bread and small cup) in remembrance of Jesus. Jesus tells his followers to do this, and we understand the Bible to teach that those who are not followers of Jesus should not eat and drink the elements that are served. You are welcome to be with us and observe as we do this. Grace hopes to create a non-pressure environment where people who are interested in Christianity can come and learn, but without being pushed on anything.
Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 360 Hopkins Road, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284.