What to Expect at Grace Communion Derby

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Casual Atmosphere – At Grace Communion Derby you’ll find everyday people who want to share the love they’ve experience in Christ. Feel free to come dressed casually and comfortably. We are more interested in you than what you wear.
Welcoming People – Grace Communion Derby welcomes you to feel at home and visit without feeling singled out.  We’re a smaller congregation with a big vision. God’s love for all people to be experience and shared.
Order of Service Services run about 45 minutes to an hour.
Announcements: Services begin with a few announcements. Guests are encouraged to fill out the Connection slip on the side of the bulletin.  If you do, we’ll follow up with an email. We promise not to put any unfair pressure on you to come again (Although being totally transparent, we hope you will!) Your information will not be shared with any other organization.
Song Service: Services officially begin with the song service which is about five songs.  Feel free to sit, stand, sing, or just listen as we express our worship to God.
Offering:  Members are given a time to give an offering from the abundance of God’s blessings.  As our guest, we just want you to come and get to know us, without feeling any pressure to give. Many members use Text to Give or give online. they add an “I gave electronically.” card to the basket. These cards can be found on the information table on the South wall of the sanctuary. Guests are asked to place the Connection slip in the offering basket.
Intercessory Prayer: A member will pray, lifting up prayer requests and praise reports.
Children Dismissed for Sunday School  Sunday School Room is across from the coffee bar.  Children may attend either Sunday School or remain in the sanctuary.  Books and quiet materials are available on the south end of the sanctuary for children to enjoy during church services.  A nursery room is available for mothers with infants where audio of the service is available. Children are welcomed and engaged in music and other activities as they learn about God and His love.  Sunday School begins in the Sunday School room south of the sanctuary about 10:45 am, before the sermon begins.  A slide is projected to let children know when to leave.
Song – A song to allow children to get to Sunday School and prepare our hearts for the message.
Messages – Each message is designed to grow us closer in our relationship to the Father, Son and Spirit.  Messages are around 20-30 minutes. You may check out past sermons or catch up on a sermon missed here.
Communion:  The bread and juice will be prayed over and the congregation comes to the front table to receive the elements.  We have an open table – all are welcomed to participate. This is a special time of worship. Glasses may be placed in the chair racks.
Closing Song – A Closing prayer follows the closing song
1st Sunday of Month – Collection for Derby Food Pantry and Agape Center in Newton.
3rd Sunday of Month– Potluck downstairs in Fellowship Hall following service. We have provisions for anyone who is not able to go down stairs.
After the services, people tend to mill around, enjoy refreshments and visit.
QuestionsWe know that your first time at a church, any church, might bring up some questions. So feel free to ask us anything. You can do so by emailing us. contact us here, or reach out to us on Facebook.