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Grace Time on Sundays

Sundays 9:20-10:20 am (September-May)

Grace Time (a grace-filled time) is our time between Sunday morning worship services, when all can participate in the variety of activities offered throughout the church, for all ages, all interests. Grace Time is for connecting with others, soul-filling fun, and digging deeper into conversations and Biblical study. Coffee is always on!

Grace Time includes:

Adult Forum……………… Peace Chapel
Adult Choir Rehearsal……….. Sanctuary
Sunday School……………… Classrooms
Wee Ones Storytime…………….. Foyer
Youth Group…………………….. Lounge

Second Sundays are unique (see more explanation below):

Adult Forum……………… Peace Chapel
Sunday School Music…. Fellowship Hall
Youth Music…………………….. Library
Handbell Choir……………….. Sanctuary
MoSS………. Starbucks on Washington
Wee Ones Storytime……….. Classroom

Also part of Grace Time:

Occasional book studies for parents and children are held off site: Parenting Book Discussion is at Starbucks on Washington and Books & Bagels is at Bruegger’s on Washington. Books announced 1-2 months ahead.

Second Sundays

Grace Time on Second Sundays shifts slightly to offer a change of programming, expanding faith connection opportunities.

For Sunday School and Youth group…

…we have Music Time, led by our Children’s and Youth Choir directors, for everyone. Participants can choose to sing in the 10:30 worship that day.

For Adult music…

…we have Handbell Choir instead of Adult Choir. Plays in the 10:30 worship that day.

For Young Adults and Grad students…

…we have MoSS (Masters of Sunday School), a discussion time about current events through the lens of Scripture, led by a theologian from the Grace community. Meets at the Starbucks on Washington.

Certified Coffee Conversation Zones on Second Sundays…

On Second Sundays during Grace Time we’ll practice creative movement to address limited space, and we hope you’ll play along. To accommodate these activities…

  • Musical Sunday School in Fellowship Hall
  • Youth Music in the Library
  • Handbell Choir in the Sanctuary
  • Table of Mercy musicians in Pastor Mary’s office
  • Adult Forums in the Peace Chapel

…we are providing “landing spaces” (certified coffee conversation zones, if you will) for those who wish to meet in in small groups casually or intentionally. The best places to have coffee conversations will be:

  • the Lounge and adjoining classroom
  • the Foyer (upstairs outside the pastors offices) where we’ll have a carafe of coffee, hot water and tea
  • the Kitchen
  • or venture into the Balcony or Narthex (Sanctuary entryway) for low voice, handbell-enhanced conversation or some quiet time.

Just find some coffee in the kitchen and head to where you wish to hang out! We hope this will provide all groups space to operate without background noise, and guilt-free conversation space. Look for coffee cup signs to indicate the best places to hang out on those mornings!