Welcome to Worship – You are invited!
We welcome you back to in-person Worship Services at Grace. Worship begins at 10:00 am sharp as it will be live-streamed. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 am.
Each person needs to complete a registration form as we need to collect information for contact tracing purposes in order to inform attendees in the event of a COVID-19 exposure. Registration will be open on Monday morning at noon and will close on Friday at noon.
Attendees will be required to:
- show proof of double COVID-19 vaccination if eligible,
- OR proof of valid medical exemption,
- OR proof of participation in COVID-19 vaccine trial
- OR negative rapid COVID test. Children less than 12 years are exempted.
Children can go to the Kids’ Program, if offered, or will be given activity kits that they can use while seated with their parent/adult companion in the sanctuary.
If you are eligible for COVID vaccination and cannot show proof please plan to arrive at 9:30 am and you will be offered a ‘rapid COVID test’ (free of charge). Please Note: Rapid COVID-19 tests are only suitable for asymptomatic unvaccinated individuals.
Individuals with any symptoms should book an appointment online for a COVID-19 PCR test at a COVID-19 testing centre using the link: https://covidtesting.josephbranthospital.ca/ or call (905) 632-3737, extension 6550 (M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm).
In order to attend in person services you must complete this form:
In-person Service Registration Form
Grace also will be offering our services online to those who do not feel comfortable returning to in-person services. Services will be live streamed at 10 am each Sunday (join in early to make sure you don’t miss anything). Visit the Grace United Church YouTube channel. This channel also has all of our past services available to be viewed.
About our Services:
Grace United worships each Sunday at 10:00 am. We also offer special services during special seasons of the Church Year.
Why worship? Worship is essential for a healthy life and a healthy outlook on life, as the saying goes, “we are what we worship.” If we worship things that are temporary instead of eternal, we will eventually be disappointed. On the other hand, to worship God is to receive the blessings of hope, life and love so that we may in return be grateful stewards of that gift to ourselves, to our families and to our communities.
Grace’s rationale for worship can be summed up in the following story. A man once asked Jesus, “What do I have to do to receive those things that are eternal?” Jesus answered, “Worship the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Matthew 22: 37)
The man asked a question and received an answer. We too need to bring our questions to worship in order as we struggle to understand and live in an ever- increasing secular milieu.
During worship we offer praise and thanksgiving as we join the great quest of life. We hope you will join us along the journey of life. Following regular Worship please stay behind as we gather to enjoy fellowship and a cup of coffee. Tea and juice are also provided.
Sunday Morning Worship at Grace United Church is what most would call “traditional”. The format changes week to week, but the basic elements remain the same.
There is a Time for Learning for the young and young at heart and a special program for children that they can participate in after the first 15 minutes of the service.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month and everyone is invited to the table to partake in the sacrament. We celebrate with bread and grape juice (gluten-free wafers are also available).
Again, we hope you will join Grace United Church in worship. You are welcome!
We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-naah-bay) First Nations. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. We live this by honouring and respecting the four directions, and the land, waters, plants, and animals, as well as the ancestors that walked before us, their history, spirituality and culture. We acknowledge the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.
Who are we
Grace United Church is a recently created church based on the amalgamation of Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley United Churches. This was formalised by The United Church of Canada in April of 2020 and we have begun the work to see what our vision/mission is for our work in this North Burlington community.