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What to Expect

We are a small congregation of about 100 members. We are diverse in age, race, occupation, and come from many different religious backgrounds or none at all. You can expect friendly greetings before and after the worship service with refreshments served after. You will be treated with respect and welcome regardless of who you are.

You will find a reverent and classical approach to worship with traditional worship music accompanied primarily by piano and organ. You will notice that we read from several parts of the Bible each Sunday and our pastor explains and applies the Bible to life and relationship with God as well as our surrounding community and world. We have an excellent small choir which usually sings a short song at the opening of worship.

We value and emphasize responding to God’s grace through gathered worship each Sunday and through learning how better to live as God’s people in all walks of our lives.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When are worship services on Sunday?

Morning Worship: 10:00 – 11:30AM

Evening Worship: 6:00 – 7:00PM each Sunday

Where is the place of worship located?

We are located 2/3 mile north of St. Andrews Church Road – Route 4 on a wooded lane called Benswood Road. Benswood Road is about 3 miles from Route 5 and about 3 miles from Route 235. We have a sign at the corner of Benswood and St. Andrews pointing the way to Grace and Peace.

Is nursery provided for young children?

Yes, during the morning service a volunteer caregiver is provided to assist you in the care of little children. We also have video monitors available in the nursery and another room for those who wish to use these.

Are there Sunday School or Christian Education classes?

Sunday School is held after the worship service except for the third Sunday each month for an extended period of fellowship with lunch. Our Sunday School curriculum is normally developed and taught by the Pastor and the Elders, and is appropriate for all ages. Occasionally, series are interrupted for foreign missionaries reporting from the field and presentations from visiting officers of the OPC.

How can I get to know people?

After the service each morning there is a time of fellowship before our Sunday School. We also have fellowship meals from time to time. We have a Ladies’ Fellowship and a Men’s Breakfast.

How can I become a member?

The pastor would be very happy to get acquainted with you and discuss the membership process.

Will I be expected to give financially?

While we are entirely supported by the generous giving of our congregation, giving is something that is entirely voluntary. No one is required to give.

How may I give of my musical talents?

We have an adult and a children’s choir. We also welcome instrumental contributions. Please contact the pastor or music director if you are interested in being a part of these ministries.

How else may I volunteer?

There are many ways to get involved at Grace & Peace from assisting with Sunday morning hospitality and helping take care of the building and property to serving on one of our many committees.