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What times are your services?
From the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day, we have worship at 8 and 10 am. During the summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends), we have one service at 9 am. on Sunday, and Sundae/ys on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. (Yes, worship and ice cream sundaes!)
Can I take communion?
All baptized people are welcome to receive communion at Grace. You don't have to be a member, you don't have to be active in another church, your faith doesn't have to be "good enough," and it doesn't matter how old you are. If you have questions, talk to Pastor Melody!
Do you have a nursery?
We have a nursery space (unstaffed) available for families to use, but we really encourage little ones in church! There is "quiet room" at the back, where you can still see and hear the service. Plus, we have a "PrayGround" space up front, with kid-sized tables and chairs, quiet activities, and room for the grownups to sit nearby to guide their little ones' worship and play.
Wondering about Membership Inquiry Classes? Click here. (You don't have to make a commitment up front; feel free to just check it out.)
What about baptism?
If you're interested in baptism for yourself or your child, your best first step is to worship with us for a while and see if this community is the right fit for you. And if you have questions, contact Pastor Melody and set up a time to talk; she'll answer questions for you (and give you time to decide what you should do). You can email her at meastman@graceglenellyn. org.
Baptism isn't "something you have to do to avoid going to hell;" it's a way of living in the world centered in forgiveness, strength and hope. We believe that, in our baptism, God calls us to take part in the Resurrection power of Christ--right here and now. In our baptism, we are forgiven for our own brokenness. We are healed and made new. And then we are sent to carry that healing and renewal into all the hurting and broken places in the world. God works in our baptism,not just for our own sake, but for the sake of the entire world.
Frankly, it's not always the easiest calling to have. But we think it's pretty awesome, and if you're interested or curious, we'd love to talk to you more about it.
What if I'm not sure what I believe?
Welcome to the club! Most of us have questions about our faith at some point, to varying degrees. No matter what your questions or struggles are, if you desire to be here for any reason, you are welcome! We're all on a faith journey together, and we're happy to have you journey with us. If you're baptized but going through a period of doubt or struggle, it's still ok to take communion if you want to.