Worship Services and Bible Studies

GCBC is a place for the entire family to study the Bible and to worship. We invite you to join us at church.
Sunday School / Worship Service Guidelines
Updated May 14, 2021
People

1. Absolutely stay home if you even think you or another person who lives at your address might be sick— or if you or they have been around someone who might be sick. A person needs to be free from any and all symptoms for at least 72 hours before attending church. (We can’t take a chance of infecting someone else and causing more illness.)

Note to all parents: Never bring a sick or potentially sick child to church. Sick means any of the following: 100 or more temperature, runny nose, coughing, congestion or sneezing.  A person needs to be free from any and all symptoms for at least 3 full days (72 hours) before attending church.

2. Know and consider your risk. While we take all reasonable precautions, perfect protection is impossible for any institution. Therefore, everyone should understand potential risks and decide for themselves accordingly.

 

3. Face coverings are still encouraged. Even if you don’t think you need a mask, wearing one will probably make those around you feel more comfortable.

4. Greeters and volunteers wear face coverings.

5. A table is at the front to place your offering before or after the service.

6. Children need to stay with their family during worship. There is no nursery or childcare at this time.

Entering / Exiting

1. When you are entering, maintain six feet of space between you/your family and others.

2. Greeters with face coverings will hold the door open for you and doors will be locked at 11:00 AM.

 

3. Once inside, maintain a 6-foot distance from those not in your household.  Avoid shaking hands, hugging, and sitting close to friends.

4. Pews are no longer marked off. We still encourage you to distance from those not in your household.

5. Please try to limit the number of people that are
in the downstairs restrooms at one time.

Church Bus Service

     The church bus will run. For those who ride the bus, please sit together as family groups and do not sit with friends or those outside your household. Please contact the church office by Friday if you intend to ride the bus.

Sunday School
9:30am - 10:30am

     Adult Classes: All adults will meet in the sanctuary for a joint class due to the size of come classrooms. This will change when possible. Hopefully this will help those who may be uncomfortable in smaller rooms.

     Youth Class: Youth will meet upstairs as usual.

     Children's Sunday School: Children’s Sunday school rooms will have their own cleaning supplies. Each child will have their own container of supplies to use for crafts, etc. Students should wear masks, but teachers will be allowed to remove their masks while teaching if needed, but will stay at an appropriate distance.

     When using downstairs restrooms, please limit the number of people to two at any time, if possible.

Please note: No food or drinks will be served.

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Sunday Worship & KidsWorship
10:45am - 12:10pm

      Our Church Service at Grace Community is a way to honor and be with the Lord through worship and praise in song, in prayer and in studying the Word.

     Everyone will attend the service in the sanctuary for songs of praise and worship. Children age 4 through third grade will be dismissed after the Children's Message to attend KidsWorship in the fellowship hall downstairs. (We feel comfortable with this because children seem to be least affected by the virus and are far less likely to pass it to each other or an adult if infected. Nevertheless, common sense precautions will still be taken.)

​     Pastor Donnie will provide a message from God's Word with his sermon.

     Adult worship and KidsWorship end at the same time.

     Our adult service is streamed live starting at 10:45am on our Facebook page.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies and Zoom Meetings
7:00pm

     We don't yet know when Wednesday night Bible study in-church services will return. For now, we will continue with Adult Bible Study on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm using Zoom.

     On Sunday nights at 7:00pm we have informal meetings online.

     We invite you to join us for these interactive online meetings. Contact the church for the links, IDs and password information.