Our Purpose

The purpose of Grace Baptist Church is to exemplify the presence of God as a diverse and authentically Christ-like family who worship, learn and grow in a genuine faith, care for one another, and responsibly go about God's loving work in our world."

Our Values

Our Values Statement essentially defines who we are, how we respond to our calling and what we value in our congregation and its members.

Our Values

Mark Your Calendar:


SUMMER 2015
Sundays, August 2-September 6
9:45 am  Adult Sunday School
Family Choir
11:00 am Worship

Monday August 31
5:30 pm  Liberation Family Services


September 20
Recovenanting Sunday

Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Installation Service for
The Rev. Courtney Allen

2:00 p.m. - with Reception Following


 

 

What's Happenin'@Grace:

 Worship with us:

9:45 am: Sunday School for all ages
11:00 am: Worship (Communion - first Sunday of each month)
5:30 pm: Christian Spirituality Group (2nd & 4th Sundays)


Grace Baptist Church is pleased to announce an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your debit card.

Online Giving



THIS AUGUST, THE JOURNEY BEGINS ANEW.
 

Your Adult Education Commission has decided to focus on themes of journey and pilgrimage for this August's combined Sunday School. Just in time to herald the start of a new year of learning and service, we'll talk about pilgrimage as a facet of our faith and also share our own journeys together.

We’ll start with an introduction to what pilgrimage is and why it's considered by some to be a particularly apt metaphor for the church and each member's individual faith story. We'll continue in that vein by presenting member stories through warm, informal conversations with Courtney along with the opportunity for other questions from members. Richard Vinson will lead us through several ways to share our stories of faith and life the following Sunday. On the 23rd, Paul will share about his experiences on St. Cuthbert's Way (www.richmond.edu/uk) and also offer up reflections on the rituals and their importance to experiencing faith together.

On the last Sunday in August, we'll provide members the opportunity to go on intentional walks around Windsor Farms and within the walls of GBC to put the ideas of pilgrimage into practice.
And finally, we'll wrap up on September 6th with sharing and singing hymns or songs that have been important to our journeys.  We'll also reflect on how we can more intentionally incorporate pilgrimage into our daily practice of faith, so that we may better attend to God's presence when we're among the madding crowd and innumerable distractions.

We hope to see you there! Come one Sunday, or all! Coffee and light pastries will be provided to wake us up and get the conversations flowing.