Worship at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

GRACE IN WORSHIP

Come to worship on Sunday, December 15 at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and celebrate the third Sunday of Advent. The sanctuary and church campus have been adorned for the season. The Reverend Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth will continue the worship series titled, “Are We There Yet?” The Chancel Choir will minister in song and the Adult Usher Board will serve at 10:45 a.m. 

Grace United Methodist Church is a child-friendly congregation so your child(ren) may always attend worship with you. 

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

worship at Grace United Methodist Church

Youth Ministry Dancers at Grace United Methodist Church of Los AngelesLITURGICAL SEASON

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

The liturgical color is purple. The traditional symbol is the Advent wreath. The evergreen circle symbolizes eternal life. The purple candles symbolize waiting. The pink candle, which is lit on the third Sunday of Advent, symbolizes rejoicing. The white candle, which symbolizes purity, is the representation of the Christ entering the world; the white candle is lit on Christmas Eve.

Just because you can’t see him, doesn’t mean he’s not there.

Prayer Ministry in Los Angeles

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
Noon Bible Study led by Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth is held each Wednesday from 12-1:15 p.m. Call the church office to confirm the meeting location. 

PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Warriors
Wednesday mornings at 6:15-6:30 a.m. via conference call at 712-451-0913 (access code 976658).
View the list of those seeking your prayers.

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HOW TO JOIN GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

You are invited to become a member of Grace!
After the sermon, Rev. Bridgeforth offers the invitation to become a Christian and a member of our congregation. If you feel motivated by God to accept the invitation, while the choir sings, come forward to the altar area. Members of the congregation will join you as a sign of support and encouragement.

A new members class is offered before the membership becomes official. Visitors may attend inquirer’s class to learn more about the United Methodist Church and our faith community before making the decision to join.

  1. If you have never been a member of any church, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior. (Full membership after baptism)
  2. If you have been a member of a church at one time and baptized, but have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Full membership)
  3. If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred to Grace. (Full membership)
  4. If you wish to keep your membership with another church, but would like to have an official relationship with Grace UMC, you may join as an affiliate member. (Affiliate Membership)
  5. The Ritual of Baptism can be your choice by sprinkling or immersion. There is one (1) mandatory counseling session required. (Full Membership)