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GRACE IN WORSHIP

NO WORSHIP ON THE GRACE CAMPUS

To safe guard the health and safety of our community and members in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we prayerfully considered what is best for our Grace United Methodist Church family. Here is the proposal that has been implemented:
  • Sunday, April 5 worship will be held at 10:45 a.m. only and you will have two options to connect:
    1. Go to YouTube and search “graceumcla” Subscribe to the Channel and that will make it easiest for you to access it on Sunday at 10:45 a.m.
    2. Go to Facebook and like our new page “GraceUMC” and the sermon will appear at 10:45 a.m.
  • Our Minister of Music, Diana Andrews, will work with the music staff and choirs to ensure they are informed of what we are doing.
  • Wednesday Noon Bible Study will be online and on the phone. Click HERE on Wednesday at 12 p.m. and join the class via ZOOM video or call 301 715 8592 and enter access code 169 104 127##

This is a moment in time when we get to claim and proclaim our faith. We get to know that God is God and nothing will shake our trust and faith in the one who made us. We are loved and we are more than conquerors through the one who calls each of us by name.

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 fourth season of the Christian calendar year is LentLent, a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, is a preparation for celebrating Easter.

Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians. The First Sunday describes Jesus’ temptation by Satan; and the Sixth Sunday (Passion/Palm Sunday), Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his subsequent passion and death. The readings during Lent, until Passion/Palm Sunday, focus primarily on the meaning of baptism and discipleship, in continuity with the season’s original purpose. Because Sundays are always little Easters, the penitential spirit of Lent should be tempered with joyful expectation of the Resurrection.

Holy Week is the final week of Lent, beginning with Passion/Palm Sunday on Sunday, April 5 and concluding with Holy Saturday on April 11. It is during these days that the readings focus primarily on the last days and suffering and death of Jesus. The liturgical color is purple which symbolizes mourning, suffering, humility, regret, and the willingness to do penance, particularly fasting. The symbols are ash, stones, fish, whip, crown of thorns and the cross.

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)