Worship at Grace United Methodist Church of Los Angeles2018-12-09T22:32:12+00:00

Worship at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

GRACE IN WORSHIP
Join us for early morning worship at 7:45 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday.  On Sunday, December 16, the Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth will preach the sermon, the Chancel Choir will minister in song, and the Adult Usher Board  will serve. The Dance Ministry team will minister during the 10:45 a.m. worship. 

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

Advent is the first season of the liturgical calendar year. It is a time of expectation and hope. “Advent” means “arrival” or “coming” and it symbolizes a season of celebrating the gift of Christ to the world and watching, waiting and anticipating the second coming of Christ.

The color of the season is purple which symbolizes patience and humility.

The symbol of the season is the Advent wreath which is created out of evergreens, symbolizing everlasting life. The circle reminds us of God’s unending love and the eternal life He makes possible.

Advent candles are nestled in the evergreen wreath and a  new candle is lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas.


The symbol of Advent is the wreath.


The first purple candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival.
The second purple candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.
The pink candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy.
The final purple candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace–He came to bring people close to God and to each other again.
The white candle represents light and purity and is called “Christ’s candle.” It is placed in the middle and is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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)