Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

MORNING WORSHIP
Worship with us on Sunday, December 17 at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. when we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The Chancel Choir will minister in song and the Adult Usher Board will serve.  The Reverend Paul A. Hill will preach the sermon. 

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 Angeles

LITURGICAL SEASON
Advent is the first season of the Christian calendar year. The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his first Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his second Advent. Purple is historically the main color used for Advent because it reflects penitence, fasting, and the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the king (Jesus Christ). 

The symbol of Advent is a wreath of candles. The circular shape of the wreath, without beginning or end, symbolizes God’s complete and unending love for us—a love that sent his Son into the world to redeem us from the curse of sin.  It also represents eternal life which becomes ours through faith in Jesus Christ. The wreath traditionally holds four candles which are lit, one on each of the four Sundays of the Advent season.  Each candle represents 1,000 years.  Added together, the four candles symbolize the 4,000 years that humanity waited for the world’s Savior—from Adam and Eve to Jesus, whose birth was foretold in the Old Testament. A fifth white “Christ” candle, symbolizing purity, is in the center of wreath and is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas day to symbolize that Christ, the light of world, has been born into the world

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BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
This lectionary-based Bible Study led by Rev. Hill is on Wednesdays at 12 noon. The class is open to newcomers and those with little or no previous knowledge of the Bible. Class will not be held on Wednesday, December 27. 

PRAYER GROUP
Prayer Warriors
Wednesday mornings  at 6:15-6:30 a.m. via conference call at 712-451-0913 (access code 976658).
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HOW TO JOIN GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

You are invited to become a member of Grace!
After the sermon, Rev. Hill 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)