Worship at Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Worship

GRACE IN WORSHIP

It is Youth Sunday at Grace UMCLA! Come to worship on Sunday, June 30 to praise the Living God. Early morning worship begins at 7:45 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth will continue the series “Loving.” The Grace Praise Team, under the direction of Melida Skeete Smith-Byrd, will minister in song. The Men’s Usher team will serve at 7:45 a.m. and the Youth 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 Christian holy day of Pentecost is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating a high Jewish holiday; you may read the entire account in the Book of Acts. In our faith tradition, Pentecost represents the birth of the Christian church and is celebrated as the longest season of the Christian year.
The Holy Spirit granted gifts to the Apostles that helped them fulfill their mission to preach the Gospel to all nations. For us, those gifts – wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of God – help us to live a Christian life. 
 
In addition to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, there are fruits of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).
 
The liturgical color of Pentecost is red which symbolizes the Holy Spirit, passion and zeal. The symbols are the dove and the flame. 

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)