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Are restrooms conveniently located? Handicap accessible men's/ladies' restrooms are located off the gathering space. A family/unisex restroom is located outside Fellowship Hall, just a quick ride on the adjacent elevator. Child care stations are available in all.
Bulletins. As you walk into the worship space an usher will hand you a bulletin (large print available). Traditional worship occurs on every Sunday of the month; contemporary worship is the last Sunday when Saved By Grace band leads worship.
Communion. Jesus Christ, present in this Meal of bread and wine, invites every person to share in Holy Communion, especially children. Ushers will direct you to the front, where you will come forward in an orderly fashion, receive a piece of bread, and then select either the red wine or the white grape juice and return to your seat. Gluten-free wafers are also available; talk to the pastor if you require gluten-free. If you would prefer not to commune today, you are welcome to come forward with your hands crossed to receive a blessing instead. If you would like your children to receive communion instruction prior to sharing in this Meal, please talk with the pastor before or after worship.
Are children welcome? We love to see families at worship!! Activity bags are available to keep little hands occupied and are located in the gathering area, just ask an usher. Children are encouraged to be in worship and there will be a Children's Sermon before the reading of the Gospel. Feel free to walk up with your little one. If desired, a staffed nursery for children under age 5 during Sunday morning activities is available free of charge. We kindly request that only healthy children attend.
Offerings. A collection plate will be at the front of the church and one near the back of the church to drop an offering on your way to communion. Many of our members give electronically so not everyone puts an envelop in the plate.
Can I cross myself? You will notice many crossing themselves at various times throughout worship, a very Christian thing to do.
Coffee Fellowship. We want you to stay after the service and grab a cup of coffee and snack in the gathering space. Usual available snacks include juice for children as well as gluten-free options.
Visitor Packets. Visitor Packets are available at the Welcome Desk, please feel free to take one.
If you still have questions, please feel free to ask an usher!
I have mobility issues, will this be a problem for me? Grace is completely handicap accessible! Whether you are parking your car, entering the building, worshiping or need restrooms, we have made it convenient for you and your family. Our worship space accommodates wheelchairs and includes assistive devices that allow your family to sit with you. Large print bulletins are available as well as hearing assistance. Just ask an usher. Additionally, there is a full-size elevator available for events on different levels of the building.
Where can I park? For your convenience there is a lit parking lot on the northeast corner as well as unlimited street parking. Drive through thecircular drive accessible in this parking lot to drop off; Just a short walk under cover will get you into the main doors, which are handicap accessible. There are multiple handicap parking spaces throughout the property.
There are so many doors, which one is the right one? Our entrances are confusing! The main entrance is off the circular drive, accessed from the parking lot. There is a convenient covered walkway from the parking lot in the event of inclement weather. Mobility an issue? There is a drop-off area if you use the circular drive.
What if I can't open the door by myself? Our main doors are handicap accessible, just look for the PUSH button to activate.
What should I do with my coat? Coat rooms are located by both entrances.
However, coats are allowed in the sanctuary so feel free to keep it with you.
303 Green Bay Road ~ Thiensville, Wisconsin 53092 ~ 262-242-1174
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Greeters/Hosts. You will be welcomed by a “Greeter”who will introduce you to the Host. The Host will answer any questions you may have as well as make sure you feel welcome and comfortable at Grace. You will be introduced to the Pastor and invited to stay for Coffee after worship.
Name Tags. Everyone gets one! The first time you visit a temporary name tag is created for you. On your second visit, you will have a permanent tag as we already consider you a "regular."
"Reaching out to all people as Disciples of Christ, we serve God, proclaim our faith, and care for all creation."