Welcome to GraceWay Community Church
We know that visiting a church for the first time can be daunting and sometimes confusing. Knowing this, we hope the following information will give you an introduction for how we conduct our time together.
When is service?
We have one Sunday Worship Gathering at 10:00am. The service will have a time of singing led by our worship team, an offering time, a sermon from Scripture, and a time to process, reflect, and ask questions about the sermon. We call this time of reflection Connections. All elements of our service end by 12:05pm.
Prior to the beginning of service we make available a light breakfast cafe (coffee, fruit, and other light breakfast items) that allows us to briefly connect with one another before service begins. Cafe begins at 9:30am.
In months with a 5th Sunday, we meet on the last Sunday for dinner and communion at 6:00 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren Church, 580 Bridle Path Rd, Bethlehem. There is no morning service on these Sundays.
Where does GraceWay meet?
We meet at Donegan Elementary School located at 1210 E 4th St. Bethlehem, PA 18015. The parking lot is located around the back of the school.
What should I wear?
Suit and tie, dress, t-shirt and jeans, or whatever you feel comfortable in. We don’t have a formal dress code, so come as you are!
Where should my children go?
If you have nursery age children (0-3) you will be able to check them in with our great team of nursery workers. Once you enter the building, make a left down the hall and you will see a sign for our nursery. If you do not feel comfortable leaving your children in the nursery, which we completely understand, you are more than welcome to keep them with you in service.
Older children remain with everyone for the singing portion of our service. After the singing, children ages 4-7 will go with their teacher to their class, and children ages 8-11 will go to another class with their teacher for a time of fun and teaching in God’s Word.
What should I do during the offering time?
Every gathering we have time for people to consider giving to GraceWay. If you are new here, please do not feel obligated to give anything. Giving is for those who have committed to our church and feel led to support the mission and values we stand for.