Originally posted on   The announcement of Christ’s entry into the world must have been stirring for the family and friends of Mary and Joseph. Undoubtedly a mixture of anxiety, hope, confusion, and wonder heavied their hearts; but it wouldn’t be heavy for long, as it was soon replaced with a melody of joy. Joy has long been a theme in the best Christmas carols. We sing, “O tidings of comfort and joy” and “Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name.” There is joy in the story of Jesus’ birth in the Scriptures, too. Read More →


Originally posted on The melody of God’s providence has led centuries of twists and turns, crescendos and decrescendos, to preserve the promise of a Redeemer. Threats and risks nearly crush the promise, but God’s providence endures right down to the dusty manger in Bethlehem. As the time approached for the Child to enter our world, God’s melody of promise became a stirring announcement.  God sent the angel Gabriel to announce the coming Christ to a highly favored young virgin.  Mary was overawed by the announcement, but with comfort, Gabriel reminds her, “Nothing is impossible with God.” Mary isn’t the only one to receive anRead More →

Originally posted on With all the hustle and hurry around Christmastime, it’s often the melodies of Christmas hymns that carry the marvel and wonder of the season. Gifts are forgotten.  Decorations get taken down. The family tree loses its needles. But the carols serve as a thread that connects our Christmas memories with enduring melodies and a timeless message. As familiar songs fill the crisp December air, the hymns become a promise of a coming day of celebration and joy in remembrance of Christ’s birth. Promise plays an important part in Christmas history.  When the good world God created was spoiled by humanity’s rebellionRead More →

welcome to grace community church

We invite you to join us for our worship service at 11am every Sunday morning! No need to worry about what to wear, you can dress up or down as much as you wish. Our services typically run for an hour and fifteen minutes. We meet on the south end of the campus in the historic chapel. We provide a special program during the sermon for children, and headset translation to Spanish for anyone that prefers to hear the sermon in Spanish.   To view or sign up for our newlsetter click on the link below:   Bienvenidos Le invitamos a participar de nuestro servicio deRead More →