We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions below. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (301) 926-8688 to let us know you’re coming!
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Grace Church is in the heart of Gaithersburg along Route 355 (Frederick Avenue). You can find detailed schedule information and directions
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
If you’re attending Grace Church for the first time you may park in the parking lot in the rear of the church, the entrance is on Walker Avenue. You may also park in the parking lot across the street from the church on Walker Avenue. Additionally, you are free to park along Walker Avenue. (Note: Please do not park in the shopping center parking lot next to the church which is accessible from Route 355 North.)
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Grace Church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.
WHERE DO MY KIDS GO?
At Grace United Methodist Church we have special activities for babies, preschoolers, children, Middle School, and High School. Check the link for each page for more information on programming. Be sure to pick up an “I’m New” booklet when you arrive as it will provide a detailed map and information on where to drop them off. You are welcome to bring your children to worship with you but we strive to provide excellent age-level ministries.
All children ages 5th Grade and younger check-in with a secure sticker system; the check-in process is quick and easy, and you’re given a secure code where only you can pick them up. In addition, all teachers and caregivers undergo a thorough background check before they’re allowed to serve with children. Take a look through our Safe Sanctuaries Policy Manual.
WHAT IS A SUNDAY SERVICE LIKE?
Our Sunday services offer messages that are relevant to every day life. Take a look through our message archives to get a feel for what a service is like. Each service lasts about an hour.
BE SURE TO SAY “HELLO!”
When you visit, don’t forget to stop by our Welcome Center to introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you and your family, and answer any questions you may have. We’re so glad you decided to visit Grace Church!
WHERE IS GRACE CHURCH LOCATED?
Grace United Methodist Church is just North of Washington, DC in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Click HERE for Google Maps.
HOW MANY ATTEND GRACE CHURCH?
God is pouring out blessings on Grace and one of God’s blessings is people! There are over 100 adults participating in Small Groups and Life-Long Learning classes each week and over 270 in weekend Worship Services at Grace.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SMALL GROUP TO ATTEND?
Growing, connecting and building friendships with other Grace United Methodist Church members, is a vital part of our church’s strategy. Small Groups are a great way to do that. Every Sunday morning there are multiple groups and classes meeting. Descriptions of each class are available and you are welcome to sample the groups and classes until you find the right fit for you. Greeters at the Welcome Center in the lobby will help you find your way when you arrive.
In addition, there are short and long term groups that meet during the week for study and fellowship. Information about these groups is available at the Welcome Center.
WHAT IS THE MUSIC LIKE?
We select our hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal and the Faith We Sing. Central to any worship service is our historic pipe organ. Our worship services also feature our adult chancel choir with our youth and children’s choir often participating. From time to time we feature adult and youth handbell choirs.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF SNOW OR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS?
Check our website, call the church office at 301.926.8688, or check the local news regarding any schedule changes or closings. We follow the inclement weather policy of Montgomery County Schools.
Do you have questions or comments after your first visit with us? Please let us know!