A Message from Pastor Steve
Welcome to Grace United Church
Hello. Welcome to Grace United. We are so blessed as a church. We share a profound sense of joy as we learn to trust God with us, and as we practice the truths of God’s grace in community together. Jesus Christ is honored here. Truth is valued. Grace is cherished. People are loved. As a result hearts are healing, lives are changing, and relationships are growing strong. I invite you to explore our website and join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in the
Cafeteria of the Smith Vocational School in Northampton.
Pastor Steve Behlke
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About Grace United
Grace United meets together at 10:00AM every Sunday morning at The Smith Vocational School in Northampton. We call our worship services “Gatherings.” There is freedom to participate however one feels is appropriate. We start at 10:00AM with a song, prayer, and some church news. The worship team then leads us as we sing a few songs that are meaningful to us and our relationship with God. We often share communion, with bread and juice, as a way to reflect on Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins.
Pastor Steve delivers a helpful message, which is true to God’s Word and true to life. We pray,
take an offering to support the ministries of the church, and end with a couple of more songs. People linger and connect over coffee afterward. We dress however we feel comfortable. The pastor may be in jeans but others may be in slacks or shorts. Women may be in shorts or jeans or a dress. Simply put, what people wear isn’t that important to us.
We have something for kids from the youngest through high school. SPARKS is for the youngest children, it is a safe and loving environment for them. IGNITE meets for children preK-5th grade; the leaders are fun and the learning is interactive. ACCELERATE is for middle school students; we build community and help to stir the children’s faith in Jesus Christ. LAUNCH is a great group for high school students; honest, loving, the leaders help parents to launch their children into the world with a solid faith in Jesus Christ, full of truth and grace. Our high school group also meets at various times throughout the month.
Grace United is a church where we love Jesus. We have fun together. We are Bible-believing, evangelical, and nondenominational. We are committed to the gospel of grace and to living out the profound ramifications of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for all who believe. As such, we are a safe place where we are bold with the truth, generous with love, compassionate to one another and passionate for Jesus Christ.
Grace United is for spiritual seekers who want to know God.
It is for people whose lives aren’t working and who feel alienated from God.
It is for those who are tired of striving to please God and failing time after time.
It is for Christians who feel there must be more to life than what they’ve experienced so far.
Grace United is for believers who want to start living for Jesus from the heart.
It is for mature Christians who know well how to love and forgive.
Grace United doesn’t have a traditional church membership. We believe everyone who trusts Jesus Christ is a "member" of Christ’s body. So if you trust Jesus for eternal life and you participate with us and connect with us your church family then we consider you a member of Grace United.