A United Methodist Community
Sunday Worship Schedule:
8:30 a.m. - Bible Study - Fireside Room
9:30 a.m. - Worship Service - Sanctuary
Grand Avenue exists to invite all peoples
into a transforming relationship with Jesus
allowing them to serve God and our community.
Youth Bible Study
Sundays at 5:00p.m. the youth gather at the home of Ryan and Amanda Ridenour for Bible study! Please contact Ryan for additional information.
Monday Night Youth Group
Ryan needs help with dinner for Monday night youth group. The meals can be simple and easy to serve, like crock pot meals or finger food, for 10-15 youth. He can also use desserts. If you would like to help please call Patricia Holdsworth at 783-9035. Thank you.
Teach 1 to Lead 1 and The Parent Project
The next term of Teach One to Lead One and The Parent Project continues Wednesday, February 12 at Grand Avenue. If you or anyone you know would be interesting in learning about becoming a mentor or would like to be a part of this outreach, please contact Ryan or Pastor Tom.
Tom Buratovich - Pastor
Ryan Ridenour - Director of Youth Ministries and Administrative Assistant
Judy Buratovich - Interim Worship Administrator
Rodel Lipumano - Treasurer
What to Expect
When you visit a new place you may become nervous. We have tried to minimize this by providing visitor-marked parking, quality childcare, and smiling faces. Nervousness will also diminish with time -- time to discover and be discovered, to know and be known. That is the cry of every human heart.
It is our deepest desire for you to feel comfortable and welcomed. If anything does not make you feel welcome, feel free to use your tear-off Connection Card on your bulletin to give us your valued feedback. We would love the input!
Sunday Worship - 9:30 a.m.
Our worship service is casual, combining the best elements of traditional and contemporary worship styles. We meet in the Sanctuary with a prayer time beforehand in the Pastor's Study and a Coffee/Fellowship Time afterwards. The service include time for worship, prayer, offering, and teaching, averaging an hour and fifteen minutes in length. Child care is available for infants to five years of age at the beginning of each service. Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, have Children's Church which starts in the service and excuses the kids at the offering time. Similarly the youth, seventh through twelfth grade, have Sunday School which starts in the service and excuses the kids at the offering time. We serve communion, typically, on the first Sunday of the month.
Wednesday Evening - 5:45 p.m. (September - May)
If you attend a Wednesday evening Bible study, it starts with a family dinner -- potluck on the first Wednesday of the month and individual signups on the other evenings -- from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Children, youth, and adult activities follow. The feel is relational and the emphasis is on smaller groups that seek to experience life together as we learn about integrating our lives into the Kingdom of God.
Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, have their JAM Rock Kids program at 6:30. For more information, contact the church office at 559 784-3791
Middle school and high school youth hold their own programs at 6:30 in the Youth Room upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Ryan Ridenour at email@example.com.
We hope you will join us for one of these events!