What to Expect
It can be very intimidating to show up at a church for the first time! We understand and want to do everything we can to make our community accessible to you. Here’s some information that might help you to get a sense of what to expect on a Sunday morning at Grace Mosaic.
What to Expect on Sunday Mornings
We’re trying to feel and function like a family
When you arrive at Grace Mosaic on a Sunday morning, you will find yourself in an environment full of energy and excitement. You will see the bright and inviting colors of our hosting charter school all over the walls. It’s a very child-friendly setting! You will hear our musicians playing, the buzz of many conversations, and the joyful squeals of our many children! You will be greeted by any number of kind and helpful members of our community- and we actually make it a priority to welcome newcomers into our mix. You will immediately get the sense that we are very much a work in progress! We’re not trying to pull off a “perfect performance” on Sunday mornings. We’re trying to feel and function like a family. We value authenticity, along with the freedoms and blessings that come from having a diverse group of people who are “real”. People will be dressed according to their own cultural preferences, completely free to come “as they are”. You don’t need “church clothes” to come to Grace Mosaic. Coffee and refreshments are provided and we welcome people to make themselves at home.
Service begins with a song as we take time to prepare our hearts for worship and then we go from there. During the service, kids are very welcomed. We have many families and we expect kids to do what kids do- talk unexpectedly, cry, scream- it happens, and we get it. But that’s how families work, right?
If you are driving on Sunday morning, please park on the streets surrounding the building. We are also accessible from the Metro (Redline- Brookland or Rhode Island Ave stops – about a 20 min walk from each). If you have any questions, we will do our best to help you get answers. We want you to feel welcomed and we make it our aim to make our service clear, accessible, and understandable the entire way through. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com..
Schedule of services
We have one service that begins at 9:30am. Our services are approximately an hour and a half long. We try to operate in a very low-pressure, community friendly way. After the sermon, we have a time for questions and answers because we want to be a community that is accessible and honest.
As a new church, we are still developing various ministries within our church. Children’s ministry is one of those pieces of our community that is still in the developmental stages. Our hope is that we will be able to love and care for all of our kids, helping them to grow in their understanding of God’s love and grace for them. Our kids will always be welcomed in our Sunday worship service, but as we move forward, we would also like to add a children’s ministry as well. If you are interested in participating in the children’s ministry, email our Childern’s Ministry Coordinator, Melissa Huang.