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The welcome is wide. Whether you’re a life long United Methodist, looking for a new church home, or exploring the faith, we would be blessed by the opportunity to get to know you!

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please let us know! Our church office is staffed Monday – Thursday from 9am-12noon. You can call 616-949-0880 or email grstpaulsumc@gmail.com.

Directions

The church is located at 3334 Breton Road SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 in Kentwood near the intersection of 32nd/Breton. Handicap and valet parking is available.

Worship times

Every Sunday, at 9:30am

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when I walk in the door?

You will be greeted warmly by one of our church members and directed to the Welcome Desk where you’ll be asked to fill out a name tag and Connection Card. These folks can help you find the coatroom, nursery, and restrooms. Our building is 100% handicap accessible.

When does worship start and how long does it last?

We worship every Sunday at 9:30am, for 60-70 minutes.

Should I bring my kids?

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship! If you are nursing a fussy or hungry baby, there is a rocking chair for you near the back row. Pastor Erin loves spending time with children and will invite them up front for a short message and prayer at the beginning of the service. Please know that we also have excellent nursery care available for children under the age of five.

What should I expect to see in the worship service?

We have a beautiful, sanctuary with lots of natural light and spacious seating. We play music on both the organ and piano, and you are welcome to participate in the hymns and praise songs or sit back and enjoy! We offer the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, which is open to adults and children of every age and stage of faith. We take an offering to support our ministries, programs, and year round expenses – but please know that your presence is gift enough. We use lots of people and tools to enhance your worship experience, including friendly ushers who can help you find a place to sit, a visual display projected on the main screen, and T-Coil sound system for those who are hard of hearing.

What should I wear?

We want you to be comfortable and will welcome you just as you are. Wear your blue jeans, business casual, or a suit and tie if that’s what you like! You will likely see Pastor Erin and the choir wearing a robe on most Sundays.

What happens after the service ends?

First time guests will receive a gift bag and we would love for you to stay for coffee and refreshments. If you’re more introverted and shy, feel free to give your Connection Card to Pastor Erin or one of the ushers and we will follow up with you within seven days of your visit.

 

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