We invite you to unplug in this moment from daily life: from display screens and sales, from overload, work, and isolation. Reconnect to visions and dreams: experience the grace of God moving within you, and among this community of faith.

Click on the pictures below to access the inspiring educational videos. Scriptures, prayers, and announcements are located beneath the links. Click here to watch the livestreamed service.

"Turn Back Time"

(Inspiring video)

"Come Just As You Are"

(Opening song)

"Joshua Leads"

(Children's Message)

"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

(Song of reflection)

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10am central

"Meeting at the Edge"


Rev. Yvonne Gilmore

Gifts of generosity and grace

You may give gifts, tithes, and offerings online below or mail in a check to Grace Community Christian Church.

Thank you for making space for Grace to be shared within and beyond our walls this season. Your generous tithes and offerings, and the seeds you sow make a life changing difference.


We are a part of God's movement for wholeness as faithful stewards of God's limitless love.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under

compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Have you ever listened to someone that makes you think: “Wow. They get it!” Maybe it’s a podcaster who articulates your views very well, or a book that explains you better than you could explain yourself. But we all know what it’s like to love finding someone else who gets it, whatever it is.

God loves everybody. But what he loves about a cheerful giver is that they get it. They get the connection between spiritual growth and generosity. They get that giving is itself a blessing to the giver. They get it. Not that those who aren’t in a position to give don’t get it. But there are far more of those who can and don’t, and those who think they can’t, but probably could. To one and all, God says: “I love a cheerful giver!”

Offering prayer

Merciful God, we offer you these tithes and gifts. Accept them as signs of our intention to act as true disciples of Jesus with our time, our talent, and our treasure. Help inspire each of us, (those who have contributed and those who have not) to have a servant heart, truly acting out what we understand followers are to do. Amen.

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Opening Prayer

With grateful hearts we turn to you, Lord of all creation. For the beauty of this season, for the abundance of harvest, for relationships of love and care, we give you our thanks. Most of all, we remember how you heard our cries in the midst of our despair. So let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be a celebration of our gratitude and our love for you in this hour of worship. Amen.

Prayers of the People

God-ever-with-us: you draw us near to your heart,

so that, cradled in compassion, we might see the brokenness of all who are around us.

Teacher-beside-us: you draw us near to yourself,

so that, by following you, we may discover the deep joy of serving the broken of the world.

Spirit of mercy and truth, through the waters of our baptism you have made us your own.

From the study of war and destruction, through the wandering wilderness of our lives,

you lead us to the river’s shore, part the waters,

and bring us to where we can abide with you in peace.


God in Community, Holy in One,

as we draw near to you in this time,

we lift the prayer you have taught us, saying,

(The Lord's Prayer - Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name...)


Joshua 3:7-17

7 The Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, so that they may know that I will be with you as I was with Moses. 8 You are the one who shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.’ ” 9 Joshua then said to the Israelites, “Draw near and hear the words of the Lord your God.” 10 Joshua said, “By this you shall know that among you is the living God who without fail will drive out from before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites: 11 the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is going to pass before you into the Jordan. 12 So now select twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 When the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, come to rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan flowing from above shall be cut off; they shall stand in a single heap.”

14 When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. 

15 Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the edge of the water, 16 the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of the Arabah, the Dead Sea, were wholly cut off. Then the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 17 While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan.

What does it mean to be Chosen?

Sunday, November 5 we will watch clips and study episode 8 of The Chosen, the Critically-acclaimed TV Drama that invites us to see the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who followed him.

Join us after church for discussion and food.

Click here to watch The Chosen Season One, Episodes 8

Grace Women's Reading Group

invites women to gather as a small group to read and discuss

Present Over Perfect : Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

by Shauna Niequist

Hosted by Jaime Calvo

11/8, 11/15

@ 7pm

Grace Community Christian Church
2770 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60504
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