Grace Avenue UMC

You will find Grace Avenue United Methodist Church to be a very friendly and caring place.  We are here to “Make Disciples and Make a Difference through Jesus Christ”.

So you’re researching us online and are ready to visit a Grace Avenue UMC worship service. We know Sunday mornings can be hectic, so we hope you let us help ease your “trying a new church” anxieties by reaching out to our Guest Relations Coordinator.

We would LOVE to help calm your nerves by introducing you to Grace Avenue with a personal tour, before you make your first Sunday or Saturday night visit.

Since we offer 6 different worship opportunities each and every weekend, you can discuss your preferences for worship to help you decide which services to attend first to best suit your weekly worship desires. If you have children, she can show you where to and how to sign them in and take you to the EXACT room your child will be in for Sunday school or childcare. She will explain all the areas of the church and how we use them for worship and fellowship here at Grace Avenue.

Welcome Home to Grace Avenue United Methodist Church.  We are so glad that you made your way to our website.  We hope this can be an entry point where you can gain information and insight into our church.  More than anything else, I hope you will view this website as an invitation to visit our church and experience our ministries firsthand.

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is committed to Making Disciples and Making a Difference through Jesus Christ in our homes, our communities and our world.  We have a wide variety of programs and ministries for all ages. If you don’t  immediately see what you are looking for please go to our staff page and contact one of our staff members. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way possible.

Our goal is to help you find a church home where you can grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.  We would be honored and thrilled if we can be a church home for you.  Thanks again for visiting our website and I look forward to meeting you in person soon.

God Bless You,

Billy Echols-Richter

Call 972-335-2882 or email [email protected] to set up a convenient time for your individualized tour.

Interested in Getting More Information about Grace Avenue or Becoming a Member?

Invitation to Grace Avenue is a unique opportunity to meet with our Pastor, Billy Echols-Richter and other staff members. Share in dessert and learn about our history, ministries, missions, and vision for where our church is going. There will also be time to address any specific questions you may have. Invitation to Grace Avenue is scheduled throughout the year, usually once a month. For more information about the next scheduled event, please email [email protected] for details. Childcare is available at no cost.

We have six worship services every weekend

Contemporary Worship (In the Worship Center)

Sabbath Service – 5:30 p.m.
A come-as you-are Sunday alternative experience. In a busy world we honor God by having sacred time for worship and reclaimed time for rest and family

*Childcare is provided for infants through Pre-K for all worship services.


Celebration Service – 9:30 a.m.
A joyful praise experience. Music and message that is uplifting, encouraging and relevant

Threshold Service – 11:00 a.m.
A postmodern community experience
Entering into worship that integrates gathering, growing, going and giving in the life of faith

*Childcare is provided for infants through Pre-K for all worship services.

Traditional Worship (In the Sanctuary)

Communion Service – 8:30 a.m.
An early morning sacrament-centered experience. Built around the United Methodist service of Holy Communion every week

Foundation Service – 9:30 a.m.
A family oriented experience. Families engage and articipate in worship together

Covenant Service – 11:00 a.m.
A time-honored experience. Wesleyan theology presented through liturgy, ritual, hymns and choral singing.

*Childcare is provided for infants through Pre-K for all worship services.

Children’s Sunday School
(during Sunday morning worship services)

Children in Kindergarten- 5th Grade have the opportunity to attend Sunday School on Sunday mornings at 8:45, 9:50 and 11:00 am for crafts, Bible study and fun. Children meet with kids their same age as they learn about a life with Christ and the love of God. They won’t want to miss this time!