At the heart of our life together is the time we spend in worship. Worship helps us reach out to God, express our faith, and receive anew the blessings
of God's presence. Community worship reminds us that we are a part of a family of faith, and we are blessed to be with one another as we celebrate God's
love and call. We welcome you to come and grow with us!
We believe that God's grace enables us to grow in spirit and character. We come to know God more closely as we worship together, pray for ourselves
and the world, and study the Bible. Through this growth, we are prepared to witness to our faith and share our gifts with the community and the world.
If you think God is calling you to be a part of something bigger, come and join us. Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are open to you.
We would love to welcome you to a Sunday service! Here are some things that might be helpful to a first-time visitor:
The purpose of The Grace United Methodist Church of Somerset, Pennsylvania is to assist and enable people to grow in Christ through spiritual motivation, worship, prayer, and Bible study for witness and ministry.
Hi, and I welcome you to our church here online, and invite you to our house of worship in Somerset. It is a joy to pastor an active, vibrant community
of faith-filled individuals. There is a place for everyone, and a way that we can all find calling, purpose, and belonging here at Grace Church.
I am the fortunate husband of Kimberly, and the father of Owen and Benjamin. My appointment here in Somerset follows eight years serving churches in Punxsutawney, PA, and a year in the South Essex Circuit of the Methodist Church in England. I am a graduate of The Methodist Theological School in Ohio (M. Div 1997) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (B.A. History 1994).
I grew up about half way between Pittsburgh and Somerset, and I enjoyed this area as a child and young adult in the nearby state parks and camping areas. It is a blessing to live in an area with an abundance of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, and a double blessing to be a part of the Grace Church family.
My desire as the pastor of Grace Church is to lead individuals to live out a growing faith that influences their daily lives. Through relevant messages, meaningful worship, plentiful study opportunities, and supportive relationships, I believe the church can be a place and a people that journeys together under the leadership of Christ. It is exciting to be a part of that here in Somerset, and I invite you to join us for the adventure!