A Message from Our Pastor
We want to welcome you to Grace Baptist Church of Plymouth at the edge of the beautiful White Mountain region of New Hampshire. Finding the right church for you and your family is a daunting task, but we believe that you won’t find a more friendly and welcoming place to worship the Lord.
Our church was founded in 2011 and “We exist as a church to glorify God by leading people to an individual passion to know God through His Word, and a corporate effort to make Him known in His world.” Our motto is “Knowing God through His Word… Showing Him to His World.” The Lord has blessed us with a friendly, balanced, and growing congregation of faithful followers of Jesus Christ from Plymouth, Rumney, Wentworth, Bristol, Alexandria, Campton, Thornton, and Ashland. We love what God is doing here and would love to have you visit! Perhaps Grace Baptist Church is where God wants you to serve and grow as well. If you have any further questions, please give us a call at: (603) 350-2866.
We are currently meeting at the historically restored Plymouth train depot (also the Plymouth Regional Senior Center) at 8 Depot St., just down the hill from the town center. Our Sunday service meets in the spacious ground floor dining room, and our Sunday School and Thursday ministries meet upstairs in the many conference and meeting rooms. There is plenty of room for you. Visitors are always welcome!
For Plymouth State University students, it is just a short walk from the campus.
You are more than welcome to join with us as we minister to the many souls in this beautiful region of New Hampshire. So come, and GROW in GRACE with us this week.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Steve Anglea
Since the church was founded by a local pastor who could only meet with the church on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights, the church has continued those service preferences. (It’s OK to be different.) Our folks enjoy the more relaxed schedule and the ability to have more family time together on Sunday.
|1:30 PM||Children’s and Adult Sunday School Classes|
|2:30 PM||Worship Service|
|6:30 PM||Prayer Meeting|
|7:00 PM||Patch the Pirate Club for ages 4-12|
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT EACH GATHERING?
1:30 PM Children’s and Adult Sunday School
On Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM we gather for 45 minutes of age-appropriate Bible Study, in which we study the meaning of God’s Word and how it applies to various life stages. We desire to provide a biblical worldview that relates to each individual. We currently have Beginner, Primary, Junior, Teen, and Adult Classes. We use materials from Joyful Life, Answers in Genesis, and Regular Baptist Press.
2:30 PM Afternoon Worship Service
Sunday afternoon is a blend of joyful praise and Biblical preaching as we worship the Lord together. We see worship as each person’s response of gratitude and praise for what God reveals about himself through his Word and his Spirit. This worship must first bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31) and then edification to others.
Our morning service includes worshipping God through testimonies, singing, prayer, Scripture reading, giving, and the special ministries of the Word and music. The music we sing at Grace is a worshipful blend of old and new hymns, choruses, and melodies. We choose hymns, songs, and choruses based upon their doctrinal accuracy and praise-worthiness. We emphasize congregational singing, which allows everyone to sing praise to God with one voice. We view the music ministry of a church as a God-given means of teaching and admonishing one another (Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:15,26; Matthew 26:30).
Preaching at Grace is largely expositional, which means the pastor preaches through a particular Bible passage and seeks to make the meaning and application clear. Effort is made to understand the original intent of the passage and then transfer the principles over to modern living. The message usually lasts between 40-45 minutes with the afternoon service dismissing by 3:45 PM.
Many Sundays, we have a “pot-luck” meal following the afternoon service to give more fellowship time among the congregation. Visitors are welcome to fellowship with us.
6:30 PM Thursday Evening
Children’s Patch Club
Our children’s “Patch the Pirate” ministry for ages 5 through grade 6 is designed to encourage the memory and application of the Bible to young lives with the ministry of singing. They meet in the ground floor dining room.
Adult Prayer and Bible study
Members and guests gather for a time of Bible study and prayer. Our goal in Thursday Night Bible Study is to teach on topics and texts that keep the folks prepared to meet the demands of real life. We then spend about half of our time sharing requests and praying for the physical and spiritual needs of our church family.
What should I wear?
Our dress is a reflection of our diversity. Typically there is a balance between casual and business-casual, though you will find anything from sports coats to jeans. There is no “dress code” at Grace although we do seek to follow the principles of modesty, appropriateness, and reverence.
Where do I go when I get there?
We have permission to park in any of the Senior Center parking spots (even though they seem “reserved”). Enter the front entrance to the Senior Center (across railroad tracks and the newly restored deck) right next to our Grace Baptist Church “Welcome” sign. Our friendly folks will meet you in the foyer and help you know where to go. There is an elevator to help you get to the 2nd floor for Sunday School or Thursday night ministries.
Do you offer childcare?
We offer childcare at every Sunday and Thursday ministry. This ministry includes a nursery through age three as well as a Junior Church on Sunday. Our infant nursery is kept clean fresh and is downstairs and down the hall to the left of the main foyer. Our ladies love to care for our little ones. Just before the preaching, the children age 4-7 are led upstairs for their own Junior church program. Parents can meet them in the foyer after the service. On Thursday, we offer a nursery for infants to age 4. The rest of the children are involved in our “Patch the Pirate” ministry.
What kind of music will I hear?
At Grace you will hear Christ-honoring congregational and special music. Traditional but joyful congregational singing plays a major role in our worship services. We believe that the purpose of music is to exalt our Savior and edify our members. We offer children and adult choirs ministries, as well as special music by our 4 pianists and varied church members.
Is your facility handicap friendly?
Yes. As a regional senior center, everything is wheel-chair and handicap friendly.
What version of the Bible do you use?
We typically use the English Standard Version (ESV) from the pulpit but our members and guests follow along in a variety of accurate, conservative translations according to their own personal preference.
How long are your services?
Typically, our morning worship service runs from 2:30 to around 3:45 PM. Thursday evening ministries last 1 hour.
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