Jesus invites us to remember and care for the most vulnerable among us. And so, we are getting creative about ways to be the church to our congregation and community in this time of "spacial solidarity."
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We recently received news that Montana will begin opening in phases. We are committed to the health and safety of all, especially our most vulnerable people, so we will continue with online-only worship through Phase One of the Montana state plan. For more information, read the detailed "Back To the Building Plan" for phased reopening here. Not into the details? You can find the highlights here, the "Safety Guidlines for Groups" here, and the "Safety Guidelines for Worship" here.
We are worshiping online live at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. Whether you are gay or straight, cis or trans, or figuring it out; whether you use hand sanitizer or wash your hands; if you are in the city or the country or across the world, you are welcome to join us at Grace!
After worship, please join us for Fellowship Time on Zoom. Email Rev. Sarah for the link.
There are three ways to access our worship service.
Watch live on Facebook Sundays at 10:30 am
Go to our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/billingsgrace or click on the "Watch Live" link at the top of this page.
Watch on YouTube beginning at 3:00 pm on Sundays
Our service will be posted to YouTube by 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoons. To access, click here to go to our YouTube channel.
Watch on DVD
You can receive a DVD of the service which will arrive by mail later in the week. To request a DVD, please contact the church office.
Check out this past Sunday's worship now!
Connect with God and others in the midst of this time of social distancing.
Gratitude Cafe - Mondays at 9:30 am live on Facebook
Start your week with Rev. Sarah as we reflect on what we're grateful for, where we are finding hope, and prayerfully set an intention for the week ahead. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever you'd like and join this time of reflection and prayer.
Praying the Hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am, 2 pm, 8 pm live on Facebook
Praying the Hours is an ancient practice of the church to keep our days and our spirits anchored in God's presence. Folks from Grace will lead you in a meditation, reflection, or other practice on our Grace Facebook page to help us stay connected to God and to each other in these days.
Bible Study and Reflection Group - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on Zoom
Join us as we read and reflect on the book of James. John Wesley found this short letter and its insistence that faith is about doing and not just believing to be central to the Christian life. How does this letter inspire us to live our lives? What wisdom does it have to share with us in this moment? Join us for connection and reflection. Email Rev. Sarah for the Zoom link.
Donate to the Billings Food Bank
Food Banks across the country are experiencing an unprecedented need in this time. Share what you can with folks in need in our community by making a donation to our local Food Bank here.
Masks for Hospital Patients and Guests
Billings Clinic is asking for donations of cloth masks for those who come to the hospital to receive care. Instructions for sewing the masks can be found here. The drop off location for finished masks is 360 Office Solutions - 3676 Pierce Parkway.
Do you need help? Can you offer help?
Everyone is in need of a bit of support these days. Please reach out. You are not alone.
Virtual One-on-Ones with Rev. Sarah
Ask for Prayers
Do you need prayers for yourself or someone else? Please fill out this Prayer Request Form and we will be praying for you. If you'd like someone to reach out to you regarding your prayer request, please indicate so on the form.
Reach Out Letters
Send letters of love and encouragement to fellow Grace folks! Email the church office or Rev. Sarah for a list of addresses. If you'd like to send letters specifically for the health care workers in our congregation, please request that list.
Resources for Recovery
Are you struggling to keep your recovery on track? Here are some available online meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous - http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Narcotics Anonymous - https://virtual-na.org/
Refuge Recovery - https://refugerecovery.org/locations/online-us
SMART Recovery - https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php
Al-Anon & Alateen - https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/