Typically, our services are Sunday at 4:00 PM at All Nations Baptist Church at 1300 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. We would love for you to come join us!
But for the time being, as a response to COVID-19, we are producing a LIVE online service from All Nations which broadcasts on Facebook to worship God through song, prayer, considering how He has called us to be His body, and looking at the scriptures as we hear a meditation from one of our Elders. Anyone who would like to come to All Nations during the recording to worship God in person is welcome! As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change we will do our best to adjust to it as we continue to love God and our neighbors and make disciples of Jesus the Christ as we go through our lives! If you would like to have access to the privately streamed service: contact Pastor Dave and he will do his best to figure out how to get you connected!
What to Expect
If you are thinking about coming to a Sunday Service at Grafted it might be helpful to know a few things before showing up. The word that best describes our services is unceremonious. Although we have an official start and end time for our service, it is always ok to go and grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa from the table in the back. We worship God through a variety of actions during our service including through song, through prayer, through community, and through looking at the Word of God.
Before you come, know that you don’t need to bring anything with you; you don’t need to dress up (Dave preaches in Crocs most Sundays for goodness sake); you can come on in exactly how you are; even if you are a half hour late. Once you get to All Nations Baptist Church you should see a Grafted sign out on the sidewalk pointing your way in. There will most likely be a couple of friendly faces at the door who can answer any questions you may have about what you should do next!
Our large meeting room is upstairs and you can find bathrooms and our nursery down the stairs to the left. Kids in Kindergarten and older are encouraged to join in the first half hour of service until a point when they will be dismissed to learn about God at a level they can understand.
We start off our service with music, some announcements, and a few more songs. In the middle of our service we take part in something we call Call to Action. It is a time when everyone is encouraged to interact with God and with our community in a variety of ways: you can be prayed for and pray for others, enjoy a moment of quiet, take Communion, grab some more coffee, and get to know your neighbor. This lasts for 15 minutes and is a great way to practice what it looks like to be in right relationship with God in the context of right relationship with other people. After the Call to Action we get a chance to open the Bible together and take some time understanding what it can communicate to us today. Our service closes out with one more song and a call to live out of who God is and what He has done for us.
We have a few snacks in the back and if you have any questions, whoever is preaching always sticks around to answer anything that you can throw at him. In all of this we hope that you hear our heart for not taking ourselves too seriously, but that we take our relationship with God very seriously. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Pastor Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you soon!