Grace United Church of Christ

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We are so glad that you found Grace Church.  We are proud members of the United Church of Christ where no matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome in this household of faith.  We invite you to join us for worship Sunday mornings or to partner with us in our faith formation and mission opportunities. 


Nearly 175 years and counting

Founded in 1843, the congregation known today as Grace UCC has been known by many names and affiliations. In its earliest days, it was known as the New German Reformed Church and was affiliated with the Reformed Churches in America. In 1888, after several partnerships and mergers with other area churches that brought about various name changes, the congregation became Grace Reformed Church, meant to reflect the people’s strong belief in the many gifts that God freely gives to God’s people.

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We are here for you

We believe in God as revealed in Jesus Christ

We look to Jesus for who God is and who God wishes us to be in the world.

Each person is on a spiritual journey

And each of us is at a different stage of that journey.

Each person is unique and valuable

It is the will of God that every person belong to a family of faith where they have a strong sense of being valued and loved.

We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others

We are not just called into the church to believe things, but also to do things.


Come as you are

We worship God together on Sunday mornings at 10:15am.  Our services vary from week to week but they normally include prayers, an offering, Old and New Testament scripture readings, a message, a dynamic mix of classic hymns, contemporary choruses, and instrumental music, and regular use of multimedia.  Children are welcome and encouraged to join us in worship and are invited to Junior Church after the children's sermon or they may stay with their families in service.

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed.


Get to know the Grace UCC staff

Jeff Nelson

Pastor Jeff holds degrees from Heidelberg University and Eden Theological Seminary. He is a certified spiritual director and author, and is passionate about spiritual formation, mission, and 21st Century church trends. He lives with his wife Andrea and his kids, Wesley and Harper, and enjoys being with family, reading, music, and writing.

email Pastor Jeff at pastor@graceutown.com

Michelle Hutcherson

Michelle has been a member of Grace UCC for over 25 years.  She and her husband Rick have raised their 4 children in the church. She enjoys leading our youth chimes and adult Zwingli Sunday School class.   When not at church, she enjoys attending Lake athletic events, and spending time with her family.

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Tom DeFrange


Tom DeFrange is the Choir Director at Grace United Church of Christ. He is instrumental in selecting the music, leading the choir members and providing the accompaniment. His efforts enhance the service and provide inspiration to the church members.



Elaine Bingman


Elaine Bingman is the Organist at Grace United Church of Christ. She plays both the piano and organ during the service. Her work encourages the church members to sing the selected hymns and participate more fully in the service.

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