Our House is Your House
I rejoiced when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” – Psalm 122
It is good to come home, and Gloria Dei strives to have that same sense of welcome, comfort, and security that a home should have. When we come to church, we see our facilities as more than just a building. This is our Father’s house. There are open areas for gatherings and conversation. Our main floor is fully accessible for everyone. And the sanctuary is a sacred space where God meets us when we gather, delivering His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
When our facilities were built fifty years ago, there were different needs and aesthetics. We have updated our facilities to incorporate today’s technology and to make our church more accessible to all people. At the same time, we feel that our building has a certain charm and beauty that we want to retain. It is open and there is a lot of clear glass to let in natural light. Our new facilities will help us welcome a wider range of people to our building, give us opportunities for gatherings, concerts, and dramas, and provide us with spaces for worship, Christian growth, and fellowship.
Weddings & Funerals
Our colonial style sanctuary is a beautiful setting for all kinds of worship services; including weddings and funerals. Because of the important and intimate nature of those life events, and because we see them as worship services, we do weddings and funerals for our members and people with whom we have a relationship. Please come, get to know us, and be part of our fellowship. See how our focus on Jesus as our crucified and risen Lord can impact your worship and life.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. – Psalm 116
We believe that Jesus has defeated death on our behalf. His resurrection was an earth shattering event that secured eternal life and resurrection from death for those who believe in Him. Many churches in the past had graveyards right next to their buildings, and we have a columbarium; a place to inter the remains of people who have been cremated. We store these remains looking ahead to Jesus’ return, when he will raise us from the dead and give us new bodies.
If you would like information about interment or purchasing a niche in the columbarium please contacts us at: email@example.com. Please mark the subject line: Columbarium.
Our Prayer Path idea was conceived after a considerable section of our woods was removed for a gas well in 2006. We wanted to preserve the remaining property in its natural state. We also wanted to encourage our congregation and community into the spiritual practices of prayer, silence, reflection, and meditation on God’s creation.