Abounding Grace Christian Church, Schenectady NY

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Guest FAQ

Thinking of attending a worship service at Abounding Grace, but not sure what to expect? We realize that visiting a new church can be a little intimidating, so we'd like to answer some common questions.



What time are your Services?

Sunday Service starts at 10:00 am., and Thursday night Bible Study and Rooted Youth Group starts at 6:30 pm.


How do I get to Abounding Grace?

We are located in the Rotterdam section of Schenectady, at 3060 Hamburg Street 


Will I need to stand and acknowledge that I am a visitor?

No, most people are not comfortable being asked to stand up.  So while we at Abounding Grace are genuinely interested in getting to know you and want to make you feel welcome, we will not embarrass you in any way. You can relax and enjoy meeting people at your own pace.  Fill out the visitor card and take it to the Information Center after the service to receive a free gift.  Coffee is served after Service on Sunday in the Lobby.  It is a great opportunity to get to know people and ask questions in an informal manor.


What should I wear?

We are more concerned about you, rather than what you wear.  We encourage people to dress comfortably. For some, that may mean dressing up, but for most it simply means wearing casual clothes. The New Testament simply instructs us to dress modestly and decently."  That is more important than how dressed up, or fashionable you are. We want everyone to come, be comfortable, and enjoy learning about God’s Word together.


What time do your services start?

Sunday Morning Worship is at 10AMFree coffee is available after the service.


Thursday evening Bible Study at 6:30 is our midweek service.  The first half hour people stroll in, have coffee and refreshments, and get to know each other in a casual atmosphere. At 7:00 pm the actual study begins, and lasts for 1 hour. If you can't get there at 6:30, no worries, come when you can!


Rooted Youth Group for students in 7th-12th grade, also meet at this time in our “gym". Rooted Youth runs from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Thursday's.  Pizza or subs are provided at no cost.


Where will my children go during the service?

Nursery starts at 10:00 am for ages 6-35 months. We also provide a safe, cozy nursery for infants and toddlers.


Little Lights for children from the age of 3 years to Kindergarten begins at 10:00 also. 


Kid's Church -Students in grades 1 - 6 1st  through 6th  stay in the service for our Contemporary Praise & Worship. We believe in training up children not only in instruction, but also by example.  An announcement will be made at the appropriate time to dismiss the children to their class.  Please make sure that your children are registered when you arrive in order for them to attend class. 


We provide fun, hands-on Bible lessons and activities every Sunday morning designed especially to help children learn the truths of the Bible.  Our children's ministry leaders and teachers value every child and treat them with the utmost care and attention. 


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What's the preaching like?

At Abounding Grace, it is our sincere desire to share God's Word in all its truth without watering anything down, but to do it in love, and in ways that are interesting, engaging and relevant to your daily life. While the Bible certainly does convict us of our sin in order to point out our lost condition, the over-arching theme of the entire Bible is God's unconditional love for all humankind, as is shown by God sending His precious Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin. If you attend one of our services, you will hear the truths of God's Word presented passionately, clearly, and lovingly in ways that will make sense to you. But why not find out for yourself? Listen online now!


What is your worship like?

Our anointed and talented worship teams provide passionate, contemporary and upbeat style of music. So you will see and hear guitars, keyboards, vocalists and drums. As more skilled musicians are called to Worship with us, more will be added.  Seriously, music is so personal and everyone has a favorite, so you can't please everyone.  We're just trying to be led by the Holy Spirit and bring people closer to the Lord.  We are a contemporary-styled church, but we value the "old hymns" as well.  So again, we strive for our music to be real - a reflection of our hearts for God.


You’ll see people around with their hands up & down, with their eyes open and closed; some are singing loudly while others are just humming along!  Worship at AGCC is a family event.  We believe that children learn by example, therefore, students in grades 1 – 6 participate with us as we convey our love for the Lord in our Worship. They will be dismissed at the appropriate time for their class.


What kind of church are you?

Although “labeling” is not what we are about, we realize that most people want to know “what kind of church we are”. Simply put, we are a Non-denominational, Evangelical, Sprit-filled church. Our congregation is a multi-cultural, multi-generational assembly of Christian believers seeking to be God’s people on the earth. We are warm, friendly, outgoing, and love the Lord with all our hearts.



Still have questions?
Feel free to contact us, and we'll be happy to answer your questions.


Rooted Youth Thursday, August 18 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday Worship Service Sunday, August 21 @ 10:00 AM
United Prayer Tuesday, August 23 @ 1:00 PM
Rooted Youth Thursday, August 25 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday Worship Service Sunday, August 28 @ 10:00 AM


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