Grace in action
We take the tagline "Gods Work. Our Hands." to heart!
We are people
people engaging everyday circles, our neighborhood and the world. 

We celebrate w
e’re forgiven, not perfect. Diversity is a gift. Acceptance is a baseline. Self-control is learned; respect for others too. Crafting safe space gets attention. We like to have fun. We share what we have because we can. In the process we discover the best life for ourselves. Gathering weekly for sacramental worship is a life-giving connection!

We acknowledge church has much to answer for.  With intention, we seek to be kind; neighbors, newcomers and local resource partners matter.  We use “safe sanctuary” practices for children, youth and adults, as do groups under our roof. We commit to open listening and reflection whenever people communicate honestly and directly with our community leaders. 

We believe God honors every human mess and can bring healing, (re)form and new life. “Through worship, service and education we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.” (ELCA)
Thanks for greeting us and helping us settle in.
- Michael 
Being part of the Neighborhood Thanksgiving Service is something I look forward to every year.
- Rhonda S.
Interfaith Links
  • we think keeping company with people of diverse belief systems is a strength
  • acknowledging differences, we unite to influence mercy and justice for our neighbors
  • we stand together in times that are challenging  
  • respectful dialog with our  neighbors helps deepen understanding of our selves and remain open to the wider presence of all that's holy
  • the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day - you are invited to join neighbors to give thanks! This annual event location rotates - check local papers and social media in November 2019.
public leaders - 2018 "Forest Hills Community Thanksgiving Service" [at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills]
Illuminating Grace
our 2-year capital campaign  to provide funds to enhance facilities for community ministry today is completing. Now we have means to: 
  • Environmentally sensitive, energy efficient lighting and appliances
  • Restroom renovations
  • Public space upgrades
Started in 2017 [with a 25K gift in memory of Peter Rydell] . We're so grateful for congregation involvement, community support, ELCA-MNYS partnership making Grace a Space for all!
Contact Us


103-15 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Make a difference in the neighborhood. 
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