Grace- Forest Hills is:

a lively faith assembly connecting across generations. 

Christians, in the Lutheran tradition [ELCA], our faith is rooted in a belief of God as made known to us in Jesus Christ.  We recognize our heritage, the best & toughest times in the world & our local story, and seek a good future.

In Forest Hills since June 24, 1926; we see we have much to offer our Metropolitan Ave—Union Turnpike community now and in years ahead. Read on, then, come & see… there’s space for you with people… of Grace.

  • living out the gift of God's love for everyone one is our big deal; the foundation for all our reaching, teaching, preaching and advocacy.
  • everyone has worth; our worship is open - we believe gathering at the Lord's Table weekly equips us to live through a week as "little Christs" for others [10:30AM Suns]
  • everyone has needs and assets; sharing life and serving neighbors in partnership, we enhance our ability to approach urban living with a focus on gratitude.
  • life is dramatic; we put a little life on stage through our community theater group [Parkside Players] and help young artists [in partnership with The Broadway Class].
  • rest is refreshing; "jazz vespers @ Grace" (quarterly music & mediation occasions) and an outdoor labyrinth (walking path) is here for you.
  • the church is people (not a building); still we're glad to use our facilities to host a community training program, recovery groups, and neighborhood meetings.
Grace in action
We take the tagline "Gods Work. Our Hands." to heart!
We see ourselves called to be in partnership … because connections are life-giving.

Neighborhood involvement. Improving food access. Campus Ministry & young adult support. Justice work. Disaster response. Lively worship. Wellness checkups 

We are people who worship and welcome people into community constantly (re)formed through God’s grace. Together we grow the gift of faith, together we seek to serve our neighbors near and far.

We connect with Metropolitan New York Synod, and
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America too!
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 2020.
public leaders - 2018 "Forest Hills Community Thanksgiving Service" [at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills]
Forest Hills Interfaith Clergy Statement 
We hold a value for respecting all persons and working mutually toward justice. 
We proclaim love is stronger than hatred; and believe we can learn not to teach hate. 
We are pleased to walk in friendship and grow as human beings with those who seek ways to relate in peace.
I really appreciate walking the east lawn labyrinth.
- note left (thanks neighbor!)
I really appreciate walking the east lawn labyrinth.
- note left (thanks neighbor!)
I really appreciate walking the east lawn labyrinth.
- note left (thanks neighbor!)
I really appreciate walking the east lawn labyrinth.
- note left (thanks neighbor!)
Our group depends on your gift of space
-The Broadway Class (parent)
Being part of the Neighborhood Thanksgiving Service is something I look forward to every year.
- Rhonda S.