MONTICELLO SERVICE TIME/LOCATION
Free Grace United Monticello provides a unique opportunity to experience worship as we meet in the event room at The Nordic Brewing Company. This location functions in an interactive Bible-study format where people around tables have discussion rather than a more “typical” church experience of sitting in rows with a sermon. You can even bring your favorite food and drink from the Nordic in to church with you! It is a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere to bring friends and explore faith together.
530 Cedar Street, Monticello, MN 55362
(meeting in the event room at The Nordic Brewery)
Each congregation of Free Grace United is a distinct local church. They vary in size, demographics, and cultural aesthetics. Each has its own story, its own pastors, and its own ministries. In deciding which congregation to join, we encourage you to start by visiting the one closest to you.
FREE GRACE KIDS
Each of our churches are unique, which means that each church offers something a little different for kids during our weekend services. As our churches grow, we develop a church experience especially for them! (Read about Kids Church here.) Our mission at every church is to see your kids cross the line of faith and follow Jesus!
Our services here are family-friendly – meaning that children of all ages get to join their grown-ups for “big church”! Kids benefit greatly from watching the adults in their lives worship Jesus. We provide a kid version of the sermon notes with activities to help little brains stay focused. Here are some suggestions of other things you can do to help your kids stay engaged:
- Have your child bring his/her own Bible, and help look up the Scripture in the sermon
- Encourage them to sing or dance during worship songs
- Coloring items
- Small, non-electronic toys for little ones (cars, puzzles, books)
- The Bible App for Kids and a pair of headphones
If your child gets wiggly or chatty, you can step into the lobby at any time to give him/her a break. You and your kids are welcome here!
PASTORS ERIC & KELLY DYKSTRA
Eric & Kelly Dykstra have been married more than 25 years and have three awesome kiddos, one amazing daughter-in-law, and one adorable grandson. They are passionate about seeing broken people far from God come to know the amazing grace of Jesus. God has gifted them both with dynamic preaching and leadership styles, empowering them to share the truth of Christ with a wide demographic of people.
PASTORS SILAS & BECKY AUSTIN
Silas and Becky Austin assist the pastoral team in an associate role. Pastor Silas is also the Dean of Students for Free Grace Bible College. Becky serves on staff as Finance Assistant. They have two amazing kiddos – Ryatt and Sydney – and they are on a mission to make Minnesota the hardest place to go to hell from! Pastor Silas’ book Who Am I? is available in the FGU Shop and on Amazon.