Everyone likes to know what to expect. Here are some questions (and answers!) that you might have before your first visit.
We have one Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. every week of the year. During certain seasons we also have other special services which will be announced ahead of time at church and on the website.
Glade is located at 1600 Glade Road, approximately 1 mile from University City Boulevard in Blacksburg, Virginia. We are near Virginia Tech.
We have a small gravel parking area in front and to the side of the building. Parking in the grass is fine when needed.
As you enter the church, an usher will greet you and give you a bulletin to guide you through the service. All of our services feature reading, preaching, prayer, and music. At times you will be invited to stand, sing, pray, be in silence, or read responsively.
Children are welcome in the worship service. After the Children's Message, children are invited to go to the nursery or Children's Worship for the remainder of the service or they may stay in the sanctuary.
We celebrate communion the first Sunday of every month and at other occasional services. Our communion table is open to everyone – baptized or not, sure or not. Everyone is welcome at the table.
We receive an offering during our services to support the church’s ministries and our members strive to live a life marked by generosity. If you are a visitor, your gifts are welcome but please do not feel obligated to put anything in the offering plate.
Following worship, there is a fellowship time where you can meet other Glade people and enjoy coffee, tea, and refreshments. This gathering is located in the fellowship hall in the education wing. You can exit from the door at the front of the sanctuary and head down the hall to your left.
There is also an opportunity to go out to lunch with people if you wish, where we are going is listed in the bulletin and named during the announcements.
Children of all ages are a vital part of our congregation. They are welcome in our worship services, and we provide child care and Children's Worship.
We have a paid nursery worker along with a member who assists in the nursery each Sunday morning.
We offer Children's Worship for children preschool through 5th grade during the worship service.
Please wear whatever is comfortable. Most dress casually. You will see everything from “business casual” attire to jeans, sundresses, and shorts in the summer.
Glade is accessible for the disabled via the ramp at the side door. There is also a ramp inside to move between wings. An accessible restroom is also available. In addition, we display everything you need via a projector and use a sound system to help assist the hearing impaired.