We would love for you to visit! Our worship service is at 10:00 am on Sundays.
Below are some details which you may find helpful.
We are located at 211 Washington Street off of Route 128 and Grant Circle. On-street parking is available.
Directions from Points West: Follow Rt. 128 North toward Gloucester, past three Gloucester exits and across the Annisquam River. At Grant Circle (the first rotary), take the first right onto Washington Street. The church is two blocks down, on the left, at the corner of Washington Street and Madison Avenue.
Directions from Points East: Follow Rt. 128 South through Gloucester, past Blackburn Circle (the first rotary). At Grant Circle (the second rotary), take the third right on to Washington Street. The church is two blocks down, on the left, at the corner of Washington Street and Madison Avenue.
Where can I park?
Parking is available
- Along Washington Street opposite the church.
- Along both sides of the street on Madison Avenue and surrounding streets. Please be respectful of the neighbors’ driveways.
Where do I enter the building?
Please enter the church through the blue doors on Washington Street.
A greeter will meet you in the lobby, welcoming you to worship. There are coat racks to the left. You will receive a bulletin with church announcements as well as a visitors’ card. Please fill out the card and place it in the offering plate or give it to an usher.
I have children. Do you have a place for them?
Children are always welcome in the service. We believe they are part of our community and will behave like children. We praise God for them.
We have a nursery for infants through 4-year-olds. If you are comfortable, you may bring your young child downstairs to our nursery. The adults who care for the children have been background- and reference-checked. You will be asked to sign your child into and out of the nursery as well as fill out a paper to let us know about any allergies or other special situations we should be aware of.
If you prefer to keep your child with you and feel they are becoming too restless in the service (parents often feel this before the rest of the congregation), we have a parent/child room at the foot of the stairs where you can still hear the service but where your child will have room to play under your supervision.
Kindergarten through 5th grade children remain in the service on the first Sunday of the month. On all the other Sundays, we have Kingdom Kids. They will be dismissed from the service prior to the sermon. Kingdom Kids is a time where they learn about God and God’s Word with age-appropriate lessons, songs, crafts and games.
Youth (middle and high schoolers) remain in the Sunday morning service and have opportunities for learning and fellowship through Wyldlife and Younglife experiences. Also, we create groups to journey through the Action Story Bible throughout the year.
What happens during a Sunday Morning service?
We gather each Sunday morning at 10:00 to worship God through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. The service typically lasts about 90 minutes. We begin with an opening song followed by a time of greeting. You will see people freely moving around the congregation during this time and people who prefer to stay closer to their seats. After this time, the worship team will bring us back for more singing. The songs will focus us on who God is.
You may see:
- Hand raising
- People standing
- People sitting
We believe these are all appropriate expressions of actively worshiping God.
Following the song service, we enter a time of prayer. We do this in many different ways. Sometimes the person leading will read scripture and pray from the pulpit. Other times, the elders will be available for individual prayer. Sometimes there is a quiet time of confession and repentance. We have also invited people to pray for one another as the Holy Spirit calls them. Prayer is an important part of our life together.
Prayer is followed by announcements and the offering. We believe that God calls us to support what God is doing both within the church, in the community, and around the world. This is a great time to turn in your visitor card.
At this time, the older children will be invited to move downstairs for Kingdom Kids. There is a sermon for those remaining in the service. This teaching is Biblically-based and enables us, through the empowering of the Holy Spirit, to live God’s Kingdom values in anticipation of Jesus’ return. The sermon is followed by a response either in song or prayer, sometimes both.
The congregation will be dismissed to go into the world to live as followers of Jesus wherever He takes us (work, school, home).
Does your church participate in communion?
We observe communion on the first Sunday of the month. On that Sunday, children stay in the service and will be given a packet of quiet activities. Everyone who is spiritually hungry and thirsty and acknowledges that Jesus is the one who can satisfy that hunger and thirst is invited to the Lord’s table. You will see children coming to the table. We believe that in the spirit of Jesus’ words, “allow the children to come to me,” inviting children to the table is an appropriate response.
Located in America's oldest seaport, Gloucester Assembly of God exists to bring the hope of Jesus to the people of Cape Ann and beyond. In Jesus we find forgiveness, healing, and restoration. We are passionate to see all grow in the love that God has for them. We invite you to worship on Sundays mornings at 10:00 am (childcare and children's programs provided).