About Us

web The ASCENSION_RFS7630Our purpose is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a community welcoming to everyone. We accomplish this through:


Grace has a strong foundation of Christian education and liturgy for both adults and children. Every Sunday worship centers on the Word and Communion. See Worship & Music for more information.


Bible study groups, Sunday School, and additional education opportunities are available for everyone. In addition, Grace has a vibrant Christian-based preschool for children of all faiths and secular camp programs for all children. See Education for more information.


Grace is an integral part of the community and we are dedicated to several outreach ministries. See Social Ministry for more information.


We share many social experiences together as a family and as part of the larger community. See Congregational Life for more information.

A Brief History

Rev. Steven SweetGrace congregation held its first service in 1920 in the River Edge Grammar School, with fifty-five charter members. In 1923 ground was broken for a new church at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Bridge Street (now River Edge Road). In 1955, the congregation, having grown to over five hundred members, broke ground for a new building on Fifth Avenue (our current location).

The Reverend Stephen Sweet was ordained and installed at Grace in 1997, becoming our seventh pastor. Pastor Sweet has degrees in psychology, counseling and sociology, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. The Pastor and his wife Nancy have two grown sons.