A new church in the Hull sector of Gatineau, Québec
Our community has been gathering since the spring of 2023 in preparation to launch this new church. We hope to begin worship services in the coming months.
Though we are new, we are the daughter church of Resurrection Church in Ottawa.
An English-Speaking church that is French Friendly
English is the common language of our church.
However, our community showcases the diversity of language and culture in Gatineau. And so, French is often spoken and sung, and we aim to have most of our services translated so anyone who attends will be able to understand and participate.
Where does Grace Gatineau meet?
Visit our events page to find our meeting times and locations.
What does Grace Gatineau teach?
We teach the grace of God according to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Many today say that they believe in a forgiving God, but what does it mean that God is forgiving if not that we have done something that requires him to forgive us? All of us have mistreated the world he has created, and have lived lives that go contrary to his perfect ways.
Yet the gospel tells a marvelous truth: that instead of throwing this world away and starting over, God chose to commit himself to humanity, becoming one of us in the person of Jesus, living perfectly, and paying back the debt that we have accrued for all our misdeeds by taking our place in judgment. Forgiveness has come to us through his own blood that he happily shed for us at his crucifixion.
Why would God give so much for us who have hated him? That is the mystery of Grace. Let us dwell on it together.
Grace Gatineau teaches an ancient faith rooted in the Bible, which we believe is the inerrant, infallible, and inspired word of God. We are part of the theological tradition of the Protestant Reformation (e.g. Luther, Calvin, Knox) Our officers hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith.
If you'd like to know more, please reach out to us.
A Christian community focused on grace.
We gather to study God's word together to see the riches of grace that are found in the person of Jesus.
One of the reasons we gather is to learn about God’s grace. The scriptures teach us that God’s love is not something we can earn through good behaviour, nor does his love lead him to ignore all the wrong we have done. Rather, God shows his love by graciously paying for all the damage we have caused, so that through Jesus we can be restored to God and one another.
That is the gospel of grace, and it is the essence of the Christian faith, which is the major theme of the Bible. But if we are honest, it seems too good to be true. So we gather together to study the scriptures, ask tough questions, and encourage one another.
The two weekly avenues for this will be small group bible studies and Sunday worship, which includes expositional preaching of the Biblical text.
We are a diverse group of messy people, but by God's grace, we are learning to love one another just as Jesus has loved us.
(1 Peter 4:8-10)
Jesus tells those in the church to love one another, and that requires us to practise the grace we believe. This is no easy task! People are messy. In the blended community of Gatineau, with our multiple cultural and linguistic backgrounds, the chances for miscommunication and unmet expectations is multiplied. We hurt each other, we say and do the wrong thing, and it is natural for us to quickly take offence and write people off.
However, grace has the power to change this. Only through experiencing his grace can we be a community that loves one another. So we strive to practise this gracious love inside the church.
The good news of God's grace is meant to be shared, since his grace abounds for many.
We aim to share grace with the city around us. Our doors are open to the sceptic, the curious, the disillusioned, and the cynical to come and see for themselves what Christianity is really about.
This happens not just in our formal gatherings, but also in the way the members of our community are to be salt and light in their relationships at work, school, and with their neighbours.
Pastor: Frank Garcia
Frank Garcia is the planting pastor of Grace Gatineau. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA.) He and his wife, Alaina, have enjoyed living in Gatineau the past couple of years. Both are committed to loving the residents of la belle province.
BA in History and Classical Studies from the Univ. Alabama in Huntsville (2012). MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2019).