Saved By Grace is the newest part of the music ministry of Springfield Baptist Church, located in Springfield Pennsylvania. Our mission is to reach people of all ages for Jesus Christ with our own unique blend of contemporary Christian, rock, almost-country, and classic hymns. We put our stamp on many of the old standards, as well as covering popular contemporary Christian songs, and doing our own originals. The band is comprised of 5 members from Springfield Baptist - Amanda "Mandy" Collins (vocals, guitar, original songwriting), Timothy Balch (vocals, guitar, song arrangements), Rita Balch (vocals, percussion), Phil Collins (vocals, percussion), and Mary Almonte (vocals). When we play outside of Sunday morning service, we are also joined by our friends Anthony "Chip" Schiavone on drums & Mike Walker on bass. We minister at SBC's morning service twice monthly, as well as perform "coffee houses" (live music nights) regularly for the congregation in a more casual setting. Keep your eye out for public performances as well...more info coming soon!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I'm sure no one was planning on going out in this weather anyway, but just in case, we have to let you all know we've cancelled the coffee house planned for tonight.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Coffee House!

Come check out our Christmas coffee house at Springfield Baptist Church, Saturday, December 19th, from 7-9 pm. Please bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Really late with the Family Fun Night Pictures...

Here are some pictures & video from August's Family Fun Night at the Church...

Look for us at the youth rally this October! If you know any youth, invite them! Details to come!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This Saturday, August 15th from 5-8pm is Family Fun Night at Springfield Baptist Church. We'll be playing, and there will be games & prizes, a moonbounce, and plenty of food! Come on out & bring the whole family.

Now you can follow us on facebook! Saved By Grace on Facebook check it out!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

July Coffee House at the Vine

Here are some videos & photos from July 17th at the Vine. One full song & a montage of a bunch of them- thanks to all our friends with cameras & cell phones!!!!

Countin On Jesus (c) Amanda Collins 2009

Jesus We Worship You, Everything I Need, That Is Love, He's Looking Out For You, Saved By Grace (c) Amanda Collins 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Family Fun Night- Springfield Baptist Church

Saturday August 15th at 5 pm is Family Fun Night at Springfield Baptist Church- a free night of fun for the whole family- games, food, a moonbounce, and we'll be playing music for the whole event. Come out for a night of wholesome family fun!

184 N. Norwinden Drive, Springfield, PA- directions can be found at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

We have fun at our rehearsals!

Check us out! (Most of us anyway- this was before rehearsal, and some of us were playing photographer or feeding children)

the whole family gets in on the fun!

Friday night is the Vine coffee house- we're all prepared now- heck, we've got a whole crew of back up drummers ;)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Be at the Vine next Friday!!

Because we're the featured artist for their coffee house. From 8-10pm Friday, June 17th. Please come out & join us! We've got tons of new songs in store for you!

details & directions at The Vine website

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Last Night's Performance

Check out this video from last night's coffee house at the Vine. It was so much fun! Please join us next month when we'll be the featured artist- from 8-10 pm, Friday, July 17th.

"Everything I Need" & "The Best Thing In My Life" (c) Amanda Collins 2009

And here are some photos. Thanks to all our friends who were willing to stand in as photographers!

our awesome musicians: drummer- Chip, bassist- Mike, & guitarist-Tim:

from left to right- Tim, Rita, Mandy, Phil, & Mary:

Thanks for checking us out, we hope to see you at the Vine in July! If you like what you heard here, just wait til you see what we have in store for you next month!

Monday, June 15, 2009


We're excited to be playing at the Vine bookstore this Friday night at 8:00 for their open stage coffee house. We'll be performing 2 of our original songs.

We're also thrilled to welcome some new friends to the group- Mike Walker will be joining us on bass, Chip Schiavone will be playing the drums, and Mary Almonte will be singing with us.

Please come join us!!!

more info at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coffee House at The Vine!

Come join us at The Vine Christian Shop, Friday June 19th at 154 Baltimore pike in Springfield. We will be joining a number of other groups for their open mic coffee house event from 8 to 10 PM.

More info can be found on The Vine's website.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Photos from our first coffee house

On February 22nd, we held our first coffee house night at the church. Many thanks to our friends, Jim & Amie, who planned it & provided all the food! A great time was had by all. It was a great, laid back atmosphere, and everyone enjoyed the music. The next one is in the works!

the kids had a great time dancing to the music!

our boys wore matching shirts that said "I'm with the band" (from

We're looking forward to the next one, hopefully some time in May!