Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Grace Church parking lots are located off Brenau Ave. next to the parish office and at the corner of Brenau Ave. and Boulevard. Free street parking is also available in the area. Please enter through the main entrance located on Boulevard or through the St. Francis garden doors off the parking lot at the corner of Brenau Avenue and Boulevard.
Additional information and maps are located on the Contact Us page.
The nursery is located in the children’s education wing and is available to all children age 4 and under. The nursery is open on Sunday mornings from 8:00 AM until noon, during both worship services and the Christian Education hour.
Christian Education (Sunday School) is offered for children age PreK – 5th grade on Sundays during the church school year from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The church school year generally runs from mid-August to mid-May. Learn more about Children’s Formation at Grace.
Children, ages 3 (by September 1) to kindergarten, are invited to participate in Children’s Chapel each Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. service. Children’s Chapel is an opportunity for little ones to learn to about worship and helps them make the transition to “big” Church. Children begin the service in the Nave with their families before being blessed and released to Children’s Chapel. They rejoin their families in the main service at the Presentation.
All baptized Christians, including children, are welcome to take Communion in the Episcopal Church.
To receive, please proceed up the center aisle, when your pew is directed to do so by an usher, and fill around the altar from the back to the front. If you do not wish to receive the consecrated bread and wine, simply cross your arms over your chest. We will offer a blessing for you as we share in Holy Communion. You may stand or kneel at the altar rail. Please return to your seat by the side aisles.
If you are not baptized and would like to explore Holy Baptism, please speak to one of the clergy after the service. We would be honored to share a conversation with you!
Contact Brenda Morgan by phone or email. You may also sign the prayer book in the narthex (the “foyer” outside our nave) or the chapel. Please remember to include first and last names when appropriate. (Single names are also accepted.) The names will be remembered aloud in our prayers for three weeks, in the case of illness, and mentioned once, in the case of death.
Both Stuart and Cynthia have “Open Doors” and are always open to meetings with individuals, couples, or families. Because they value your time and want to be free from distractions, the most effective way to schedule a meeting is to call Brenda Morgan or Jessica Voyles at 770-536-0126. For non-emergencies, both clergy are available for appointments Sunday through Thursday. Their Sabbath and family time is Friday and Saturday.
In emergency situations (sudden hospitalizations, injuries, etc.) the clergy can be reached on their cell phones (Stuart: 404-788-9365; Cynthia: 703-888-7263). The most effective way to reach them is to text them. Please include your name in the text so that they know to whom they are responding.
The clergy have access to funds to assist parishioners directly during a financial crisis. This assistance is strictly confidential and is handled on a case by case basis.
Financial assistance for persons outside the parish is handled through the several agencies that Grace Church supports in Hall County. Information about these various agencies is available at our Information/Reception Desk Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 5:00 or by contacting the Hall County United Way Compass Center.
Online sign up forms are now integrated onto the event pages of our website. Some events have paper sign-up sheets at the information station in the connector corridor. Click here to make a reservation for a Wednesday night supper.
If you have suggestions for programs that will help you and others grow in faith and Christian commitment, please contact one of the clergy to discuss the possibilities. Many groups/projects have emerged this way. The clergy and staff welcomes your ideas and participation!
To schedule a church meeting or event contact the Director of Communication. To make sure you are able to reserve the day, time, and location you need, give the church as much advance notice as possible.
Information about how to schedule community events at the church can be found on the Facility Use page of this website.
Please contact Brenda Morgan by phone or email to update your contact information.
The altar flower calendar and donation forms are located at the information station in the connector corridor. To reserve a date, write your name on the calendar, fill out the form and send it, along with payment ($50 suggested donation) to the church office prior to your reserved date. Checks should be made payable to Grace Church with ‘Flower Fund’ noted on the memo line. You may also place the form and your check in the offertory plate.
To simplify the donation process, you can fill out the form and make your donation online.
Contributions can be made online. Be sure to select the appropriate Contribution Type in the drop down menu and include any special instructions in the Memo line.
Checks, made payable to Grace Church, can also be mailed to the church office at 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501. Send contributions to the attention of Reba Page and please indicate the name of the fund in the memo line.
Contact the rector by phone at 770-536-0126.
Yes you can! Go to www.gracechurchgainesville.org/pay/, then choose check or credit card. Select the appropriate payment type in the drop down menu (i.e. meal, workshop, pilgrimage/trip) and write specific information in the description line.
We send our newsletter by email every Friday morning. If you wish to receive the e-vangelist, click here to join our email list. During the sign up process, select Parish Newsletter – The Evangelist as one of the areas of interest for which you would like to receive emails from Grace Church.
Our email list is divided into several additional sub-lists that allow us to target information according to your interests.
The email list is self-subscribe and completely separate from our regular parish database. The parish office will not add addresses to the email list. This ensures that we only send mass emails to people who wish to receive them. If you have never received an email from Grace Church, you may not be on our list. Click here to join.
Open any Grace Church email and click the link that says “Update Profile/Email Address” at the bottom. You should then receive an email with a link to your registration page, where you will be able to edit your email address and areas of interest. If you no longer have access to your old emails, use the link on our website to sign up again with your new email address.
Click the button that says “SafeUnsubscribe” at the bottom of any email you have received from Grace Church. This will open a page where you can remove your email address from specific interest lists (i.e. no longer wish to receive the newsletter by email but want to stay on the Parish Wide email list) or opt-out of receiving all future communications. Once your opt-out choices have been made, you are automatically removed from the chosen lists.
If you unsubscribe to all of the mailing lists, you will be added to the ‘Do Not Mail’ list and Grace Church will no longer be able to send you emails through the list. Please note however, that unsubscribing from the email list will not prevent the parish office from being able to email you individually should the need arise, provided we also have your email address in our regular parish database. The information we have on file in the parish database (maintained by the parish secretary) is completely separate from the email list.