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Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God during the days ahead.

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Date Posted: July 2, 2020

Patchwork Prayers

I’ve been meeting with a group of friends who gather (virtually, these days) to support one another in our creative endeavors.  Lately, we’ve been looking at poetry.  I must confess that I was not particularly excited about this venture, but I was outvoted.  I have since adjusted my attitude, but...

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Date Posted: June 30, 2020

Prayers of Lament

The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds there is a time for everything… including things we think of as “unpleasant” or “unfaithful” like weeping, mourning, or breaking apart.  (Eccl. 3:1-8). In these days of isolation, unrest, frustration, and loss, many of us are feeling lots of uncomfortable things.  These uncomfortable feelings can...

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Date Posted: June 18, 2020

Resources for Reflection about Race

Recent events in our community, our nation, and around the world have many of us asking lots of questions about race and racism and justice. Questions like: How do we talk to our children about racism and civil unrest? How do we live into our baptismal promises to 'strive for...

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Date Posted: November 19, 2019

Confirmation and Reception in The Episcopal Church

For those who may be new to The Episcopal Church, a vital aspect of our life is the Sacrament of Confirmation. While “being confirmed” is not necessary to join the Episcopal Church, we strongly recommend it as the “mature affirmation of faith” that the Prayer Book describes it to be....

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Date Posted: July 23, 2019

Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham is a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming volume Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition.  The book is being published by the Crossroad Publishing Company. Grace Church will hold a special Sunday afternoon reading, signing, and conversation on Sunday,...

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Date Posted: July 1, 2019

Reflections on our Pilgrimage

Hello from our happy, joy-filled and deliriously tired Pilgrimage family! What a trip! Despite major travel delays on both ends of our trip, this has been a week marked by the assurance of being exactly where the Lord wanted us. Ecclesiastes 7:14 says "In the day of prosperity be joyful,...

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Date Posted: June 26, 2019

Settled On Iona

Our pilgrims made it safely to Scotland and settled in on Iona late Tuesday evening (their time). They have disconnected a bit with technology and communication in order to more fully experience time with each other and enjoy the beauty around them.

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Date Posted: June 24, 2019

And we’re off! – but not really…

Well, today didn’t go exactly as we had planned...but we were right where the Lord had planned for us to be. Through several flight changes, delays and cancellations, we spent the day waiting through severe weather at the Atlanta airport. A very kind United gate agent spent several hours helping...

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Date Posted: June 17, 2019

Scotland, Here We Come!

From Sunday June 23 through Sunday June 30 nineteen of our youth and their leaders will be making pilgrimage in Scotland and the island of Iona. This pilgrimage is possible because of the entire parish committing to partner with our youth for the past eighteen months. In a very real...

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Date Posted: May 14, 2019

Parenting from the Inside Out

UPDATE 5/30/19: There are not enough participants to move forward with the therapy group at this time. Look for information about a possible group forming this fall. Tara Goetz, LPC at 360 Therapy, will lead an Internal Family Systems Therapy Group at Grace Church on Tuesdays* from 9:15 – 10:45...

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