Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
in-person & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
in-person & online: Facebook/website
Thursday 8:00 p.m. Compline
Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers several educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes begin August 15 and are held between worship services at 9:30 a.m.
The Grace Church nave is located at the corner of Washington Street and Boulevard in Gainesville, Georgia.
The parish office, open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM beginning Monday, August 2, is located at 422 Brenau Avenue. Come to the red door that faces Brenau Avenue and ring the bell for access.
Mailing Address: 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
This page has been our primary landing spot for links and resources for worship, prayer, spiritual formation, and community development at Grace Church for the last 18 months. As we transition a bit more toward our “regular” patterns, much of the information contained here is shifting back to its original location on our website. One of the lessons learned from the pandemic is the importance of staying connected to one another and to Grace from home. We hope to explore new ways to use this page for that purpose in the future!
Information and links for worship and formation opportunities can be found below or in our weekly newsletter email. Our hybrid worship schedule includes in-person offerings, as well as continued online worship for those who are more comfortable at home.
Our hybrid schedule includes in-person and online offerings. Grace Church requests that all persons follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines while on our campus. Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated and vaccinated persons when community transmission in Hall County is high or substantial. read more
Sundays at 8:15 & 10:45 AM
Eucharist is held in the nave and on Zoom at 8:15 AM. The 10:45 service is held in the nave and streamed to Facebook and this website.
order of service and zoom link typically updated each Thursday
The memorial service for Jean Burrell Parks is being live streamed to Zoom [ID: 880 9969 8613 Passcode: 514758] for those unable to attend in person. Join us at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 30 to give thanks for the life of Jean and for her connection to all of us. The service bulletin may be downloaded here.
The School for Christian Practice is an intentional framework that nurtures the community’s mission to seek reconciliation and wholeness with God and one another in Christ. By centering ourselves in our practice of prayer, we can grow in our awareness of our union with God and one another, and we can foster a spirit of transformation in our personal lives and in our community.
Christian Education classes for all ages begin Sunday, August 15 at 9:30 AM! We invite all members to explore the richness of their faith and grow in a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives through the formation opportunities found at the links below.
Our Organist/Director of Music Will Gotmer has accepted a position at St. Martin in the Fields in Atlanta. His five years at Grace have been filled with growth, excitement, and an eye for detail that has enriched our worship and prayers as a community. Will’s last day here will be Sunday, August 15. Please stop by the parish hall at 9:15 AM to thank him for his time among us and wish him well at his new parish. (There will be cake!)
Fr. Stuart is excited to share that Lynn Swanson has agreed to serve as our Interim Organist and Choir Director. Lynn has a wealth of experience in developing and nurturing parish music ministries with both adults and children. In particular, she has a passion for supporting the gifts and strengths of singers of all ages as they share in the worship life of a community. We look forward to welcoming her to Grace Church beginning September 12. learn more about Lynn
The pastoral care team, which includes clergy and lay chaplains, welcomes your prayer requests, good news, and concerns. The team can also help to refer to outside counseling help, where needed. Someone will always be able to respond in an emergency, but the staff is committed to the practice of observing a Sabbath rest to be with family on Friday and Saturday
The Outreach Committee thanks the parish for participating in the annual school supply drive. Supplies requested are: #2 pencils with erasers, spiral notebooks, glue sticks, blunt tip metal scissors, 16 or 24 ct. Crayola crayons, washable markers, wide rule filler paper, pocket folders with brads, Crayola colored pencils, cap erasers, highlighters, pencil boxes, zip lock bags (sandwich, quart or gallon), hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, index cards, and boxes of facial tissue.
On Sundays, supplies can be left in the wagon in the lower foyer beside the narthex. Beginning Monday, August 2, supplies can be dropped off in the parish office in Grace Center Monday – Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (Please do not drop donations off in the preschool office.) Checks or online donations will also be accepted. Make checks out to Grace Episcopal Church with “school supplies” noted in the memo line. For online donations, choose outreach as the contribution type and note “school supplies” in the memo box. All donations are requested by Sunday, August 15.
Even in these continued unusual times, we would like to be able to greet newcomers and visitors to Grace Episcopal Church! If you have recently “visited” us through an online class or worship service, or even just by browsing around our website, we invite you to fill out an online welcome card so we may share additional information about who we are and what we have to offer. We are glad you are here!
Please send in your contributions and pledges, as you are able, in one of the three ways listed below. If you find yourself struggling–financially, spiritually, emotionally, physically–please let us know.
If you have any questions or need help contact Reba Page for assistance. Thank you for continuing to support Grace Episcopal Church.