Worship Services

Holy Communion is offered on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, outdoors on the Grace Church campus for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for registration links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!

Grace@Home

Christmas Eve Worship

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422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-0126

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Grace@Home

This page is our primary landing spot for links and resources for worship, prayer, spiritual formation, and community development at Grace Church during the coronavirus pandemic.

Regathering protocols from the Diocese of Atlanta have been updated and Grace Church has added a service of Holy Eucharist to our worship schedule. Please read the full announcement from Fr. Stuart HERE. Information and links for all or our worship and formation opportunities can be found below.

In-Person Worship & Formation

Holy Eucharist

Holy Communion is offered outdoors on our Sanctuary Plaza, on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Registration required.

Formation

Formation for Families and Friends is our formation opportunity for all ages. Join us for Bible study, fun activities, and fellowship on Sundays at 10:10 AM. Registration required.

Virtual Worship Services

Morning Prayer

Sunday Morning Prayer is held on Zoom at 8:15 AM and is live-streamed below and on our Facebook page at 10:45 AM.

links typically updated each Thursday

Compline

Join us weekdays at 8:00 PM for community prayers, “Zoompline” (Compline via Zoom), and perhaps more.

Compline will not meet on November 26 & 27

Watch Live

The media player below will show live broadcasts only from Grace Church. To watch services after they are over, visit our new Watch Live & On Demand page. Services are still streamed to Facebook.

Christmas at Grace

Please make plans to celebrate Christ’s birth at Grace Church with these in person or virtual opportunities!

Christian Formation

The School for Christian Practice

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.

Fall Formation

How is the Spirit of Christ encouraging us to continue learning about our faith and practice of prayer? How does our practice nurture and encourage us in our daily lives? 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 some of our fall formation opportunities. Learn more at the links below.

Music

Choirs

All of our choirs have remained active in different ways since March! Choristers and St. Cecilia choir are meeting outdoors. The Parish Choir has a rotating schedule of in person and virtual gatherings. Email Will Gotmer for more details about all of choirs.

Spotify Playlists

Our ability to create choral music in person is limited right now, but we can still listen to great music! Our Director of Music, Will Gotmer, is sharing weekly playlists on Spotify with an excellent variety of choral music connected to our liturgical calendar.

Compassion

Pastoral Care

In response to the heightened need to stay in touch with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace activated an old-school phone tree. We attempted to arrange families, couples, and singles into small clusters based on existing connections. We hope this offers another possibility for passing along prayer requests, good news, and concerns to each other and to the clergy.

The pastoral care team, which includes clergy and lay chaplains, 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

Contacts

  • Brenda Morgan: email
  • Fr. Stuart: email or 404-788-9365 if you text, please include your name
  • Cynthia: The Rev. Dr. Park will be on sabbatical September 13-December 13

 

Outreach

This holiday season, Grace Church will help support two Family Promise outreach opportunities.

The first is Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes. Family Promise will distribute these boxes to families on Tuesday, November 24. If you have been collecting these requested items this month, please make plans to deliver your donation to the Family Promise Headquarters at 3606 McEver Road in Oakwood on Monday, November 23 if possible! Food donated on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25 will be used to stock the Family Promise Food Market. Family Promise is so grateful for your support! Please call 770-535-0786 with questions..

The second project is the Christmas Promise Store. Each December Family Promise of Hall County partners with local businesses, churches and volunteers to provide a store full of new toys so families may select gifts for their children at drastically reduced prices. This year’s store will operate December 10, 11, and 12 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. If you would like to donate (money or toys) or volunteer to help with this effort, please visit the Family Promise website for more information.

Newcomers & Visitors

Even in these very 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!

Stewardship

Stewardship is the means by which we can give back to the parish as well as the community at large, not only with monetary gifts, but with our gifts of time and talent.

Telling Our Story

In order for the Finance Committee and Vestry to do the preliminary budget work for 2021, pledges were requested by Sunday, November 15. Please contact Reba Page if you have not yet had a chance to make your pledge.

Giving to Grace

Please send in your 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.

  1. You can use your smartphone to donate to Grace anywhere, anytime from your checking or saving accounts through the VANCO GivePlus Mobile App. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Mail pledge contributions to Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville, Georgia 30501.
  3. Make your contribution online.

If you have any questions or need help contact Reba Page for assistance. Thank you for continuing to support Grace Episcopal Church.

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