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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.
Information and links for worship and formation opportunities can be found below or in our weekly newsletter email. Our new 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. Registration, masks, and distancing are required for services in the nave. Complete information can be found on the registration form.
Sacred Ground is a film and readings based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. A new Sacred Ground dialogue circle is forming, and will meet at the times and in the format agreed upon by the group.
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.
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 the formation opportunities found at the links below.
The Friends of Music committee wants to build on the success of our previous program years and, with your support, looks forward to hosting a number of great in-person concerts and services for the 2021-2022 program year. If you would like to contribute to the annual Friends of Music fundraising campaign, please return your donation via mail, offering plate, or online by the end of May. Letters and donation cards were mailed to member households in April. Additional copies can be printed at home if needed. When making an online contribution, choose check or credit card then select “Friends of Music” as the contribution type. Contact our Director of Music, Will Gotmer, if you have any questions.
Email Will Gotmer for more details about all of choirs.
Our ability to create choral music in person continues to be limited during the pandemic, but we can still listen to great music! From April 5, 2020 – March 21, 2021, our Director of Music, Will Gotmer, created weekly playlists on Spotify with an excellent variety of choral music connected to our liturgical calendar. You can find an archived list of all the playlists at the link.
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
Keep watch for future Outreach opportunities!
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!
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.