Sunday 8:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
Sunday 10:45 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
Christian formation classes for children, youth and adults meet most Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
A nursery is available for children ages 4 and younger from 8 AM – 12 PM.
Ash Wednesday services will be held in the nave at 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM on February 26. Both services will include the imposition of ashes.
422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Parking is available in lots on Brenau Avenue or along the street. 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.
We invite you to learn more about all the upcoming spiritual formation events and short term opportunities for adults. Events are added and updated regularly, so please continue to check back to stay up-to-date.
Wednesdays following supper
Women’s Study: March 4 – April 1
watch for details
Saturday, March 14
Join us for Contemplative Vision: Photography as a Lenten Practice with photographer Dirk deVries at Grace Church on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Photography is all about seeing, and in this workshop we will experience photography as the practice of mindfulness, slowing down, observing, connecting, being, and making space for God-all hopes for the contemplative season of Lent. Through meditation, discussion and photographic exploration we will open our eyes and hearts, renew our sense of wonder, and discover the holy in all aspects of our lives.
The cost is just $10 to cover lunch and you will need to bring a camera. Any device – phone, tablet, dslr – that takes photos will work! Get more information and register online no later than Tuesday, March 10.
Various days & times
There are a number of opportunities for fellowship and study for women at Grace. Those include:
Wednesday afternoon fellowship
Join us in the Grace Center Conference room on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 for a time of fellowship while the children are at chorister practice.
Our next women’s study is scheduled to begin in March 2020. Watch this website and our newsletter for details.
2021 Women’s Retreat: January 15-17, 2021
Mark your calendars for the 2021 women’s retreat and make plans to join us!
various days & times
Men’s groups are forming! If you have have thoughts about the kinds of men’s offerings you’d like to see contact Dave Westfall or Cheryl Kelley.
Monday Morning Men’s Group
A small group of men gather at 7:00 AM on Monday mornings for coffee and conversation. The group meets at Panera. All men are warmly invited to participate.
Thursdays in April from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Given the anxious and confusing times we find ourselves in, how can we, as people of faith, engage on the level of our hearts? How can we foster a community that is respectful—even curious of—our distinct practices of faith? How can we listen deeply and resist the urge to live out of fear?
When it comes to interfaith dialogue, we need a place to start, a space to sit in for a while. The rich poetry, art, and stories of our faith traditions all speak to our experiences of God in our lives. We seek ways to express ourselves and share the glimpses we have of grace. By fostering our religious imaginations, our hearts expand, and we can grow closer to one another.
Come share a time of conversation and enjoy a cup of tea as we read and experience the poetry, art, and stories of the world’s great faith traditions. Bring something to share with the group that has been transformative for you! Maybe it is a painting, or a poem, or a story from our sacred texts. Fr. Stuart and Khalid will help guide the conversation each week by bringing examples of art and poetry.
Join us in the Grace Church parish hall on Thursdays in April (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Facilitators will be Khalid Ibrahim and Fr. Stuart Higginbotham, and others may join!