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Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
nave & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
nave & online: Facebook/website
Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Compline
online: Zoom
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist

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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, 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
Phone: 770-536-0126

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Holy Living and Holy Dying

A Seminar Celebrating Those We Love Who Have Died

Where Grace Episcopal Church
When Saturday, November 4, 10 am – 2 pm
Guided by Mary Hemmer & Cynthia Park
Offered by The Center for Prayer and Spiritual Practice

On the first Sunday of November we not only celebrate the feast of All Saints but begin to feel the rush of the holiday season. Spend a Saturday with the Revs. Cynthia Park and Mary Hemmer as they open helpful conversations that balance the joy of celebrating the lives of those we still love but who have died.

Whether this is your first Thanksgiving and Christmas after a death or the fifteenth, there are moments you likely dread, others you anticipate with joy, and some traditions you wish you could set aside and others you wish you could add. This day is an opportunity to explore all of this. Our time together will conclude with a Holy Communion service that includes a celebratory All Saints liturgy.

The Holy Living and Holy Dying seminar is Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Grace Church. The $15 fee includes lunch; please register below no later than noon on Wednesday, November 1.

Guided by

Cynthia Park

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park is a licensed clinical mental health practitioner as well as an Episcopal priest, and a scholar of ancient near eastern religions. Her work as a therapist often brings her in conversation with persons who are dealing with grief that is complicated by other losses in life that are still being mourned. Her work with ancient near eastern civilizations has included the study of ancient burial cults and the psychology that allowed our ancestors a much more porous separation between the living and the dead.


Mary Hemmer

The Rev. Mary R. Hemmer has been a priest in the Episcopal Church since 2004 and worked in parishes around the Southeast. She currently serves as a Priest Associate at Grace. Currently she lives in Hall County with her family on their farm where she works as a project manager. Mary leads one day and weekend retreats on a variety of spiritual topics. Her first book, Phe and the Work of Death, focuses on experiences with individuals and families at the time of and following death. She considers being present with people at this delicate and intimate moment one of the honors and blessings of her life.


Sponsored by

This space is offered by The Center for Prayer and Spiritual Practice at Grace Episcopal Church. We believe that the renewal of the church as a faithful community must be grounded in the transformation of the heart that comes from deepening our practice of prayer. 


To register, please submit the form below no later than noon on Wednesday, November 1.

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