Sunday 8:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
Sunday 10:45 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
Christian formation classes for children, youth and adults
are on summer break until August 11.
A nursery is available for children ages 4 and younger from 8 AM – 12 PM.
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.
The Youth at Grace (grades 6-12) meet weekly between the two Sunday services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and occasionally outside of Sundays for the express purpose of fellowship and recreation. There are presently eight adult leaders who help facilitate all the activities involving the Youth.
The primary goal of the Youth formation program is to equip our young people with the skills necessary to engage their peers in thoughtful and respectful discourse regarding the Christian faith and to develop the skills to explore their own journey of faith. These skills include learning how to use biblical commentaries, learning the various hermeneutical lenses through which Holy Scripture may be read and understood, and the capacity to be emotionally and psychologically resilient through life’s inevitable disappointments and challenges.
Our hope is that the decision to be confirmed in the Church by the bishop will be a joyous occasion in which each young person takes responsibility for the baptismal promises made earlier on their behalf by parents and godparents. Our hope is also that the community of the youth group will always be a safe place for those who may not be ready to make this affirmation.
In addition to training the Youth in these skills, and maintaining a community where seeking for God is welcomed, space is provided each month for small group discussions with the adult facilitators about current events in the lives of the young people in the group.
This year (2018/2019) is a Pilgrimage Year for the entire group. The culmination will involve a trip to Scotland and Iona in June for those 9th-12th graders who have met the requirements for eligibility. But, all the grades will be intentional this year about working together to build a community of faith, and in two years, the younger grades will be in a position to make their own trip abroad.