Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
in-person & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
in-person & online: Facebook/website
Thursday 8:00 p.m. Compline
Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers several educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes begin August 15 and are held between worship services at 9:30 a.m.
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 beginning Monday, August 2, 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
During the academic year, 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.
Our annual Piping In Ceremony will be Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 9:20 AM! This is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge those young persons who are entering the youth group (6th graders) and those who are entering it for their final year (12th graders) as part of the program. This year we will also be piping in 7th graders, since they missed being able to do that in person last fall.
ALL are invited to cheer these young people as their make their way from the Parish Hall* around the outside of the building and enter the youth corridor where the rest of their friends will be waiting to celebrate them with a donut brunch!
Each Sunday youth will meet in room 115 of The Grace Center* at 9:30 AM for fellowship and a lesson before splitting into middle school and high school groups for discussion.
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.
If you are new to Grace Church and have a 6-12th grade student interested in joining our youth group, please contact Ema Cynthia or Cheryl Kelley!
* Grace Church requests that all persons follow current CDC COVID-19 mask and distancing guidelines while on our campus.