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
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist
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
This beautiful service, and Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and congregation.
This year, the parish choir will offer Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 12 during the 10:45 AM worship service. All are welcome.
For the third Sunday of Advent, light the first two candles of your wreath, and a third one for joy.
Living God, fill us with joy and wonder in all your creation. Help us to keep our hearts and hands open to others. Amen
If you need a mid-week time of prayer and reflection, please join us for Eucharist at noon in the chapel every Wednesday during Advent! We will not have the service on December 29, but will look to resume after the first of the year.
Join Fr. Stuart in the parish hall on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 PM for a special launch and conversation of his new book. The Heart of a Calling: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness in Congregational Ministry, features reflections about our shared work at Grace and explores the challenges we face today in congregational ministry through the lens of the broader contemplative tradition. learn more
Copies of the book may be purchased from Crossroad Publishers or the Cathedral Bookstore and will soon be available on the mass market. It is not necessary to purchase a book in order to attend the launch event. All are welcome to the conversation!
If you would like to join us for the Wednesday meal at 5:30 PM, prior to the book launch event, please make a reservation no later than noon on Monday, December 13.
The book launch will also be streamed to Zoom if you would prefer to join us online! [ID: 841 6276 5887 Passcode: 516466]
The next School for Christian Practice discussion group, facilitated by Fr. Stuart, will be December 12 at 6:00 PM on Zoom. We are currently looking at Matthew Fox’s new book Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic–And Beyond.
Grace Church invites all children and youth (12th grade and younger) to submit original artwork depicting the nativity that we can share in various ways during services and on social media during the Christmas season. Please use colored pencils, paint, crayons, pencil, or markers to draw a nativity scene on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. Don’t forget to include your name and age/or grade!
Artwork must be submitted by Monday, December 13 to be included in the printed bulletin on Christmas eve, late entries may be shared on social media. Give artwork to Cheryl Kelley during Christian Education on Sundays, bring it to the parish office, or scan (at 300 dpi or higher and saved as a .jpeg image or .pdf file) and email it to Jennifer Williams.
There is a critical need for blood right now, and when you give blood you change lives. Please consider donating this month to honor the memory of parishioner Patrick Kelley, who passed away in a motor vehicle accident on his birthday 10 years ago.
The Patrick Kelley Memorial Blood Drive will be held at Grace Church on Saturday, December 18 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the parish hall.
To give blood you must be in good health, 17 years or older, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo I.D. LifeSouth encourages you to schedule an appointment to donate, however walk ins are also welcome. Thank you!
Join us to share a meal together in the parish hall on Wednesday, December 15. On the menu is teriyaki chicken breasts or teriyaki stir fry veggies, fried rice, steamed broccoli, veggie spring rolls, Asian cole slaw, dessert. Dinner will be available at 5:30 PM. You may pack your own box to go if you wish.
Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under. Payment may be made at each dinner, or online in advance. Information for online payment will be shared when you submit a meal reservation form. Make a meal reservation no later than noon on Monday, December 6.
After dinner, join Fr. Stuart for a launch of his new book.
Fr. Edgar Otero’s last Sunday at Grace will be December 19. Please join us for a reception at 9:30 in the parish hall that morning. If you would like to contribute to a gift for Fr. Edgar Otero to honor his upcoming ordination and his time at Grace, you may send a check to the parish office with “Rev. Otero Gift” in the memo line, no later than Monday, December 13.
Beautiful flowers and greenery enhance our celebration of The Nativity of Our Lord at Grace Church, and you can help make that celebration special. Contributions to our Christmas flower and greenery fund may be made in thanksgiving for or in memory of loved ones, friends and family. Notice of your donation will be included in the worship bulletin on Christmas Eve.
If you would like to make an offering, please submit both the online form and your donation on or before Monday, December 13.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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