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
All are encouraged to attend the Annual Parish Meeting of Grace Episcopal Church this Sunday, February 4. Join us in the parish hall from 9:30 – 10:30 AM to hear key reports of parish business and vestry election results.
A continental breakfast will be available.
Children & Youth
PreK – 3rd grade: Godly Play
grades 4 – 12: service project
CE classes will not meet February 4. Adults are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting in the parish hall.
The youth of Grace cordially invite all to the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the parish hall from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 13. The youth will be setting up, welcoming, serving, and cleaning up afterwards and a team of adults has volunteered to do the cooking. This annual fundraiser helps support our youth program, so tips will be welcomed and much appreciated!
Reservations are required. Cost is: free for children age 5 and under, $5 for children and youth age 6-18, and $10 for adults. Submit the online form no later than Thursday, February 8 to reserve your place (and so we have a count prior to purchasing supplies).
There is no nursery offered during the pancake supper – the whole family is invited!
So, join us for this party with plenty of butter and fat and sugar before you put it all away on Wednesday morning to begin your Lenten devotion.
Family Promise is in need of some items to help keep the pantry stocked! (click here for list) Groceries can be taken directly to Family Promise at 3606 McEver Rd, Oakwood, brought to the Grace Center kitchen Monday – Thursday from 10 AM – 4 PM, or left in the Greeting Area on Sunday. If you bring items to Grace please make sure they are clearly marked for Family Promise. Please donate items by Sunday, February 18.
In 2023, 19 families were in the Family Promise shelter program with a total of 40 children in those family units. At the end of the year 7 families (14 children) were active in FP and another family has been added in 2024. There is a lot of good work happening at the Homestead making a difference for families of Hall county. Thank you so very much for your support.
On Saturday, March 9 we will gather for a retreat, The Power of Presence: Nurturing a Community of Compassion in Challenging Times. This retreat will feature interfaith leaders from the community, incredible art, poetry, music, and reflections on the power of presence within a community seeking to nurture peace. River Guerguerian, a world-renowned percussionist from Asheville, will lead an experiential workshop. Also, we will write prayers and messages of peace on fabric that will then be gathered into a quilt to embody our intentions of fostering community compassion. You are invited to share this time together, as we continue to listen for that common heartbeat that unites us all.
Stuart and Cynthia invite you to spend Lent with them this year, in a special Sunday Forum beginning February 11, exploring Walter Brueggemann’s seminal book The Prophetic Imagination. As Brueggemann says in the book, his thesis is: “This task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.”
We encourage you to purchase a copy of the 40th anniversary edition of the book as we delve deeper together during this Lenten season to discern God’s presence in the lessons of our tradition, our history, and our present world.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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