Grace@Home

Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God during the days ahead.

Grace@Home

 

Contact Us

422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-0126

Email Clergy & Staff

Weekly News

Date Posted: April 4, 2019

News for April 7-13

Cakes & Casseroles

On Sunday, April 7, the youth will offer Cakes and Casseroles in the Parish Hall! A selection of delicious smaller portioned items, ideal for couples and singles, will be available for parishioners to purchase from 7:30 until 8:15 AM. Examples include a half-size pineapple & cheese casserole, half-size egg & sausage casserole, and individually wrapped slices of banana bread or caramel spice muffins.

The silent auction will begin around 9:00 AM and bidding will close at 10:30 AM. Please note that this is a little different than in past auctions – to give people not attending the late service an opportunity to participate. So, make sure to place your best and final bid by 10:30 AM!

This year, some items (including a BBQ brisket, lemon pound cake, and a Kahlua chocolate cake) will also be available in the form of orders to be filled anytime in 2019. Submit the winning bid now and have your casserole, pie, or cake prepared for you, at a mutually agreed upon date, later in the year!

Please come out and help support our youth. Save yourself some kitchen labor as you stock up on delicious treats!

CE News

No CE classes will meet on Sunday, April 7. All are invited to come make palm crosses together in the parish hall.

Palm Cross Making

Everyone is invited to make palm crosses in the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 7 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. This inter-generational activity will be our Christian Education class for the day, no other classes will meet.

Members of DOK will be available with instructions so that everyone can learn/remember how to make them. Please bring a pair of scissors with you, and mark them so you’ll get the same pair back.

There will be some additional activities available for younger children, who may have difficulty making palm crosses. Please join us!

Ecumenical Service & Lunch

At noon each Wednesday in Lent, we gather with members of other churches in our community for worship and a light lunch. (Suggested donation is $5.) Gainesville First United Methodist Church is hosting on April 10.

Please note that there will be no 12:10 PM service in our chapel on April 10.

Wednesday Evening at Grace

Dinner Come eat dinner together on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 PM! Sign up online, at the information station, or call the church office by noon on Monday.

  • Menu: roasted pork loin, collard greens, black eyed peas, salad, rolls, cheesecake
  • Vegetarian: corncakes topped with bruschetta and la crème sauce
  • Child: 1/2 portion regular or PB&J, cookies

Please visit the Wednesday Evenings at Grace page of our website for complete details, including cost, childcare, and payment information.

Program Opportunities to learn about different prayer practices are being offered following the meal. The April 10 program will be Lectio Divina/Praying in Color.

Concert: The Aeolians

The Aeolians of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL will give a concert at Grace Church on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM. The concert is free of charge and all are welcome!

The Aeolians was originally organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes. Since its inception, the choir has traveled widely, touching the hearts of both young and old with their inspirational singing. Aeolian concerts present a repertoire of choral music which ranges from the Baroque era to the twentieth century. Moreover, the Aeolians is an authoritative exponent of Negro spirituals and work songs which express the yearnings of our forefathers to be free.

They have won a host of awards including World Choir Games Spirituals Champions, Four-Peat HBCU Choir of the Year and Choir of the World Champions 2017.

Flowers for Easter

If you would like to make a donation for Easter flowers, submit the online form and your contribution (minimum of $25 requested) no later than Friday, April 12. Payment may be made online, dropped in the offertory plate, or mailed to the church office at 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Graduate Recognition

Grace Church will soon publish our annual bulletin honoring all graduates from high school, college, and graduate school. High school graduates will also be recognized at the 10:45 AM worship service on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

If you will graduate (or have a child graduating) this spring/summer, please submit the online form on or before Monday, May 6. Information submitted after the deadline will not appear in the printed bulletin but high school graduates will still be recognized at church.



This post highlights some events and news pertinent to the upcoming week. Follow the links below to learn more about what’s happening at Grace Church.