Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
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The youth of Grace will host our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 25 at 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall. The youth and the youth leaders will be cooking, serving, welcoming, and cleaning up afterwards. This annual fundraiser helps support youth pilgrimage, so tips will be welcomed and much appreciated!
The deadline to make a reservation has been extended. If you are interested in joining us please make your reservation online no later than noon on Monday, February 24. Cost is: free for children up to 5th grade, $5 for youth (6th – 12th grade) and $10 for adults. There is no nursery offered during the pancake supper – the whole family is invited!
Ash Wednesday services will be held in the nave of Grace Church on February 26 at 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM. Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes.
Grace Church will also offer Ash Wednesday services for residents at Gardens of Gainesville at 10:00 AM and for residents at Lanier Village Estates at 4:15 PM.
There is no dinner or program on Wednesday evening, February 26. Please join us instead for the Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 PM.
Need a resource to help ground your Lenten prayer practice? Episcopal Relief and Development’s 2020 Lenten Meditations are available! This year’s reflections focus on the spirituality of children, and how we all might grow spiritually by letting our children teach us. Meditation booklets are available in the lower foyer and at the information station. Also available are seasonal Forward Day by Day meditations on the daily office. Help yourself. May you have a holy Lent.
The Visual Arts Committee of the Liturgy & Creative Expression cluster invites all Grace members to submit their art to the 2020 Grace Member Art Show that will open March 23 and run through April 30. Pieces submitted to this show may include paintings, mixed media, photography, fabric and 3D art such as ceramics, glass, metal, sculpture and woodwork. Learn more and register online by March 6. If you have any questions, need clarification, or want to volunteer to help with the show, please contact Fran Hazel or Ann Goble.
Spring Fling is COG’s one and only annual fundraiser and this year we hope to raise enough money to completely revamp the bark side of our playground. The goal is to replace all the bark with a more preschool friendly material as well as augment the landscaping to minimize tripping when transitioning from the playground rubber flooring to the swings.
If you would like to help, please consider purchasing a raffle ticket for $25. Each ticket is worth 4 chances to win! The drawing is March 6 but you do not need to be present to win. You can purchase tickets through the COG office or online. The prizes are: $2,000 toward a vacation courtesy of Dreams Fulfilled Travel OR toward your 2020-2021 COG tuition, a three night vacation in the Highlands, a one night stay at Great Wolf Lodge Atlanta/LaGrange + gift card, or a pottery workshop for 6 at Ember Ceramics. see full details
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.