Holy Communion is offered on Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, outdoors on the Grace Church campus for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for registration links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
In order for the Finance Committee and Vestry to do the preliminary budget work for 2021, we ask that everyone return their pledges by Sunday, November 15. Pledge forms were mailed to every household and can be printed from our website. Forms can also be filled out electronically. Thank you for your continued support of Grace Church!
On Saturday, December 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM, come help us tell the story of Christ’s birth and celebrate together as a community, 2020 style. Viewers will be able to experience the Journey to Bethlehem one step at a time in a drive – through pageant around Grace’s campus.
Each family will tell a “scene” in the story from Luke’s Gospel as viewers drive along the path. Video from the performance will be included in the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Zoom worship. Scripts will be provided, and costumes and props are available – or you can create your own!
This holiday season, Grace Church will help support two Family Promise outreach opportunities.
The first, Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes, will help stock the new Food Market. Every day in November, add one of these requested items to a box in your home, and on November 25 donate the contents to the Family Promise Food Market. For more information contact Family Promise at 770-535-0786.
The second project is the Christmas Promise Store. Each December Family Promise of Hall County partners with local businesses, churches and volunteers to provide a store full of new toys so families may select gifts for their children at drastically reduced prices. This year’s store will operate December 10, 11, and 12 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. If you would like to donate (money or toys) or volunteer to help with this effort, please visit the Family Promise website to learn more.
Don’t forget we are gathering outside on Sunday mornings following worship for a time of study, fellowship, and fun. Our intergenerational Sunday School is open to families and parishioners of all ages! This Sunday, October 25, we’ll continue with Compassion Camp, a look at how compassion helps us be present to one another, so we can better love God, our neighbors and ourselves. We meet in the Grace Center parking lot from 10:10 – 11:00 AM. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Registration is required. Register at the button link below and bring a chair and your mask!
Contemplative Outreach Atlanta presents Lerita Coleman Brown, Stuart Higginbotham, Carl McColman, Moderator Rebecca Parker, and Host Maggie Winfrey on Sunday, November 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Zoom. Register here.
These past several months have been challenging for us all, both personally and communally. We have been taken outside of our comfort zones, and we are challenged to see ourselves and our world with a level of honesty and vulnerability that perhaps we have avoided.
What are you seeing that you did not see before the pandemic? How is your vision changing and what might look different after the pandemic ends? It is providential that we are called to change how we see things in the year 2020 (our terminology for perfect vision). Predictions have prevailed for some time that either the world would end (perhaps as we know it?) or something major would happen in the year 2020. Is it a contemplative revolution or spiritual revolution? What is changing about what and how we see?
This post highlights events and news of the parish. For full news, we invite you to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.