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
Online voting for the 2024 vestry election is open and we will announce the four new vestry members at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 4. The eight nominees this year are: Sue Bowron, Kimberley Boyd, Chip Branch, Steve Carlson, Nan Carvell, Ashley Dillingham, Cheryl Kelley, and Gary Lawrence. Please see your January 14 newsletter (email sent January 12) to learn more about the candidates and get election details.
The “The Spirituality of Beginnings” forum with John Cromartie will continue on Sundays, January 14, and 21 during the 9:30 AM class time, in the Parish Hall.
Godly Play classes will not meet on Sunday, January 14.
The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 15.
Children’s Chapel would welcome more volunteers! If you think you might be interested in teaching or assisting with Children’s Chapel, please see or email Father Brandon.
As part of the Christian formation experience, children and youth are encouraged to serve as acolytes to assist clergy and other worship leaders with our worship services—this includes carrying torches, the cross, Gospel book, offering plates, and more. If your child or youth is interested in becoming an acolyte or learning more, contact Father Brandon.
All parishioners are encouraged to attend the Annual Parish Meeting of Grace Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 4. Join us in the parish hall from 9:30 – 10:30 AM to hear key reports of parish business and enjoy a continental breakfast.
Happening 79: February 16-18, 2024
High school students, registration for Happening 79 is now open! Happening is a spiritual formation retreat for high school students at Camp Mikell. The attendees participate in camp activities and small groups as they’re encouraged to deepen their relationship with God and others. Students can only attend Happening as a candidate once. Students who have been to Happening are welcome to apply for team, helping lead the weekend for other retreat attendees.
New Beginnings 47: March 1-3, 2024
Middle school students, registration for New Beginnings 47 is now open! New Beginnings is a spiritual formation retreat designed for middle school students at Camp Mikell. Camp activities, small groups, skits, music, and fellowship are led by a team of high school students, chaperones, and parish and diocesan staff.
High school students and adults, team applications are also being accepted.
Reach out to Fr. Brandon if you have any questions.
Coming February 19! The opening of our Field and Stream Bible Study will begin with a look at biblical references to “sea monsters”. We will explore these passages within their historical and political contexts, and also consider how the anthropomorphizing of our primal fears makes these images feel very current to us today. A Bible, a journal, and a commentary are helpful tools. No fishing license required. See you on Monday, February 19 at 10:30 AM in the Grace Center Library/Conference Room.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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