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
Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers a variety of educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes are currently on summer break.
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
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour!
Prayer and Parchment is a monthly space that explores our practice of prayer and texts and resources that we have found meaningful in our lives. This conversation is open to anyone who is wondering how our practice of faith helps us make sense of the circumstances of our lives. How does the way we pray shape the way we live in the world? What conversation partners have we found particularly meaningful as we navigate the stresses of life? How can we name our deeper yearnings for healing and wholeness? Join us on Zoom on the second Sunday each month at 6:00 PM. Our next meeting is March 13.
This spring, the group continues to explore healing images of God as we look toward diverse and holistic ways of envisioning God’s presence in our lives. We began with China Galland’s insightful book Longing for Darkness: Tara and the Black Madonna, which invited us to delve more deeply into the rich images of the Divine Feminine. From there, we looked at Bishop Steven Charleston’s phenomenal reflection Ladder to the Light, which offered a meditation on spiritual growth through the lens of native spirituality. Now, we look toward Matthew Fox’s writings on masculine images of God, and we hope to turn our eyes toward Barbara Holmes’ work soon.
But, we should be clear that this group is not just a book group; rather, we have named ourselves Prayer and Parchment as a way of reminding us that the core of our reflection focuses on our practice of prayer, even as we look toward various texts and conversation partners for helpful wisdom.
It is never too late to join the conversation. All you need is an open heart and a bit of curiosity. The Spirit will take it from there.
The T3 men’s group will meet at Tap It (110 Maple Street, Gainesville) at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 15. Bring ideas for discussion topics that interest you, and join us for some more pub theology.
Come share a meal together in the parish hall on Wednesday, March 16. Dinner will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. On the menu is spaghetti (sauce with meat or without), Caesar salad, green beans, garlic bread, mini eclairs.
Adult meals are $10/each and youth meals (grades 6-12) are $5/each. There is no charge for children 5th grade and under. Payment may be made at each dinner, or online in advance. Information for online payment will be shared when you submit a meal reservation form. Make a meal reservation no later than noon on Monday, March 7.
There is no program for adults. Children and youth (age 7 and up) are invited to join Fr. Stuart and Lynn Swanson from 5:30 – 6:00 PM to learn to chant the Exsultet in preparation for the Great Vigil of Easter!
We are pleased to be partnering with the Hispanic Alliance-GA in supporting those most in need in our Hispanic Community here in Gainesville. Currently there is a need for bar soap and detergent(any kind.) If you are willing to help, you may drop off your items at church and we will deliver them to the Alliance. If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact Gail Sargent. Thank you so much.
COG offers a summer program for children age 6 months to rising 1st graders each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Session #1: May 24 – June 16, 2022
Session #2: June 28 – July 21, 2022
Children can register for one or both sessions. Enjoy 4 weeks each session with fun themes and different activities. Enrollment for the 2022 program has begun. Tuition is $240 per session and there is a $55 registration fee per child.
To register, complete and submit the online form and pay the registration fee. Please feel free to e-mail COG or call our office at 770-536-9088 with questions.
We are looking around the corner at Easter! (It’s still Lent, so keep it quiet). This year, we have had to shift our planning a bit for the brunch because of staffing shortages. We have a caterer coming with fantastic food, but we need a group of people to work with our Participation Ministries to set up and clean up. We’re hoping that some from the wider parish might be able to help! If you would be willing, please email Fr. Stuart and the office will be in touch with details.
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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