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
10:00 a.m. Advent IV with carols
4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Pageant
10:00 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
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
Beginning this Sunday, children and youth will be using the Christian Education hour to prepare for this year’s pageant. If your child or youth is interested in being a part of the pageant (particularly a speaking role) please make plans to be present. We’ll meet in the youth room at 9:30 AM on November 19.
November 19 Pageant Rehearsal at 9:30 AM
November 26 Pageant Rehearsal at 9:30 AM
December 3 Advent Wreath Making at 9:30 AM
December 10 Pageant Rehearsal at 9:30 AM
December 17 Pageant Rehearsal at 9:30 AM
December 24 Christmas Pageant at 4:00 PM
Parent assistance is also requested. Respond with this Google form. if you are able to help.
The Cathedral Bookstore will be here with books and other resources for sale this Sunday, November 19.
There will be no Wednesday service on November 22.
Prayer yoga classes will not meet on Thursday, November 23.
The parish office will be closed on Thursday, November 23. Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and clergy!
The forum is using Barbara Brown Taylor’s incredible book Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others as our conversation guide. We will look to explore a chapter each Sunday until December 17, taking a break for Advent wreath making on December 3.
Then, we’ll regather after Christmas and continue the conversation from there. As we continue nurturing this space of deep conversation, pay attention to your own experiences of engaging with Scripture, Tradition, and Reason, with Reason including your experience and your critical engagement and thinking. How do you see yourself growing, and how are you able to notice the complexities, desire for growth, and even resistances within yourself?
Grace Church is again inviting members of the parish to submit original artwork depicting the nativity for us to share during services and on social media during the Christmas season. We would love to feature art by parishioners of all ages.
Please use colored pencils, paint, crayons, pencil, or markers to draw a nativity scene on a piece of paper that can be scanned. (Photos of artwork don’t reproduce very well in the bulletin.) Include your name and, for children and youth, your age/or grade so we can properly credit our artists!
Artwork must be submitted by Monday, December 11 to be included in one of the service bulletins, late entries may be shared on social media. Give artwork to Fr. Brandon during Christian Education on Sundays, bring it to the parish office, or scan (at 300 dpi or higher and saved as a .jpeg image or .pdf file) and email it to Jennifer Williams.
Children and youth are invited to play a Christmas piece as part of the musical prelude before the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve service. This may be on the piano, flute, violin, or whatever your young musician is currently studying. If your child would like to participate, please email Lynn Swanson three things no later than Thursday, December 14: 1) your musician’s name, 2) title of the piece, 3) composer/arranger. (It’s preferred that the piece is sacred, but it is not a requirement.) You can also reach out to Lynn with questions.
If you are newer to Grace and want to be confirmed into The Episcopal Church, there is a special service at St. Philip’s Cathedral on Sunday afternoon, December 10. If you have transferred to Grace from another denomination and were already confirmed there (Presbyterian, Methodist, Roman Catholic, etc.), you can be received into The Episcopal Church, meaning that we have special prayers to honor the Spirit’s work in your life. This invitation extends especially to those who shared in the last series of classes during the Sunday Forum. If you are interested in sharing in this, please email me by December 1 so I can have a count as well as gather the needed information.
Beautiful flowers and greenery enhance our celebration of The Nativity of Our Lord at Grace Church, and you can help make that celebration special. Contributions to our Christmas flower and greenery fund may be made in thanksgiving for or in memory of loved ones, friends and family. Notice of your donation will be included in the worship bulletin on Christmas Eve.
If you would like to make an offering, please submit both the online form and your donation ($25 suggested minimum) by Wednesday, December 13.Christmas Flowers & Greenery
Christian Education classes for children, youth, and adults will meet from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
Children & Youth
We ask that children and youth participating in classes, programs, and events have a registration form on file.
Scripture, Tradition, and Reason: parish hall more information
Parenting with Grace: conference room
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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