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
Join us for an Evensong for The Feast of All Saints this Sunday, November 5, at 4:00 PM.
Sung at the close of day in Cathedrals and churches all over the world, Choral Evensong focuses on the ancient practice of singing evening prayers. The congregation listens, joins in the hymns, and adds their own prayers to those of the choir.
The Grace Church parish choir will also offer several Evensongs in 2024, on January 28, March 3, April 21, May 19, and June 9, in preparation for their residency at Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter, England from August 5-11, 2024.
Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 5. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
This Sunday, November 5, is our Stewardship Ingathering! We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can share in this pivotal part of our common life, and return your pledge at the link below.
The vestry will soon begin making calls to those we have not heard from as a pastoral way to follow up.Make Your Pledge
Bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish to share (savory or sweet) and join us in the parish hall on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 PM. We’ll enjoy delicious food and each other’s company as we give thanks for our parish community.
Grace Church will provide turkey, a few starter sides, and drinks. Please let us know how many people (including yourself) will attend from your household on or before noon on Friday, November 10. Sign up online.Thanksgiving Potluck
The Vestry Nominating Committee will meet Sunday, November 5 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the parlor. Meetings of the nominating committee are open to all members of the parish. If you are interested in running, or nominating someone, for an open vestry position please drop by the meeting and make that known to the committee.
Anyone seeking new ways to serve is invited to explore the Benedictine-steeped Community of Hope International (COHI). A new class is planned beginning in January. If you’d like to learn more, or have specific questions, please stop by the parlor following the 10:45 AM service on Sunday, November 5 to chat with current COHI members.
These are days that call for an intentional practice of prayer, and we are invited to see how our practice of faith truly can offer a space for reflection and meaning-making. Perhaps in times like these (as we have experienced before) we are challenged not only to see our faith as something we “do” or share in on Sunday mornings, but also to see it as a lens that we see the world through—or as the ground on which we stand. But of course we need to practice this, don’t we?
Cynthia and I invite you to join us for a special Sunday forum for three weeks, November 5, 12, and 19, as we reflect together and discern how the Spirit is at work. We will use the traditional Anglican framework of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason to help guide our conversations. To help prepare, you might pay attention to how you spend your time and what sources you are currently drawing from. We are saturated by news stories; what if we were equally saturated by our practice of prayer?
The Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association Georgia, will meet in the parlor at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 7. Alzheimer’s Association® support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, provide a space for those caring for dementia patients to relieve stress, find comfort, and share resources. The group is open to all.
Christian Education classes for children, youth, and adults will meet from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
older 3s – K: room 109
1st, 2nd & 3rd grade: room 111
4th & 5th grade: room 126
6th – 12th grade: room 115
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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