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
Grace Church welcomes Concert Organist Brian Parks on Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 PM. Concert admission is free; doors open at 3:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend a reception in the parish hall following the concert.
Trunk or Treat is Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 PM! All are invited to wear costumes, collect candy, and play a game or two. Or just come enjoy dinner and seeing the children in their costumes!
The Varsity food truck will be here from 5:30 until 6:30 PM to cater dinner. Each meal includes one or two entrees (hamburger, cheeseburger, chiliburger, naked dog, or a chili dog) and one side (fries or onion rings). You’ll make your entrée and side choices at the food truck window. “What’ll Ya Have? Grace Church will provide drinks and dessert.
• $12 / 2 entrées for adults and youth
• $10 / 1 entrée for adults and youth
• $5 / 1 entrée for kids 5th grade and under
Meal reservations should be made online no later than noon on Monday, October 24.
Advance reservations are required if you plan to eat dinner or if you are interested in reserving a parking spot to decorate your car and hand out candy.
The EYC Jack-o-Bowl is Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 PM! All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to grab some Varsity dinner* at the Trunk or Treat and then come on down to the youth room for fun and games! Bring a small round pumpkin.
*Reservations required for the Varsity meal.
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. These partnerships enabled Family Promise to offer Christmas support to 133 families and 345 children in 2021. This year the Christmas Promise Store will invite families who are receiving support through the Child Preservation Program (a part of the child welfare system) and Family Treatment Court (a part of the family court system) to shop at the store. These programs strive to keep the family unit together with the intent of avoiding foster care placement.
Grace is once again helping support the Family Promise Christmas Store, which will operate Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. If you would like to donate toys you can shop directly from the Family Promise Amazon or Target online wish lists OR bring new, unwrapped toys to Grace Church and place them in the collection box in the greeting area no later than November 30. Some volunteer opportunities are also available.
For more information visit the Christmas Promise Store website.
Are you or someone you know facing the holiday season without someone you love? Gainesville First United Methodist will hold a “Surviving Holidays Grief Workshop” on Sunday, November 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. You can learn more and register to attend at gfumc.com/events
St. Paul describes us, Jesus’ followers, as Body of Christ and the way we become the Church in the world as Christ’s hands and feet. As we strive to live out our baptismal covenant in the world, we are bound to encounter gaps between what we aim to achieve and the current reality. How do we model and mobilize others to engage in this work and navigate how best to narrow these gaps?
Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright will teach an online course, October 30 – December 4, that provides seven strategies and tools (The D.I.G.N.I.T.Y. Lens) to equip us to explore, identify and navigate these challenging situations as we strive to live into our baptismal covenant. Learn more online.
On All Saints’ Day, we pause and remember all the saints who have gone before us, and celebrate our belief in the communion of saints. During services on November 6, we will read the names of all those from Grace who have died since All Saints’ Day last year. If you wish to remember loved ones, email Brenda Morgan and share those names no later than October 28.
Our ingathering for the 2023 stewardship campaign is Sunday, November 6. Pledge cards are available at the church. You also have the option to submit your pledge online at the link below. How will your gifts be woven in to our Connected Community?
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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