Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
in-person & online: Zoom
Sunday 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
in-person & online: Facebook/website
Thursday 8:00 p.m. Compline
Grace focuses on the spiritual development and formation of adults, youth and children and offers several educational opportunities. Sunday morning classes are held between worship services at 9:30 a.m.
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
The to-go meal for Wednesday, September 29 is a taco bar (meat or vegetarian) with toppings on the side, hard and soft shells, salad, rolls, churros. 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.
Dinner will be available starting at 5:30 PM. Feel free to take your meal(s) home or bring blankets or chairs and find a spot outside to eat and socialize! Bottled water will be available for those choosing to eat at Grace.
When you pick up your meal on September 29, join Cheryl under the porte-cochère to help make pet treats for our furry friends to enjoy during the Blessing of Animals on October 3.
Make a meal reservation no later than noon on Monday, September 27.
One thing that we have discovered over the past many months is how much a small token representing our faith community can mean to someone who is suffering an illness, struggling with isolation, or just otherwise feeling more intensely than ever the compassion of our baptism. Last spring one of our members, Charles Helmer, brought us some Anglican Prayer beads that he had made. These simple pieces are absolutely beautiful. We have been able to give them to people in many different situations in life, offering a tactile way to ground themselves in prayer each day. And to hold a piece of our community close.
Information about how to use these Anglican rosaries can be found online or we have information here at the parish offices. If you would like to learn more about this way to pray, please contact me or Stuart. And, many thanks to Charles Helmer for this truly wonderful gift of time and labor.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to present at this year’s Contemplative Outreach International Conference. Normally, it is held in Denver, but it was all online this year, which enabled 1,200 people to register from all around the world. I loved the chance to share with my friends Phileena, Justin, and Rafael, who were also at the special gathering in 2017 at Snowmass with Thomas Keating, Tilden Edwards, Laurence Freeman, and Richard Rohr. I love that our conversations are still bearing fruit.
Our focus for these presentations was where we are experiencing the Spirit at work over these past four years, where we sense growth and imagination at work in our lives, and what we feel the collective church community is being called to explore.
You can click here to learn more about the conference, especially the part for our presentation, which includes links to Grace and the work of The School for Christian Practice. So proud of this community…
If you would like to watch the presentations, these two links will take you to the videos.
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