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 would like to know of your interest in our parish offering a children’s music ministry program for our families. We have posted a brief survey on our website. If you could take a moment to share your thoughts on what that might look like for you we would appreciate it.
Thank you for your interest in children’s music at Grace Church and for your time in letting us know your thoughts. Please email me with any questions!
Music Director & Organist
The Grace Parish Choir had its first rehearsal Wednesday, August 31. If you would like to be part of our musical family, please reach out to the Director of Music and Organist: Lynn Swanson.
We have openings in all voice parts and always welcome new singers to our fold. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:00 -9:00 PM. We sing regularly for the 10:45 AM Sunday Eucharist. Our season also includes select musical offerings with orchestra for Holy Cross Day on September 18, All Saints’ Day November 6, Community-wide Messiah Sing Along December 18 and Lenten and Easter Choral Evensongs.
Christian Education classes will not meet on Sunday, September 4.
Yoga classes will not meet on Monday, September 5.
Centering Prayer will not meet on Monday, September 5.
The parish office will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend a special parish meeting on Sunday, September 11 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
This week we delivered all the donated school supplies from generous Grace folks to the students and teachers at White Sulphur Elementary School. The delivery happened at the end of their class day, just before the kids loaded the waiting buses. But the administration could not have been happier to open their doors to us! We agreed to stay in touch during the year. They have many new students from Cuba and Honduras and the children are immersed in learning English at the same time as becoming acculturated to a new part of the world. Many thanks to every one of you who contributed with money or actual supplies.
The Hispanic Alliance has volunteer opportunities available, such as packing diaper packages, assembling food boxes, and tutoring, for those looking for a way to help in the community. Please reach out to parishioner Gail Sargent if you are interested in learning more.
The Alliance is also hosting their 4th Annual Latino Fest on Saturday, September 17 from 2:00 – 9:00 PM on the Midland Greenway at 878 Grove Street. All proceeds will go to the North Ga Community Foundation “Fund The Dream“ scholarship fund. Latino culture, music, art, food, and folklore will be celebrated. It is an opportunity to bring the Gainesville community together. It’s a very colorful and fun event honoring the Latino culture and supporting a worthy cause.
Please note that the Zoom links for Compline and Prayer Yoga have changed. The links in the parish newsletter have been updated, but if you were joining the service or class using a saved bookmark on your device, you’ll need to update that link!
Registration continues for the 2023 Women’s Retreat, to be held January 13-15 at the Montreat Retreat and Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina.
The Rev. Mary Demmler will be our speaker and the theme is “Filling Bellies and Comforting Souls: Ham Biscuits, Deviled Eggs and Pound Cake.”
Join us for a weekend of rejoicing, reflection, and renewal! “Together we’ll explore the making of memory in the kitchen and how cooking can be an act of prayer and meditation. Bring some recipes, bring some stories, and bring your senses as we gather for a weekend of fun. I’m excited to welcome you into the world of my Prayerful Kitchen!” – Mary
Look ahead to upcoming opportunities for prayer, worship, and community!
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