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
On a brief stop in the Arizona desert country, I remember the game we played of trying to remain upright when standing on sand that was constantly shifting beneath our feet, moved by changes happening both below the ground and above it.
For some of us, the rapid changes in family relationships during COVID-19 have created a similar disequilibrium and we are scrambling to steady ourselves. Our pastoral team is aware that many are dealing with illness, treatments, early or worsening dementia, or deep depression in yourselves or with a spouse or partner, or parent.
Just having a safe, quiet space to talk to and say prayers with another person can go a long way toward easing the burden that you carry.
We have arranged three different outdoor spaces for such gatherings: the garden in the columbarium, St. Francis Garden, and the shaded lawn outside Fr. Stuart’s office.
Please feel very welcome to contact Stuart, Cheryl, or me to schedule a time to come by and just lay your burdens down for an hour in the peace of this place. And be assured that what is shared there will be held in confidence.
Somehow a word, a thought, a memoryJoan L. Huff, Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed Nurtured Celebrated.
Crosses my heart and leaves a bruise.
The pain it causes is sometimes deep and
Lingers to color all my days.
Who can ease this pain that binds me?
I can –
By letting go.