Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!



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Blessing of Animals

Blessing of Animals

Sunday, October 4

Held each year in observance of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, Grace Church’s Blessing of Animals service provides not only an opportunity for our pets to be blessed, but also for us to give thanks for the many blessings we receive through our pets and other animals.

This year we will hold a drive-through blessing from 4:30 – 5:45 PM under the porte-cochere along Boulevard on Sunday, October 4. All animals are welcome!

Grace Church asks that all pets and humans stay in their vehicles and that humans over the age of 2 wear a mask while on our campus. If there are cars in line when you arrive, please enter the corner parking lot from Brenau Ave and proceed through the covered driveway from there.

At Grace Church, we’ve also taken this opportunity every fall to invite donations for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. You can find a list of items needed or make a monetary donation at their website.

A blessing will also be incorporated into both our 9:00 AM Zoom and 10:45 AM live-stream services on October 4. So if you aren’t able to drive-through later in the afternoon, please make plans to bring your pets to (virtual) worship that morning! We’ll be sharing photos of some of our pets prior to the start of the live-stream service and also on our social media that day.

We look forward to seeing you and your beloved pets, in-person and/or virtually, on Sunday, October 4.


We will also have our Evening Prayer in-person service that Sunday at 6:00 PM, but alas, this gathering will only be for humans. As usual, registration is required.