Worship Schedule

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
online: Zoom
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. Eucharist
December 1, 8, 15, 22

Sunday mornings at Grace

Christian Formation

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.

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Find Us

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
Phone: 770-536-0126

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The Path of Illumination: The Transfiguration and the Reality of Awareness and Spaciousness

Saturday, December 11

Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham will lead a one day retreat on Zoom, Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

The Feast of the Transfiguration is a peculiar feast in the life of the broader Christian community. We usually share the readings the Last Sunday before Lent, and the feast itself falls on August 6 in the depths of the summer. It is easy to lose track of, yet it holds a deep truth that acts as a hermeneutical key and contemplative lens for how we understand our call to share in the indwelling presence of Christ. The Light toward which this feast day directs our attention informs our image of God and ourselves.

This retreat time will invite us into a deeper reflection on the Transfiguration as we explore how the story is actually an iconic visualization of our own expanded awareness of and participation in the Divine Life. Together, we will explore iconography, the Biblical text, as well as key insights from sages and mystics across the ages, including Isaac the Syrian, Symeon the New Theologian, Gregory Palamas, as well as Thomas Keating, Martin Laird, and other Christian mystics and even Tibetan Buddhist masters.

For those who are struggling in these days, perhaps we can begin making sense of the circumstances of our times by reflecting more deeply on how to make sense of ourselves and our deepest identity that is marked by a live-giving spaciousness.