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
We are blessed at Grace Episcopal Church to have many people passionate about music, united to create and support inspiring music to God’s glory. People of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in our musical groups, or help the ministry behind the scenes.
Bless o Lord us your servants, who minister in your temple. Grant that we are what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
All of our choirs follow a training curriculum developed by Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).
Open to all kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children, this choir is designed to teach our younger children the foundational skills of choral singing in worship. Learning songs primary by rote, they sing in worship 6-8 times per year. The curriculum for the St. Cecilia Choir is based on the introductory RSCM VOICE for LIFE program to help build their vocal skills and musical understanding.
All 3rd-8th grade children are welcome to join the Grace Church Choristers program. The Chorister program provides a free and professional music education to our choristers; through rehearsals and worship services they gain valuable spiritual development and learn about their faith through liturgy and music. Choristers sing in worship approximately twice per month and have the opportunity to attend RSCM Summer Camps.
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesday from 5:50-6:30PM.
The Parish Choir is the foundation of our music program and open to adults and high-school youth. This group learns a variety of choral literature and is dedicated to excellent leadership of our worship at Grace. In addition to singing for regular Sunday services, our Parish Choir participates in special liturgies and programs throughout the year. Membership is open to all with previous musical experience who can commitment to regular rehearsals and services.
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00–9:00 PM and Sundays 9:45–10:30 AM.
Our handbell ringers ring three octaves of bells and two octaves of chimes to provide offerings in worship on a regular basis. All adults and youth (6th grade and up) are welcome to join. Membership is open to all; previous musical experience is helpful but is not required. Time commitment to both rehearsals and services is important.