Parish Life at Grace Church aims to foster a welcoming and friendly spirit within our parish through ongoing activities and special events which strive to build a deeper sense of Christian community for all ages and interest groups in the parish. Sometimes it’s all about hospitality and building community. Sometimes it’s all about fun. Usually it’s all three!
The Annual Car & Truck Show is a great community event- full of all of the joyful spirit that comes from bringing the community together to have fun, surrounded by awesome classic cars & trucks! This is one of our biggest fund raisers of the year, and all proceeds go to support the ministries of Grace Church, and the Grace Church mission: "Love God, love others."
The weekend after Labor Day, after many have been away on summer vacations, the choir reconvenes & we gather in a worshipful start to the program year. The annual Homecoming Celebration & Luncheon marks this special day as we thank God for summer blessings, hear stories of vacation adventures, and open our arms to all with a festive cake and a delicious meal. Homecoming this year (2017) is on Sunday, September 10. We will have one worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Following Sunday worship, the weekly coffee hour is a time of welcoming hospitality for our parishioners and visitors, with a simple treat of pastries and fruit- provided by church volunteers, and the essential coffee or tea- provided by the church. It’s a chance for us to get to know you and to catch up with each other. If you are visiting with us Sunday, we hope you’ll linger a while with us afterward so we can welcome you.
Shrove Tuesday is the church’s version of Mardi Gras! Everyone is invited to dress up with festive beads and masks- the men of the church traditionally cook a delicious supper of pancakes, and we all gather in the Grace Church parish hall, young and old alike, to celebrate one last time before Ash Wednesday ushers in the holy and reflective season of Lent. In 2017 we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 28.
Every other year during Passover, which occurs late in Lent, Grace Church reflects on the Passover experience with a traditional, instructed, 14-step Passover Seder. There is a special focus on the children during the Seder, and it’s lots of fun for the kids and the adults!