One of the most anticipated services of the year at Grace Church, the evening features Scripture readings and beautiful carols by candlelight with the Grace Church Choir, brass and organ, setting a sacred tone for the Christmas week ahead. Everyone is invited to a reception in the Parish Hall, after the service.
Stewardship is a love relationship. God's love for us at Grace Church is eternal and unconditional; as disciples of Jesus, we give out of love with grateful and generous hearts.
Parishioner and noted artist Dana Westring once again brings the Christmas story to life at Grace Church, with his beautiful crèche, a decade-long labor of love. The crèche is now in place in the church for the season, with all of its charming detail, including the manger- which lies empty...for now.
Acolytes (usually over the age of 8) assist the clergy and congregation in the Holy Eucharist by carrying crosses, torches, the Gospel book, serving at the altar, and carrying out any other duties to help bring majesty and reverence to our services. We are currently scheduling acolytes through December. Click here to sign up online.
The requested donation for December is winter outerwear. Please bring donations to church by Thursday, Dec. 14 and place on the cart outside the Parish Hall. Volunteers are welcome to help sort donations on Friday, Dec. 15 from 3-5pm at the Warrenton United Methodist Church, and on Sat., Dec. 16 from 8:30-10:30am to take donations to clients' cars.
Are you seeking a contemplative worship experience during the busyness of Advent, where prayer and silence is encouraged and celebrated? Please join Grace Episcopal Church for Thursday evening Celtic worship services. Each service will be followed by a simple fellowship supper of soup & salad in our Parish Hall.
The Grace Church Wood Ministry is a critical resource during the cold winter months in Fauquier County, supplying firewood to families and individuals who depend on wood to heat their homes. The Wood Ministry is a multi-denominational effort with several other churches in the region. Please contact Grace Church if you know of someone who is in need of wood this winter.
Grace's Mission & Outreach Committee has designated the 1st Sunday of each month "Food First Sunday," to help area food banks replenish their inventories. Please bring non-perishable food items to church on the 1st Sunday of the month, and place in the basket in the back of the church.
Christmas Eve: 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Rite II. 4pm Family Service, with Christmas Pageant. 7pm: Holy Eucharist, with congregational carols. 10:30pm: Festival Eucharist with Choir & Brass. Christmas Day: 10:30am service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with congregational carols.
Grace Church is located at 6507 Main Street, The Plains, VA 20198, and is easily accessible from Haymarket, Warrenton, and Gainesville. Sunday worship is at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Our parish office is open M-F from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.