Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church!
Updated Mask Guidelines for Grace!
Given the current increase in infection rates in our County, Grace is choosing to follow the CDC guidelines and ask all to wear masks to indoor events, including at Church. It's time to MASK UP on Sunday regardless of vaccination status! Wearing a face mask is an act of love.
November 28: Communion (Cathy Smith)
December 5: Communion (Luke Fodor
December 12: Communion (Cathy Smith)
December 19: Advent Lessons & Carols (Jessica Frederick)
December 26: Communion (Jessica Frederick)
It might not seem like it, but Advent is around the corner. In order to assist you in this holy time of year, we have ordered a special meditation guide produced by the Wellness Compass called Living Well Through Advent 2021: Practicing Patience with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. It is available for pick up at Church on Sundays, the Church office on Wednesdays or you can sign-up for daily emails as well at https://shop.livingcompass.org/collections/advent-and-lent-resources.
Save the Date! Christmas in a Barn
Ever wondered what the first Christmas
might have been like, with the animals
lo-ing around Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and all
On Sunday, December 19 at 4 pm join Grace Church for a special “Christmas in a Barn” service – an opportunity to experience the sights,
sounds, and smells of the Christmas story in a whole new way – in a barn, with live animals!
Barn location: 3 Springs Alpacas Farm, 548 Rte 394, Kennedy
Sunday School Update: New Time, New Curriculum (and New Donation Opportunity!)
Sunday School at Grace Church has begun. We will start at a new time (11:15 am-noon), using a new curriculum, called “Building Faith, Brick by Brick.” This hands-on Sunday School is a “one-room schoolhouse” and available to all children pre-K through 5th grade.
Children explore the Bible with their imagination and build LEGO tableaus of Scripture stories. Sunday school teachers draw children into deeper engagement through a series of "wondering questions." The combination of creativity and God's grace meld together in new ways as children of all ages reach into the stories of God while digging deep into enormous bins of little plastic building bricks and miniature people.
In that vein, Grace Church is accepting LEGO donations: This is a great way to give extra LEGOs around the house a second life, as the next generation explores and engages the sacred story of faith at Grace.
After School Program: Full STEAM Ahead!
“Full STEAM Ahead,” a NEW community after school program on Wednesday afternoons. Students in grades 3-6 will gather in the parish hall for interactive activities exploring faith through science and the arts. The parish hall will be open with snacks available for students beginning at 2:45, with structured programming to run from 3:15-4:15 pm on Wednesdays. Please register children in advance by calling 716-358-6124, at https://bit.ly/3gsZ31n or
Partnership Youth Group Fall Kick Off
Grace Partners with Randolph Melioristic Theatre
Alumni from the Randolph Melioristic Theatre, including our own Kalan & Stephanie Brown and Dan & Sara Yarrington, are creating a series of webisodes that will be shared through various social media platforms and will provide viewers around the world the opportunity to donate to “Randolph Melioristic Theatre’s Young Artists’ Fund.” This fund will provide financial support that will allow youth ages 6-21, living in the Randolph area, to actively take part in the arts. https://www.facebook.com/RandolphMelioristic/
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