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.
Schedule of Upcoming Services for January
January 16: Communion (Luke Fodor) Annual Meeting
January 23: Communion (Cathy Smith)
January 30: Communion (Jessica Frederick)
A New Year Brings Many New Things
As each new year begins, we find ourselves flooded with new possibilities and opportunities. Optimistically, we reorient our hopes and dreams and make resolutions so that we can become the best possible versions of selves. Of course, resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep—especially when you’re trying to do it alone. Here at Grace, we strive to be a community that fosters and supports individual and communal flourishing. What would moral, spiritual, intellectual and physical flourishing look like in your life this year? Instead of creating small resolutions like “lose a few pounds or exercise more” that you will inevitably break, why not dream bigger? What does the healthiest version of you look like? This is a conversation I am interested in having with each of you.
In this new year there will be all kinds of opportunities for growth through service, classes and other learning opportunities, mutual accountability and intimate pastoral relationships. How can we help you be the best you? Change is never easy, but it is easier when engaged in a supportive and committed community. We need you to make this community…this town a better place. Please join us.
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
New Year…New You? Get your Buti in motion…
Are you looking for a fun way to start off the New Year and work off those holiday indulgences? If so, considering join our own Stephanie Bulvotz-Brown to find the opportunity to do so through a new introductory Buti yoga class, held at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday, January 12th at 5:30 pm.
Buti yoga incorporates the use of dance and high intensity interval training, fused with yoga techniques. Stephanie Bulvotz-Brown, Randolph resident and certified Buti yoga instructor, will be teaching the basics of this style of yoga. “Buti yoga involves beat-driven music and is incredibly fun!” says Bulvotz-Brown. “Buti yoga has been transformative to me on a physical and spiritual level. Ever since I have discovered this practice, I have wanted to share it with others. I’m thrilled to lead this opportunity to release tension and stress through physical and spiritual practice.”
We hope you’ll join us!
Annual Meeting to be held after the 10am Service on January 16th
The advent of January means that it is time for our Annual Meeting. We hope you’ll join us for a potluck lunch following the service on the service on January 16th when we’ll celebrate the year past, elect our leaders and look forward to the future.
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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