Welcome to Grace Church!

Grace Church, is an active, big-hearted, (air-conditioned) Episcopal parish in lower Georgetown.

Fat Sunday is February 7, the last Sunday after the Epiphany, following 10:30 service.  Ash Wednesday follows, on February 10, and our Lenten Study Group begins Wednesday, February 17 – more information coming soon.

Adult Forum for 2015-16 is well underway and is exploring the theme of “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel: Being Free“; we’re using Billy Taylor’s classic anthem, “I Wish I Knew How it would Feel to be Free” to guide conversations about the meaning of freedom in the Bible, Christian tradition, poetry and literature: 9:35 on Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall.

Keep an eye on this page, and on News & Events, for information about other upcoming programs and ministries – a Fat Sunday celebration on February 7, Ash Wednesday services on February 10, and a special Lenten series.

Sunday morning services at Grace combine simplicity, informality and reverence, continuing the tradition that drew the working people of a rough-and-tumble neighborhood to Grace at its founding nearly 150 years ago.

Volunteers and staff work together to provide high-quality Christian education for our youngest parishioners. The Georgetown Montessori School meets here on weekdays. Adult education programs invite animated discussion of Christian faith and its connection with the pressing issues of modern living, both personal and public.

From the time its Pastor was known as the principal source of financial assistance for struggling dockworkers, canal diggers and their families, Grace has devoted itself to the service of those in need. Through a partnership with the Georgetown Ministry Center and our own Saturday community lunch and conversation, we make the homeless and marginally housed people of Georgetown a special focus of concern.

The weather in October makes it hard to believe colder weather is just around the bend. The Georgetown Ministry Center is busy preparing for the colder days ahead and needs your help. Donations of large size men’s athletic shoes, boots, warm weather clothing, new underwear and socks and personal-size toiletry items are most welcome. They can be dropped off at GMC 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. seven days a week; it’s best to call ahead – 202-338-8301. Donations can also be left at Grace on Saturdays and Sundays until about 1 p.m. These and other items can be donated through GMC’s Amazon Wish List.

Please click around our website, read our blog, and learn more about us through Twitter and Facebook. We welcome you, in this season of new life and always, to Grace Church.

John Graham, Rector
Winter 2015 – 2016