Grace Church, is an active, big-hearted, (air-conditioned) Episcopal parish in lower Georgetown.
This coming Sunday, October 2nd, at the 10:30 a.m. service, Grace will hold it annual Blessing of the Animals to commemorate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4th). Gather on the terrace for the blessing, then bring your animal into the church for the service. (Leashes and carriers are requested for everyone’s peace of mind.)
Listen as Senior Warden Beth Lee lays out the schedule for stone restoration.
See the shoulder box to the right for information on upcoming Music on the Lawn performances in September.
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 Georgetown Ministry Center always 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