Welcome to Grace Church!

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

This is a particularly busy time of year for Grace and our neighbors, and we hope you can join us!

We would like to extend our gratitude and a big round of applause to Yamomanem, Cloudburst, Sandra Y Johnson, Herman Burney and Marshall Keys, the musicians and singers who brought joy and artistry to Thursday evenings at Grace in September.

Adult Forum for 2015-16 is 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.

Don’t miss The Taste of Georgetown on Saturday, October 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on K St. NW between Wisconsin Ave and Thomas Jefferson St. The Taste is a benefit for the Georgetown Ministry Center, and Grace volunteers are needed at the ticket sales booths. Volunteer for a 3-hour shift and get 2 free $5 tastes. Contact event coordinator Helen Buhr if you can help out.

We will celebrate St. Francis of Assisi Day with the Blessing of the Animals, on October 4, on the terrace at the beginning of the 10:30 service.  All God’s creatures are also welcome in the church for the service – leashes and carriers are recommended for everyone’s peace of mind.

Georgetown Ministry Center’s Second Annual 5 K Race Against Homelessness is Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. on the Georgetown University Campus. Visit Georgetown 5K for more information, and to register.

Grace is pleased to welcome a visit during services from Bishop Mariann on Sunday, October 18.

Keep an eye on this page, and on News & Events, for information about other upcoming programs and ministries.

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 is currently in need of personal care items: travel sized toothpaste and deodorant, socks, and toothbrushes. 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
Summer 2015