Social Gatherings & Groups

Coffee Hour

Offered every Sunday after second worship service, the coffee hour at Grace Church has been named one of the best in the city by Washington City Paper. Several parishioners are known for pulling out all the stops to put on an elegant spread, while others provide simple fare that’s also wonderful. The true highlight of coffee hour each week is the time spent in fellowship with Grace members and visitors alike.

Coffee Hour Guidelines for Hosts (pdf)


Welcome to Grace Church Georgetown! If you are young, or young at heart, we invite you to consider joining Grace’s 20s/30s/40s group! In a city filled with change and uncertainty, we hope that you will find some solid ground and a sense of fellowship with Grace’s young adults community.

This group meets for Bible study on the first Sunday of every month after 10:30 service (September through May) or after 10:00 service (June, July and August).

Third Space

Grace’s group also participates in “Third Space,” a joint young adults initiative with Christ and St. John’s Churches in Georgetown. Third Space gathers on the second floor of Le Pain Quotidien, 2815 M St NW, on the fourth Tuesday of every month for light fare and beverages, a presentation on connecting faith and life, and conversation.

For more information on Third Space, please email Grace liaison Christopher Upperman.


Grace Church has a special tradition designed to foster companionship and friendships through a series of potluck dinners in members’ homes.

Koinonia (coin-oh-nee’-ah) is the Greek word for fellowship. There’s nothing formal about the evenings together and no agenda-just a chance to get to know some of the people of Grace with good food and conversation.

In 2014 we are re-launching the program. The gatherings can be for dinner, brunch, a “cocktail hour,” or whatever format is most convenient for the group. Other venues besides members’ homes are fine too—including Grace Church itself, by prior arrangement.

To sign up, or for more information, email Stacy Notaras Murphy at

Parents’ Night Out

Grace Church volunteer parishioners offer parents a monthly opportunity for members to leave their pre-school children with two volunteers in the church nursery. This service affords Grace parents a chance to enjoy an evening in Georgetown. Free parking at a local garage with Grace validation is also available.

Parents’ Night Out is usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:15–8:45 pm. Call the office at 202-333-7100 to make a reservation.