2017 Grace Church Bach Festival
Grace once again welcomes Bach lovers to our historic church for its annual Bach Festival. Created in 1993, the series is designed to share, through a series of innovative and integrated programs, the incomparable music of J.S. Bach. The 2017 Grace Church Bach Festival runs from July 9th through 16th. You can read more about this year’s festival here.
Your Stephen Leaders invite inquiries from persons interested in training to become Stephen Ministers, and also from any who wish to be a Care Receiver, paired with one of our trained Stephen Ministers. Nancy Seferian is the leadership team coordinator and John Seferian coordinates supervision of Stephen ministers. Contacts for John and Nancy:firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-838-6693. John Graham coordinates referrals, and persons wishing to consider being care receivers should contact him: email@example.com or 202-333-7100.
Come to the Table! Grace’s Table!
We welcome Dave Ryder as our new Grace’s Table Coordinator, and extend our heartfelt thanks to David Bujard for his three years of service in this capacity. David B. will remain involved as a friend and mentor for our guests and volunteers, and a member of the Bible study leadership team. Dave R. will take over responsibilities for organizing, scheduling and stocking of supplies.
Grace’s Table offers a hearty meal and interfaith Bible study for 40 to 60 of our homeless neighbors and their friends every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. There are many ways to help. Members and friends of Grace can volunteer to:
- help serve food, and visit with our homeless guests
- provide a side dish or side dishes: bread, salad, vegetable, or all three
- provide dessert
- provide an entree, which can be prepared at home and brought to Grace, or in the Grace kitchen.
Volunteers can divvy up entree responsibility with others; help in finding partners is available. On most Saturdays, Georgetown University students from the APO co-ed service fraternity provide invaluable help with setup, cleanup and visiting with guests.
Via “firstname.lastname@example.org“, Dave will send out a schedule on or near the first of the month, indicating what’s needed for each Saturday of the month. If you’d like to be on this distribution list, or think you might be on it but aren’t sure, let John Graham know. To volunteer in any of the ways listed above, or with questions, email email@example.com; your message will reach both Dave Ryder and John Graham.
Our library is open for business, in the Fellowship Room adjacent to the kitchen and directly across from the Rose Room. It features a broad array of books, almost all on religious and spiritual themes, from different eras and reflecting various perspectives. All are free to borrow volumes on an “honor system”; please use the sign-out / sign-in sheet on the clipboard found on the Bible shelf (we can’t promised it won’t get moved from time to time). Many thanks to Jim and Janet Sale, Mike Osborn and Loie Randall, and Rev. Sarah Motley for their efforts in creating this resource for our benefit.
Become a Greeter
If you would like to welcome people to Grace at the 10:30 service on Sunday mornings and follow up with them afterward please consider becoming a Greeter. It is an important component in the life of the church. Contact Helen Buhr, office@GraceDC.org, or look for her at coffee hour if you could help.
Be a Coffee Hour Host!
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.
Georgetown Ministry Center
Please check out the Georgetown Ministry Center’s Amazon.com wishlist for what is currently needed.
The GMC Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT), which GMC created in partnership with Georgetown University, was recently highlighted on NPR.