Social Gatherings & Groups

Coffee Hour

Offered every Sunday after the 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.


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.

Gatherings can be for dinner, brunch, a “cocktail hour,” or whatever format is most convenient for the group. The host usually prepares the main dish while others bring appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. The groups include 8-10 people and rotate 2-3 times per year, giving parishioners the opportunity to get to know a different group.

Contact: Alecia Torres de Valdez, koinonia@gracedc.org

Serving drinks & food protocols

  • Servers will be masked and gloved to handle drinks and food.
  • No self-service of drinks or food will be allowed.
  • Beverages are to be poured by a server and placed on the table for people to pick up.
  • Pre-wrapped food is to be plated by a server and placed on the table for people to pick up.

Coffee Hour 2021 Guidelines

To volunteer for this important ministry, please contact Helen Buhr at Helen.Buhr@GraceDC.org.