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Fellowship

Vestry Coordinator: Rich Kelly

Our Fellowship Program is the ministry that brings fellowship, food and fun to parishioners of all ages. Ongoing fellowship activities are identified below and volunteers to help are always needed.

Sunday Morning Coffee Hours

Coffee Hour is an informal fellowship time following each of the Sunday morning worship services. Everyone is invited.  After the 7:30 AM service, parishioners gather in the St. Mark Room (second floor of Merrow Hall); following 9:00 AM (or 10:00 AM in the summer ) service we meet in the Merrow Hall Auditorium (third floor); and after 11:15 AM service we meet in the Commons lobby near the parish office. Volunteers prepare and serve coffee, tea and punch and clean up.  New volunteers are always welcome for this ministry. Coffee Hour coordinators are: Phil and Sharon Hickok, 9:00 am; Lucy-Lee Reed, 11:15 am 

Grace Movie Nights

Come and join your fellow parishioners in watching, and then discussing films.  Please bring a brown-bag lunch that can be eaten without making crunching noises and whatever you like to drink. They are currently scheduled for February 24, April 7, June 2, September 15 and October 27.  Elisabeth Graham is the co-ordinator. 

Foyer Groups

Join a small group of parishioners, both married couples and singles, for a monthly dinner in one anothers homes. If desired by the group, meetings can also be held in the church, restaurants, or at other venues.  Foyer Groups for families who wish to include children are also available. Registration begins in late summer. Everyone is welcome to participate.  Sharon and Phil Hickok are the Foyer Group coordinators.

Receptions, Parties, and Special Events

Throughout the year, Grace Church members enjoy receptions, parties, and special events for a variety of occasions and celebrations. Volunteers are needed to set up, bring food, work in the kitchen, and clean up. Watch for sign-up sheets around the church prior to events or check the calendar for dates and times. 

Annual Picnic

Each year, to mark the change from our winter schedule to summer schedule, we have a family picnic on the grounds behind the church.

Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

On the first weekend after Labor Day, Grace Church parishioners attend the annual parish retreat at Shrine Mont, the Episcopal Diocesan Cathedral Shrine near Orkney Springs, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The weekend is filled with worship, fellowship, and many other optional fun activities. Activities begin late on Friday afternoon and conclude on Sunday afternoon after lunch. Registration takes place throughout the summer. Check the church bulletins and news section of the website for registration information during the summer.