Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church proclaims & celebrates the word & sacrament that God in Christ embraces the world.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(I Corinthians 1:30)

This is the greeting with which the Apostle Paul begins his letters to the early Church.  We extend that same gracious greeting to you.  We are named for the grace of God that is embracing the world in our Lord Jesus Christ and we have been extending that gracious invitation of the good news of God here in Anderson since 1851.

You are indeed welcomed by God and by God’s people of Grace Church.

Our mission is to proclaim and celebrate the word and sacrament that God in Christ embraces the world.  We hope and pray that our mission will bless you with that word and sacrament of being embraced by God and that you in turn will be that embrace for others, indeed for the world.

Grace for the world! 


 
Grace Episcopal Church

Church News and Events


June 2015:

Beginning June 7th we will have ONLY 2 services for the Summer: 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Men's Bible Study meets every Wednesday in June at 7:00 PM (Location: ABV on Main St., across from Summa Joe's).

Mental Wellness: Anyone interested in exploring issues concerning Mental Wellness, please join us on Fridays, June 12, 26 and July 10, 24, from 1:30—2:30 p.m in the church library. For more information contact Deacon Mary at 864-650-4266.

EDUSC Pre-General Convention Meeting Announced - All Are Welcome! Sunday, June 14th, Christ Church, Greenville, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, McKissick Refectory A pre-convention informational meeting to communicate with you about the matters that will be before us - the election of a new Presiding Bishop, resolutions from our Task Force on Reimagining the Episcopal Church and the Task Force on the Study of Marriage among many others. In addition, we would like for you to know your deputation. Please join us.

Vacation Bible School: June 14th -18th from 5:30-8:00pm. Ages 4 through 10. $10 per participant. (Scholarships available) Registration forms are available in the Cloister and Parish Hall.

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Grace's Walk With God continues: Opportunity #1: 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Sundays - June 7, June 21 and July 12. Opportunity #2: 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays - June 11, June 25 and July 16. For more information, click here.

Ephesians 5:8, ESV – “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”

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The Manna Truck: Saturday, June 13. The Manna Truck is a program sponsored by Anderson
Interfaith Ministries and the Golden Harvest Food Bank that provides food on a first come first serve basis. We are collecting plastic grocery bags and cardboard boxes for this event. Volunteers need to be at the church by 8:00 am and we will begin distributing the food by 9:00 am. We will again be
cooking sausage biscuits for everyone. The biscuits will be distributed before 9:00 am. If you are interested in volunteering, please let Jim Boyer know @ 617-0653 or call the church office. This
event is family friendly.

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Summer Food Programs: We are collecting food for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry at AIM. Items for the food pantry should be regular size and we can accept fresh fruit and vegetables as well.

We are also collecting items for the Summer Food for Kids programl. Items for the kids program
should be individual servings of juice, crackers, and fruit. In addition, we are collecting children’s books to be distributed along with the lunches for the children. All items can be dropped off at the church during the week as well as Sunday. Volunteers are needed at AIM on Thursdays to help package the lunches. Distribution will begin June 12 and continue every Friday for nine weeks with the exception of July 3.

Coming in July: Grace will be hosting the weekly luncheon at Main Street Chapel and Mercy Center on Sunday, July 12. This event provides lunch for all who attend services that day. This is a good
opportunity to visit the church and learn more about this valuable program.