To live as a community in Christ, we must fully live in community with one another.

There is a joy in gathering together in Grace. Gathering for coffee and conversation after service, the book club, fund raisers and work days, in congregational community and in the ever-widening circles our surrounding community. There is always an extra plate and a warm welcome.

 

We invite you to join us weekly, and in a wide variety of annual events that are open not only to the parish and other Episcopal churches, but to all members of the community. Examples of these events include the following, which occur as often as resources allow.

Community Events

Pancake Dinner at Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Hosted by the Saint Joseph’s Guild (men of the church), annually on the Tuesday evening before Lent, the pancake supper provides an opportunity for the parish and community to enjoy fellowship over a delicious meal of pancakes and sausage.

Spaghetti Dinner at Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens

Annual Spaghetti Supper

A benefit for the Holy Comforter Food Pantry, Grace teams up with that parish to host a supper of spaghetti and all the trimmings each year.

Auction Event

Loud and Silent Auction

A benefit for missions, the auction combines a wine-and-cheese reception with both an auctioneer and silent auction of items and services such as cabin and beach house weekends donated by parish members.

Community Events at Grace Episcopal Church Pike Road, AL

Yard and Bake Sale

Periodically, the women of the church organize a yard and bake sale to benefit Benevolence and Missions. Parishioners bring their gently used items to be placed in the sale, with unsold items being picked up by a local shelter or other mission.

English Country event at Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens

English Country Afternoon

Every few years the parish hosts the community for an afternoon of high tea in the gardens, serving tea and foods such as cucumber sandwiches, tea cakes, and strawberries with clotted cream from silver tea pots and trays and china teacups.

Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens Pike Road, AL

Retreats at Camp McDowell

Grace members with all family members periodically gather for an overnight retreat spiritual/educational/planning and fun and fellowship.

Easter hunt at Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch

One of the highlights of the year is watching the children search for colorful eggs filled with candy or small toys and enjoying a wonderful brunch on the parish hall porch.

Grace Episcopal Church and Gardens Pike Road, AL

Episcopal Church Women Meetings

On a rotation basis with other churches, Grace hosts a luncheon meeting (sometimes with garden tour or other program) for the ECW Montgomery Convocation.