Sunday, August 16
Cases of Covid-19 in our local area have been increasing above the rate of one case per day for fourteen days.
We know that the number of cases we have on record is an under representation. Not everyone who is infected sees a doctor for COVID-19. Up to 80% of cases may be mild or moderate. Many people never develop symptoms. If someone gets infected and recovers on their own, then public health may never find out about the case. But these people may still be infectious.
For these reasons are limiting in-person worship attendance to those producing the service over three Sundays, August 9, 16, 23. We invite you to participate in Sunday 8 am and 10:30 am services through ZOOM. Zoom allows direct face to face communication and remote participation. We will record the Zoom sessions and post them on the the
Grace Church Facebook page.
A Message from our Rector
I wanted to follow up on the dialogue about the Black Lives Matter sign. About 40 people shared reactions to the sign over the two meetings Wednesday, August 5 and 12. I am grateful and proud to say all the comments shared over these two meetings were constructive and respectful. There were many different reactions shared...
Sacred Ground is a race dialogue series developed by the Episcopal Church and is framed as a spiritual journey, grounded in the Christian faith – in the example of Jesus Christ and the power of scripture, prayer, God’s grace, and the Holy Spirit to help us step closer to the dream of beloved community. The focus of the materials is the history of race and racism in the US.
The 10 part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
Grace Episcopal will offer this series starting September 23. If you are interested in joining this class please see the registration form above.
For more information please see
Prison Ministry Panel Discussion – July 20, 2020
These Zoom recordings are the Main or plenary session of our Prison Panel Discussion including six noted panelists that work in different parts of the prison experience and our break out sessions. They include a chaplain, director of a W&L Prison clinic, professors that teach in the prisons, a prison visitation specialist, a counselor/prison reform activist, and the Reentry Services Administrator for the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC). The information gained from this session will be used to further develop our Prison Ministry known as S.T.E.P.S.
(Supporting Transitions by Engaging in Parolee Sponsorship)