Grace offers Graceful Gatherings: a small group that meets once a month for parents with young children, ages newborn to five. The group rotates gathering at a family’s home, or they meet in the parish nursery. A Grace favorite, the group started in the late 1990’s. Lots of lifelong friends bond in this group and continue to remain close as their kids grow into older grades.
Compline or Night Prayer, is the final church service at the end of the day.On the first Wednesday of each month, we have Compline for Kids, a special family friendly service. We begin at 5:30 pm making pizzas in the kitchen with our clergy. Families are encouraged to bring their favorite toppings to add to their pizzas.
While the pizzas are in the oven, the children work on a service project with our Director of Children’s Ministries. Recent projects have included Valentines for service organizations in our community (firemen, EMT members and policemen), Easter Cards for people in nursing homes, packing goodies to send to service men and women overseas.
After eating our pizza, we move into the church for the compline service.
A member of the clergy officiates the service, and Dr. Anne leads us in song. The children are the acolytes, bell-ringers and oblation-bearers, and play music as well.