Welcome to Grace Episcopal Church! As our name proclaims, we are a grace-filled parish who comes together to worship, study and celebrate within historic walls described as ‘a poem in cedar and stone.’ We are deeply committed to the needs of our community and strive to promote, encourage and support our neighbors and each other. We invite you to join us in worship and service as we strive to be faithful followers of Christ.   

Visitors’ Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the worship schedules?
Answer: We offer many different opportunities to join us in worship.
Service Times

Question: How do I follow along with the service?
Answer: Before each service our ushers and greeters meet the church community at the front entrance. At this time the ushers will hand each person a service bulletin that maps out the entire worship service, making it simple to follow along. You may also download a service bulletin from this website in advance of worship.
Sunday Bulletin & Readings

Question: What do people wear?
Answer: There is an assortment of dress at our services that varies among the generations.

Question: Do you offer Adult Christian Education Classes?
Answer: Yes! Check the link here for class schedule. 
Adult Christian Formation

Question: Is it alright to bring children?
Answer: Yes, of course! There are many ways that children and youth of all ages participate in worship at Grace Church.

Question: Is childcare provided?
Answer: Yes! Grace provides childcare in Little Blessings Nursery which is staffed with permanent nursery caregivers from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (September-May) and during the 10:30 a.m. worship service in summer. The nursery also opens for special events as needed. Please let us know if you wish to have childcare provided during special event.
Little Blessings Nursery

Question: Do you have programs for children and youth?
Answer: We offer programs for children and youth of all ages. Visit the children and youth page on this website for specific programs.
Children of Grace
Question: Is it okay to take communion even if I’m not Episcopalian?
All baptized persons are welcome to come forward to the altar rail and receive the bread and wine. If you have not yet been baptized, you are welcome to come to the rail and receive a blessing. Simply cross your arms over your chest to signal to the priest that you wish to receive a blessing. Baptized children of all ages are included in this invitation. Gluten-free wafers are available; simply notify the priest when you come forward to receive.

Question: What if I would like to become a member?
Answer: Grace Church welcomes all visitors to participate fully in the life of our parish community. We invite you to continue your journey with us; ask questions, attend our worship services, Christian educational offerings, and participate in the many outreach ministries we offer in our community. Ask the rector about becoming a member of Grace!

Question: I have additional questions…Where can I go for answers?
Answer: If you have any additional questions that we have not provided answers, please call or email us! 256.236.4457 or reach out to the "Contact Us" tab on the homepage of this website.