Entries by Rowan Pantalena

B-SAFE 2019

What is B-SAFE? B-SAFE is a ministry of the Diocese of Massachusetts that impacts a huge number of under-privileged youth. This year, Grace and other parish partners served over 500 young people, 160 teen staff, and 90+ adult staff. During our week as a B-SAFE parish partner (July 22-26, 2019), more than 25 volunteers of […]

Four Shillings Short – “Around the World in 30 Instruments” 10/12 at 4 pm

SATURDAY: OCTOBER 12, 2019 4:00 – 6:00pm “Around the World in 30 Instruments” concert with Four Shillings Short Suggested donation: $15-10 general/$7 seniors & low income/kids free Refreshments & baked goods available during the intermission   The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short will be performing a free concert for the whole family. “Around the World […]

Fall 2019 NBARC Update

Grace’s work in assisting asylum seekers continues through our membership in the interfaith organization, NBARC (Newton Brookline Asylum Resettlement Committee). Together with volunteers from five other congregations, we have been helping individuals and families who are fleeing persecution in other countries due to their race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. Over the past […]

We’re hiring! Could you be our next Music Director?

Job Description: Music Director Grace Church seeks a Music Director to continue our long tradition of inspiring music for worship. We are a vibrant parish of about 120 households in the section of Newton bordering Watertown and Brighton. We love to sing and we love great organ and piano music. We are blessed with a […]

Be at Peace, Faithful Friend

As I announced on Tuesday, Grace Church lost a beloved friend this week, with the passing of Jim McAlpine, rector at Grace from 1984-1994. About a year and a half ago, I visited Jim at his small apartment full of books in the assisted living facility in York, Maine where he had moved in 2015. […]