Events This Autumn

Sunday 9/23: Middle School Field Day and Ice Cream Social at Cold Spring Park, Newton 12:30-2:30 pm (Rain location: Good Shepherd, Waban).
Sunday 10/7: St. Francis’s Day – Pet-friendly bake sale at outdoor Coffee Hour to support local animal shelters.
Saturday 10/13: DioMass Creation Care day of service on Cape Cod
Sunday 10/21: Bishop Michael Curry preaches at a Revival in Worcester 5 pm, The Hanover Theater, free tickets available here!
Sunday 10/28: All Hallows Eve Party at Grace at 5pm
Sunday 11/18: Pie Baking Extravaganza at All Saints, Brookline 3-4 pm. All ages welcome!

Children & Family

Grace offers a full array of programs and services for young parishioners, forming children and families alike through opportunities for service and community outreach, prayer and meditation, and engaging in arts and music.

Through celebrating the liturgical year we create opportunities for youth leadership in worship, learn to sing and pray together, and learn more about our faith tradition while holding space for questions and doubt, in a community that values diversity and kindness. Weekly education introduces children and youth, pre-school and up, to core ideas of faith and service. Grace Church offers professional nursery care as well as a Church School program for pre-school through middle school youth.

Youth

Youth also have the opportunities to join in service projects and social action events throughout the year. Recently we’ve collected clothing goods for Syrian refugees; supported our local food pantry by holding an Election Day bake sale and by stocking shelves at the pantry; collected funds to purchase for flocks of chickens for families around the world through Episcopal Relief and Development; and prepared gift bags of toiletries and essentials for homeless men and women. Grace’s Christian Education Committee gathers regularly to plan and hold the vision for our church school, and to connect and support one another in leadership of the ministry. Rowan Pantalena, our Minister for Christian Formation for Children and Youth, leads our Children’s Chapel services before the 10:30 service, supports planning and volunteers for the younger Church School classes, and leads the Middle School class. Grace Church is a safe and welcoming place for all. Please see our statement of policy that governs all our school and parish interactions.

Acolyting

Serving as an acolyte is a way for middle and high school-age youth to participate in and feel part of the church’s traditions. Acolytes generally serve every three or four weeks. Contact the Church Office to learn more about acolyting at Grace Newton!