What We Do
We offer an elementary class in yoga for Christians lead by Rev. Pamela, a certified yoga teacher. This is an elementary class, but she will challenge the more experienced students with variations on the postures. Classes runs 45 minutes and meet on-line through the church zoom account (link). Call the church office for the current schedule - 973-235-1177.
Liturgical art is a visual aid for worship designed to be an integral part of liturgy and worship. It is made,used, and offered within an atmosphere of prayer helping the viewer and the artist into an authentic experience of worship.
Grace Church promotes the arts through music, dance, and visual art experiences.
Sacred Visual Arts
The Sacred Visual Arts Program for children, teens and adults is a visual arts program which helps us to experience God through the creation of things that can then adorn our homes. We celebrate the gift of creativity on Sunday mornings after the 10am service. While exploring various art media, participants deepen their connection to the unspoken Word and the liturgical seasons of the Church Year. This class is taught by Debra M. Cook, a multimedia artist and professional teacher
We also have an annual art show of parishioners' art.
Links to Resources
The Episcopal Church Homepage: this is the link to the The Episcopal Church's web page. On it you will find in depth information about the Church - past-present-and future- and her work in the world.
The Diocese of Diocese of Newark homepage. This link takes you to home page of our Diocese of Newark.
Diocesan Youth Events - learn about activities and programs offered by our Diocese.
Book of Common Prayer - an on-line edition of the prayer book used in services
Daily Meditations & Devotionals –
Mission of St Clare - On online version of the Daily Office
Sacred Space - An wonderful site for a contemplative online time of prayer, maintained by Irish Jesuits
Christian life is lived in community...
Spending time with one another is the best way to get to know one another. Grace Church offers a number of opportunities for hospitality including weekly coffee hour, newcomers' receptions, the Men's Breakfast, the Spring Women's Luncheon, BBQs, and special dinners. Every one is welcome to the table!
Coffee hour is held every week following the 10 a.m. service. It is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow members of the congregation, meet new visitors, or talk about the Sunday sermon.
Volunteers from the congregation host the coffee hour each week, and offer beverages and goodies. In the summertime coffee hour moves to the front lawn where iced tea and cookies are served.
Coffee hour is a tradition that makes Grace Church special – we try to create an atmosphere where folks can talk, meet new people and build our ever-growing community.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The mission of the Women of the Episcopal Church (ECW) of Grace Church is to support and strengthen each other to live the life for which Christ called us by sharing his love through fellowship, outreach and spiritual growth. Grace Church has two active women's groups; one group meets midday the first Wednesday of the month and the other meets in the evening on the first Friday of the month. The groups meet for fellowship and for projects. The women support the Book of Remembrance, United Thank Offering in gatherings, North Porch, and other ministries. Please contact the church office for more information.
Dinners and Other Events
Throughout the year we have parish events for fellowship and fund-raising. These events include: church BBQs, Oktoberfest, Beefsteak dinner, Mardi Gras, Fish and Chips, and the Spring Dinner.
The adult choir of men and women sings at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and at other special services during the year. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 p.m., and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist. New members are welcome to join the choir at any time during the year. Please speak to the organist/choir director.
Sunday School Choir - Preschool - 4th takes
This choir is designed to take place during our Sunday School hours. The children about Jesus and our faith through music. The children sing in church on special occasions.
The handbells play under the direction of Kathy Bimbi, a retired Township elementary school music teacher. This mixed group of children, youth, and adults meets for rehearsal Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The group performs four or five times a year.
These are the activities of the church; however, we encourage all to take part in their favorite outreach organization.
Vincent Methodist Soup Kitchen Grace Church cooks and serves hot, nutritious meals to low-income individuals and families from 10:00 am to 1 pm the third Saturday each month at Vincent Methodist Church on Vincent Pl. in Nutley. Please sign up in the “What Can I Do to Help” book.
North Porch Baby Shower
Our Mission - That others may know God’s love through us