Vacation Bible School
Jul
24
Jul 28

Vacation Bible School

Grace Church with Pemberton United Methodist Church, evenings, July 24-28; light supper at 5 p.m.; program: 5:30-8 p.m. [For information and to volunteer, please be in touch with Director of Christian Formation Paula Asch (609)735-9954; aschpaula@gmail.com.] 

This is a wonderful interactive Christian educational experience for your children.  We hope to see them at VBS!


Peace Pole Dedication in Memory of Dorothy Green
Jun
18
4:00 pm16:00

Peace Pole Dedication in Memory of Dorothy Green

Join us on Sunday, 6/18, for the dedication of Grace Church's garden peace pole in memory of Dorothy M. Green (1947-2016) by the Right Rev. William H. Stokes, Bishop of New Jersey on Sunday, 6/18, 4 p.m. Pemberton Schools Superintendant Tony Trongone will be among the honored guests.

Dorothy Green was one of the saints of Grace Church and greatly beloved by all who knew her, including the many children she served as a church school teacher and as a bus driver (#66) for the Pemberton School District for many years.

A reception will follow hosted by church members.

The Grace Church Choir will offer two anthems. We invite children of our community who would like to join in the musical offering to come at 3:45 p.m. to rehearse with Catherine Sabin.

A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in various languages. The Grace Church pole has languages selected by Dorothy's family: English, Japanese, Gaelic/Irish, German, Latin, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, and brailleThere are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. Further information:www.peacepoleproject.org.

Grace Church would appreciate an R.S.V.P. if you will attend: by phone: (609)894-8001 or email: graceepiscopalnj@comcast.net.

Michael Ryan Organ Recital and Presentation
Jun
18
3:00 pm15:00

Michael Ryan Organ Recital and Presentation

Michael Ryan presents an organ recital and talk on Grace Church's historic Holtkamp pipe organ in the Grace Church sanctuary. His program includes works of J.S. Bach (Prelude and Fugue in A Minor BWV 543 and Trio Sonata I in E Flat, BWV 525), Louis Vierne (Adagio from Symphonie 3), and Antonio Vivaldi (Concerto in D Minor, arr. by J.S. Bach BWV 596). Grace Church organist since 2015 and a student of Matthew Lewis, Michael is a rising senior at Westminster Choir College and recent winner of the Russell and Ruth Young Award for his organ composition "Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue." This is a perfect opportunity to hear this brilliant young organist. A free-will offering will benefit the Grace Church organ restoration fund. We would appreciate an R.S.V.P. through the Grace Church Office (609)894-8001 or graceepiscopalnj.org. Then stay for the dedication of our peace pole in our garden in memory of Dorothy M. Green (1947-2016) and reception.

Grace Church Flea Market
May
13
8:00 am08:00

Grace Church Flea Market

Wonderful fund raising event which brings together the community!  Hope to see you there.

Please bring “fleas” and circulate your unused items to benefit Grace Church and our community. Information: Bill & Cindy Gaffney, bigblue612@gmail.com.

Refreshments will be available for sale.

If you want to rent space outside ($20 and bring your own table), please contact Grace Episcopal Church to make a reservation at 609-894-8001.

**Grace Church is not responsible for items sold by outside vendors.

Holy Week at Grace Church
Apr
9
Apr 16

Holy Week at Grace Church

Palm Sunday, 4/9:  Holy Eucharist, 8am & 9:30am; Church School&Youth discussion 9:30am

Maundy Thursday, 4/13:  Agape Meal & Eucharist, 6:30pm, followed by stripping of the alter

Outdoor Stations of the Cross, 9:30pm

Overnight Vigil in Garden of Repose, 10pm-8am

Good Friday, 4/14:  Morning Prayer, 8am; Solemn Liturgy (and Eucharist), 7pm

Holy Saturday, 4/15: Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter, 7pm

Easter Sunday, 4/16:  Holy Eucharist

Sunrise Service, 6:10am Green Chapel

Holy Eucharist, 8am and 9:30am

Greening of the Cross & Easter Photos for Children at 9:30am service

Easter Egg Hunt for children follows 9:30am service

Fish Fry #2 during Lent
Mar
24
5:00 pm17:00

Fish Fry #2 during Lent

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2017.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!  

Eat in or Take out a variety of yummy dinners including:

  • Baked or fried fish dinner full for $12
  • Fried fish dinner half for $11
  • Shrimp dinner for $14
  • Scallop dinner for $14
  • Seafood combo (half fish, shrimp, scallops) for $15
  • Chicken tenders for $8 
Fish Fry during Lent
Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Fish Fry during Lent

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2017.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!  

Eat in or Take out a variety of yummy dinners including:

  • Baked or fried fish dinner full for $12
  • Fried fish dinner half for $11
  • Shrimp dinner for $14
  • Scallop dinner for $14
  • Seafood combo (half fish, shrimp, scallops) for $15
  • Chicken tenders for $8 
Hymn Sing
Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing presented by Grace Church’s Friends of Music, followed by pot-luck reception (finger foods only). Free-will offering benefits organ restoration fund.

Featuring inspiring and beautiful music from the 1982 Hymnal and Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal from a program is being organized by our Music Committee.

In addition to this deeply moving music, we will have some special treats – we are inviting our choir of children & youth to sing again under Catherine Sabin’s direction.

Epiphany Pageant followed by Epiphany Open House at rectory
Jan
8
9:30 pm21:30

Epiphany Pageant followed by Epiphany Open House at rectory

All children and youth are invited to participate — most parts are non-speaking. Help tell the gospel story of the birth of Jesus and the visit of the wise men, as the light of Christ reaches throughout the world. Mandatory Rehearsal: Friday, 1/6, 6 p.m. (begins with pizza). Our director is Kathleen Gruver. Children and youth are encouraged to bring their friends.

Epiphany Open House at The Rectory, 1/8, Noon-3pm Come for refreshments and conversation. RSVP to church office.

Grace Church Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec
18
4:00 pm16:00

Grace Church Service of Lessons and Carols

A service of scripture readings, carols, anthems, and hymns of the season featuring music of Lloyd Larson, Felix Mendelssohn, John Rutter & others and the poetry of Anna Evans and Noelle Kocot-Tomblin.

Singing by the Grace Church Choir with Choir Director Tara Parrien and Organist Michael Ryan.

Followed by reception/pot-luck dinner and visit from St. Nick. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and cutlery to speak clean-up.

Basket Auction
Dec
10
5:00 pm17:00

Basket Auction

On 5pm Saturday, December 10, 2016, Grace Church will hold its ninth annual Basket Auction, which has become the church’s biggest fundraiser and an event our members and friends look forward to each year – it is a vehicle for building and nurturing community and reminding ourselves of God’s rich blessings, as well as one that generates greatly needed financial support. We invite you to participate by attending and experiencing a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship, and maybe win some great gift baskets!

By attending, you are supporting Grace Church, a valued and supporting presence in Pemberton for more than 150 years.  Our annual fundraiser supports a rich diversity of people and projects, such as our church youth group program, community outreach through our Food Pantry and holiday meals upon which hungry people depend, our ecumenical Vacation Bible School, and our participation in and support for the after-school and summer programs for children and youth at a local community center.

Doors open at 5pm and baskets are awarded beginning 7pm!

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks
Oct
29
12:30 pm12:30

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks

A fun afternoon of fellowship while enjoying the basketball game.  Please be in contact with Mike Gephart (mgephart@verizon.net) if you are attending.  Seat tickets are $30 and the 76ers will donate $10 per ticket back to Grace Church.  We currently have 10 tickets but can get more seats if needed.   

Grace Church Flea Market
Oct
8
8:00 am08:00

Grace Church Flea Market

Save the date and gather your “fleas.” This is an important fund-raiser for Grace Church and a service to our community, recycling items no longer needed and offering them at prices people can afford. For information and to volunteer: Bill & Cindy Gaffney, bigblue612@gmail.comcgaffney@pemb.org.

Refreshments will be available for sale.

If you want to rent space outside ($20 and bring your own table), please contact Grace Episcopal Church to make a reservation at 609-894-8001.

**Grace Church is not responsible for items sold by outside vendors.

Hanover Street Fair & Duck Race
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Hanover Street Fair & Duck Race

Sponsored by Pemberton’s Good Will Fire Company, Grace Church tops the list of food vendors with the Men’s Service Group’s famous pulled pork sandwiches; this is a major annual fund-raiser for this group in our parish which accomplishes so much for our church and community. Further information: www.HanoverStreetFair.com.

Vacation Bible School: Cave Quest
Aug
1
Aug 5

Vacation Bible School: Cave Quest

Grace Church with Pemberton United Methodist Church, evenings, August 1-5; light supper at 5 p.m.; program: 5:30-8 p.m. [For information and to volunteer, please be in touch with Director of Christian Formation Paula Asch (609)735-9954; aschpaula@gmail.com.] 

This is a wonderful interactive Christian educational experience for your children.  We hope to see them at VBS!

Grace Church Friends of Music presents:  The Joy of Music
May
22
3:00 pm15:00

Grace Church Friends of Music presents: The Joy of Music

A musical event honoring Bob Reeves (whose 90th birthday was 4/15). A free-will offering will benefit the Grace Church Organ Restoration Fund in honor of Bob and in memory of Nanci Reeves.  The music will include voice (solo and choir), organ, piano, harp, classical guitar, trumpet, drums, and recorder.  Informal tea reception will follow the event.

We will be enjoying music by the Grace Church Choir and Junior Choir, Sonny Day, Chelsea Kohlberg, Mike Gephart, Tara Perrien, Michael Ryan, Catherine Sabin, Elizabeth Sabin, Scott Sabin, Ed Latorre, and possibly others. Catherine Sabin will be rehearsing with children and youth who would like to participate at 1:30 p.m. on 5/22. Please make sure the Church Office is aware that your child/grandchild will be participating in this very special concert.

Please send names and addresses of folks who are not on our membership list who should be invited to the Church Office asap. Janet Hunt [jhunt@atlanticptcenter.com] is compiling a scrapbook for Bob and will need all materials via email or at Church Office no later than 5/16. Catherine Sabin will be rehearsing with children and youth who would like to participate at 1:30 p.m. on 5/22. 

Birding at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR with Bill & Joan Hess
May
7
9:00 am09:00

Birding at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR with Bill & Joan Hess

Join Bill & Joan Hess and members and friends of Grace as we travel to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR ("Brigantine"), which offers more than 47,000 acres of southern NJ coastal habitats. Our trip is timed to coincide with the peak of avian migration along one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes (if you have them), a bag lunch, insect repellant, and sunscreen. Cost for admission: $4.00/car. RSVP to Church Office by 5/5.

Sign up through Church Office; information: willyh719@gmail.com; (609)760-4923. 

Grace Church Flea Market
Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

Grace Church Flea Market

Wonderful fund raising event which brings together the community!  Hope to see you there.

Please bring “fleas” and circulate your unused items to benefit Grace Church and our community. Information: Bill & Cindy Gaffney, bigblue612@gmail.com.

Refreshments will be available for sale.

If you want to rent space outside ($20 and bring your own table), please contact Grace Episcopal Church to make a reservation at 609-894-8001.

**Grace Church is not responsible for items sold by outside vendors.

 

Sound as Prayer: Musical Workshop with Ana Fernandez
Apr
9
9:00 am09:00

Sound as Prayer: Musical Workshop with Ana Fernandez

A workshop with Ana Hernandez  April 9,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
$10.00 (includes lunch); register by 1/20.

Ana Hernandez is a nationally known composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and workshop facilitator, especially in the arenas of sacred music, chant, and liturgy. She will help us re-discover God with and in our voices; listen deeply and experience the ways sound touches spirit; explore sacred chant to heal ourselves and the world, learn how sound can enhance well-being; and reflect on sounds that open (and close) our hearts.  

All are welcome (adults and youth) at this day of humming, toning, singing, deep listening, and seriously fun prayer as we come together to explore and celebrate nature’s most perfect instrument. If you can hum, you can come. Learn how your voice lives in your body, how to use it to generate health and healing, and how to let it help you bring your best self to all you do. Listen to yourself for a change. 

Worship and music are central to Grace Episcopal Church’s identity. We would like to become even more mindful of music as spiritual practice and are delighted to extend the hospitality of Grace Church to our community and diocese for this special opportunity. 

Grace Church expresses gratitude to the Christian Theological Seminary and the Lilly Endowment  for a generous National Clergy Renewal Program Grant which is underwriting this workshop.  

Holy Week at Grace Church
Mar
20
Mar 27

Holy Week at Grace Church

Palm Sunday, 3/20:  Holy Eucharist, 8am & 9:30am; Church School&Youth discussion 9:30am

Maundy Thursday, 3/24:  Agape Meal & Eucharist, 6:30pm, followed by stripping of the alter

Outdoor Stations of the Cross, 9:30pm

Overnight Vigil in Garden of Repose, 10pm-8am

Good Friday, 3/25:  Morning Prayer, 8am; Solemn Liturgy (and Eucharist), 7pm

Holy Saturday, 3/26: Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter, 7pm

Easter Sunday, 3/27:  Holy Eucharist

Sunrise Service, 6:40am Green Chapel

Holy Eucharist, 8am and 9:30am

Greening of the Cross & Easter Photos for Children at 9:30am service

Easter Egg Hunt for children follows 9:30am service

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Faith and Family Night
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Faith and Family Night

A fun night of fellowship while enjoying the basketball game and 7EVENTH TIME DOWN concert afterward!  Please be in contact with Mike Gephart (mgephart@verizon.net) if you are attending.  Seat tickets are $36 and the 76ers will donate $10 per ticket back to Grace Church.  We currently have 10 tickets but can get more seats if needed.   

Fish Fry Dinner 2
Feb
26
5:00 pm17:00

Fish Fry Dinner 2

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2106.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!  

Hymn Sing & Supper
Feb
21
5:00 pm17:00

Hymn Sing & Supper

Come join us as we celebrate the rich tradition of music in Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal on Sunday, 2/21, 5 p.m. Our program is being organized by our Music Committee (Toby Green, Tara Perrien,  Lynn Sabin, Kathy Waugh, Ingrid Welsh with Michael Ryan and myself).

     In addition to this deeply moving music, we will have some special treats – we are inviting our choir of children & youth to sing again under Catherine Sabin’s direction and also Catherine and Scott Sabin, soloists. You won’t want to miss this! Invite your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues.

     We are having this as a pot luck and will be serving our meal  (your offerings) during the intermission.

     There also will be a free-will offering which will benefit our organ repair and restoration fund.

     Like all of our programs, we are depending on you to make this one a success. Sunday Pittman has graciously agreed to coordinate hospitality – we will be grateful for your contributions to our meal and offers to help with set up and clean up.  Sunday would like to have an estimate of those attending, so please register on the sign-up at church or via the church office. You can reach Sunday at (609)893-6980 or sundayp3838@yahoo.com.

Fish Fry Dinner #1
Feb
12
5:00 pm17:00

Fish Fry Dinner #1

Grace Church's tradition of delicious Fish Fry Dinners during Lent continues in 2106.  The food, fellowship, and community gathering are not to be missed!