Upcoming and Recent Events

Advent Season Offering: A Life of Subtraction in a City of Addition

Thursdays at 6:30 pm in Advent season, December 4, 11, and 18
The nation’s capital is a city of addition. To flourish here, we’re told, we must devote ourselves to achieving more: more authority, more status, more wealth, more visibility, more fitness, more prestige. And yet at some point, perhaps through circumstance—employment setbacks, financial difficulties, the demands of caring for elderly parents, aging, physical or emotional challenges—or perhaps through voluntary choice, we come to realize that lives of addition are no longer possible or desirable. How then do we live a life of subtraction in a city of addition? We will discuss that problem—or that promise—through encounters with short stories and essays bearing on this question that, sooner or later, we all face.


Youth Group Activity

Sunday, December 14, beginning at 4:30 pm
We’ll will visit some Georgetown Glow installations, do a little caroling and gather at Jeanne Jennings’ home for a holiday party.

Shelter Season

December 7–21, 2014
GMC’s Congregation-Based Shelter will sojourn at Grace in December. Please volunteer to help out as you are able, by preparing and serving supper or in other ways (we hope to arrange for our summer cook to cover Grace’s Table in December, so Grace members are freed up for the shelter). Find more information (PDF); e-mail coordinator Helena Dunn to sign up, or use the signup sheet at church.

*On Sunday, December 21, assistance is needed beginning at 8:30 am, to load and move guests’ belongings and cots to Holy Trinity. Please let coordinator Helena Dunn know if you can help.

Advent and Christmas at Grace

Thursday, December 4 6:30 pm Advent: A Life of Subtraction in a City of Addition
Thursday, December 11 6:30 pm Advent: A Life of Subtraction in a City of Addition
Thursday, December 18 6:30 pm Advent: A Life of Subtraction in a City of Addition
Sunday, December 21 10:30 am Advent Lessons & Carols / Children’s Advent Pageant
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Childrenís Service with Christmas Pageant
7:00 pm Holy Eucharist
9:45 pm Carol Sing
10:00 pm Festive Eucharist
Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
10:30 am Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 28 8:30 am Holy Eucharist
10:30 am Holy Eucharist with Children’s Christmas Pageant
5:00 pm Evening Eucharist

Grace Church 150th Anniversary

Grace will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Easter Sunday of 2016. In order to best present our story of worship and service, our IT and website consultant Margaret Dimond has made a simple plan to best preserve our heritage and archive. Opportunities for editors, writers and technical assistants to put this plan into action are open and help at any level much needed. An organizational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, after the 10:30 service, to advance this project toward completion before the anniversary. We have a wonderful story to tell and a magnificent chance to tell it. Those who are inspired to contribute are urged to contact John Boynton at jfboynton1@gmail.com.

Photo of the congregation at a meeting
Annual Meeting

From volunteer opportunites to movie night to Super Bowl parties, this group provides an opportunities for young Christians to connect.

Contact Us

The office is open 10 am–6 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Call 202-333-7100 or email

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