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Grace Church prides itself on the myriad of opportunities for individual participation within the life of the parish and all the programs our members support in the Asheville community and the world.

We invite you to make Grace your spiritual home.  Together we can grow in spirit and service.  Within the parish we invite you to join any of our many opportunities to serve:

  • Acolytes
    Acolytes serve at the altar each Sunday. Boys and girls ages 10 and older are welcome to become part of the Acolyte Program. Meetings are held 4 times a year plus special training sessions.
  • All Parish Potluck Brunch
    These are held quarterly to welcome newcomers and to get the parish family together for a meal.
  • Altar Guild
    A group organized to serve God by preparing and tending our sanctuary for worship. They set up for Holy Communion and take care of all of the vessels, hangings and linens Involved In our worship.
  • Buildings and Grounds
    Works to maintain and to improve church property.
  • Chalicists
    Persons trained by the Clergy and licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese to administer the chalice at Holy Eucharist.
  • Choirs
    Adult choir sings at the 11:15 service and practices weekly. Handbell Choir plays at the 11:15 service and on special occasions. There is no formal Children’s Choir at this time. However, the children learn songs In Sunday School and are Invited to sing them at the 9:00 am service from time to time.
  • Christian Education Ministry
    Identify adult and youth education needs and goals and determine if the needs are being met and programs are being implemented to the best of our ability.
  • Church School Teachers
    Men and women trained to provide instruction and creative Christian learning and growth experiences for grades K through adult.
  • Coffee Hour
    Parishioners who serve coffee and juice following the Sunday services.
  • Daughters of the King
    This is a chapter of this national Episcopal women’s organization who are committed to Prayer and service in the Name of Christ. There are several members of the Daughters of the King here at Grace.
  • Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
    All women of the parish are members. The ECW are In charge of the distribution and collection of the blue United Thank Offering (UTO) boxes.
  • Finance and Administration Ministry
    Provides financial accountability and oversees parish business affairs.
  • Flower Guild
    Prepares the floral arrangements for the beautification of the sanctuary and the church.
  • Foyer Groups
    Groups of people who meet in homes for dinner and fellowship. All are welcome to sign up Immediately before the months that the groups meet together.
  • Greeters
    Parishioners who assist in welcoming newcomers at the principal services.
  • Healing Prayer Ministry
    Parishioners who are trained to pray for others during communion time at the 9am and 11:15am services.
  • Lectors, Intercessors, Presenters
    Persons who read the lessons, lead the Prayers of the People, and bring forward the bread and wine for Holy Eucharist, respectively.
  • Lay Readers
    Persons trained by the Clergy and licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese to lead services and to administer the chalice.
  • Men of the Church
    All men of the parish are welcome to meet monthly for food, fun and fellowship. The Men of the Church also serve as needed.
  • Newcomers Ministry
    Works to make Grace Church a hospitable and welcoming place to newcomers.
  • Order of St. Luke (OSL)
    This is a national  ecumenical organization devoted to learning about and participating in prayers for healing. The OSL of this area meets monthly here at Grace on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the parish hall. Prayer ministers of OSL and Grace Church pray for all who come to the Tuesday evening prayer services at 7:00 pm.
  • Outreach Ministry
    Investigates and recommends to the parish those areas in the community, in the nation and in the world that are in need of our support.
  • Pastoral Care Ministry
    Contacts and ministers to those with special needs, such as the elderly, homebound and the bereaved. Gifts of food are coordinated at times of need.
  • Prayer Chain
    People who pray daily for specific needs of those in the parish and beyond.
  • Ushers
    A group of persons who volunteer to assist in seating the congregation, receiving the offering and greeting newcomers.

 

For more information contact the appropriate person under the Parish Leadership section.