Grace Church Hires A New Organist

Meet the new organist at Grace Episcopal Church Syracuse!

samuelSamuel Kuffuor-Afriyie is an American born Ghanaian organist. He began his musical studies at the tender age of 8, learning the alto saxophone in his school band. He later took on the piano which has now brought him to the organ. As an emerging young African American organist, Sam’s goal is always to inspire young people, especially minorities who are not well represented in the field of classical music. He likes to encourage young people to get involved with music and learn an instrument. He also incorporate his love for contemporary and African music in his musical studies. In February of 2016, Sam was a prize winner of the Brooklyn chapter AGO (American guild of organist) scholarship award. Sam currently studies organ performance with Dr.Annie Laver at Syracuse University. Sam’s wish is to become a performer and motivational speaker who uses his talent to inspire and encourage young people, especially minorities in music. Sam’s devotion to Christ and the music ministry is what keeps him motivated.

2016 SU Football Parking Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet is Up!

su helmetIt’s football season here, and being so close to the University, Grace has a chance to raise money from our private parking lot.

If you would like to sign up to help, please add your name to the sign-up sheet that is available in the parish hall. If you have any questions, please see Chuck Vanderpool, Sarak Reks, or Paul deLima for more information.

Two volunteers are needed for each game, and they should arrive 2 hours before the game starts.

The home game schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 2nd – SU vs. Colgate – 7:00pm
Friday, September 9th – SU vs. Louisville Cardinals – 8:00pm
Saturday, September 17th – SU vs. USF Bulls – 3:30pm
Saturday, October 15th – SU vs. Virginia Tech Hokies – TBA
Saturday, November 12th – SU vs. NC State Wolfpack – TBA
Saturday, November 19th – SU vs. Florida State Seminoles – TBA

Please consider volunteering and help raise up to $450 for Grace!