Happy 150th Birthday Grace Church!!

March 27, 2021 was the 150th anniversary of the founding of Grace Episcopal Church, which was the fourth parish established by the Diocese of Central New York since its founding in 1868. At the time of its establishment, which followed a year as a mission, Grace Church occupied a small frame building at the corner of University Avenue and Madison Street. The cornerstone of the present building was laid on June 16, 1876.
Watch for announcements regarding a birthday celebration for Grace Church on All Saint’s Day, November 7, 2021.

Grace Church in ca. 1885, fourteen years after establishment of the parish in 1871 and eight years after the stone building was completed in 1877. The view is looking northwest from where Temple Concord is presently located. Note houses adjacent to Grace Church, reflecting the residential character of the neighborhood. The upper part of the tower was removed in 1940 due to structural problems.

Please Stay Involved!

Phone to check in with fellow parishioners!
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Alas, Grace Church continues to have bills to pay!
Please remember to continue to provide your generous financial support of Grace Church as you normally would. Your pledges can be paid by check though the mail (819 Madison Street, Syracuse, 13210), or online. Electronic payments can be made through PayPal or Venmo, to gracesyracuse.treasurer@gmail.com
Grace Church is open for …  
12-Step and other support groups can continue to meet. Please practice all recommended public health practices, and know that we cannot clean all doorknobs, surfaces or switch plates in between each group.  

The Food Pantry WILL provide pre-packed bags of food for people to take home on March 19 at its regular hours, 9:00-11:30, and plans are being made for the following weeks. We will keep you posted about how to find emergency supplies of food.

This is in the tradition of Blessed David Pendleton Oakerhater, who served his congregation in Oklahoma in times of struggle and hardship. He is remembered as a warrior and a chief, because he always fed his people, and he always put himself last. May we honor his memory by keeping that spirit alive.