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.

Join us for Sunday worship in the church, at 10:00 am

Beginning September 20, 2020

If you would rather stay home, Zoom in!

Contact Warden Sue Keeter for a link to the service

For everyone’s health, multiple adjustments have been made to limit the chance of spreading COVID-19.   In addition to mandatory mask-wearing and hand-washing, the following is required:
–50 person limit
–Screening guidelines are posted.
–Temperature checks with non-contact thermometer.
–One person or one household group per pew (6 foot distancing).
–Every other pew is closed.
–MERV 13 filters are installed in the furnaces.
–Windows and doors remain open, as weather permits.
–Elbow bumps acceptable. No hugging, hand-shaking, etc.
–Bread only distributed at communion.
–One singer, at 15 ft. distance, is acceptable. No choir, no congregation singing.
–No brass or woodwind instruments.
–Other music welcome: piano, percussion, string  

Many thanks to Tracy Brown, Barbara Slater and the Property Committee for making this possible.