Biscuit & Gravy Community Breakfast
Sep
3
7:30am 7:30am

Biscuit & Gravy Community Breakfast

Join us in Hope Hall for a fabulous community meal of Biscuits & Gravy at 7:30 am Sunday morning! Listen to strains of the Grace Praise Band rehearse for the upcoming service while you eat and join in fellowship with the Grace community.

Contemporary worship to follow at 8:30am. All are welcome!

To volunteer to cook and/or serve the meal to our guests on Sunday mornings, contact the church office or call 602.258.3787.

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Grace Room
Sep
4
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Adrienne in the church office.

The community is welcome to Grace Room to find clean clothes and hygiene products and a friendly smile and conversation from our volunteer staff. Come early to take advantage of the inventory of clothing and hygiene products.

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"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday
Sep
10
12:00am12:00am

"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2017!

Check here for more details.

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Pancake Community Breakfast
Sep
10
7:30am 7:30am

Pancake Community Breakfast

The meal is free of charge to everyone in the Grace community. Contemporary Worship follows at 8:30 in Hope Hall.

If you would like to volunteer to help cook and serve breakfast to our guests -- starting at 6:00 am Sunday morning -- contact Adrienne in the church office.

To learn more about Grace, "The Pancake Church," click here.

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Theology Pub
Sep
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Theology Pub

Join us for Theology Pub on the second Sunday of every month at Angels Trumpet Alehouse in downtown Phoenix, at 6 p.m. for great food, drinks, people and conversation. Each month we discuss a topic related to spirituality, theology and/or religion. Past topics have included the afterlife, spiritual practices, building community, and commitment. Theology pub is open to everyone and draws a diverse crowd of Christians, Buddhists, spiritual but not religious, agnostics, atheists and more. We’ve also partnered with Angels Trumpet to give back 10% of your food and drink bill to a local charity or non-profit.

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Pancake Community Breakfast
Sep
17
7:30am 7:30am

Pancake Community Breakfast

The meal is free of charge to everyone in the Grace community. Contemporary Worship follows at 8:30 in Hope Hall.

If you would like to volunteer to help cook and serve breakfast to our guests -- starting at 6:00 am Sunday morning -- contact Adrienne in the church office.

To learn more about Grace, "The Pancake Church," click here.

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Grace Room
Sep
18
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Adrienne in the church office.

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Biscuits & Gravy Community Meal
Oct
1
7:30am 7:30am

Biscuits & Gravy Community Meal

Join us in Hope Hall for a fabulous community meal of Biscuits & Gravy at 7:30 am Sunday morning! Listen to strains of the Grace Praise Band rehearse for the upcoming service while you eat and join in fellowship with the Grace community.

Contemporary worship to follow at 8:30am. All are welcome!

To volunteer to cook and/or serve the meal to our guests on Sunday mornings, contact the church office or call 602.258.3787.

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Theology Pub
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Theology Pub

Join us for Theology Pub on the second Sunday of every month at Angels Trumpet Alehouse in downtown Phoenix, at 6 p.m. for great food, drinks, people and conversation. Each month we discuss a topic related to spirituality, theology and/or religion. Past topics have included the afterlife, spiritual practices, building community, and commitment. Theology pub is open to everyone and draws a diverse crowd of Christians, Buddhists, spiritual but not religious, agnostics, atheists and more. We’ve also partnered with Angels Trumpet to give back 10% of your food and drink bill to a local charity or non-profit.

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Prayer Retreat
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Prayer Retreat

Experience spiritual renewal far from the madding crowd in the cool mountain breeze at Camp Emmanuel Pines in Prescott, Arizona! Join in the friendship, fellowship, faith, food and fun... then return to your everyday reality renewed and centered.

Cost is $100 for the three-day weekend -- all expenses included! Contact Adrienne in the church office to reserve your spot.

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Rainbows Festival - Phoenix Pride
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Rainbows Festival - Phoenix Pride

Phoenix Pride is the proud producer of the “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair”, the Rainbows Festival. The annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The event is located in historic Heritage Square Park in Downtown Phoenix. Each year, the Rainbows Festival draws a crowd of over 25,000 friends, families and allies. Rainbows Festival is the 2nd largest LGBTQ event in the state of Arizona, only 2nd to the Phoenix Pride Festival.

The annual Rainbows Festival is a free event open to the public. It host nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors throughout the two-day event and features 2 stages filled with entertainment throughout the weekend.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
Heritage Square Park
Festival Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Can you help out at the joint Grace / Faith Lutheran Booth? Please contact the church office.

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AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Interfaith Program
Oct
22
7:00am 7:00am

AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Interfaith Program

HIV remains a serious health epidemic in Arizona that affects everyone. Take steps today to help Aunt Rita's Foundation END HIV in Arizona by registering to participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run on Sunday, October 22rd in Downtown Phoenix.

Aunt Rita's Foundation AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run is Arizona's largest volunteer health charity walk that brings together more than 6,000 participants raising money for HIV prevention education and essential services to those affected by HIV and AIDS. 

There are several fun ways that you can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run. Whether you are looking for a challenging run or just a casual stroll, everyone can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona and 5K Run. Even pets!

Click for further details.

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Local First Fall Festival
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Local First Fall Festival

Join Grace and the Localists at Hance Park!

The festival features 100+ vendors with some of Arizona's favorite local businesses. Listen to live entertainment, visit the beverage garden, and enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Raffles, silent auction, activities for kids and more!

Would you like to help? We need folks to table at the Grace booth in the park. Contact the church office.

Click here for more information about this exciting festival just across the street from Grace.

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CROP Hunger Walk 2017
Nov
5
1:30pm 1:30pm

CROP Hunger Walk 2017

The CROP Hunger Walk is a 3-mile walk to help fight hunger world wide and in Phoenix. It is a  family-friendly, ecumenical effort coordinated through Church World Services (CWS). Proceeds from the walk help CWS to fight against hunger.

For information on the CROP Hunger Walk in Phoenix, click here. To participate with Grace in this year's event, contact Outreach.

We look forward to your participation in 2017!

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Grand Canyon Synod Future Discernment
Nov
11
9:00am 9:00am

Grand Canyon Synod Future Discernment

Much has happened in the 30 years since the ELCA was formed. Our church, all other churches, and our whole society have undergone dramatic changes. Yet consistent throughout those years has been the guidance of God in calling each member, each congregation, each synod, and all our churchwide endeavors to the ministry of reconciliation and renewal.

As we embark on a time of discernment for the calling of a new synodical bishop, we keep our eyes focused on a promising horizon. At the same time, we rejoice in each present moment as God keeps calling us to witness and service.

The fall gatherings of conferences will offer opportunity for mutual learning as we anticipate the future of this synod. Those gatherings will be one of the engaging elements in our life together during these coming months. Crucial for our health in being the church together will be this: Not treating this "interim" time as a period of waiting and rest. Rather, the wholesome momentum reflected in this synod throughout the service of Bishop Stephen Talmage offers us guidance for moving into the future with strength, courage, and vision.

I ask you to embark on the journey with me -- a journey of discovery and abiding hope.

--The Rev. Lowell G. Almen, Interim Bishop

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Aug
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Farewell Organ Concert

Join us next Saturday, August 5 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary for a farewell organ concert performed by Sam Fleming! Sam has served as organist and director of traditional music at Grace for the last four months and will be leaving to pursue graduate studies at Illinois State University. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy an evening of fine organ music with your family and friends.

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Valley Chamber Chorale Concert
Jan
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Valley Chamber Chorale Concert

The Valley Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Samuel, returns to Grace Sanctuary for an hour-long performance of sacred music, unaccompanied works of the Renaissance and selections by Twentieth Century American composers.

Founded in 1988, the group is one of the longest-running not-for-profit choral organizations in the Valley. Area critics applaud the Chorale for its "gorgeous, silvery sound and its refined, masterful, and precise singing."

The concert is free of charge, but free-will donations are welcome.

For more information on the Chorale, visit their website.

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CROP Hunger Walk 2016
Nov
6
1:30pm 1:30pm

CROP Hunger Walk 2016

The CROP Hunger Walk is a 3-mile walk to help fight hunger world wide and in Phoenix. It is a  family-friendly, ecumenical effort coordinated through Church World Services (CWS). Proceeds from the walk help CWS to fight against hunger.

This year's local mission: Joshua Tree, which is housed at First Congregational UCC: “With arms outstretched, the goal of Joshua Tree Feeding Program is to provide nourishment to low-income HIV+ resi-dents of Maricopa County. We provide balanced meals from our pantry as well as medical and com-munity resources to encourage self-sustainability of our clients in a social, supportive and welcoming environment where privacy, cultural, spiritual and religious values are respected. Our expanded ser-vices give assistance to our client's pets, and provide food and supplies to keep the pets in low income homes to maintain the comfort and support they pro-vide to those with HIV/AIDS.” 

For information on the CROP Hunger Walk in Phoenix, click here. To participate with Grace in this year's event, contact Outreach.

We look forward to your participation in 2016!

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Local First Fall Festival
Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

Local First Fall Festival

Join Grace and the Localists at Hance Park!

The festival features 100+ vendors with some of Arizona's favorite local businesses. Listen to live entertainment, visit the beverage garden, and enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Raffles, silent auction, activities for kids and more!

Would you like to help? We need folks to table at the Grace booth in the park. Contact the church office.

Click here for more information about this exciting festival just across the street from Grace.

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Grace Room
Oct
31
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Stephanie in the church office.

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Kickoff of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Oct
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Kickoff of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Together with our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers, please join us as we kick off the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church on October 31, 1517, and in anticipation of 500th anniversary, a liturgy has been prepared specifically for these types of celebrations by the Liturgical Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity, a global task force, one body of which is the Lutheran World Federation. Celebrations have commenced throughout the world, and here in downtown area. Father Michael Weldon and Pastor Sarah will co-preside at worship.

Please put this on your calendar! More information will follow as details get ironed out -- it is expected that our own Bishop Talmage will be preaching, and we know for sure the Grace Chancel Choir will join together with the Saint Mary's Choir for the joint service.

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Grace Room
Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Stephanie in the church office.

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Fellowship after Worship
Oct
23
12:15pm12:15pm

Fellowship after Worship

Following the traditional worship service, all are welcome to join in fellowship in Hope Hall. As a community of faith, we share in song, prayer, God’s Word, Holy Communion, and also the sharing of our lives through the fellowship time.

Coffee, snacks and great conversation follow the traditional worship.  Come and join us!

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Traditional Worship
Oct
23
11:00am11:00am

Traditional Worship

Our traditional worship service follows the liturgy from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW). The Service of Word and Sacrament is done in a more traditional setting. Music for this service is provided by organist Greg Wilcoxson, and the Grace Chancel Choir. Once a month, the Bells of Grace also provide a wonderful performance.

The service starts at 10:00 am during the summer and 11:00 am the rest of the year. Traditional worship at Grace occurs in our historic sanctuary. Enter the sanctuary from the east side on the main steps; wheelchair access on the north side of the church.

Join us for traditional worship with organ accompaniment in a beautiful setting.  All are welcome!

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Grace Time
Oct
23
9:45am 9:45am

Grace Time

We would like to invite and encourage everyone to join us for Grace Time each Sunday in the Sanctuary. This is a time for sharing highs and lows, prayer, Bible stories, service projects, and other experiences that will form our faith and build community.

We are looking for leaders to facilitate one-hour programs. We have resources to assist you including books with skits, puppet shows, games, and Bible stories; also many craft kits are available. You could also plan a service project. Pastor Sarah, Donna Martin, Carol Staffieri, Margie Betz, or Linda Schwall would be happy to help you plan for your Grace Time. You can volunteer with a friend or other member of the church. God will guide each of us to use our gifts to build community between generations in a fun and loving way.

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