Welcome to Grace! Bienvenido a La Gracia!

To Love, Proclaim, and Serve God through

Amar, Proclamar y Servir a Dios a través de

  • life-giving liturgical worship
  • joyful community
  • empowering others

We live our mission through worship, in which lay adults, children and youth participate alongside our clergy.  Traditional, life-giving Eucharistic liturgy and fine music are hallmarks of worship at our parish, and we have weekly services in both English and Spanish.  We create a joyful community with a harvest of fellowship activities and events for all ages.  We empower and serve others through vital ministries, particularly around feeding the hungry.  Please explore our website to get to know us or, better yet, come visit!

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at welcome@gracealex.org.

 

Monday Night Lenten Series: This Strange and Sacred Scripture

Join us each virtually each Monday during Lent for a time of prayer, study, and fellowship.

  • 5:30 PM: Evening Prayer
  • 6 – 7 PM: This Strange and Sacred Text: Wrestling with the Old Testament
  • 7 — 8 PM: Dinner and fellowship about subject

A Zoom link will be sent out through email. If you are not already on our email list, contact Peter in the parish office at parish.administrator@gracealex.org.

To register for the speaker only, visit http://bit.ly/strangesacred2

2021  Speaker: Ryan Bonfiglio, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Old Testament, Director of The Candler Foundry, Candler School of Theology

The Old Testament can seem strange, even disturbing, for many Christians. How do we make sense of texts that portray God as wrathful? Why does the OT contain so much violence? How do we relate to all of the strange laws and rituals? Is there a way to resolve all the contradictions? Drawing on biblical scholarship and pastoral insights, this course offers strategies for reading and responding to the Old Testament in ways that are both faithful and constructive. Emphasis will be placed on how this sacred text, despite its oddities, can inform Christian faith and practice today.

Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio joined the Candler faculty in 2018, and he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Director of The Candler Foundry. He
previously taught at Columbia Theological Seminary and served as the John H. Stembler Scholar in Residence at the First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Atlanta. His research and teaching interests include ancient Near Eastern iconography, Israelite religion, biblical metaphors, the Pentateuch, and various topics in Old Testament theology. He enjoys teaching in local congregations and has a passion for helping to bring theological education to broader and more diverse public audiences.