Grace Church has been blessed with a great campus which includes a worship space, parish hall (undercroft), offices, meeting rooms, and classroom spaces. This gift comes with responsibility and a lot of effort is invested in maintenance and repairs.
To give you a taste, the past few years have seen the repavement of the parking lot, pressure washing of the exterior, chancel remodel, leak repair, restoration of the carillion, painting and flooring of the Sunday School rooms, and the unforeseen replacement of the air-conditioning system. Also, the building and dedication of the Frierson Pavillion, our Farmer's Market, and Gardeners. To learn more about Building and Grounds, please contact the church office.
Garden and Grounds
Under the leadership of Lisa Lemza (chair) and Tom Carroll, Grace church started in early 2010 the Third Day Initiative or the Greening of Grace, which is physically transforming the gardens and grounds of the church. In addition to countless hours in maintenance, repair and upkeep, the Grace Gardens have been enhanced this year with a new Welcome Garden, irrigation systems, and a flourishing vegetable patch in the beds of the upper parking lot.Upcoming plans include a butterfly garden and new trees. Grace has been recognized in 2010 as a Wildlife Preserve. To learn more about the Grace gardens or to volunteer/donate, please contact Lisa Lemza.
Staring in 2010, the old soccer field beside the upper parking lot has seen an amazing transformation. Starting with a few raised vegetable beds, this derelict field has been transformed into a thriving community garden. Parishioners and neighbors rent beds for a season to grow vegetables. In addition to the rented beds, several free beds are maintained by the parish from which anybody may harvest produce and herbs as they ripen
The community garden was enhanced in 2012 with the new Frierson Pavilion which features a living green roof. The pavilion is used for gardening classes. Neighbors and parishioners alike can be found throughout the week lounging in the Pavilion’s rocking chairs, having lunch at the picnic tables or enjoying the swings.