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NEWS & EVENTS

GCVV BLACK HISTORY MONTH GUEST PREACHER SERIES

Sundays in February we welcome preachers from a variety of backgrounds and Christian churches

who share a deep love for Jesus and a passion for social justice. 

February 7th
Rev. Dawn Tyler, Associate Minister at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Jersey City
February 14th
Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman, Assisting Priest at Trinity Church, Boston
February 21st
Dr. Emma Jordan Simpson, Executive Pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Brooklyn
February 28th
Rev. Joseph A. Harmon, American National Catholic Church
 
 
LENTEN LISTENING SERIES
Thursdays in February during Lent
Join our music director, Colin Britt, in a small group setting on Zoom 
as we listen to and discuss contemplative and healing music.
The series will include Requiems by Faure and Durufle, Arvo Parts "Te Deum",
MacMillan's "Seven Last Words from the Cross", and David Lang's "Little Match Girl Passion".
Now, more than ever, as the pandemic drags on, music allows us healing or catharsis in a way that nothing else can.
We invite you to explore some of these works when you need to slow things down,
or in some cases need to be reminded of the journey we are taking together.
 
 
GRACE 4 GRACE FUNDRAISER

February 20th

Thank you to our organizers, our performers, our technical director, and our awesome MC  

who made this fundraiser not only a huge success but a fun afternoon with our community.

NEW ADULT FORUM
Starts February 3rd, 7:30 pm
Sacred Ground: A Transformative Dialogue on Race and Racism

This is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism.

It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today,

reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story.

There are approximately two hours of preparation for each session so the group will meet every other week for ten weeks. 

 
If you have questions or are interested in participating,
please email Rev Laurie at revlwurm@gracevanvorst.org with Sacred Ground in the subject line.


BOOK SALE INFORMATION

Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced Grace to end our weekly book sale. We look forward to finding new ways to serve our neighborhood when it is safe to gather again in person. If you have books you would like to donate,

please reach out to Abe at DowntownJCBooks@gmail.com or contact the Salvation Army. 

Remaining books are being sold bagged by genre. Go to the book sale's Facebook page for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/gracevanvorstbooks

 
GRACE COMMUNITY SERVICES' DONATION REQUEST

GCS is asking for donations of hand warmers, new hats, gloves, and scarves for our guests.

We can also accept new coats. Used coats can be donated to Triangle Park.

You can have items shipped directly to the rectory at 268 2nd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Or come by the church Monday, Wednesday, or Friday by 5:00 pm.

Contact Tom at office@gracevanvorst.org for more information.

CONTACT US

Phone: (201) 659-2211

Email: office@gracevanvorst.org 

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ADDRESS

39 Erie Street

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

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The entrance to the church through the gym, at 39 Erie Street, is wheelchair accessible. The main entrance to the sanctuary is on 2nd Street. Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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