Christian Development at Grace Episcopal
Chapel services, Character Education, and Service Learning are all integral parts of Grace students’ Christian Development.
Elementary and Middle School Chapel services begin every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church sanctuary. Students celebrate Eucharist the first Wednesday of the month.
Preschool Chapel services start every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the historic Grace Chapel.
Combined Chapel (PK3 – 8th grade) takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church sanctuary.
We invite all parents, family members, and friends to attend Chapel services.
The Fruits of the Spirit character education program is based on the Bible verse Galatians 5:22-23. Since there are approximately nine months in the school year and there are nine fruits, a fruit is assigned to each month. The Christian Education teacher discusses a fruit of the spirit during each month with first through eighth grade students. Then each teacher selects a student or students who have demonstrated the month’s fruit. Finally, Grace recognizes the selected students during a monthly Chapel and receives a special certificate.
Paul exhorts his Christian brothers in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Grace provides students of all ages opportunities within our community to serve others. On-campus service fosters community with activities such as the adoption of buddy classes, while a school-wide recycling program nurtures our students sense of responsibility and service to our environment.
Off campus service opportunities are ample and varied. They have included a spectrum of choices from donating books to a sister school in Cameroon, Africa to painting angels for Angels for Allison. The Grace Episcopal teachers and staff enjoy selecting service opportunities each year, teaching our students to serve as the hands and feet of Christ.
Examples of our Projects
Angels for Allison
Cameroon Project – support the New Hope Academy School in Cameroon, Africa
Church Without Walls – prepare lunches; serve and attend the services
Green Cove Springs Food Pantry
Keep Clay Beautiful
Military Support Project
Operation Christmas Child – shoe boxes
The SERV Club
Clay County Safe Animal Shelter