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Welcome to Grace Church, a congregation which continues to be a lively, growing and welcoming center of spiritual transformation, as we celebrate 150 years of ministry to the always changing landscape of our community.
Members of Grace Church hold various opinions on all sorts of matters, from politics to scriptural interpretation. It is that lively interplay of God’s personal revelation to His Church which challenges us to deeper devotion and to a stronger life in unity, not uniformity.
After the Civil War, a small group of local ladies began to gather weekly for prayers in their homes; within a year, they had organized a self-supporting parish and constructed a wooden church at our current location, without windows, doors or heat. From these humble beginnings, the congregation has grown to a worshipping community of over 600, including thriving Spanish and youth ministries and a vibrant ministry through St Luke’s Nursing Center, the Episcopal senior housing facility in Carthage.
A global fellowship of worship, with some 100 million members in 170 countries
Our nation’s oldest denomination, worshipping uninterrupted since 1607, has some 2.5 million members in the USA and mission areas abroad
48 congregations, a hospital system, two nursing homes, a day school and other ministries in the western part of the state of Missouri, led by our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Martin Field.