Groups & Committees

Bagel Hour
Every Sunday following the 8:00 am service, parishioners and visitors are welcomed to the parish Hall to attend the Bagel Hour � share in some bagels, coffee and conversation...not just plain bagels, but those of varied flavors.  Sometimes called the �Early Christians,� since they must rise early to attend our first Sunday service,  the Bagel hour is a longtime tradition at Grace Church to provide a venue for our members to socialize and share.   Help is always needed to pickup bagels, setup, straighten up after and host this proud Grace tradition.  Volunteers should contact Parish Office: 516/798-1122.

Coffee Hour
After our 10:00 am service, we also host a coffee hour for Sunday school participants and families attending the service.  It presents another opportunity for parishioners to chat and families to meet to discuss the activities of the day. Help is always needed to prepare the coffee and baked goods, and setup and clean up afterwards.  Volunteer for a Sunday and support the coffee hour.  Volunteers to help at the Hour or donate baked goods should contact the Parish Office: 516/798-1122.

Cemetery Committee
The Committee overseas the operations of Grace Church Cemetery, an active graveyard of 475 plots, situated on the north side of Merrick Road. The annual cost of maintaining the cemetery grounds is covered by an endowment that restricts both the income and principal for the perpetual care of the cemetery.  There are quarterly committee meetings and volunteers must have an interest in caring for the property and in enhancing its financial growth.  Contact:  Bill Brennan: 631/691-8665  or  Richard Csajko at 516/799-5347.

Communications Committee
Manages the Grace Church Web site and assists in publicizing church activities and Church community events. Services local news papers with news releases and photographs regarding Church functions. Contact through Parish Office: 516/798-1122 or Chairman, Ken Cynar 516/797-8849, Ernest Isip (photographer): 516/385-4855.

Counters
Meets weekly on Sunday's or Monday's to count offerings from services and to prepare them for deposit.  Volunteers contact the Parish Office: 516/798-1122.

Christian Education
Sunday School - Adult and Sunday School; Volunteers needed to teach or assist with children or adults; instruction includes Communion and Confirmation preparation. See Youth Center Section.  Contact Bill Brennan (Adult): 631/691-8665 or Lisa Dugan (Children): 516/579-1140.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The mission of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is to bring together all the women of the Diocese of all ages by strengthening their spiritual lives, providing learning opportunities and supporting their Christ-centered service and ministry. ECW�s focus  is on charitable works within the Parish, Diocese and the greater Massapequa community and fellowship among the women and families of Grace Church.  To join, contact Parish Office: 516/798-1122.

"Young at Heart" Seniors Club
An "Inspired by Grace" project, "Young at Heart" meets at 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month from September to June in the Parish Hall.  It is a time for seniors to socialize, chat and share a free lunch.  Programs can include music, games, lectures and other entertainment.  The progam is open to parishioners and other seniors in the greater Massapequa community.  For more nformation contact:  Pat Adams (516) 799-4837 or Ellen Ritter (51) 735-0092. 

Newsletter
A key tool in communicating with the members of the Parish, the newsletter provides a clear and concise summary of Parish activities as well as those in the Diocese of Long Island.  Parish members help to compile, collate and contribute to this monthly publication.  To volunteer, contact Barbara Coleman, Editor: 516/541-5333.

Nursery
Assists in providing child care during Sunday services and Sunday School. For more information or to volunteer, contact the Parish Office: 516/798-1122.

Property Committee
Skilled in carpentry, plumbing or landscaping and have time on your hands; join the Property Committee and help maintain the Parish infrastructure.  The committee tackles small projects and assists in contracts for larger jobs.  To join, contact Richard Csajko at 516/799-5347..

Property Brothers and Sisters Of Grace
A new committes addressing repair and construction needs on the Grace Church Campus.  Meet Monday Nights most of the year.  For more information contact: Richard Csajko at 516/799-5347.   

Stewardship
Our Parish operates on faith, but the property requires adequate funding for utilities, maintenance, supplies, professional salaries etc. The Stewardship committee�s duties focus on educating, informing and contacting parishioners on the funding needs to operate the Parish.  Addressing the congregation during Sunday services, engaging members during our coffee hours and   providing Parish budget details are all part of the committee�s activities.  To join the committee efforts, volunteers can contact the Parish Office: 516/798-1122

TheThrifty Boutique
A long tradition at Grace Church, the Thrifty Boutique( formerly the Thrift Shop) is a source or clothing, pot n pans, bric-a-brac and small furniture for the greater Massapequa community.  Maintained lovingly and efficiently by the Boutique committee, they welcome donations of slightly used items and clothing that is clean and in saleable condition. Hours of operation are generally Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 3:00 pm. Donations can be brought directly to the Boutique during regular business hours. The Boutique has been newly located to the main floor of the Floyd Jones House south and west of the Church.  For more information, contact the Church office at 516 798-1122.