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Silk Purse

The Silk Purse is the oldest thrift shop on Galveston Island. Located behind the main church at 1124 37th Street, the old house is a 1900 storm survivor. Established in 1959 by the Women of Grace Episcopal Church, this wonderful community outreach continues to celebrate with our neighbors. Recently reopend after repairs from Hurricane Ike, the Silk Purse was the last building on our campus to be restored!

Silk Purse reopens

The building was flooded with 9 inches of Ike water and had to be gutted. Once the wall covering materials were removed structural problems due to termites and rot were exposed and had to be repaired. The Silk Purse is better than before because the floor is level throughout and the lighting is much better. Drop by and see us - Hours are 10AM to 2PM Saturday and Tuesday.

Annual BBQ and Auction returns October 2013

Our annual BBQ and Silent Auction is a wonderful community event that funds scholarships for our youth to attend Camp Allen Summer Camp. This wonderful event draws our community together in fellowship.

Kenny and Scott slice the beef

Due to our Ike recovery efforts we did not have the BBQ in 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012. BUT the BBQ will return in October 2013. Stay tuned for more detailss

Neighborhood Thanksgiving Feast

This neighborhood feast is held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, even Hurricane Ike did not stop this special ministry of Grace. This year over 180 friends, neighbors and parish members met in Jinkins Hall for turkeys and side dishes. The people of Grace bring salads and deserts to round out the offering. Thanks to all who helped make this a special day.

The Golden Scholarship

The Golden Scholarship was established in 1999 by Charles and Joan Golden, who were long-time Episcopalians and good friends of Grace Church.  The Scholarship is managed by the Board of Grace Church Foundation in accordance with the intent of the original gift and per the guidelines adopted by the Board.  Current guidelines allow for awards of $500 each to be made to young persons who are attending college and who have been active in the life of Grace Church.  Applications for the Golden Scholarship and copies of the scholarship guidelines are available in the church office. Click here for past recipients.


ADA House Christmas Dinner

Grace Episcopal members once again hosted the residents, guests, and staff of ADA House to a wonderful Christmas dinner on Sunday evening, December 6, 2009. Ella Anderson and Cathy Gould prepared the invitations for our guests. Leslie Watts decorated the Jinkins Hall entrance and Bob Scott created beautiful Christmas decorations for the tables. Shirley Bridges worked her magic in the kitchen and Janice and Pete Rhymes, along with the other Troop 177 leaders and Boy Scouts, served our guests to a delicious dinner catered by Mosquito Café, whose owner provided a significant contribution to defray costs.

We were treated to piano music throughout the evening by Aaron Hervey, our organist, and the evening ended with Christmas carols led by Laura Hyatt and the Grace choir members. Upon leaving, each ADA House resident received a gift from Grace Episcopal Church.

Thanks to all of our Grace Church members who helped in all the many ways to create such a meaningful evening. Our guests enjoyed being greeted and getting to know our members during dinner and appreciated all of our efforts in preparing, decorating, and serving such a special event for them during the holidays.

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