Grace Chapel in Brockton will celebrate its sixth anniversary as a ministry in the Diocese of Massachusetts on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church (900 Main Street) in Brockton. Bishop Alan M. Gates will be the celebrant.
Grace Chapel began with a small group of people in 2010 before the closing of St. Paul’s Church in Brockton. The ministry obtained space at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, where it has its offices and holds its weekly Sunday services. A close relationship has developed with the Lutherans through joint services and projects that benefit both communities. Along with the weekly Sunday services, Grace Chapel has an active youth program, including a Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade that will be officially inaugurated at the anniversary service, and a women’s project, The Abigail Project, sponsored by Episcopal City Mission and open to women in the community alongside women of Grace Chapel.
“It has been a wonderful journey and we continue to grow in faith and to trust in God’s never-ending grace. We are grateful for all resources and to all who have journeyed with us this far,” the Rev. Dr. Moses Sowale, Grace Chapel’s missioner, said in extending an invitation to the diocesan community to join in celebrating the Brockton ministry’s anniversary milestone.