Dec 30

Shape Up New York Fitness Class

This new class meets Saturday mornings from 11-12 in the Undercroft beginning January 14th. The class is called "cardio sculpt and functional fitness".  All levels are welcome. The object is to build strength and stamina using your our own body weight.  The class is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the NYC Parks Department through the Shape Up NYC / Be Fit Program.

11:00 am11:00

The Power of Love in Hard Times Like These

  • Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights

254 Hicks Street,Brooklyn 11201

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights' Gender Equity Committee is hosting Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean ofVanderbilt Divinity School, as their first feminist scholar in residence on Saturday, March 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Her lecture is entitled "The Power of Love in Hard Times Like These."  The event will include lunch, breakout sessions and Q&A with Rev. Townes. The gathering will explore the ways in which we can generate generous and kind communication on the challenge ofrecognizing and overcoming gender and racial discrimination in our country. The event is free, but you may register at our website:

feministscholarinresidence.eventbrite.com. For those who register in advance, we offer a buffet lunch for $20.00. You can also bring your own bag lunch

Weekly Bible Study
Mar 29

Weekly Bible Study

Each week we will read and dialogue about what the scripture is saying, how our understanding speaks to us today and what it is saying about the character of God. You need not have read the Bible before to join the class. No prior scripture knowledge is necessary.

We meet each Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm in the Guild Room.

First Holy Communion Preparation
May 8

First Holy Communion Preparation

For children 8 years old and older preparation for First Holy Communion will be conducted on April 24, May 1, 8 from 10:15 am to 10:45 am.  All three sessions are necessary in order to begin Communion. First Holy Communion will take place at the 11am Mass on May 15, Pentecost Sunday. Please send an email to Mother Shelley to register mtrshelley@gmail.com. 

Worship Dance Workshops
May 14

Worship Dance Workshops

All children and youth ages 7-15 are invited to participate in a new worship experience at St. John's Church.  Sometimes called Processional or Liturgical Dance, Worship Dance is an offering of our bodies and souls through music and movement. Congregations watching the art of Worship Dance  have the opportunity to experience God in a new way as well.  Students will learn the various worship tools used to represent the many sides of God and the pageantry involved in experiencing the glory of God. Our hope is to invite the students to perform in the near future services at St. John's Church.


We will begin offering monthly workshops with a private Worship Dance teacher on the first Saturday of every month.


Our first session will be March 5 at 11am. Each workshop will be three hours with following up videos to support the dance groups practice between classes.

Cost per workshop is $12 per child

Please contact Mother Shelley if you have a child interested in participating in this special ministry of dance. The parish will support any child interested in participating in the dance ministry whether or not they are able to pay.


* A parish leader is needed to help coordinate the Dance Ministry.
Please see Mother Shelley if you are interested.

Mar 19

Mats and Meditation - Restorative Lenten Yoga


We seek to provide a sacred place that supports you on your spiritual journey for the next five weeks of Lent. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner, or new to yoga we aim to provide you with an experience you can make your own. The class will have a simple basic flow fit for any age. If you don't have a mat one will be provided for you. We suggest loose comfortable  clothing. Lent is a season to focus on simple living and becoming closer to God.

Restorative yoga is focused on the centering of your breath and body, and aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Open donation appreciated.


Taught by Terri Barnett
Terri brings a unique combination of fitness experience to students of all levels, and promotes best practices for holistic strength, flexibility and healing. She is committed to supporting her students deepen their understanding of yoga and advocates fitness in the body, mind and spirit. Terri has developed a unique, playful and creative approach to teaching with a focus on awareness and alignment as well as balance between strength, flexibility and breath. She encourages her students to look beyond the mat to embrace transformation in their daily lives.