Blog|The Rev. Jude Harmon
Friends of Grace,
I’d like to share some exciting news!
New churches and yoga studios are popping up all over SF. A hunger for authentic spirituality and a thirst for real community, is driving a spiritual Gold Rush in this city of dreamer and innovators. Over the last several months, I’ve been praying and visioning with a committed group of friends about how Grace Cathedral might serve the changing spiritual needs of our city in a new way. The culmination of that loving process, this Wednesday we launched “The Vine,” a new community at the cathedral for urbanites and spiritual seekers.
Our community is all about creating new connections as we explore, experience and share the transformative love of Jesus with the Bay Area together. Whether it’s through powerful, contemporary worship on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral, or the smaller gatherings throughout the city, our “Grace Groups” on weekends and weeknights, or fun opportunities to serve our city together we know you’ll find a place to connect. Grace Cathedral has been a “House of Prayer for All People” seeking and serving the city we love for over a hundred years. We will continue to embody our tradition of progressive values as we also step out in this new, exciting direction.
Grace is more than a word, more than a theological concept; it’s an experience. When we know we belong, when we can be ourselves and be loved, when we know we have a home – that’s grace. I hope you’ll check us out on Wednesday night. God makes us to flourish in community. God makes us for grace. Grace is making a place for you.
Founding Pastor of The Vine & Director of Innovative Ministry