Grace in Photos

Music Director Scott Seifried conducts the Chancel Choir and the Brass Ensemble during the annual Cantata service. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 17 December 2017

Members of Grace Presbytyerian Church gather in Wester Hall for the Honduras Mission’s Fiesta. Fiesta is intended to raise money to support Grace’s mission to Honduras where they help build houses and upgrade houses with sanitary facilities. The money, raised by a silent auction, and donations for the meal helps defray some of the costs as well as providing assistance for those who wish to go but are challenged by the cost. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 25 June 2017

Amy and Rev. Dr. Ben Trawick and Kathy and Jim Drinkard are among the 15 or so members of Grace Presbyterian Church hosted by the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies for an iftar dinner ending the day’s fast. Muslims fast during Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during Ramadan. Muslims also believe that the Quran was revealed in Ramadan. The Institute invites other guests throughout Ramadan to share in the meal and for fellowship. 10359 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, Va. 19 June 2017 [Photo by Marty Post]

Meg Wilder and Savannah Gold were the recipients of the Jennifer Lynn Bernhards Scholarship, awarded during Graduation Sunday services. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 11 June 2017

These four young women were recognized and awarded educational scholarships. From left, Danielle Lawson Walker, The Letitia Beacham Memorial Education scholarship; Emma Schloegel and Savannah Gold, The Frederick C. Kurtz Memorial Scholarship; and, Josie Wnek, The Craig Warren Memorial Scholarship. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 11 June 2017

Rev. Susan Wisseman and Kim Hatfield prepare the food for the 2017 Breakfast for Graduates in the Family Room of Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 11 June 2017

Grace’s new steeple arrives on-site. The new steeple, constructed by Stealth Concealment Solutions, Inc., of North Charleston, S.C., is a 6500-pound fibreglas piece, is one of two sections that will replace Grace’s old steeple. The new steeple will house a Verizon cell tower and is being paid for by the communications corporation. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 2 March 2017

Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 16 December 2016

Members of the Amigos prepare the food for their Annual Christmas Brunch, their gift to the Grace congregation. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 11 December 2016

Rev. Susan Wisseman gets a kiss of appreciation as she blesses one of the dogs at the Blessing of the Animals service this evening. The practice of blessing animals was introduced by the Catholic saint St. Francis of Assisi roughly 800 years ago. The event was open to the public. Pets also received a signed certificate. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 16 October 2016

Meg Wilder and Jackie Slomsky look a little concerned while tubing on Pohick Bay. The Grace youth hosted the youth from Grace’s sister church in Nablus, Palestine, who had come to Virginia to help with the Tri-Cities Work Camp. Pohick Bay Regional Park. Lorton, Va. 24 July 2016

Alaa Nairouz gets tossed from the tube while tubing on Pohick Bay. From left are Tamer Khalil, Jeries Dawani, and Saba Kerry. The boys were part of the Palestinian youth from Grace’s partner church in Nablus, Palestine. They had come to Virginia to assist in the Tri-Cities Work Camp in Petersburg. Pohick Bay Regional Park. Lorton, Va. 24 July 2016

Deepak Kenkeremath examines the artwork of children from Gaza, presented by the United Palestinian Appeal. The artwork depicts the day-to-day existence of these children who live under the siege of the Gaza Strip. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 8 June 2016

Members of the Grace Praise Band and the Praise Band from the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church of Washington in Derwood, Md., practice together in preparation for their concert presented in the sanctuary last night. The concert was presented for the Youth Group. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 21 February 2016

Kathy Drinkard sells gift items made by Palestinians at the Alternative Gift Fair 2015 in the library. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 22 November 2015

Kathy Drinkard sells gift items made by Palestinians at the Alternative Gift Fair 2015 in the library. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 22 November 2015

The Grace Weekday Preschool Chorus sings at the Aging with Grace Spring Luncheon in Wester Hall. The luncheon was catered by the Culinary Arts Class from the S. John Davis Career Center. Entertainment was also provided by renown glass harpist Jamey Turner. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 14 May 2014

Current and former members of the congregation socialize prior to dinner at a reception in celebration of Grace Presbyterian Church’s 60th year. The reception was held in Wester Hall, renamed from Fellowship Hall this evening in honor of former church members and benefactors Glen Roy and Juanita J Wester and their son David. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath Street, Springfield, Va. 11 January 2014