provides a unique blend of coffee house style performance and religious service in which we celebrate the spiritual values of compassion, social and economic justice, reconciliation, peace and joy through art, poetry, music, dance and storytelling.
Fabulous Friends of WNY is a safe and comfortable meeting place outside the bar scene for LGBTQ people of Western New York. Fabulous Friends of WNY is all inclusive: gay, bi, transgender, lesbian, and straight of all age groups both young and old. Mondays in the Walter Lord Room at St. Johns-Grace from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for meet and greet. Visit Fabulous Friends of WNY on Facebook.
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Listen to highlights of Festival Day Services and other music recorded live at St. John's-Grace:
Christmas at St. John's-Grace 2011 - our featured singers present a concert of A Cappella
Renaissance and Traditional Carols, plus two anthems by the St. John's-Grace Choir
Advent Lessons and Carols at St. John's-Grace
Christmas at St. John's-Grace 2009
Easter at St. John's-Grace
All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and Day of the Dead at St. John's-Grace
Sounds of St. John's-Grace (playing now on your computer. If you're not hearing this,
download QuickTime for free at www.quicktime.com)
Other Music Recorded Live During Services
See St. John's-Grace on YouTube:
See scenes from the great West Window, "Te Deum,"
by J. Gordon Guthrie, while Jenece Gerber and the
St. John's-Grace Choir sing Leo Sowerby's I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes.
See the St. John's-Grace Choir with tenor soloist
West Richter sing J. V. Roberts' Seek Ye the Lord.
Read about The Elmwood Historic District (West) created through the Richmond Ashland National Historic District Initiative. St. John's-Grace is the lead community agency on this project to put our neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.
Listen to best-selling author Bishop John Shelby Spong, who preached this sermon at the Sunday morning service at St. John's-Grace on March 22, 2010.
Read The Way of the Cross by poet and New York Times dance critic Jack Anderson, a compelling modern meditation on the stations of the cross on-line. Illustrations by John Schimminger.
See Refuge and Rebirth: The Church in Western New York. St. John's-Grace is featured in this video made by Trinity Church - Wall Street in its series Anglican Communion Stories.