Our Community

“[I value] community, friendship, and outreach to the community.”

As a member of the Greater Lexington Area Ministerial Association (GLAMA), Grace Church joins other Lexington church communities to hold citywide events, such as Palm Sunday at the square and luminaries for the hungry, and to address matters of social and religious importance to the community.

OUR DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORS

Grace Church resides in the very walkable Uptown Lexington community, where one can stroll and browse at popular businesses, such as Backyard Retreat, The Candy Factory, Conrad and Hinkle Grocery, famous for its pimento cheese and fresh cuts of meat, and Lanier’s Hardware, where you can find everything you never knew you needed.

WHAT WE DO

The City of Lexington offers recreational activities, including 21 city parks, the YMCA, a new skatepark, and swimming pools. You’ll also find the annual Thanksgiving Day Early Bird 5K, which helps fund the United Way, as well as the popular Barbecue Festival, which brings an estimated 200,000 people to our town on one pleasant autumn day, once again demonstrating why Lexington claims to be “Barbecue Center of the World.”

THE RAILROAD DISTRICT

Exciting news in the city of Lexington is the development of the railroad district. Plans include shops, housing, and more, including a rail stop at a newly approved Amtrak depot, which will connect Lexington with rail service from Charlotte to DC.

HOW WE LEARN

Schools in the area offer many opportunities for academic and athletic excellence. The Lexington City School system includes 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, Lexington Senior High, home of the Yellow Jackets. The Davidson County School district includes 21 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 7 high schools. Also available for students is the Davidson County Early College High School, offering small high school and college-credit classes at Davidson-Davie Community College. Private K-12 schools can be found in nearby Winston-Salem, High Point, and Salisbury.

THE PEOPLE OF GRACE!

We are teachers, artists, doctors, lawyers, bankers, farmers, parents, grandparents, children, singles, line-dancers, musicians, accountants, administrators, photographers, dramatists, and much, much more. We serve on the City Council, the Lexington City School board, boards of the Friends of the Library, the Life Center, Communities in Schools, Project Potential, Meals on Wheels, and more. We read books, we swim, we ride bikes, we cook, we walk our dogs, we work, we play, we rest. We love our families, our friends, our community, our church. We love God. We work to make the world and our community a better, more open, and more loving place.

“I value the tolerance of individual differences – open and welcoming.”

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