Sarah Brents – Grace Presbyterian Church http://gpch.org LIVING TO MAKE JESUS VISIBLE Tue, 22 May 2018 22:05:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Right Now Media http://gpch.org/rightnowmedia/ Tue, 09 May 2017 18:35:45 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=13970 Harvey Relief: I Want to HELP http://gpch.org/i-want-to-help/ Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:54:09 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=14796 Rec Sports-Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Registration Open http://gpch.org/recsports/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:40:11 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=9040 Rec sports is a ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church and open to all children PreK 4 through 5th grade as part of the West Houston Christian Sports Association. Every year we offer boys and girls soccer, basketball and softball/baseball. Parents are required to volunteer in the capacity of team parent, assistant coach or coach. Scroll down for more information on the parent’s volunteer positions and code of ethics. No late registrations will be accepted. For questions contact Wendy Wray, Recreational Sports Coordinator, Grace Presbyterian Church *protected email* or (713)248-2670.

Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Softball

Online Registration February 1-20
  • Girls and Boys PreK 4*-5th
  • Practice is once a week at Grace (after 5:00pm either Mon, Wed, or Fri),  beginning March 19
  • Games on Saturday’s (March 24-May19) Location TBD
  • Team Game Schedule will be available on March 20
  • Fee $ 125 (includes: Jersey, hat/visor, trophy, individual & team picture)
  • Player is responsible for providing their own: pants, batting helmet w/chin strap, bat, glove & cleats

*Players MUST be in PreK 4 at the time of registration.

 

Information for Parents

All Teams are required to have Head Coach, Assistant Coach & Team Parent.

Team Parent Duties
  • Pick up uniforms for team
  • Call Parents regarding practice and game changes
  • Remind coaches and parents of the picture date
  • Prepare and distribute an after game snack schedule to all parents
  • Teams will be honored with an end of season celebration at the church
Coach/Assistant Coach Duties
  • Communicate with parents & Team Parent in a timely manner
  • Set Practice time & day
  • Have knowledge of or Acquire the Basic Rules of the sport
  • Effectively run practice to teach skills needed to play & understand game
  • Be a Positive Role model in conduct & attitude
  • Attend all or most Games
  • Attend Team Pictures & Team Party
Parents’ & Coaches’ Covenant

Grace Presbyterian Church participates in youth sports activities as a member of the West Houston Christian Sports Association (WHCSA). The WHCSA sports programs provide opportunities for youth to participate in competitive team sports in a Christian environment. The underlying philosophy and objectives of WHCSA focus on the spiritual and emotional development of its youth, physical fitness, fair play, sportsmanship, and the development of individual and team skills.Grace Presbyterian Church appreciates the time, effort, and commitment required of its coaches and understands his/her importance as a role model to the participating youth. The conduct, attitude, and examples exhibited by an adult coach are critical in providing the positive experience and lifelong lessons that can be gained through youth participation in competitive team sports.

Parents’ & Coaches’ Code of Ethics
  • I will remember that the game is for the youth and not for adults.
  • I will provide a safe and healthy environment for my players. I will do my best to organize practices that promote self-esteem, fun, friendship, and the fundamentals of the sport.
  • I will be knowledgeable in the rules of the sport that I coach, and I will attempt to teach these rules to my players.
  • I will treat players, fans, officials, parents, and coaches with respect, regardless of religion, race, gender, creed, or ability. I will hold my players accountable for exhibiting the same respect.
  • I will lead by example, demonstrating Christian love, fair play, and sportsmanship towards all players, fans, officials, parents, and coaches. I will only address players, fans, officials, parents and coaches in a positive and encouraging manner.
  • I have read the above Parent’s and Coach’s Code of Ethics and agree to abide by them, as well as the rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations, and rulings of the WHCSA. I understand that any violation of these is subject to review by the WHCSA, Grace Presbyterian Church, and its staff, and that my participation as a coach or spectator may be revoked at any time if a violation occurs.
  • I agree to share the above information with any and all persons who will be in attendance at my child’s practices/sporting events during the course of the season. I understand that they will be subject to the same ethics agreement and consequences as outlined above.

The League – West Houston Christian Sports Association 
(Soccer, Basketball and Baseball)

The West Houston Christian Sports Association or WHCSA is made up up 27 local Churches. There are over 175 teams of varying age divisions for each sport. The league goals are to have fun, build children’s skills in their respective sports, and teach each child proper sportsmanship and conduct when competing.  In light of these goals, the league does not keep standing or have playoffs.   Two of the most notable characteristics of this League are (1) its attitude that stresses fun; and (2) its Zero Tolerance Policy related to all inappropriate conduct by coaches and parents

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2018 Dolores and Alan Wood Memorial Golf Tournament http://gpch.org/golf/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:04:30 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=10617 Monday, November 5, 2018

Sugar Creek Country Club

12 p.m. – Shotgun start, 5:30 p.m. – Dinner and Awards

The Grace Presbyterian Church Dolores and Alan Wood Memorial Golf Tournament is back this fall!

Registration will open up September 2018!  Check back on this webpage to register online in September!

If you are interested in being recognized as an Underwriter or Major Sponsor, please contact Chris French at *protected email* or 713-267-5039.

 

 

 

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salmo 1 http://gpch.org/salmo-1/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:31:13 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=14116 En la ciudad de Houston estamos acostumbrados a la variedad y diversidad. Con personas de tantas nacionalidades es de esperar que traigan sus culturas y comidas con ellos. No importa que comida se te antoje almorzar o cenar aquí en Houston témenos un restaurante que sirva ese platillo que se te antoja. Y casi así es todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas. Tenemos muchas opciones y desde pequeños nos acostumbramos a no ver el mundo en blanco y negro. Esperamos variedad. Desde la comida que comemos hasta las formas de entretenimiento.

En el Salmo 1 el salmista nos presenta un mundo muy diferente al cual estamos acostumbrados a ver. El describe el mundo solo en dos tipos de personas: El bienaventurado (o justo) y el impío.

El salmista nos dice la persona bienaventurada es aquel que no se deja llevar o influenciar gradualmente al estilo de vida del impío. La influencia de la cual el describe es una influencia gradual. Primero camina después a detenerse y al final es sentarse. Uno de mis escritores favoritos llamado C.S. Lewis en uno de sus libros dice, “De hecho, el camino más seguro hacia el Infierno es el gradual: la suave ladera, blanda bajo el pie, sin giros bruscos, sin mojones, sin señalizaciones.” Al decir esto, C.S. Lewis destruye la noción de que los PECADOTES son de la noche a la mañana o que de repente sorprenden a la persona. El pecado empieza por alguna influencia, llevando a la persona a detenerse y deleitarse en tal acto y resulta en descarar en tal estilo de vida.

“Existen dos tipos de persona”, explica C.S. Lewis, “las cuales le dicen a Dios, ‘que se haga tu voluntad, y a las cuales Dios le dice ‘Que se haga tu voluntad’”. El peor castigo que Dios le puede dar a un ser humano es de dejarlo a su propia prudencia y a su propia ley. El corazón del ser humano sin la intervención divina es siempre de hacer el mal y de ahí proviene todos los actos más atroces que hemos cometido (Gen. 6:5-8; 7:21; Mar. 7:14-23). Necesitamos la Ley de Dios para ser instruidos y guiados por el Espíritu Santo para vivir una vida feliz y completa El. Aunque somos justificados por la fe en la persona y obra de Jesús, la Ley nos enseña cómo debemos de vivir.

Este salmo también nos sirve como una descripción de Cristo, siendo el hombre bienaventurado que estando entre malvados nunca peco, cumplir la ley de Dios era su pan y su bebida y es a aquel que se sentara entre los justos e impíos como el Gran Juez. Concluye con la promesa de que el Señor conoce nuestros caminos y esto es porque el preparo de antemano (Efe. 2:10). Nuestro deber es conocer la voluntad de Dios, meditar y empezaremos a ver el mundo como Él lo ve y a dar fruto a su debido tiempo. Él nos dio a su Espíritu para aseguraros la victoria contra el pecado. Confiemos y deleitémonos en El.

 

-Ramon Gahona

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Hungary: The Johnsons http://gpch.org/14067-2/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:50:22 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=14067 Hungary: The Phoms http://gpch.org/hungary-the-phoms/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:38:41 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=14061 West Houston Assistance Ministries http://gpch.org/blessing-others-across-the-street/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:10:06 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=12649 Travel to Greece http://gpch.org/greece/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:51:45 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=11580 Join The Rev. Dr. Mike Fry and The Rev. Dr. Jim Davis on a 14 day trip across Greece, following the footsteps of the Apostle Paul.

Prices:

Double $5223.00 per person *
Single Supplement: rate available upon request

Included in Price: Round trip air from Houston on Turkish Airlines,  4 Night Cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey, hotels, airport transfers, travel insurance, all breakfasts and dinners, most lunches, gratuities for guides, driver and restaurant wait staff, entrance fees to sites.

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change

March 5-18, 2017

Limited space is still available. To register or for more information contact *protected email*, 713-780-1699.

Complete Itinerary

 

 

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Veterans Day Luncheon http://gpch.org/veterans/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:29:14 +0000 http://gpch.org/?p=8147 Sunday, November 12, 12:30 p.m., Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall

Adults $7, Child $3, Veterans – complimentary

Join us for an all-church lunch to honor the Veterans in the congregation. Our guest speaker will be Travis Hodges, who served the U.S. Army as Service and Recovery Section Sergeant.

Not only do we want to celebrate those who have served, but we also want to support those who are actively serving. Help us fill a care package of snacks for a unit serving in Africa. Suggested items: Hard candies (Lifesavers, Jolly Ranchers, etc.) and snack-size crackers (Goldfish, Cheez-Its, etc.). You may bring your donations to the church Welcome Center during the week or to The Filling Station on Sunday.

We are also compiling a list of those currently serving our country. Please contact Becky Morris (*protected email*, (713-267-5091) with names and branches by November 2.

 

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