Our goal is to embrace new friends and continue growing with longtime friends. We look forward to sharing thoughts regarding Bible study… lifting up each other and family members in prayer… showing compassion and love for one another.
The purpose of Women of Grace is: “Because we are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, we foster spiritual growth through Bible study and prayer, engage in missions, and share Christian fellowship so that we bear witness to God’s eternal kingdom.”
Join us as we celebrate coming together as Women of Grace. We meet monthly in six small groups called “circles” – a place to study God’s word, grow friendships, and draw closer to God. Women of Grace also plays a vital role in the life of the church through our mission outreach and other benevolences.
Women of Grace would like to invite all women to come and join one of our WoG circles. If you have been thinking about visiting one of the circles please see the schedule below. Our theme for this coming year is “Let Your Light Shine”. Our Study will be “James – Faith That Works” by A.T & P.J. Le Peau
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Visitors are welcome to attend the Circle Meetings.
First Monday of the Month
- Circle 1: 10:00 a.m. – MTH 101
- Circle 2: 9:30 a.m. – McKechnie Dining Room
- Circle 34: 9:30 a.m. – Church Library
- Circle 5: 9:30 a.m. – Members’ homes
First Thursday of the Month
- Circle 7: 11:30 a.m. – MTH 102
- Circle 68: 6:00 p.m. – MTH 103
BOYS AND GIRLS COUNTRY is a Christian home that provides children from families in crisis with love, security, a sense of self-worth, and opportunities to prepare them for a successful life. The children are primarily from the greater Houston area.
CARING COINS is a monthly love offering collected at circle meetings which will support a ministry selected by the mission chair and her committee.
CELEBRATION OFFERING is giving in honor of Women of Grace and Grace Presbyterian Church to help support missionaries around the world that partner with Grace Presbyterian Church. These gifts may be collected at our Spring Luncheon/Meeting.
COPE WITH HOPE in times of crises or unexpected challenges, there is someone to walk beside you and help you through it. “HOPE”, a benevolence of Women of Grace, will help any Presbyterian woman (based on financial need) to receive counseling in order to meet life’s challenges.
HOLLY HALL is a Christian retirement community located near the Astrodome and is supported by various denominations. Individual support also comes through ticket sales for the four book reviews held each year at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. A bazaar in April at Holly Hall, and a “Silver Tea” in December at a private residence give additional opportunities for support. Women of Grace are invited and encouraged to attend these activities.
HOMEBOUND AND PRAYER MEMBERS are Grace members and friends of Grace who are homebound due to caring for a family member or who may themselves be too ill or infirm to attend circle meetings. The members are assigned to circles. Each circle then prays for their Prayer Member and stays in contact with them by visits, phone calls, or greeting cards.
MEDICAL CENTER APARTMENT MINISTRY Grace Presbyterian Church provides financial support for several apartments in the Medical Center. Out-of-town residents who are in Houston for extended medical treatments occupy these apartments. MONTHLY Cards will be sent and “welcome gift baskets” prepared.
MISSIONARY AND SEMINARY STUDENT CARD AND PRAYER SUPPORT Grace Presbyterian Church contributes financial support to several foreign missionaries and often to seminary students. Cards of gratitude for their service and for encouragement will be sent monthly by appointed circles.
OPEN DOOR MISSION is located in Houston’s East End and offers a drug and alcohol recovery program, convalescent care, educational and vocational opportunities, and low -income housing for men. An intensive Christ-centered program to overcome drug and alcohol addictions is offered over a nine-month period. The program includes a curriculum of self-discovery, life-skills, spiritual renewal, Bible study, mentoring counseling and twelve-step program.
STAR OF HOPE is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children in the Houston area. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on Spiritual growth, education, employment, life management, and recovery from substance abuse. An emergency shelter for women and children is provided and child care and after-school programs for children are offered. Along with a development center for men, there are 111 single and family apartments.
WALNUT BEND ELEMENTARY AND PAUL REVERE MIDDLE SCHOOL Over the years, through Project 180, Grace Presbyterian Church has developed a lasting relationship with these schools. In August, a church-wide collection of school supplies and monetary donations for school uniforms is conducted. In December cookie packages are assembled and delivered to the teachers and staff.
GRACE GIRL’S SCHOOL Grace Girl’s School in Kenya, Africa has a vision to provide a future of hope for high school age girls and their families. It is a Maasai custom to betroth young girls to older men. Often girls are sent to their husband as soon as they reach puberty because of the money given to the family. Women have few or no options in the Maasai culture. Grace Girl’s School is a boarding school that offers them safety from early marriage and education gives them a hopeful future. In their class rooms, they are taught the same courses that students here in the U.S. would be learning. Alongside their mathematics, physics, biology, geography and other classes they are taught the word of God. They have a Christian education class and their music class is led with a hymn book. Their focus on education and spiritual growth will have an impact on their lives, their families’ lives, and those in their community.
ADDITIONAL MISSION SUPPORT through our pledges and individual financial contributions, other missions receive the support of Women of Grace. These include Grace Minister’s Discretionary Fund, Traveling Teapot Ministry, Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services and Christian Veterinary Mission, and Living Water International.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. (10:45 a.m. sign-in), Church Library A Christmas celebration featuring seasonal music by by Grace organist, James Roman and his wife, Grace. We’ll enjoy readings of Christmas poetry authored by Grace member, Katherine Swarts. And…