We would like to invite all women to come and join one of our circles. Please click on the Circle Meetings tab below to see the time schedule.
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.”
Our theme for this coming year is “Let Us Live by the Spirit”. Galatians 5:22-23a, “22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control.”
Come join us as we learn how to live with the gift of the “Fruit of the Spirit” by Hazel Offner.
Visitors are welcome to attend the Circle Meetings.
First Monday of the Month
- Circle 1: 10:00 a.m. – MTH 102
- 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.
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.
HOME-BOUND AND PRAYER MEMBERS these are women who are home-bound due to caring for a family member or are too ill or infirm to attend circle meetings. The members are assigned to circles. Each circle prays for and contacts their Prayer Member by telephone, greeting cards, or visits.
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.
FREEDOM PLACE Arrow’s Freedom Place is a Christ-centered care and recovery center for underage female victims of domestic child sex trafficking. It is the first long-term, comprehensive care facility in Texas for underage victims of domestic child sex trafficking and is one of only five such facilities in the United States. Our mission is to offer a successful path to freedom for American children who have suffered as victims of commercial sexual exploitation. When a girl arrives at Arrow’s Freedom Place, she is immediately placed on her personal path toward healing. A team of on-site medical, mental health, and education professionals begin a comprehensive evaluation and prepare a personalized plan of care for each girl. Girls spend approximately one year in our comprehensive recovery program. When appropriate, we will exhaust every opportunity to successfully reunite her with immediate family or relatives. If that is not possible, Arrow will arrange foster care within our network of Christian families. If the girl is approaching 18, we will help her transition to successful independent living.
JUAN CONSTANTINO SANTIAGO & FE MAYA Constantino currently lives in Guatemala and is part of the Grace en Español ministry called “ Fe Maya”. He is a “retired teacher of 27 years in Guatemala and five in Colorado. While working as a teacher in Colorado, Constantino received God’s call on his heart to reach children in his homeland and provide them with school supplies while presenting the Gospel. The “Fe Maya” mission was born! He works hard to serve the extremely poor Mayan children in the rural mountains of western Guatemala.
KATIE & JORDAN GOODIE, WEST VIRGINIA MINISTRY Katie (Mancillas) Goodie grew up learning how to love and follow Jesus at Grace. She met her husband Jordan, in a college ministry called Chi Alpha (XA), which stands for Christ’s ambassadors inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:20. They have one little girl named Zoe. After graduating, Jordan and Katie spent two years doing an internship, building a staff team, and learning how to pastor a Chi Alpha group. In 2013, Jordan and Katie moved to West Virginia to pioneer a Chi Alpha campus ministry at West Virginia University. Since moving to West Virginia, they have started an internship program that allow graduating seniors to give a year and serve with the ministry. wvuxa.org/staff
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.