Senior Adults / Encore

Encore is a ministry for adults over the age of 50. 

 

GATHER to worship and celebrate the Lord

GATHER 

Encore Choir

This choir sings once a month in our chapel service as well as for various local groups. meets Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the

CONNECT in authentic community

CONNECT 

Encore Daytrips

Houston TranStar

Wednesday – July 12 – Depart at 9:30 a.m.

Free Event – lunch on your own at Chatter’s Café & Bistro – Reservation deadline is June 28.

The Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of representatives from the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and TxDOT that are responsible for providing Transportation Management and Emergency Management services to the Greater Houston Region.  Come join us as we see a behind- the- scene look at what this agency does to keep us safe and keep our traffic flowing.

Be at the church by 9:15 am.  The bus will depart at 9:30 am and we will return by 2:30 pm.

Questions or to make reservations contact or .

Fun and Fellowship

Mahjong: JOY Ministry is offering Mahjong, a game that originated in China, which is commonly played by four. Similar to the card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. This group meets on Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. If you would like to learn how to play and would like to join us, please contact Becky Morris at bmorris@gpch.org or 713-267-5091.

Bridge: Social Bridge players meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch ($5.00) is available with required reservation. For both attendance and lunch reservations contact Becky Morris by the Friday prior to bridge week at 713-267-5091 or

BLESS others

BLESS 

Manna from Grace

Interested in cooking – bless others with your talents! This ministry has been redesigned and is now underway with people volunteering to do devotionals, cooking, and using Grace members’ kitchens. Monday Manna meets once a month in Grace Church’s kitchen. Saturday Manna meets the second Saturday of each month in different congregation member’s homes. Food is prepared and some deliveries are made to those that are home-bound, ill or have recently had a baby. The remaining food is stored in the Parlor’s kitchen freezer located at the north entrance of the church. If you have someone that needs food, you may sign out food on the list hanging on the freezer door and deliver it. If you are interested in volunteering, contact at 713-267-5091.

The Gathering

Become a volunteer at The Gathering, a monthly “care day” program for older adults with special needs, offers free time for caregivers while their loved ones are cared for by volunteers at Grace. The Gathering meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in Massey-Tucker Hall from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, call Ann McIntire at 281-343-9391.

Powerful Tools for Caregiving

Grace offers a six-week course for those involved in caregiving. The class equips caregivers to be able to take care of themselves as they care for their loved one.

Prayer Shawls

Let the Lord use your talents in blessing others with a prayer shawl. either create or come and pick up a prayer shawl to bless someone with prayer and presence. These shawls were hand-knitted by women of Grace who participated with Peace by Piece. If you wish to give one, please contact at 713-267-5091. We supply gift bag, tissue paper, and a note from Peace by Piece. There are a variety of colors from which to choose. Prayer shawls are all made with love and given to those that have lost a loved one or for someone who is ill. These shawls are not just for church members. If you have a loved one or friend dealing with sickness or loss you may also ask for one.

Medical Center Apartments

Encore host one of the seven Grace apartments in the Texas Medical Center for those who live outside of Houston and our coming to the Medical Center for treatment. If you would like to help with connect with our guest to make them feel welcomed and nurtured during their stay contact Becky Morris.

 Frownbusters

This ministry is serious business – seriously fun, that is! Frownbusters spread the joy of Christ through their ministry of laughter at hospitals, nursing homes, church gatherings, schools, and as far away as Nicaragua and Africa. Wherever they go, they bring the message of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ through the gift of humor. Contact Becky Morris to learn more!