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

 Greater Tuna at the Ground 1894 Opera House in Galveston

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cost: $40.00

Greater Tuna is a comedic play set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third smallest” town in the state.  The play is at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of same.

  • Registration deadline March 5th (no refunds after this date).  Seating is limited.
  • Lunch on your own at Saltwater Grill in Galveston
  • Please arrive at Grace by 11:30 a.m.  We will depart Grace at 11:45 a.m. and will return around 6:00 p.m.

A.D. Players – You Can’t Take It With You

Sunday, May 7th – 2pm Performance

$22.00 – check due no later than April 16th

Sweet natured Alice Sycamore invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner in the hopes of obtaining their blessing for her upcoming nuptials.

Please come join us for our first look at the new A. D. Players theater! We will leave Grace at 1:15 pm and will return around 4:30PM.  Please be here by 1:00 p.m.

ALLEY THEATER – Designer Talk followed by the play Freaky Friday

Sunday June 4th – 1:30 pm

COST: $25 – ($31 if you would like a box lunch)…………check due by Sunday, May 21

DESIGNER TALK

At 1:30 p.m., before the Sunday matinee performance, we will attend a discussion with the production’s creative team to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the design process. These pre-show talks offer audiences an exclusive opportunity to ask questions about the designer’s work and learn how they brought the script to life. Designer Talks will take place in the Texas Room.

FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical  based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Walt Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic that follows an overworked mother and teenage daughter on a wild journey after magically swapping bodies. The musical is a sure-fire hit for the whole family.  This is a captioned and audio described performance.

For those of you who wish to eat a box lunch, Ana will provide one for you for $6. We will gather after the 11:15 service to eat and then leave for the Alley Theater at 12:45.  If you wish to eat elsewhere, please be at the church by 12:30. We will return to Grace by 5 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 [email protected] 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!