Encore is a ministry for adults over the age of 50.
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
The Bryan Museum and lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf – Galveston
Monday –August 7– Depart at 10 a.m.
$12 for tour – lunch on your own at Fisherman’s Wharf– Payment and Reservation deadline is July 30.
The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.
Please be at the church by 9:45 am. The bus will depart at 10 a.m. and we will return by 4:30 pm.
The Museum of Funeral History and lunch at Cracker Barrel
Wednesday –September 13– Depart at 9 a.m.
$10 for tour – lunch and shopping on your own at Cracker Barrel– Payment and Reservation deadline is September 3.
Voted one of the best museums in Houston! 5 Star reviews! “Defied expectations!” “Not morbid or creepy at all!” Funeral practices around the world, antique hearses, embalming techniques from ancient Egypt till today, Presidential and Popes’ funerals, and much more!
Please be at the church by 8:45 a.m. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. and we will return by 2:45 p.m.
Newman’s Castle, Bellville, Texas
Wednesday –October 11– Depart at 9:30 a.m.
$22 for tour, which includes lunch – Payment and Reservation deadline is September 24.
Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle, a one-of-a-kind custom creation hidden just outside of town in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat (watch out for gators!), a massive working 3000 lb. drawbridge with an accompanying portcullis, a chapel, five round corner turrets, a courtyard, and a central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands. Perimeter wall encompasses the castle, ensuring you are safe from oncoming marauders during your visit.
Please be at the church by 9:15 a.m. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. and we will return by 3:45 p.m.
Questions or to make reservations contact or .
Fun and Fellowship
Mahjong: Encore 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 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 by the Friday prior to bridge week at 713-267-5091 or
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.
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.
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.
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!