Senior Adults / Encore

Welcome

Welcome to Grace Presbyterian Church: Encore Ministry!

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

Gather: Encore Choir

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.

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

Connect: Encore Daytrips

Harbour Tour, Galveston Historic Tour  with Lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf- Galveston

Monday – June 4 | Depart at 9:30 a.m.

$15 for tour – lunch on your own at Fisherman’s Wharf– Payment and Reservation deadline is May 20.

See Galveston Harbor up close aboard Seagull II, Texas Seaport Museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel. Fast, stable and sheltered, she was built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education. After lunch, Galveston Historic Tours will give a narrated docent-led tour of Galveston aboard our bus that covers the Broadway Beauties, downtown, the strand, the Harbor, the East End Historic District, the tree carvings and more!

Please be at the church by 9:45 am.  The bus will depart at 10 a.m. and we will return by 5 pm.

Holmes and Watson at the Alley Theater

Saturday – July 21st | Depart at 1:30 p.m.

$25 for play

Three years after the mysterious death of beloved detective Sherlock Holmes off Reichenbach Falls, Dr. John H. Watson receives a telegram that suggests hid old friend may still be alive. The mysterious wire was sent from a doctor who states that three patients in his asylum’s care have each claimed to be the late Sherlock Holmes. Watson embarks on a journey to disprove these claims. Could Sherlock Holmes really be alive after all this time? Holmes and Watson is a riveting new adventure from award-winning writer Jeffery Hatcher

Please be at the church by 1:30 p.m.  The bus will depart at 9 a.m. and we will return by 5:45 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 

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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!