Grace Weekly - Equip

Back To School For Students

EQUIPPING HOUR-ADULTS SUMMER SCHEDULE

Ages and Stages classes will continue to meet during the summer. In place of EPIC courses will be the return of the Preacher’s Class starting Sunday, June 19. The class will meet in the Sanctuary, and will also be live-streamed using the same link as the worship service.  

June 19-Sept 4 Preacher’s Class in the Sanctuary

August 7, 14, 21-Joint Adult Class with guest teacher, Rev. Dr. Michael Johnson

August 28-State of Grace, no equipping hour for adults only

Sept 11-Fall Launch, EPIC courses resume


MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

Middle School and High School students will meet after worship on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the high school room for fun, small groups and study.   

This Sunday, Grace is excited to offer a special coffee from our friends at Houston's Katz Coffee. Cafe de Olla is a slightly sweet, cinnamon scented brew, roasted and blended right here in Houston. Pick up a bag at the café on Sunday morning before or after worship. All proceeds benefit our friends and missionaries who are assisting refugees in eastern Europe.


August Combined Adult Equipping Class

Massey Tucker Hall, August 7, 14, & 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Over the past several years, you have heard phrases like “becoming fully formed disciples” and “equipping disciples to make disciples." This is the heartbeat and vision for the people of Grace. We want to live into the mission that Jesus gave followers. Yet, we know that discipleship is a journey, not a status or a destination. It is our prayer and in our planning to help each of us step more fully into a fruitful journey of discipleship with Jesus as we live together in life and faith as a congregation.

Rev. Dr. Mike Johnson is about the vibrancy of disciples and their local churches. Over the last twenty years he has focused on the formation of people through innovating, creating, writing, coaching and teaching.

Fifteen years ago he planted the ministry Ascending Leaders. Ascending Leaders’ mission is to be churches’ Best Discipleship Ally. Ascending Leaders has a strong track record of long-term success with churches through a stages perspective on discipleship and a layered coaching approach.

In 2004 Mike received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary. Prior to this he worked as a Christian Reformed church planter and pastor in Missouri City, Texas.

Mike and his wife make their home in Sugar Land, Texas. Their two children are married and live in the area (and most employed in education or the church world), providing Mike and his wife with two local toddler grandchildren to disciple. Mike and his family enjoy the hobbies of old home rehabilitation and entrepreneurial business projects, that also serve as mission.

 

Marriage Bootcamp: Refocus, Refresh and Renew

Friday, September 30, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Do you ever feel like you are repeatedly having the same 15-year-old argument with your spouse? Or often find yourself saying “I just wish we had the same point of view.” Feeling understood, supported and appreciated in your marriage is possible. Marriage Bootcamp will give you tools to develop deeper connection and communication, skills to fight fairly and love boldly, and to understand the practices that keep love alive over a lifetime.  

What and Where:

This workshop will be grounded in 1 John 3:11, starts Friday evening and continues Saturday until mid-afternoon at the church. Childcare is available. It's an investment in your marriage were you'll rediscover and reconnect, all rooted in the love of Christ. 

Who Can Attend:

Engaged couples, newlyweds, married couples for many years...come even if your spouse is not able to attend.

The Speaker:

Andrea Gurney, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She is a champion for relationships and has been working with couples and families in her private practice for almost two decades. She has also practiced at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Earlier this year, Dr. Gurney was selected to be one of the key seminar speakers at the ECO National Gathering at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andrea_gurney. 

Other Information:

Optional: Friday evening pre-event dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Moderno Tacos (10455 Briar Forest Drive). Stop by to hang out, grab dinner and a beverage on your way to the Marriage Bootcamp. 

Retreat Cost: $40 per couple / $20 per single  

Includes a workbook, snacks, and Saturday lunch

Childcare: 

Friday: $10 per child, 4-9:15 p.m. pizza dinner included (or bring your own meal for your child), ages fifth grade and under 

Saturday: $10 per child, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., chicken nugget and chip lunch included (or bring your own meal for your child), ages fifth grade and under 

Register HERE for adults. 

Register HERE for childcare. 

Thank you to the Jarboe Fund Committee for underwriting a significant portion of this workshop.



 

Sacraments & Sundaes

All kids and their parents are invited to join us on Sunday, September 25, in Massey-Tucker Hall B at 12:15 p.m. for lunch, ice cream sundaes, and a special class that will explain the sacraments of baptism and communion in a very practical, hands-on way. It’s a great way to learn about the sacraments for the very first time or revisit information already learned. While designed especially for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their parents, children and students of any age are welcome to attend with their families. Click HERE to register. 

Student Ministries Trampoline Park Day

Meet us on Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m. at Urban Air-Katy (25307 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494). Parents MUST come inside and sign a waiver when dropping off their student. Pick-up is at 9 p.m. Pizza and drinks provided. Bring money for snacks and the arcade.



Parents' Night Out

Parents' Night Out on Saturday, September 10, is a fun night out for children from birth to fifth grade from 5-8 p.m. Children will enjoy pizza, a movie, games, and snacks for only $20 per child, while parents enjoy a night out with other adults. Parents are invited to gather at Kirby Ice House (1015 Gessner, 77055) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for drinks and bites. 

YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION

Soccer Registration Open August 17-31

Recreational sports are a ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church and open to all children Prek-4 through 5th grade as part of the West Houston Christian Sports Association. Every year we offer boys and girls soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball/baseball. Parents are required to volunteer in the capacity of team parent, assistant coach, or coach. Practices are 1 time a week on the Grace School athletic fields. Games are Saturday's, locations TBD. The fee to play is $140.

For questions contact Wendy Wray, Recreational Sports Coordinator, Grace Presbyterian Church wwray@gpch.org or (713)248-2670.

Team Placement will be in order of date registered & a wait list will be created to fill a second team.

Coaches Meeting/team schedule: September 20

Practice begins: September 12

First Game: September 24

Last Game: November 12, 8 games total

The registration fee is $140. The fee includes trophy, team & individual pictures & uniform basics. Register HERE.