We would like to invite all women to come and join one of our circles. Please click on the Circle Meetings tab below to see the time schedule.
The purpose of Women of Grace is: “Because we are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, we foster spiritual growth through Bible study and prayer, engage in missions, and share Christian fellowship so that we bear witness to God’s eternal kingdom.”
Our theme for this coming year is “Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow”. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10.
Come join us as we learn about “Women of the New Testament” by Phyllis J. Le Peau.
Visitors are welcome to attend the Circle Meetings.
First Monday of the Month
- Circle 1: 10:00 a.m. – MTH 102
- Circle 2: 10:00 a.m. – McKechnie Dining Room
- Circle 34: 9:30 a.m. – MTH 101
- Circle 5: 9:30 a.m. – Members’ homes
First Thursday of the Month
- Circle 7: 11:30 a.m. – MTH 102
- Circle 68: 6:30 p.m. – MTH A
BOYS AND GIRLS COUNTRY
This is a Christian home that provides children from families in crisis with love, security, a sense of self-worth, and opportunities to prepare them for a successful life. The children are primarily from the greater Houston area.
This is a monthly love offering collected at circle meetings which will support a ministry selected by the mission chair and her committee.
COPE WITH HOPE
In times of crises or unexpected challenges, there is someone to walk beside you and help you through it. “HOPE”, a benevolence of Women of Grace, will help any Presbyterian woman (based on financial need) to receive counseling in order to meet life’s challenges.
GRACE GIRL’S SCHOOL
Grace Girl’s School in Kenya, Africa has a vision to provide a future of hope for high school age girls and their families. It is a Maasai custom to betroth young girls to older men. Often girls are sent to a husband as soon as they reach puberty, because of the money given to the family. Women have few or no options in the Maasai culture. Grace Girl’s School is a boarding school that offers them safety from early marriage: education gives them a hopeful future. In their class rooms, they are taught the same courses that students here in the U.S. would be learning. Alongside mathematics, physics, biology, geography and other classes, they are taught the word of God. They have a Christian education class; their music class is led with a hymn book. The focus on education and spiritual growth will have an impact on their lives, their families’ lives, and those in their community.
This is a Christian retirement community located near NRG stadium (the Astrodome) and is supported by various denominations. Individual support also comes through ticket sales for the book reviews and events. A “Silver Tea” in December at a private residence gives additional opportunities for support. Women of Grace are invited and encouraged to attend these activities. At this time, no activities are being planned at Holly Hall due to the pandemic.
HOME-BOUND AND PRAYER MEMBERS
These are women who are home-bound due to caring for a family member or are too ill or infirm to attend circle meetings. The members are assigned to circles. Each circle prays for and contacts their Prayer Member by telephone, greeting cards, or visits.
JUAN CONSTANTINO SANTIAGO & FE MAYA
Constantino currently lives in Guatemala and is part of the Grace en Español ministry called “Fe Maya”. He is a retired teacher of 27 years in Guatemala and 5 in Colorado. While working as a teacher in Colorado, Constantino received God’s call on his heart to reach children in his homeland and provide them with school supplies, while presenting the Gospel. The “Fe Maya” mission was born! He works hard to serve the extremely poor Mayan children in the rural mountains of western Guatemala.
MEDICAL CENTER APARTMENT MINISTRY
Grace Presbyterian Church provides financial support for several apartments in the Medical Center. Out-of-town residents who are in Houston for extended medical treatments occupy these apartments. MONTHLY Cards will be sent and “welcome gift baskets” prepared.
MISSION OF YAHWEH
The Mission of Yahweh offers many life-changing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency for women. The Children’s Program includes social skills development, educational programs and development of character traits such as self-esteem, honesty, self-control, forgiveness, etc. An important part of the Mission’s objective is providing outreach services to low-income families that live in our surrounding neighborhoods.
MISSIONARY AND SEMINARY STUDENT CARD AND PRAYER SUPPORT
Grace Presbyterian Church contributes financial support to several foreign missionaries and often to seminary students. Cards of gratitude for their service and for encouragement will be sent monthly by appointed circles.
OPEN DOOR MISSION
This mission is located in Houston’s East End and offers a drug and alcohol recovery program, convalescent care, educational and vocational opportunities, and low -income housing for men. An intensive Christ-centered program to overcome drug and alcohol addictions is offered over a nine-month period. The program includes a curriculum of self-discovery, life-skills, spiritual renewal, Bible study, mentoring counseling and twelve-step program.
FRIENDS OF WESTCHASE
WALNUT BEND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PAUL REVERE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Over the years, through Project 180, Grace Presbyterian Church has developed a lasting relationship with these schools. Grace members tutor, provide after school activities, collect school supplies and clothing, and donate money to these schools.
WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministries)
This mission runs a resale shop which always welcomes donations. They also provide food, employment services and financial help for families in need.
This is a ministry through Young Life, for teen moms and their babies to be encouraged, mentored, and supported with care and compassion, as they learn about the love Jesus has for them.
ADDITIONAL MISSION SUPPORT
Through our pledges and individual financial contributions, other missions receive the support of Women of Grace. These include Grace Minister’s Discretionary Fund, Traveling Teapot Ministry, Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services and Christian Veterinary Mission, and Living Water International.