Welcome to Grace Presbyterian Church: Encore Ministry!
Encore is a ministry for adults over the age of 50.
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 Becky Morris 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 Becky Morris 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!
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
SEPTEMBER ENCORE TRIP: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
September 29, 1:30-6 p.m.
Join us for a self-guided tour of the the nation’s fourth largest Holocaust museum, right here in Houston. The museum recently re-opened in June with a powerful message of “darkness to light.” The museum is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims and honoring the survivors’ legacy. The cost for this trip is $12, and payment is due by August 15. Dinner will be on your own at the Cleburne Cafeteria. To register, contactBecky Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org; 713-267-5091), or you can sign up on the Encore book at the receptionist desk on every Sunday.
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 Becky Morris 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 email@example.com