Grace Weekly - Equip

Blood Drive in memory of Damien Logan

Sunday, November 12, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Massey-Tucker Hall

Give the gift of life and help Grace maintain the Life Plan II Blood program through the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. This month we will be donating in memory of Grace School student Damien Logan.  

Damien was a vibrant and fun loving seven year old with bright eyes and a delightful smile. He loved cars and had a huge Hot Wheel collection and dreamt of being a race car driver one day. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed swimming and riding his bike, and also loved to sing and dance. He was very intelligent and enjoyed school, with math being his favorite subject. Shortly after starting the second grade, Damien was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. His time in the hospital consisted of many blood transfusions, dialysis, and very aggressive chemotherapy. Despite the best efforts of the amazing doctors at Texas Children's Hospital, Damien developed an infection that his body was unable to fight. He lost his battle with cancer on September 29, 2019. He was a loving big brother and a caring friend and left a lasting impression on those he knew.

Please join us in remembering Damien and to help others. We will also be supporting his mother Susan Logan, and grandmother Judy Sims, who are both Grace Church members.

Register HERE for your appointment to give.  


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.


Grace Family Night at Blue Agave Cantina

Join us for a Grace Family Night out to Blue Agave Cantina (14555 Grisby Rd, Houston, TX 77079) on Sunday, November 6, 5-7 p.m. Eat a delicious dinner (pay your own) on the patio, hang out with old friends and come make some new ones! There's plenty of room for kids to play and make friends too. Let us know how many adults and children in your party by Thursday, November 3 so we can give the restaurant a head count.  Register HERE!

Register here!

A Grace Disguised-How The Soul Grows Through Loss

Six week grief class October 13-November 17 

Whoever thought that grief would be described as grace? Anyone that has suffered loss knows that processing grief is very difficult. Grace hosts A Grace Disguised class where participants will learn and share about the grief process, pray and enjoy fellowship together. This is six-week class begins October 13, 2022, at 6 p.m. in MT101. The book, A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser, will be available for purchase for $15.00 when you register or on the first day of class. For more information, please contact Denise Phelps.

Register HERE


ABIDE-Student Worship Experience

ABIDE is every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in MTH 207! The goal of ABIDE is to have both a night of worship, but also a time for  middle and high school students to be in authentic and vulnerable community with each other. Rather than our usual Sunday evening Crowded House format, we break into small groups of about 3-5 people and go through 3 focuses: gratitude (what has God been up to this week), confession (what we need to give to God this week), and accountability (how we can grow closer to God this week)! Have dinner before you come, but we'll have snacks. 



Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 30, 4:30–6 p.m., at the Grace athletic field parking lot

Join us for trick or treating from trunks, candy, music, and fun! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this not-so-scary, trick-or-treating event. There will be prizes for best costumes, so come dressed in your not-so-scary best!

We can’t have Trunk or Treat without trunks! We're looking for 30 not-so-scary trunks. There are lots of ideas on the internet for trunks or talk with anyone in Children's ministries for ideas. There will be prizes for favorite trunks. Come be part of the fun by registering your trunk HERE!

If you are able, please donate candy to help make this a fun night for all, no nuts please. There are donation candy bins in the Welcome Center or purchase from our Amazon Shopping List at https://a.co/83phtX5.


Age and Stage Sunday Equipping Hour

EQUIPPING HOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL

FOUNDATIONS

Primarily parents of young children seeking to impart practical, relevant, and Biblical wisdom as they support each other on the journey of parenting and strive to build a strong foundation in their homes. Meets in Learning Center 207A & B.

COVENANT

Primarily Empty Nesters in their 50’s – 60’s. This is a small group of men and women studying different passages each week with fellowship and bible study. Meets in McKechnie Room.

HORIZONS

Primarily middle-age group that connects in a larger class setting for a Biblical based presentation with discussion and caring. Meets in Molly Ann Smith.

SEEKERS

This intergenerational class shares God’s Word in a smaller group setting around the table. Meets in Massey Tucker 3rd Floor Large Conference Room.

VOYAGERS

Primarily people over the age of 65+. They are a larger class with Biblically based presentation that cover topics and studies on different books of the Bible. Meets in Massey Tucker Hall C.

Need More Info?

If you are interested in participating in one of these classes, please contact Chris French.

Food for Student Ministries

Our students (ministries) are growing! If it fills you up to feed others, have a look at the opportunities to love on our teens. Check out all the info at the coffee bar on Sunday morning. 


Grace Kids Music

GKM K-12 (Kindergarten-12th grade) meets on Sundays from October 9 through December 4 from noon-3 p.m. in Massey-Tucker Fellowship Hall B for lunch, and then moves to the Choir Room at 12:30 p.m. We will also have a dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 10. Our time together will include food, music, and fun as we prepare for our performance on December 11 at 9:30 a.m.! The cost is $50 and includes lunch each week and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Traci Baudin at tbaudin@gpch.org. Register HERE!

High School Retreat at Lake Livingston

The Selah High School Retreat is a chance for high school students to get away for a time of fellowship with God and each other. During this retreat (at this incredible lake house) we will be worshipping, spending time together in community, and learning about what it means to pause (selah). There will also be time to relax, knock out homework and go on adventures. Our Selah will be November 4-6! Excited to see everyone there! Please register HERE

Women of Grace Charcuterie Class + Lunch

Monday, October 17, 11 a.m., Massey Tucker Hall

Join the Women of Grace and elder and church member Jamie Horton (Boards Are My Jam) for lunch and a learning session. Jamie is the owner of Boards Are My Jam which is a Charcuterie Board business. She caters to and teaches individuals, corporations and charities. For the Women of Grace Luncheon she will be teaching how to make a beautiful charcuterie board and then you'll get to enjoy the board you made for lunch. Come make, eat and enjoy your lunch! $25 per person, so please invite a friend for this fun event. 

Registration is a must by Monday, October 10, click HERE to register. 

Meet Our New Staff

Jordan Goodie

Jordan is a native Houstonian who loves Houston but is a sucker for mountains! He attended Sam Houston State University, where he studied History. While at Sam Houston State University, he came to faith, becoming a disciple of Jesus. It was also at Sam where Jordan met and married his wife of 13 years, Katie. From 2011-2019, Jordan worked with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, ministering to college students at Sam Houston and eventually at West Virginia University. Upon returning to Houston in 2019, Jordan served as a Church Planting Resident. He was trained in planting healthy churches, spiritual formation, character development, church vision, and exposure to the particulars of church operations. In December of 2021, Jordan completed a Masters in Theological Studies at HBU.

Jordan and Katie currently have two children, Zoe and Blaise, who they simply adore. They love traveling, reading, exercise, and good food. 

Jordan will be working full time with Young Adults from college through our Foundations group. He will also be in partnership with Student Ministry and responsible for Disciple Groups. 

Aaron Hansz

Aaron is a disciple-making disciple of Jesus for those "churched" and "unchurched." He is a husband, a father, and a community leader. He and his wife Stephanie live in The Woodlands with their 8-year-old twins, two teenagers, and a married daughter that resides in the Dallas area. Not to mention Mick, the 115 lb Lab, and his smaller chocolate brother Harry!

In his free time, you will find him out having coffee with others and swimming with the kiddos. Aaron misses horse riding, however, has found a less bone-breaking hobby in pottery. Exploring mountain biking and hiking is the newest interest.

For 20 years Aaron T. Hansz has grown his professional expertise in comprehensive financial planning/investment management and life coaching services. Aaron contributes to the world professionally by working as a Financial Planner who coaches one through the seasons of life all with a spiritual foundation. He has had the honor to help and affect the lives of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, retirees, their families, churches, and individuals. Aaron has both domestic and international experience.

Aaron holds various licenses and designations in his respective fields. Holding licenses from FINRA and the SEC along with the AIF and CRPC and being an Associate Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation, an Advanced Birkman Consultant, and a Certified Consultant with the Trust Edge Leadership Institute. Aaron also sits on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Johnson and Wales University; a Master of Business Administration in Leadership from Concordia University and he is a recent Cum Laude graduate from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Aaron has been fully recommended for Ordination with ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

Aaron will be part-time at Grace starting our Alpha ministry and growing Men's ministry. He has a huge heart for the unchurched and those struggling and will be working with recovery programs and similar outreach ministry.