Grace Weekly - Serve

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.  


Feast for Firefighters - Station 69

Please join us - invite your Sunday School class, Bible Study, Disciple Group, friends or family to bless the firefighters at Station 69 (right across the beltway from Grace) with a feast! A thoughtful meal - homemade or from a restaurant (many will offer a discount for first responders) to share with the 11 firefighters who are stationed there! 

We hope to bless them, show our support and love at least once per month, so thank you in advance for your efforts. If you have questions or need another date please contact Kristy Elmore, kelmore@gpch.org.

Sign up for meals HERE.


Sign up for meals

Hurricane Disaster Plan

Believe it or not hurricane season officially began on June 1. With that in mind, the Serve Strategy team has been working hard to develop a Disaster Response Plan for Grace Presbyterian Church should our area be hit by a disaster. This plan is effective June 1. Please familiarize yourself with the procedure and the steps you can take if you are impacted by a disaster OR if you can help serve.

To find out more, visit www.gpch.org/disaster.

Food Donations for WHAM

FOOD DONATIONS FOR WHAM

WHAM continues to need our help filling their food pantry. We will be collecting all types of mac n’ cheese, soup and pasta for WHAM (West Houston Assistance Ministries). Bring your donations and drop them off in the WHAM donation bins at the Connection Center during normal church office hours or on Sunday. For more information, please contact Becky Ghazi.


Calling All Cookie Bakers!

Volunteer bakers, we need you! Can you make three dozen homemade cookies for Sunday mornings? We will supply the individual cookie bags for you to place your cookies in. These bags will be available for you to pick up at the Welcome Center Receptionist Desk. Once you have baked your cookies and placed them in the individual bags, you just bring them to the Coffee Bar before you go to Worship. There is not a sweeter and warmer welcome than a homemade cookie. Sign up HERE. Thank you for the tasty treats! 


Be A Mentor-The Power of One Hour

Mentoring

Please join us as we love the kids in Westchase this Fall! Mentoring programs are our number one need and opportunity! FOW would love to match as many kids as possible with mentors.

We especially need men to mentor boys.  

Mentoring at Walnut Bend Elementary will take place on Tuesdays through a partnership with Literacy Now. A Mentor may meet with 2-3 students in 3rd grade. Mentors will use literature to connect with themes like empathy and kindness. This is a 30 minute commitment. A very important part is that we will have a Family NIght dinner so we can hopefully meet parents of the students. We will also plan a fun Christmas book exchange! Starting to pour into kids in 3rd grade is ideal. This is the time to build self confidence and help them vision goals and possibilities!  

Mentoring at Paul Revere MS is so important. If you have a heart for middle school students, this is the place to pour into the lives of our kids who are in so much transition. We will be working in partnership with the 6th grade assistant principal, Dr. Lopez, and referencing a character based curriculum to help guide our conversations! When I think of Matthew 25, I think of Paul Revere in the context of the least of these. Many of these students are the kids who didn't get transferred to a better HISD Middle School. No one wants to go to PRMS. This is why they need us so much. The great news is the school has a new and very committed administration! They are working hard to beautify the campus and bring in supports to create a community for the students! We will also work with students who have recently been settled into Houston as a refugee fleeing terrible circumstances in their home country.

We have so much work to do in Westchase! Please share the opportunity with anyone you may know who has a heart for loving our children!  Contact Kristy Elmore for more information. 


Bless A Teacher

Another opportunity through Friends of Westchase is Bless A Teacher. We have 25 applications from Paul Revere MS and we will also receive applications from Walnut Bend Elementary to be a Bless a Teacher partner. Partners for this would be connected to one teacher and reach out to that teacher throughout the year to let them know they are supported and seen - email a card or dropping off a treat. For some fun fellowship, we will gather teacher partners together to assemble small treat bags for the teachers quarterly.  

Contact Kristy Elmore for more information. 



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