You are invited to attend a very special harp concert, featuring internationally recognized Russian-Swiss harpist, composer, and teacher Sasha Boldachev. The concert is Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm here at Grace Covenant.
Sasha Boldachev is an official artist for Salvi Harps, he has been an invited soloist for the Bolshoi Theatre. He graduated from a special lyceum for talented musicians in St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland) with bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s degrees. He is the recipient of the Prize for Culture by the European Cultural Foundation “Pro Europa,” and has won prizes in more than 10 international competitions both as a harpist and composer. He has two solo albums, “Harp as an Orchestra” and “From Russia with Harp” as well as several chamber music albums and music videos.
COLE Registration Packet
The next Church Officer and Leader Education event will be held at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church at Daytona Beach Shores on Saturday, January 20th, from 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. The COLE registration packet and on-line registration and payment are available now on the Presbytery website at http://www.cfpresbytery.org/equip.html . Church leadership (elders, deacons, pastors, educators, CRE’s, Committee chairs and members) are encouraged to attend.
Join us for our Annual Congregational Meeting & Lunch! Conway Hall, February 4th at Noon.
Help us in our Blood Pressure Ministry!
We are seeking a person to take blood pressures after the 10:45 worship service. This would need to be done every other month on the first or third Sunday. If this is something you would be able and willing to do, please call the church office. We will contact you with more information.
New members are always welcome!
If you would like to unite with our Grace Covenant family, we are having a meeting for new members on February 11th. Please join us at either 9:30 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. in Smith Hall in the Library. Or, for more information you can check the box on the Friendship Pad or speak with one of the pastors after the service.
The Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will meet at 12:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Shelvey Johnson know if you plan to attend.
Still Stitchin’ with Grace
has delivered 75 quilts this year to Arnold Palmer and Florida Hospital for children with cancer. We meet every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of John Calvin Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome to join our group and/or donations to support this mission are greatly appreciated.
Family Fun Nite!
Family Fun Nites are scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:29 pm. in Conway Hall. All are invited to our monthly Fun Nite to spend some time with some great friends, and share in a meal together. We share a covered dish meal (drinks, bread, and dessert provided) followed by a time of simple games around the tables.
Fourth Thursday at the Garden
Enjoy dinner and fellowship on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Olive Garden on East Colonial 6:30 p.m. No reservation is needed.
Just a reminder that you are encouraged to have your blood pressure checked at the table in the rear of the sanctuary on the first and third Sundays of each month following the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Join us each Sunday in Conway Hall from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.! This is for those not attending a “traditional” Sunday School class, but would enjoy the fellowship and sharing. Come for coffee, pastries and the chance to develop stronger or new relationships.
Christian Service Center Sunday
is the first Sunday of each month. The CSC is in need of baby formula, baby food and any non-perishable food items appropriate for families with children.
On the second Sunday of the month we will collect bags of dog and cat food for the Pet Pantry – a program of the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and Meals on Wheels to help care for the pets of homebound seniors in Orange County. Donations made by check should be made payable to Grace Covenant with a notation in the memo line: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Two Cents Per Meal
is on the third Sunday of each month. What is 2¢ Per Meal? It is a way for each of us to be Jesus’ hands in our world by helping those who are hungry. At each meal, every person puts 2 cents in a bank. On the third Sunday of each month, bring the money from your bank to put into the 2¢ Per Meal basket in the narthex. The money is divided between the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; Society of St. Andrew; Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR) in Guatemala, and our missionaries, Dan & Elizabeth Turk, in Madagascar for planting fruit trees. For one person, for one month, 2¢ per meal equals only $1.80.
is on the fourth Sunday each month. Please bring zip-loc bags of cookies for us to share during our fellowship time in Conway Hall after the 10:45 service. Donations can be left in the Cookie Basket found in the Narthex.
Coalition for the Homeless
Blankets (new or gently used and clean) for Coalition For the Homeless. They were very appreciative of our last donation! Please leave them in the Narthex or the church office.
We invite everyone, all ages, to join a class.
All classes meet from 9:30–10:30 a.m. each Sunday.
Preschool Class for ages 3 and 4 meets downstairs, Smith Hall, Room 1. This class will use the F.R.O.G. curriculum. In a variety of experiences, this class will be invited to come to a better understanding of God and what God calls and wants them to be.
Elementary Classes meet each week in Halleluia Hallway to grow and develop in their faith and relationships with each other. Students gather in Praise Place, Room 11, for a time of celebration and praise, then divide by age group to rotate in a five-week series to explore biblical stories and truths using different learning styles. We will begin the new year with a “Kick Off Continental Breakfast.”
Youth Classes meet in the Youth Rooms in Conway Hall. Two classes, Middle School and High School, meet each week using the LINC curriculum—“linc-ing” the teachings in the Word to current events.
Adults have a choice of five classes:
Doorpost: A small group led by Glenn Widick; studies vary; Smith Hall first floor, Room 7
Earl Tyson: A midsize group led by Herschel Hughes and Marian Bauer; studies vary; Smith Hall first floor, Room 3
Present Word: A large group led by Kermit Gay, Rachel Kaplan and Jack Shirek; studies the official PCUSA curriculum; John Calvin Memorial Hall first floor
Room 8: A small group often but not always led by Kristen Stieffel; studies vary, usually by month; Smith Hall second floor, Room 8
Seekers: A large group led by members in rotation; studies vary; John Calvin Memorial Hall, second floor, Room 16
Brochures are also available at the Visitor Information Table in the narthex or on the kiosk. Sunday School classes offer the love and support of friends and discussion and finding answers to questions of the faith. Come and be involved in a class as you grow in your faith.
The choir meets for rehearsals at 7:15 p.m. each Wednesday evening. Please join us or contact Kelly Miller at the church office.
Rehearsal for the bell choir is each Wednesday evening from 6:00–7 p.m. If you are interested in ringing with the choir, please contact Barbara Browning.