Back-to-School back-pack fill project
This project is for students in need in our community. During the month of July, there will be a collection box in the narthex and items may be turned in until August 4th. Backpacks are needed for all ages. Suggested items needed include: pencils, notebook paper, crayons, markers, rulers, scissors, glue, etc.
Presbyterian Women / Horizons Bible Study
Saturday, August 3rd
Oakland Presbyterian Church, Oakland, FL
Prestenter – Rev. Melanie Ruta
Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments
By: The Rev. Eugenia A Gamble
Check in – 9 a.m.
Study begins – 10 a.m.
Cost – $10 due July 25th, late registration $15
Includes – Breakfast, Lunch, and supplies
Registration forms are in the church office.
Monday, August 5, 7:00 pm., Library
Pearl in the Sand: A Novel
By: Tessa Afshar
The story of Rahab: Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes.
Family Promise keeps families together in a safe place with privacy and security. Conway Methodist provides the classrooms (aka bedrooms), gym, and kitchen facilities. Grace Covenant shares the ministry by preparing food and providing extra hosts to keep the facility open for the families. If you have questions or want to help by:
- Cooking a supper meal for the guests, (8-14 people; official count provided prior week)
- Evening Host (6:30-9:00 pm), Overnight Host (8:30 pm to 7:30 a.m.), or
- Saturday day hosts (2-hr blocks; 8-10 a.m., etc.)
Please contact Diana Ibarra.
Youth & Family Ministry
Please be in prayer for our students and chaperones attending Triennium, and Middle School Montreat Youth Conference July 16-20.
Students – Sunday School happens every Sunday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Youth Room, with an occasional Walk to Wawa!!! Hope to c-ya there cuz we have FREE donuts and juice!
ROOTED meets Sunday, July 21, from 5:15-7 p.m. Bring your friendz for pizza, games, and Jesus!!!
We’re going to see Lion King this Wednesday @ Premiere 14 in Fashion Square. Cost is $10 + snack money. Time tbd so watch our social media outlets for more info.
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; 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.