About Grace

About Grace

Staff

Rev. Melanie Ruta – Interim Pastor Pastor Melanie’s call is to churches in transition. Grace Covenant is her fifth interim after serving as interim pastor at four other congregations in Central Florida Presbytery. She is an active member of the CFP Committee on Ministry and was a commissioner to the 224th General Assembly in 2020. Prior to being called to the ministry, Pastor Melanie was an attorney and business owner in Orlando. She and her family have called Central Florida…

Deacons & Elders

Deacons The word “deacon” is derived from the Greek verb diakonein, meaning, “to serve.” The ministry of our Board of Deacons includes visiting the homebound and those in the hospital; coordinating meals, transportation, and other services for the ill and homebound; sending care packages to out-of-town military and college students; and coordinating funeral receptions that are held in Conway Hall. The Board of Deacons Sarah Lein Debbie Munson Lamar Turner Class 2021 Susie Findell Judy Kelly Kim McKenzie, Moderator Gail Mungalsingh…

History

In 1946, Orlando, along with the rest of America, was celebrating the end of the war and looking forward to the challenges of a peaceful future.  In southeast Orlando, in what was known as the Conway area, there were no Christian churches.  Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church was born because families wanted the strengthening influence of a Christian church in their neighbor­hood.  Since its first meeting in 1946 and its organization as a church in 1947, Grace Covenant’s congregation has been…

Pastor SEARCH

A Time of Transition Grace Covenant is searching for our next installed pastor. This time of transition between installed pastors is important to allow the church to prepare for the future. We see God working in powerful ways doing new things here at Grace Covenant and in our community. We believe the most exciting days of ministry impact and church life are still ahead of us.  Want to read more about what lies ahead? Read the Mission Study Report here. Frequently Asked Questions  Q:…

COVID-19

Worship Guidelines Session Update 06/03/20 As the reopening of our our state and community expands, Session has set Sunday, June 28 as the date for Grace Covenant to resume in-person worship. The sanctuary is being prepared, supplies are being ordered, and we’ll start getting the word out about precautions to be prepared to take.  Online worship will continue for those who choose to worship at home. Rooted Youth Group will resume on Sunday nights with new guidelines and precautions. VBS and…