We grow in our faith through Bible studies, small groups, evening classes, retreats, and workshops. Our faith is supported and strengthened through the relationships that
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN and COUNCIL
All women of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church are members of Presbyterian Women. Presbyterian Women meet in groups called Circles and supported by a PW Council.
• Ruth Circle meets monthly from September through May for Bible Study and fellowship.
• PW Council meets occasionally to discuss programs and activities of the church that could be enhanced or benefit from the women of the church.
“Still Stitchin’ with Grace”
This group of women of the church (and friends) meets on Thursday mornings at the church to enjoy a time of sewing and sharing. Since 2006 they have provided over 1,000 quilts for donation to local hospitals to be given to children being treated for cancer. In 2011, the quilters made 104 quilts for a special project to send to Joplin, Missouri tornado victims. During the COVID-19 outbreak, they sewed masks for donation to local health care employees and other front-line workers. All are welcome to join them anytime.
Sunday School Classes for Adults
Meet 9:30 – 10:30 am. Newcomers are always welcome to join anytime.
Earl Tyson Class – Conference Room, Smith Hall. Our longest-running class named in honor of Rev. Tyson, a beloved pastor and teacher. Studies chosen by the members and led by a rotation of member-leaders. The Earl Tyson class supports the servicemen and women listed in the church bulletin through regular prayer and care packages.
Present Word Class – Conway Hall Reception. This class uses the Present Word Bible study curriculum published by the PCUSA and led by members.
Seekers Class – Conference Room, John Calvin Memorial Hall. This class takes up a variety of biblical, topical and contemporary issues in studies chosen by the members and led by a rotation of volunteers.
Sunday School Classes for Children and Youth
Sunday School is a place where children can grow in their understanding of God’s love for them. The children are separated according to age group:
Nursery and Toddlers: The nursery is available during worship and Sunday school by staff who share the love of God and the church family with our youngest members.
Preschool: In a caring environment, three- and four-year-old children learn that God made the world, that Jesus loves them and that children are important to God and to our church family. Preschool is available during the Sunday School hour and during the 10:45 am service. Children will be escorted into the service for the children’s sermon and then return to the preschool room.
Kindergarten through 5th grade: This age group rotates through rooms to use five learning styles to study the stories of our faith. All ages meet in Room 11 for celebration and praise before going to individual rooms with their age group for the day’s lesson.
Middle School and High School: Meet in the Youth Rooms in Conway Hall. The Middle School uses LinC curriculum which uses current events or movies or music to teach how to apply Bible truths to the information in their everyday world. The High School focus is “The Word and Wa-Wa”. After a walk to WaWa for a snack, the group returns to the church for a time of Bible study.
Seasonal Studies and Small Groups
Table Talks: Offered periodically on Wednesday evenings these groups take up a biblical or topical discussion in groups of 8-10 over dinner.
The Library is located in the Conference Room in John Calvin Memorial Hall (Christian Education studies and Bible study resources), Conference Room in Smith Hall (Christian fiction, biography and more) and Children’s Resource Room, Smith Hall (children’s books and resources.
You are invited to visit The Library any time the Office is open. Easy instructions for self-service are posted in each room. The Library is maintained by volunteers under the leadership of Christian Education.