Announcements

Announcements

10:45 a.m. Worship Service

On July 11, the 10:45 a.m. worship service will move back to the sanctuary.  Thank you to the worship staff and volunteers who led worship in two different spaces each Sunday so we could safely accommodate all who desired to worship in person. 

New Sunday School Studies

The Present Word Class has begun a five-week DVD and discussion using Dr. Ray Vander Laan’s “Death and Resurrection of the Messiah.” Meets in person in the John Calvin Hall Activity Room. Newcomers welcome.

The Seekers Class is using the DVD and book “The Walk” by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton looks at five different spiritual disciplines for a closer walk with Jesus and how Jesus exercised each of these disciplines on the cross. Meets in person and online. To join, contact the church office to receive the Zoom link.

Back to School

We are collecting school supplies for our annual “Back-2-School” mission opportunity!  Please drop off your supplies for elementary-school-aged students either in the Narthex or church office in the marked tubs.  August 1 is our last day to collect.

ROOTED Youth Group

NO ROOTED Sunday, July 25. PLEASE plan on attending the following Sunday as we’re stuffing backpacks with needed supplies for elementary school students at 5:15pm-7pm with your friendz, FREE pizza, fun, and a lesson!! 

Back to School Bash

Let’s celebrate before school starts! Saturday, August 7, 10 a.m. – noon. Parents and Kids are invited to a time of carnival games, bounce houses, food, fun and a SIDEWALK CIRCUS! 

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 8 at both services. Go out in JOY! Be led back in PEACE!  Teachers and students, bring your backpack to worship for a special gift and time of blessing! Invite your friends to come along!

Sundays @ 5 – Beginning August 15

Share a family-style meal before the children go to Grace Time, the Youth head off to Rooted Youth and the adults have a discussion on a topic pulled from the news of the day. 

Children’s Church

Elementary age children (K-5) are invited to leave the 8:45 a.m. service with Miss Sheryl after the children’s message for a time of hands-on learning.

Book Club

Book Club meets by Zoom at 7 p.m. on 4th Tuesdays.

The book selection for June 22 is Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar.  Contact the church office for more information and a Zoom invite. 

Cooking with Grace

Cooking With Grace is a once a month cooking group via Zoom.  We cook together on the third Monday at 6 p.m.  Anyone can sign up to lead, share recipes or join in the fun learning to make new dishes with friends.  Sign up to receive a list of ingredients, steps to prep food in advance and the Zoom link. Contact the church office for the Zoom invite and grocery list. 

Stay Connected

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Youth and Family Ministry

ROOTED Youth Group has resumed meeting in-person. For more information, contact Youth Director Mike at:  mike@grace.to, or (407) 898-6571

You can check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more details.

Activities

The Lunch Bunch –Not currently meeting

Meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. 

Still Stitchin’ with Grace 

Meets each Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm 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.

Ruth Circle 

Ruth Circle meets on the 2nd Monday (September through May) in Conway Reception  at 10 am for Bible study and fellowship. All women of the church are invited to join the group at any time as their schedule allows.

Thursday at the Garden – Not currently meeting

Meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Olive Garden on East Colonial 6:30 pm.  Enjoy dinner and fellowship. No reservation needed.

Health Check – Not currently offered

First and third Sundays of each month following the 10:45 am service: have your blood pressure checked at the table in the rear of the sanctuary.

Food Pantry Sunday

First Sunday of each month food donations are collected for elementary schools.  Please bring items suitable for younger children that require little or no cooking.

Five Cents Per Meal

Third Sunday of each month. Donating to 5¢ per Meal is a way for us to help the hungry.  Set aside 5 c per meal each time you eat. Bring what you collect over the course of the month to church on the third Sunday and it will be sent along to Second Harvest Food Bank; Society of St. Andrew; Alliance for International Reforestation in Guatemala; and PCUSA missionaries, Dan & Elizabeth Turk in Madagascar, for planting fruit trees.

Sunday School

All classes meet 9:30–10:30 am.

Preschool Class for ages 3 and 4 meets in Smith Hall, Room 1 (downstairs.)  Uses the F.R.O.G. curriculum for young learners about God.

Elementary Classes for pre-K through 5th grade meets in Smith Hall, Room 11 (upstairs.)  Follows a rotation of Bible stories and hand-on activities.

Youth Classes meet in the Youth Room in Conway Hall. Middle School and High School students meet separately each week to link the teachings in the Word to current events.

Adult Classes

      Earl Tyson meets online. Studies selected by participants vary. Led by a rotation of members. 

     Present Word meets in John Calvin Memorial Hall (upstairs). Studies the PCUSA Present Word curriculum. Led by a rotation of members.  

     Seekers meets online via Zoom and in the Conference Room, John Calvin Memorial Hall (upstairs). Participants select studies. Led by a rotation of members.

Sunday School classes offer the love and support of friends and discussion and finding answers to questions of the faith.  Join a class and grow in your faith.

Music Notes

Chancel Choir–Not currently meeting

Rehearses Wednesdays at 7:15 pm. For more information contact Kelly Miller through the church office.

Bell Choir–Not currently meeting

Rehearses Wednesdays 6:00–7 pm.  For more information contact Barbara Browning through the church office.