Announcements

Announcements

10:45 a.m. Service in Conway Hall

This temporary move enables us to safely accommodate increased attendance for those who are returning after being vaccinated and all who want to worship in person for Lent and Easter.  The 8:45 a.m. service will continue in the sanctuary where we record the service for our online worshipers. 

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.

ROOTED Youth Group

ROOTED will meet Sunday, April 11 and 18 from 5:15 – 7 p.m. Our “Bring Friendz to ROOTED” contest is going strong. 

VBS and Music Camp — Save the Date

VBS for preschool through rising 5th grade will be June 7 – 11, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. This year’s theme is Treasured where kids discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it’s them! You can register at https://grace.to/grace-kids/

Music will be June 14-17.  Watch for more details and registration information.

Grace on the Greens

This fundraiser benefiting our summer youth conferences will be held at Twin Rivers Gold Club on Saturday, April 24, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Fee to play is $75/player. Contact Youth Director Mike at  mike@grace.to for more information and to sponsor a hole. Registration deadline for golf and/or sponsorship opportunities is Monday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

Exploring Membership Class

The next Membership Class will be Sunday, May 2. Contact Pastor Melanie for details. All are welcome.

SHINE

The next session of SHINE begins April 21. Safe enrichment activities for K-5th Grade. Wednesdays, May 5-May 19, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Classes: Acting, Improv, Pantomime, Drawing, Illustration, Painting. Class size is limited so register now on the GraceKids page. https://grace.to/grace-kids/

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 Tuesday, April 27 is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  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 will be cooking together again on April 19 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. 

Exploring Membership Class

The next Membership Class will be Sunday, May 2. Contact Pastor Melanie for details. All are welcome.

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 — Supplies available to pick up for use at home

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 (Sept 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.