Grace to call Rev. Dr. Julia Leeth as the next Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church

Care Programs

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Caring Ministries desires to share the love of Christ and walk with you in no matter your season of life or situation you are facing. We make many avenues available to experience God's comfort and healing, and pray that your own healing and experience would let you be a blessing and comfort to others.

Counseling
Grace’s pastoral staff is available for counseling appointments. They can also make referrals for assistance with specific needs. Additionally, Grace offers a licensed counselor who can help you face life’s challenges in a healthy and Christ-centered way. Please contact Denise Phelps for more information at 713-267-5063.

Reporting Birth, Death, Illness

To notify the church about a birth, death or illness you may contact Tammy Box, 713-267-5091. Please provide the name, date of event, relatives' names and their relationship and other pertinent information. 

Hospital Visits

We want to know if you or a loved one are in the hospital. During office hours, please contact Tammy Box at 713-267-5091. In case of emergency after hours, please call the main church number at 713-781-7615, and press the option for the "pastor on call" to leave a message. The pastor on call will be paged and receive the message. 

Care Programs

Meets at Grace every Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Molly Ann Smith Building located on the  the southwest corner of the Grace campus. Seminars on dependency are offered intermittently throughout the calendar year. 

Share ‘The Gift of Life’ and help Grace maintain the Life Plan II Blood Program through the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Donations can be made during church-wide blood drives on four given Sundays a year or at any of the Blood Center’s convenient locations. Mention Grace Presbyterian anytime you donate (even at work), and Grace’s blood program will receive credit.

http://www.bosplace.org/, 713-942-8339, 10050 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054

Bo’s Place is a bereavement center offering grief support services to children, ages 3 to 18, and their families who have experienced the death of a child or an adult in their immediate family, as well as programs for grieving adults. Bo’s Place is founded on the belief that grieving children sharing their experiences with each other greatly helps in their grief journey.

http://www.cancare.org/, 713-461-0028

CanCare, a volunteer cancer service organization designed to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families, is an ecumenical Christian ministry. The trained volunteers have survived cancer or have had a cancer experience with a relative. The volunteer offers one-to-one friendship and support to those in the midst of a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. CanCare offers a 16-hour training course twice a year on a given weekend, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Do you assist a family member of friend with daily tasks? Are your family member’s or friend’s needs likely to increase? If you answer YES to any of these questions, Common Ground is for you. Common Ground monthly meetings give caregivers emotional support and encouragement from those who have experience caring for someone with dementia or a physical disability. For more information, please contact Denise Phelps at 713-267-5063.

Monday Manna meets once a month in Grace Church kitchen. Food is lovingly prepared and some deliveries are made to those that are homebound, ill or have recently had a baby. The remaining food is stored in the Manna kitchen freezer located at the north entrance of the church. If you have someone that needs food, you may sign out food on the list hanging on the freezer door and deliver it. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tammy Box 713-267-5091.

Grace-To-Go is an outreach ministry that serves those who are home-bound. Volunteers who serve in this ministry do seasonal home visitations and often administer communion with an elder or deacon to those who are unable to attend church. Grace-To-Go is a blessing and the essence of community for those who are more isolated from the church campus. If you know someone who would benefit from a visit, or if you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact Tammy Box at 713-267-5091. 

Local contact: NAMI Greater Houston, 713-970-4419, http://www.namigreaterhouston.org

NAMI is a program for primary caregivers and family members of people with brain disorders (such as major depression, schizophrenia, ADD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder). A family-to-family education course given by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is offered periodically, and faith based support groups are on-going.

These shawls were hand-knitted by women of Grace who participated with Peace by Piece. If you wish to give one, please contact Tammy Box 713-267-5091. We supply gift bag, tissue paper, and a note from Peace by Piece. There are a variety of colors from which to choose. Prayer shawls are all made with love and given to those that have lost a loved one or for someone who is ill. These shawls are not just for church members. If you have a loved one or friend dealing with sickness or loss you may also ask for one.

This one-to-one confidential caring ministry offers consistent support and on-going presence to those who are experiencing challenges in life-grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties and transitions. Stephen Ministers are members of Grace who receive 50 hours of training and then are supervised monthly as they serve. Requests for this type of assistance are welcome from members or friends of members. If you are interested in having a Stephen Minister, please contact Denise Phelps, 713-267-5063.

The Gathering Place, a monthly “care day” program, provides help and hope for families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, by offering free time for caregivers while their loved ones are cared for by volunteers at Grace with activities, music, and fellowship. The Gathering meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in Massey-Tucker Hall from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, call Tammy Box at 713-267-5091.

CareCalendar www.carecalendar.org/

This is a website that helps you plan and schedule the delivery of meals to a sick friend or loved one.

CaringBridge www.caringbridge.org

This website allows you to tell your story as you go through and deal with an illness. Your family and friends can sign up to receive your updates.