The Presbyterian Women’s Horizons Bible Study Conference meets on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Pinecrest Conference and Retreat Center, Highway 57, just west of LaGrange, Tennessee, to get an overview of the coming year’s study book. The study book for the coming year is Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia Gamble. The book is a study in the Ten Commandments “how they were understood in their earliest forms and how that understanding can unlock fresh insights for our lives today.” The study books are available at the church for $10. The Presbyterian Women of Grace Presbyterian will study this book, meeting each month, September 2019 through May 2020.
The Commitment Committee invites everyone to attend the annual Ice Cream Social and Hot Dog Cookout, scheduled for Sunday, July 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The committee will furnish an ample supply of hot dogs, together with chips and drinks and a variety of toppings for ice cream. Those attending are asked to bring ice cream, homemade strongly preferred. You may bring other dessert items to accompany the ice cream if you wish. When we have finished eating, those who are so inclined will have the opportunity to work off some calories by engaging in some outdoor games on the church lawn.
Our Get Up and Go Bunch will hear the Bell Choir concert at Bartlett UMC.
The Get Up and Go bunch tours Dinstuhl's, 5280 Pleasant View Road on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30. All members, family, and children 6 or older are invited as we need at least 15. The cost is $5.00 a person and includes an informational video about the history of chocolate and of Dinstuhl's, tour of the kitchen, observe candy making, enjoy samples and receive a gift bag.
On Sunday, June 9, at 3:30 p.m. the annual Presbytery of the Mid-South Pentecost celebration will be held at Rhodes College, Bryan Life Campus Center, (enter the campus from University Street). You may bring canned goods, or even better, write a check to Mid-South Food Bank; each dollar provides 3 meals.
On Sunday, June 2, we will have a barbecue lunch. Please bring side dishes. We have three occasions for the lunch: One is the birthday of Presbyterian Women. The offering for this observance this year goes to four ministries: Disaster Response Team, Charlotte NC; Child Development Center, Effingham IL; Community Nursing Venter, Phelps KY; Wings of Refuge Restoration Home, Iowa Falls IA.
We also recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of all graduates in the Grace Presbyterian Church family from high school or higher levels of education.
And we welcome Jon Settlemires as our organist. Jon’s appointment to that position was approved by the session on May 20.