Grace provides care within its own community, as well as opportunities to care for others. Care specialists through the Stephen Ministry offer emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Anyone gifted with talent in music will find a niche in our ever expanding Music programs. Finally, those called to help with different age groups -- from our Children and Youth, to Women's and Men's fellowship, to the Aging members of our community -- have opportunities to lend their time and talents. These ministries provide safe, nurturing environments to enjoy being a community of faith together.
Care with Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry in which clergy and laity work together to provide quality one-to-one care to meet the needs of people experiencing a wide range of life circumstances or crises. Circumstances such as: loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, spiritual crisis, unemployment or a job crisis or terminal illness, to mention a few. Stephen Ministers are lay people who receive 50 hours of training through the Stephen series in the theology of caring, and in specific caring skills. Grace church has participated in Stephen Ministries since 2005. Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit ministry organization, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It is transdenominational, serving more than 90 denominations worldwide. The mission of Stephen Ministries is to show the love of Jesus Christ through people. If you would like more information about Stephen Ministry, contact the church office 703-451-2900, or speak with one of the pastors.
Grace Women's Fellowship meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9-11 am in the Family Room, and discusses topics of interest to participants. Contact Laura Peterson at email@example.com for more information. Childcare available by request.
Grace Men's Fellowship is a long established group that usually meets in the morning on the 2nd Saturday each month in different member’s homes. For information, contact Joe Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aging with Grace Ministry
The Aging with Grace Ministry serves older adults and family caregivers by providing a diverse selection of group activities, lecture series, and community support.
Some of our current activites include monthly Brown Bag Lunch discussions, Bunco games, seasonal dances and dinners. Members, neighbors or visitors may participate in any event.
Our ongoing Support Group for Caregivers of Older Adults meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library, and an information station with resource materials for older adults and their caregivers can be found in the narthex.
Through special publications and delivery of communion, Grace Presbyterian is able to include all of our members in the life of the church regardless of their ability to travel to Springfield.
More on the Aging with Grace Ministry
“Make A Joyful Noice Unto the Lord All Ye Nations.” Grace offers many opportunities for making a joyful noise. More information is detailed at this link.
Updated: December 14, 2016