Missions and Service Opportunities
- SUNDAY SCHOOL - During the academic year, our caring teachers offer interactive and informative classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. These age-appropriate classes provide a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for children and youth to experience God's majesty and love.
- ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL - A variety of adult Sunday School classes meet at 10:00 am throughout the church. Topics range from casual fellowship discussing current issues to more in-depth study of Scripture and discussion about the Revised Common Lectionary passages for the day.
- LOGOS - for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring, elementary and middle school students and adult volunteers gather together on Wednesday evenings for LOGOS, a weekly intergenerational experience where students experience God's Word and God's love. A typical evening includes recreation, arts and crafts, worship skills, Bible study, and a family-style dinner. (www.genonministries.org)
- FISH (Fellowship in Senior High) - High school students are invited to participate in FISH on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30. These evenings often include dinner, Bible study, service projects, and fun activities. There are many other special events throughout the year, including lock-ins, game nights, and summer trips.
- CLAMS (Christ, life and Middle School) - Middle School students are invited to participate in CLAMs on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30. These evenings usually include dinner, Bible study, and a game. Other special events throughout the year include mission projects and weekend retreats.
- GPC BOARD OF DEACONS - Deacons, lay ministers of compassion and hospitality, serve the community in a number of ways, including: meals and assistance for those in need, visitation to our homebound members, hosting fellowship activities and meals at the church, preparing receptions after a funeral, and praying together and individually for this church and community.
- FAMILY PROMISE - Grace Presbyterian Church is a proud partner congregation of Family Promise of East Bell County, a program which helps homeless families in the community by providing educational opportunities, food, shelter, and other support services. GPC partners with Meadow Oaks Baptist Church to provide meals and overnight care to families in need. (www.familypromisebellcounty.com)
- PRIME TIME MINISTRY - Twice a month, a group from GPC offers a worship service at area nursing homes. The service includes hymn singing, Scripture lessons, a meditation, and communion for the residents.
- PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN - Grace Presbyterian Church offers two Presbyterian Women Circles: The Tuesday Morning Circle, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and the Jennie Shull circle, which meets on the third Thursday of each month. These groups study the Horizons Presbyterian Women Bible Study and participate in local, national, and international hospitality and mission initiatives.
- Other Ministries supported by GPC:
Ministry, Inc. www.jailmin.com
Ronald McDonald House www.rmhc-temple.com
Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC) www.ctlcministries.org
Feed My Sheep www.feedmysheeptemple.org
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services www.pchas.org
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance www.pda.pcusa.org
South Sudan Education Mission (SSEM) Missionary Paul Both www.ssemhome.org