From the Pastor’s Desk – May 9

Dear Grace Community,

For this edition of ‘From the Pastor’s Desk,’ I’m sharing a letter from another pastor. Last month a friend of mine from seminary asked her colleagues to send to her the addresses of our churches. Her congregation was studying some of Paul’s letters, and she asked them to write letters to other congregations. We received a letter from her church, actually from the pastor, and you’ll find it below.  Please join me in praying for the First Presbyterian ...

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New Signage!

In 2015, the Grace Session spent time looking at how to create a better culture of hospitality at our church. One thing we did was  establish a sub-group to look at the signage in our building. Martin Burch, our executive pastor, worked closely with this group.

The interior signage at Grace was put in place when the Great Room addition was made nearly 20 years ago. While attractive, this sub group realized that some of the signage was not entirely accurate. ...

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Love Wichita 2016

On Saturday, April 30, Grace participated in Love Wichita. Love Wichita is a city wide church effort to show love to the city. It was started in 2009, and Grace has participated every year.

This year we worked on three homes in the community. These were homes in need of repair and clean-up. We also worked with our neighbors at Citizens Bank to staff and receive dumpster donations from the neighborhood.

Thank you to everyone who participated and particularly to Betsy Sweeney ...

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Thank You for the Refugee Boxes

Updated with note from the IRC on May 12, 2016:

Grace Presbyterian Church,

On behalf of the staff and clients of the IRC in Wichita, we would like to extend our most heartfelt thank you to you for donating the household boxes.  Each of the items in the boxes will be put into our clients’ apartments prior to their arrival.  We can’t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and we appreciate it so greatly. 

The refugee ...

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Children’s Ministry News May 2016

by Jennifer Snook, Director of Children’s Ministry

“The prayer of the righteous accomplishes much.”              ~James 5:16”

Praying for children is a powerful way to show them that they are important, loved and worthy. Additionally, as adults pray for children, this is an important way the adults can connect with God on a personal level.

If you are eloquent with words and the Bible is like a second language to you, then this is an easy task.  But, if you are like most ...

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