Ancestor Hunters

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF FAMILIES THROUGH THE AGES

In early 2011, several members of Grace discovered that they shared the enjoyable / frustrating /exciting hobby of genealogy and decided to join forces by meeting monthly in order to both celebrate their successes and receive support when history stubbornly holds on to its mysteries.  Read More…


Arden Court Service / Brighton Gardens / Brookdale Service


Arden Courts of Tampa – 14950 Casey Rd. Tampa, FL  33624

Worship service with communion offered the first Sunday of each month at 2 PM, facilitated by Joan Beeman

 

Brighton Gardens of Tampa – 16702 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Worship service with communion offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:15 PM, facilitated by Bob Barry

 

Brookdale Senior Living, Carrollwood – 13550 South Village Dr., Tampa, FL  33618

Worship service with communion offered the second & fourth Sunday of each month at 2:30 PM, facilitated by Deacon Lois Sorensen


Dorcas Circle

Our Dorcas Circle makes quilts for St. Joseph Hospital’s littlest babies. No experience necessary. You will learn to cut, pin, tie and talk at the same time.  Dorcas meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Holmer Hall, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Contact June Smedley or Kaye Brown.

 

 


Gardening Group

“Gardening with Grace” is our gardening group. It began to germinate in March 2012 when new and long-standing members realized a mutual interest in the subject.  The group’s goal is to produce an abundant harvest of both digging” (hands-on) and “growing” (educational) opportunities consistent with the congregation’s mission and vision.  Read More…

 

 

 

 


Grace Girlfriends

This groups meets for a time of caring and sharing around a seasonal topic.  Meetings are held monthly in members homes on the 2nd Sunday, 2-4 PM.  The hostess provides a light meal with participants contributing an appetizer or dessert.  Locations and topics are published in our weekly news and montly newsletter.  Contact Marcia Pihl for more information.

 


Hand N’ Foot

Are you looking for fellowship? Do you like to play cards for fun?

This is a lively group of ladies that play Hand N’ Foot, which is similar to Canasta, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday (and if there is a 5th Tuesday) of each month at 9:15 a.m. in Holmer Hall.  Cards are provided and instruction given. Contact Mary Strous or Betty Freshcorn for more information.

 


History In the Making

This committee was formed to research, review and archive the history of Grace.  They meet as needed.  For more information contact Linda Gravatt, lmgravatt111@gmail.com

 

 


Homeless in the Community

The Homeless in Our Community Committee sponsors the “teal bag” Sundays.  The “teal bags are handed out on the first Sunday of the month with a request that they be returned the third Sunday, filled with the monthly donation items. 

The members of the congregation that want to participate purchase the items .i.e. food, school supplies, socks, children’s underwear, gently used t-shirts, tennis shoes, travel lotions and shampoos, baby items, etc. 

The items are sorted and distributed to the homeless veterans, Forest Hills and Alexander Elementary Schools, the foster children program at Eckerd Raising Hope, Oasis Pregnancy Care Center, the Kaye Prox Food Pantry at Lutheran Church of Our Savior and McCulloch Group Homes. 

The Homeless in Our Community Committee also holds food drives at our local Publix and donate those contributions from members of the community to the above mentioned organizations. 

At Christmas time the committee adopts children from Forest Hills Elementary School that have been identified by the social workers, and purchases gifts with donated funds to ensure the children have Christmas.

Manna Bags containing snacks, water and toiletries are also sponsored by The Homeless in Our Community Committee.  These bags are offered to those in need who visit the church.

Contact the church office if you would like more information or would like to volunteer as a member of this amazing outreach committee.

 

 


Iglesia Evangelica La Familia

Bible Study on Wednesday at 7 PM, Worship service on Sunday at 3 PM – both are held in Grace Memorial Chapel.

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Mah Jongg

Do you play Mah Jongg? Would you like to learn?  A group of church members and friends meet every Monday, 10 AM to 1 PM to play.  We invite players of all levels to join us in the fun and strategy of Mah Jongg.  Please contact Penny pbonawitz@gmail.com …

 

 

 

 


 


Parish Nurse Ministry

Grace Lutheran’s team of  Parish Nurses are registered professional nurses who focus their nursing practice in a faith community, promoting health and healing, by caring for the mind, body and spirit.  The functions of a Parish Nurse…Read More

 

 

 

 


Prayer Shawl

(KNIT/CROCHET) Do you work with your hands? Do you pray with your hands? Why not put the two together to knit or crochet prayer shawls to give to our ill or hurting members? We also knit and crochet hats and scarves to be donated to various groups. All knitting/crocheting skill levels are welcome. Yarn and patterns can be provided. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets quarterly during the Sunday school hour.  If you would like more information, please contact Jan Hillmer or Dottie Pihl.

 


Stephen Ministry

STEPHEN MINISTRY is a national non-denominational Christian care-giving organization. A Stephen Ministercompletes an extensive number of training modules and is equipped to provide one-on-one Christian care …Read More