GraceCares exists to glorify God by guiding people to become like Christ in all of life.
We do this by providing support for individuals and families affected by emotionally, physically
and spiritually difficult circumstances.
Do you need help? Do you need to know someone cares about you? GraceCares provides help, hope and healing for life’s struggles, and we’d love to meet you.
Pastoral care is one of the many ways that Grace hopes to show Christ’s love. The core of our care ministry is providing support to individuals and families. We care for those affected by illness, hospitalization, terminal diagnosis, disease and bereavement, as well as their long-term effects. Our pastors and staff visit hospitals and health care facilities. To schedule an appointment, to share a concern or to notify us of medical emergencies please call 512.345.7840. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays • 7-9 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a highly effective program for finding freedom from the chains that shackle our lives and hold us in bondage to sin, shame or a painful past. We refer to these as “hurts, habits and hang-ups.” We all have them, and they can make life unmanageable. Come find hope for change! CR meets Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in the Live Oak Building, The Loft.
“Journey Begins” Step Studies
These 8-12 month studies will allow participants to meet in a small, closed group in connection with Celebrate Recovery to work through steps at the pace of their group.
Women’s Journey Begins
The step study meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting March 21st. Contact Savannah at email@example.com for more information.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Are you, or will you soon be, a primary caregiver of an aging or ill family member? The CareGivers ministry strives to remove the confusion, fear, and anxiety of caring for your loved one. Join our discussion group and find support and encouragement from others in similar roles.
The group meets twice per month, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Brides room in the Worship Center.
For more information, contact Linda Kelley (512-563-3608) firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Strader (512-335-9220) email@example.com.
We also accept monetary donations, needles, crochet hooks, yarn, knitting or crocheting books or patterns. We kindly ask that wool yarn is not donated since some people are allergic to wool.
“[The PrayerShawl Ministry] gave me a prayer shawl for my mom in 2018 when she fell and ended up in hospitals, then rehab, then assisted living, then memory care. She passed away in June 2020 and, despite COVID, they allowed family in and I was with her two days prior and also as she passed. I wanted you to know the shawl was with her, on her, etc. for those two years. She appreciated it so much as did my family. After her passing, my sister wanted it. I shipped it to her with other things and she absolutely treasures it. Just wanted to thank you and your group so much.” – Katy, Prayer Shawl Donation Recipient
Sundays • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GriefShare is a grief recovery program based on the promises of healing and comfort offered in God’s Word. It offers a safe place to process the deep hurt of loss and is open to anyone who has experienced a death. When you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, there are few who can understand what you are experiencing. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have questions about issues you’ve never faced before. GriefShare gives you the people and the place to help you face these challenges and move forward.
Wednesdays • 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions. DivorceCare helps you face these challenges and move forward toward rebuilding your life. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you during one of life’s most difficult circumstances.
“DivorceCare has been so helpful in my transition from being a married person to a single person. It has given me a place to understand that all those emotions that go through me and change every 5 minutes are normal in a divorce. I didn’t know I really, really needed this group until I was part of it. Now, I am so grateful for the healing, friendships, and growth that have come out of DivorceCare.” – Anonymous DivorceCare participant
“DivorceCare at Grace was SO helpful to me and supported me at a very difficult time of transition in my life. The forum gave me a safe space to learn how to restart my life. It allowed me to share with other people who wanted to focus on healing from divorce with a Christian perspective. DivorceCare also gave me the chance to build new friendships with some trusted and spiritual people keeping me from isolation. I highly recommend the DivorceCare program!” – Anonymous DivorceCare participant
“As a participant Divorce Care gave me a safe place to process my divorce. I was devastated, ashamed, and overwhelmed. The structure and boundaries of the program gave order to the chaos in my life. Talking to others going through the same thing helped me to feel normal and understood. The Christ focus affirmed that God still loved and forgave me. As a facilitator Divorce Care gave me the opportunity to show Christ’s love to people that are hurting. I had traveled this road years before and being able to relate and give comfort was a blessing to me. It is still one of my favorite ways to serve God and my church.” – Anonymous DivorceCare participant and facilitator
A Study for Women: Forgiven and Set Free
From time to time, Women at Grace offers a small group Bible study specifically for women who have had an abortion. If you are interested in learning more, please email our director of women’s ministry, Melissa Eckel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.