745 Little Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 340-2840 

info@kgpc.org  www.kgpc.org

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God Has Seen Us Through 2022


At the end of a year, I always like to look back, celebrating the joys, mourning the sorrows, and seeing the hand of God at work through it all. I think it’s helpful for us to do that as a church also. What were the highlights of 2022 for King’s Grant Presbyterian Church?


           

This year we welcomed 8 confirmands into the life of this church, had 4 new members join, and conducted 8 baptisms. We became a Pearl Faith Community as people of faith who recognize and fulfill the responsibility for the good stewardship of our earth’s waters.


           

We have reached out to our community in significant ways as 700 people came through our Trunk or Treat, 1400 people attended Bethlehem Walk, Vacation Bible School had a waiting list, animals were blessed, and Locals on the Lawn enjoyed food trucks, beer, bounce houses, and live music. The Hampton Roads Chess Club, Garden Clubs, Girl Scouts, AA groups, Meals on Wheels, blood drives, elections, and now the Virginia Beach Infant Toddler Program all use our facility for their respective purposes.


           

Our Oyster Roast was a huge hit and our landscaping never looked more beautiful, especially along the fellowship hall side of the building. A brand new website has been launched and social media is active and engaging. For this church year, we are enjoying one worship service as we come together in one body to praise God and our children’s faith formation was moved to during the worship time with an exciting new curriculum.


           

We have served hundreds of people through JCOC and PIN ministry to impact the most vulnerable in the community. We have supported Winter Shelter, collected donations for migrant farm workers, promoted Compassion International, and discreetly helped dozens of people directly and through our local school counselors.


           

Our staff looks a lot different now than it did one year ago. In August we celebrated Janet Phelps’s 41 years of music ministry here along with her retirement. In September we thanked Jill Caynor for her 10+ years of children’s music ministry. These two women have been the backbone of our music program for over a decade and will be sorely missed.


           

We have welcomed three new staff members this year. Heather Harvey is our digital outreach specialist who started in November and is in charge of all social media, website, and YouTube postings and updates. John Fritz, who has enriched our worship the past 4 years with the praise team, has been hired as our Assistant Music Director working predominantly with the kids. Finally, Dr. Tonya Holland came on board this month and jumped right in with the cantata and Christmas Eve services as our Director of Music Ministry. What a blessing each of these folks has been in the life of this church!


           

It has been a year of change and transition for all of us. God has seen us through it all. As we face another year with the unexpected joys and challenges it brings, we continue to rely on God to see us through. I look forward to another year of growing, shining, and loving with each of you as God uses us to be a blessing in this community.


Happy New Year!!

Pastor Chris

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT KGPC:

Sunday, January 1

10:00 AM- Brunch Church Worship Service

 

Monday, January 2 OFFICE CLOSED

Trinity Pre-School Closed

9:30 AM– Quilters

 

Tuesday, January 3

9:00 AM– Trinity Pre-School

10:00 AM– Finance Mtg.

6:30 PM– Grow Ministry Mtg.

 

Wednesday, January 4

7:00 AM- Prayer Breakfast

9:00 AM- Trinity Pre-School

4:30 PM– Children and Youth Music

6:00 PM- Music Team

7:30 PM- Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, January 5

9:00 AM- Trinity Fine Arts Day

7:00 PM- Chancel Bells

 

Friday, January 6

 

Saturday, January 7

Click HERE for the Full Calendar
Click HERE for JANUARY Birthdays

Church Office Hours are 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

IT'S HERE!!!!!

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a brand new church website for you! We hope it helps you get to know who we are and keeps you up to date about what’s happening here at King's Grant. Please stay tuned for the new app as well!

 Please call or email Pat at the church office (757-340-2840)

for the member login password.

www.kgpc.org 

FAITH FORMATION

Starting January 8th

8:45 AM: Adult Study- The Gospel of John: Part Two/Parlor

9:00 AM: Middle School & High School Session/HS Rm 104: Discussion & Donuts

10:00 AM:—Worship and King's Kids: During Passing of the Peace, children may follow their teachers to and be picked up from:

  · Pre-school/Room 118    · Elementary School/Room 104

Youth Fellowship

-Middle School/Rm 102: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM    

-High School/Rm 104: 6:30PM-8:00 PM

  

12:00 PM: Lunch & Learn – A Bible Exploration/ at the Bread Box Café 

January

 1- No Youth Fellowship



8- Youth Fellowship

MS: Join us from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM for Youth Fellowship. We will enjoy fellowship time together from 5:30-6:30, and then eat dinner with the high schoolers from 6:30-7:00. 

HS: Join us from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM for Youth Fellowship. We will eat dinner with the middle schoolers from 6:30-7:00, and then separate to enjoy fellowship time together from 7-8:00.


15- Third Sunday Small Groups - 6:30-8:00 PM

Meet with your small group at your assigned location.


22- Youth Fellowship

MS: Join us from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM for Youth Fellowship. We will enjoy fellowship time together from 5:30-6:30, and then eat dinner with the high schoolers from 6:30-7:00. 

HS: Join us from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM for Youth Fellowship. We will eat dinner with the middle schoolers from 6:30-7:00, and then separate to enjoy fellowship time together from 7-8:00.


29- JCOC Dinner Service - 11:30AM-4 PM

Meet in the fellowship hall after church to make dinner for the guests at JCOC.

We will then take the dinner to JCOC and serve. Drivers needed.

Starting Sundays, Jan. 8 thru March 19, 2023, a study of the Gospel of John will be held at 8:45 AM in the Parlor.


Join us as we unpack this amazing Gospel!

Jan. 8--John 11--Jill ---------Jan. 15--John 12--Lilly

Jan. 22--John 13--Claudia-------Jan. 29--John 14--Bruce





BEGINNING JAN. 8TH

Join us at Ezma’s Bread Box Café

at 12 PM, for a five week study

where we will endeavor to better understand how the Bible is meant to be read, and enjoy some of our favorite Bible stories in a whole new light. 

KGPC is once again attending Superstart,

a conference for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to engage more in their faith and worship with folks their own age! It will be in Richmond on February 3rd and 4th.

We will likely stay at Camp Hanover again. The cost will be $100 per person for the event and will cover transportation, registration, food, and lodging. It is going to be an amazing time! 

Please let Amanda Pine know if your child would like to attend!

Our Women's Circles will be meeting on

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

 

Elizabeth Circle meets at 10:00 AM in the church Parlor. Contact Cindy Hiddemen for more details.

 

Lydia Circle will meet at 10:00 AM at the home of Lilly Bradley. Contact Claudia Hudgens for more details.

  

Eve Circle meets at 7:00 PM in the Parlor. Contact Pam Ponce for more details.

SUPPORTING MISSIONAARIES

The Serve Team invites anyone who is interested in helping to discern how KGPC will support missionaries in 2023 and beyond to a meeting at 7:00 on January 9th. If you have thoughts about our missionary support and cannot make the meeting, please email Suzy Farley ahead of time. 

SUPPORTING HOMELESS AND THE LESS ADVANTAGED IN VIRGINIA BEACH

JCOC DINNER SERVED ON DEC. 16, 2022


A KGPC team organized and served a wonderful dinner to JCOC clients right before Christmas, on December 16, 2022. It is always extra special to serve dinners near Christmas, as we pause to think about what is really important during Advent.  Jesus calls us to serve, and this meal opportunity is such a great blessing for both the hungry receivers and the KGPC givers.


We served 90 delicious dinners to people in need of a meal that evening.  The menu was from Pollard’s, including fried chicken, mac & cheese, green beans, rolls, cookies (left from the Bethlehem Walk), peanut butter sleeves, and bottled water.

Thanks to our Volunteers who made this meal possible:

·        David Sloane · Fran Potter · Betsy Leonard · Larry Leonard

·        Julie Seipel · Mark Seipel ·  Dottie Benson · Keith Benson

·        Carol Bibbs ·Bob Bibbs


2023 JCOC DINNERS

Various KGPC groups will be planning dinners next year.  Please contact the Serve Ministry to plan and schedule a dinner with your group.


Thank you to Pastor Chris, our leadership, and our congregation for your great support of JCOC.


To God be The Glory!  

Merry Christmas,

The Serve Ministry

BOOK CLUB

Join our discussion on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

at 7 p.m. in the Parlor.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.


Need a book, contact Julie Seipel for information.


ALL ARE WELCOME!

DECEMBER 2022 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


NOVEMBER 2022 SESSION SUMMARY 

KGPC FINANCIAL REPORT

PERIOD ENDING: November 2022

MONTH OF November

Cash Income-------------$38,178

Cash Expenses --------($52,438)

Surplus(Deficit)----------($14,260)

 

YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISON

----------------------------------2022

ACTUAL INCOME:-------$540,801

ACTUAL EXPENSES:---($553,026)

DIFFERENCE:-------- -- -($12,225)


2021

$539,505

($571,981)

($32,476)

Click HERE for November Financial Summary

Praises for Christmas Generosity!

Our KGPC family and Christmas Eve visitors generously responded to God’s call by supporting the “Seats & Feet” project and giving to the JCOC Building campaign.

 

Bags of socks and underwear were collected for the "Seats & Feet” outreach program run by VBPublic Schools. If you forgot to bring your “Seats & Feet” donations, you can drop them off in Amanda’s office by Tuesday, Jan. 2.

 

KGPC Session decided that 100% of 3 Christmas Eve service offerings would be donated to the JCOC Building Campaign, along with an additional $5000 gift that Session voted to give. Thanks to the generosity of all the givers the KGPC contribution is $14,819!

 

Thank you for being a blessing to others this holiday season

by following Christ’s directive to “love our neighbor”!

2022 Giving Envelopes are available in the Connection Point. If you do not see your name or you would like to be taken off the envelope list, please contact Jill McNulty in the church office.

The 2023 Flower Calendar

is posted in the hallway across from the Connection Point.

 

Be sure to sign up early...ESPECIALLY if you have a special date you would like the Sunday Worship Flowers dedicated to. Please put your full name AND the best way to contact you.


Due to rising costs, the price will increase to $50.00.

 

Contact Sandy Christensen with questions or special requests. 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Like people? Low stress? Be an Office Angel!!


  • Help with bulletins on Fridays, fill in for Pat when on vacation or sick, answer phones, let people in the church.
  • Hours are flexible!
  • No computer knowledge necessary, just a smile.

Call the church office for details- 340-2840

INFANT TODDLER PROGRAM

Over a year ago, Session approved a motion from Connect to allow the Virginia Beach Infant Toddler Program to conduct a special program on our campus that helps young children with special needs learn the skills they need to adapt to a preschool setting. The city was unable to begin their programming in the fall, but will begin the first session of their program in January in room 119. We are so excited to welcome this amazing team to our campus. 

Guest speakers:

  • The Rev. Warren J. Lesane, Jr. - Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk, Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
  • The Rev. Terri McDowell Ott - Editor and Publisher of the Presbyterian Outlook
  • 

Green Acres Presbyterian Church - 3135 Hanley Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23703 

Word Share Prayer is a monthly scripture reading/reflection that Session and the leaders of ministries use to start their meetings. We will include this in the monthly ENews for you to use throughout the month to read and meditate on.


Jeremiah 29:10-14 

For thus says the LORD: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfil to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

What captured your attention or imagination? 

Click HERE for this week's Wired Word
WORSHIP


Our livestream is available Sundays on YouTube and also on Facebook! Use the links below. The links will also be in the Sunday Morning Worship email.

WORSHIP SERIES

Minor Prophets With A Major Message:

Repent, Return, Restore

2023 Winter Worship Series


When was the last time you read a Minor Prophet, other than when referenced by the Gospels? These often overlooked books of the Bible contain some major messages for us today. They paint a picture of God's hatred of sin, God’s great love for people despite their unfaithfulness, and God’s desire for us to repent and return so that we may be restored into a right relationship again. Take some time to read each of these short books before the day of the sermon to gain a better understanding of their major message. This winter we will major in the Minor Prophets as we hear warnings, judgments, and the voice of God calling us back home.


January 15 - Amos: Worship Leads to Justice and Righteousness 

Amos 5:10-24

Israel has been blessed by God with wealth and a special relationship with the Divine. This blessing was intended to be shared with others through acts of mercy and justice for the poor and needy. True worship isn’t about empty rituals but a way of life that establishes justice and righteousness. Because of their spiritual poverty and hypocrisy, God’s justice and righteousness will bring them punishment. Does our worship contain empty rituals or sincere hearts? How do we know?


January 22 - Habakkuk: Dear God, I have a question.. 

Habakkuk 1:1-5; 2:1-5; 3:17-19

If you have ever wondered, "Why does God do this?" or "That is not fair," then you must read Habakkuk. This prophet goes to God with the same doubts and faith struggles that many of us experience. He looked around and saw God’s law was being flaunted, violence and injustice abounded, and corrupt leadership ruled. How can God be good when there’s so much evil? However, God’s answer to raise up Babylon brought even more questions. This honest conversation is a refreshing insight into the prayers of a faithful man that end in hopeful praise. Are we honest enough to bring our questions to God in prayer? What is our response when we don’t get the answer we are hoping for?


January 29 - Hosea: A Living Parable of Continued Unfaithfulness and Persistent Love   Hosea 1:2-3; 2:11-23; 3:1-3; 14:1-4

Israel's desperate situation is encapsulated in the marriage of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea is told to marry a prostitute so that he may experience her unfaithfulness. This becomes a parable of Israel's faithless relationship with God. Yet God continues to pursue Israel again and again even though she continues to turn away. We would never put up with that kind of behavior from our significant other, yet God continues to pursue us with relentless love. It’s the world's greatest and saddest love story that continues to this day.


February 5 - Haggai: Priorities and Perseverance              

Haggai 1:1-9; 2:3-7

There was a lot of work to be done after the people of God returned from exile. They went to work building their houses and sowing their crops. But life was hard. Why? They had neglected to build God’s temple. They had prioritized their own comfort over allegiance to God. When have been times we have done that: prioritizing our needs over the church or God’s work in this world? A faithful few repented of their ways and started to rebuild the temple, but they got discouraged. It didn’t look anything like the splendor of Solomon’s former temple. God reassured them that their work and obedience would pay off. Have there been times when you wondered if your faithfulness was worthwhile or making a difference? What has been God’s message to you in those times?


February 12 - Jonah: The Reluctant, Disobedient, Angry Prophet    

Jonah 1:1-4; 2:1-2, 7-10; 3:6-10; 4:1-3, 9-11

This is a story about the mercy of God to a people who did not deserve it. It's about a prophet’s struggle to understand how God could care for and love people who turned away. While we may want to limit God's grace to those whom we think really deserve it, God's love is wider and more universal than we can imagine. Jonah struggles with obedience when he’s asked to do something he doesn’t want to. Even prophets can be disobedient. Who are our Ninevites? Who would we like to see punished for their sin? When was the last time you didn’t want to do something God asked you to? Are you grateful for second chances yet resent others when they get them? Whatever happened to Jonah, anyway?


February 19 - Malachi: Called to Offer God Our Best 

Malachi 1:6-9, 2:17, 3:5-18

After the prophet Malachi speaks, there is no word from God for 400 years. This is the final book in the Old Testament after which would come a deafening silence. Malachi lists a series of disputes that follow a predictable pattern: accusation, protest, response. Do you always have an excuse why you don’t offer God your best? In what ways has God responded to you? 

LOOKING AHEAD...

KGPC will be hosting Winter Shelter guests

from February 22 through March 1.

Contact Sue Mooney if you have any questions

or would like to volunteer.

Contact Us

King's Grant Presbyterian Church

745 Little Neck Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

(757) 340-2840 

info@kgpc.org

Office Hours: 8:00 - 2:30 M-F

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