To invite all generations to follow Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace!
OUTREACH AT GRACE
Community of Grace is committed to being a part of the mission of God–bringing life, grace, hope, justice, forgiveness and mercy to the world. We do that in various ways from financial support of various organizations to working in the local community with at-risk youth to our Grace In Action Ministry that provides meals and hands-on assistance to families in times of need, to missions trips around the world.
Lake Pleasant Estates (LPE)
We have an ongoing ministry with the community at Lake Pleasant Mobile Home Estates. Throughout the year we will have opportunities to help mentor kids/youth, and we will also have community events for the families.
It’s that time of year where we are reminded about all the things we have to be thankful for. It is also an important time to support our neighbors in need. Grace is once again collecting food to give to those that need a bit of help this holiday season.
MONEY FOR TURKEYS
If you would like to participate financially, any amount is welcome. The suggested donation is $20 – $25. If writing a check, make it out to “Community of Grace” and write “Turkey” in the memo. If making a donation online, type in “Turkey” in “Other (specify fund)” and then type in the amount into “amount to other.”
***Please bring in NO LATER THAN Sunday, November 18th***
• 2 cans of vegetables
• 2 cans or jars of gravy
• 2 cans of cranberries
• 2 boxes of stuffing
1 box of mashed potatoes
• 2 boxes of Macaroni & Cheese
• 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
• 1 large aluminum pan
• 2 cans of vegetables (other than green beans)
Thank you for being a generous and gracious congregation. I am so grateful for all of you and your support in following Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace.
Questions – email Alycia – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a ministry that provides a variety of gifts in times of need. It might be as simple as providing a meal, ride, mow a yard, help with a garage sale in such times when the unexpected comes our way such as in time of surgery, sickness, birth of a child or death in the family.
If you are a man, woman or child and interested in helping a fellow Grace’r in their time of need, please contact Kensdrah at email@example.com
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Grace prayer shawl ministry is one way to tangibly reach out to others in Christian love. Individuals who enjoy knitting or crocheting have an opportunity to join the Prayer Shawl Knit/Crochet Group for creative expression and prayer in making prayer shawls for others in need of comfort or special blessing. As each prayer shawl is completed, it is dedicated by members of this Group who meet twice a month at the church and then is given to the Prayer Shawl Prayer Team whose members present the prayer shawls to recipients.
If you are interested in joining the Prayer Shawl Knit/Crochet Group at Community of Grace or want more information about how to get started making a prayer shawl, the contact person is Leeta Mackey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURMESE FAMILY REFUGEES
Over the past several months, we have been hearing a lot about Burma and the struggles that the people there must endure. After the devastating cyclone, when foreign aid was rejected by their government, we were made all too aware of the plight of these people who have been persecuted and abandoned by their leaders.
Our refugee families from Burma have settled in well and seem to be acclimating themselves to their new life in America. The NoSa Lam family has been here since August 2007, and the Ah Mee family has been here since July 2008. To read more about the adventures of coming to a whole new world, go to http://refugeelam.blogspot.com/
The Grace community is privileged to have a partnership with a wonderful church community in Rwanda. In March 2008, Pastor Tim and his daughter Alycia journeyed to Rwanda to vist our sister Lutheran church in Nyamata. You can read about the trip in Pastor Tim’s blog: http://www.recklessgrace.blogspot.com/.
GRACE ALSO SUPPORTS THESE MISSIONARIES AND MISSION AGENCIES:
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- ELCA Disaster Response
- Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
- Lutheran Church of Rwanda (Africa)
- Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem (Israel)
- Hope 4 Kids International
- Renos de los Niños in Imuris, Mexico (through Proyecto Compasion)