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 the 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.
Instead of taking in collected items to distribute to the kids, we are going to handout pre-stuffed backpacks. This means we are taking financial donations ONLY this year.
Even if school starts online, kids will still need supplies to complete work at home. This is why it is important to provide back to school supplies no matter what the 2020 – 2021 school year looks like.
If you would like to donate to the school supply donations, there are a few different options.
This would send a $50 donation to the school supply drive.
Mail checks to:
10561 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Peoria AZ 85383
Click on “More” and scroll down to “Giving.” Go down to “Online Giving and Bill-Pay” and click on “here.” Sign-in or pay as a guest. In “Other (specify fund)” type “LPE backpack.” Then, type the amount you wish to give in to “Amount to Other.”We are also looking for volunteers to help hand out the backpacks on August 1st.
And thanks for following Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace.
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 the time of surgery, sickness, the 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 Kendrah 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 visit 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)