Outreach

OUR MISSION:
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.

 

Lake Pleasant Mobile Home Estates
BACKPACK SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
It’s hard to believe, but it’s back to school time (at least, we’re pretty sure it is!). This year things are a bit different. We want to ensure the kids are prepared for school, but we also need to make sure everyone is staying safe and healthy.

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.

We plan on handing out school supplies to 125 students. It costs $50 per student for backpacks and supplies. That means we need to raise a total of $6,250 to ensure our friends at Lake Pleasant Estates have school supplies for the year. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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.

TEXT – You can text in a donation by texting the amount and LPE to 623-295-2484‬.
For example – Send a text to 623-295-2482 and text LPE $50 in the message.
This would send a $50 donation to the school supply drive.

CHECK – You can make out a check to Community of Grace and write backpack/LPE in the memo.
Mail checks to:
Community of Grace
10561 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Peoria  AZ 85383
ONLINE –  Go to boldrecklessgrace.org.
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.

We will start at 8 a.m. and be done by 10 a.m. All volunteers will be required to wear masks and gloves while volunteering. Masks and gloves will be provided. The distribution will occur entirely outside this time, so plan accordingly. If interested in helping with distribution, please contact Alycia @ alycia@boldrecklessgrace.org
Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times!
And thanks for following Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace.

 

 

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 volunteer@boldrecklessgrace.org

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, leeta.mackey@cox.net.

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/

Email Alycia at missions@BoldRecklessGrace.org or jcrsinaz@juno.com or call 623.572.0050 if you can help provide transportation or any other needs for these families.

NYAMATA, RWANDA
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: