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 financial support of various organizations to working in the local community with at-risk youth to our Luminaries Ministry that provides meals to families in times of need to missions trips around the world.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
If you have any questions on the following events, please email Alycia at
missions@BoldRecklessGrace.org 

COLLECTIONS @ Grace
October 28th – November 19th
Thanksgiving Food Drive @ Community of Grace
Starting October 28th, there will be lists posted of what is needed for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. This food will be distributed to our friends in the Lake Pleasant Estates Community.

November 18th – December 10th
Angel Tree
Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Grab an Angel off the tree and return the requested present by December 10th.

EVENTS
September 16th @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Pizza Party & Nighttime Capture the Flag
Join us for a night of fun!
What we will be doing:
Volunteers are needed to help chaperone/coach/play capture the flag in the dark. Glow sticks will be involved.
Where:
Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
19010 N Pierson Rd, Sun City, AZ 85373

October 14th @ 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Love our Schools Day
It’s time for the second annual Love our School’s Day.
What we will be doing:
We will be gathering items that the teachers need, particularly those at Parkridge Elementary. If you are a teacher at Parkridge or know someone who is, please contact Alycia at missions@BoldRecklessGrace.org so we can know how to best serve them/you!
Where:
Community of Grace

October 21st @ 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
It’s the 4th annual Trunk or Treat at Lake Pleasant Estates.
What we will be doing:
All you need is a car and some candy to handout to trick-or-treaters. Decorations on cars as well as costumes are not mandatory but encouraged.
Where:
Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
19010 N Pierson Rd, Sun City, AZ 85373

November 18th @ 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LPE Community Bake Off & Pumpkin Decorating
Join the Lake Pleasant Estate Community for their first bake off and pumpkin decorating.
What we will be doing:
Volunteers are needed to help run the bake off and help with the pumpkin decorating (there will not be any carving due to safety reasons). Of course volunteers are more than welcome to enter the bake off!
Where:
Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
19010 N Pierson Rd, Sun City, AZ 85373

December 9th @ 10: 30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa
This will be our 6th Breakfast with Santa at the Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
What we will be doing:
Volunteers are needed to help with crafts, handing out food, games, etc.
Where:
Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
19010 N Pierson Rd, Sun City, AZ 85373

December 9th @ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Angel Tree Card Writing
Angel Tree is a project run through Prison Fellowship. It allows parents currently incarcerated to connect with their children.
What we will be doing:
Volunteers are needed to write messages on cards found on typed forms. These forms include what the parents would like to say to their children. Giving a handwritten card with the words from their parents allows for a much more meaningful connection.
Where:
Community of Grace Lobby

December 16th @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Card Writing Party @ Lake Pleasant Estates
This year we will be hosting a service opportunity for the community of Lake Pleasant Estates. We will be writing Christmas cards to send to our Veterans through the Red Cross.
What we will be doing:
Volunteers are needed to help organize the process AND participate in writing the cards to Vets. Also – bringing some cookies to share would be a nice touch J
Where:
Lake Pleasant Estates Clubhouse
19010 N Pierson Rd, Sun City, AZ 85373

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 Denise at denise@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 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: