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.
Our FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN mobile food pack for 2019 will be March 22 & 23.
Our goal is to pack 108,000 meals and raise $24,000 which will feed 295 kids for a year.
More information will be provided as get closer to the Mobile Pack dates. Questions?
As I look back on 2018, I am thankful for so many things.
I am thankful for volunteers that give of their time without any expectation of a return.
I am thankful for those who have the spirit of generosity and give to make this world a better place.
I am thankful to be a part of a church family that truly cares about the world around them and those they will never know in countries far away.
I am thankful for you!!
In 2018, the congregation at Grace made a huge impact on the world locally and internationally.
- We fed over 250 people for Thanksgiving
- Gave out over 100 backpacks at the start of school
- Packed and paid for enough meals to feed over 485 children for a year
- Provided much needed under clothing to kids living within the foster care system
- Worked weekly with at-risk-youth at Lake Pleasant Mobile Home Estates and saw a positive impact on the children, their families and the community
- Sent children to school in Rwanda
- Supported our ministry partners in Bethlehem and Rwanda
- Supported survivors of natural disasters
- And so much more!!!
I am thankful I get to work with a church with a heart for mission and outreach.
I am looking forward to another great year of opportunities to serve with you as we continue to make a difference!
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)