At Grace, we make it our mission to REACH outward with God's love. This philosophy is at the heart of our ministries of mission, service, and justice. Therefore, we seek to live out Jesus' teaching to serve others as well as transform unjust systems.
This Summer, Grace UMC is teaming up with Action Ministries to make sure children in their after-school program have food each weekend. We'll collect non-perishable food goods and assemble food packs every Sunday through July 31. A food pack includes:
- 2 cans meat (no pork products)
- 2 cans vegetables
- 2 cans fruit
- 2 cans soup
- 2 boxes macaroni & cheese/pasta/rice
- 1 can baked beans (no pork) or 1 pound dried beans
- 1 jar peanut butter
- 1 box instant oatmeal/hot cereal
- Powdered tea/lemonade
Buy supplies for a whole weekend pack, or purchase individual items , and bring your donations to Hargrove Hall. You can also make financial contributions so others can shop for goods. All financial gifts will go toward feeding Action Ministries' children through the summer and beyond.
Grace's HELP ministry collects necessities to share with Atlanta's homeless community. Throughout the year, we collect reading glasses, toiletries, food items, blankets and warm weather clothing, bibles, washcloths, socks, razors, and more.
Six times a year we go out into the community to distrubute the items, build relationships, and receive prayer requests. Bring donation items to church any Sunday! Monetary gifts are always appreciated.
Thanks for your support! Questions? Please contact Steve or Laura Weldon.
Needles and prayers is a group of Grace knitters and crocheters who gather for friendship, fellowship, and knitting! We make baby blankets and stoma covers for patients at Grady Hospital, prayer shawls, and hats, blankets, and scarves for our homeless friends through the HELP ministry. ALL are welcome to join us! We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Please contact the church office for the location of the meeting.
Action Ministries is a statewide organization, seeking to eradicate homelessness, hunger, and poverty and enriching educational opportunities. Action Ministries Atlanta branch operates out of Grace, with both a Women's Community Kitchen and After School Program.
The Women's Community Kitchen offers a warm meal to women and children every weekday from 11am-12pm and has been serving out of Grace for 30 years. To volunteer, contact Katherine Bailey. During construction on the property, the kitchen is temporarily moved to Fort Street UMC.
The After School Program offers tutoring, reading, and dinner to children in our community every weekday. To learn more and volunteer, contact Ginger Cashin.
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Grace strives to REACH out to our community every week through our ministries of hospitality.
From greeters at the front door, to coffee fellowship, we strive to make Grace a place of welcome for all in our midst. We are always looking to involve new people in the many little acts of kindness and welcome that make Grace feel like home. If you have a gift for entertaining, consider helping in the Grace Cafe or providing meals for church events. If you're gifted with an outgoing and social spirit, you may make a fantastic greeter. No matter your gifts, you can be a valuable member of Grace's hospitality ministries.
To learn more or get involved in Grace's hospitality ministries, contact Calissa Dauterman, Minister for Spiritual Formation and Growth.