Current Outreach Projects

updated September 21, 2018



Special Offering: Neighbors in Need

On Sunday, October 7th (World Communion Sunday), we will receive the Neighbors in Need (NIN) offering, one of our 5-for-5 UCC special mission offerings. NIN supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. One-third of NIN funds support the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). There are 20 UCC congregations on reservations, and one urban, multi-tribal congregation in Minneapolis. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S.

Thank you for supporting Neighbors in Need! Donations can also be made online at



Service Opportunity: The Frederick Soup Kitchen

Did you know that volunteers from Grace Church serve at the Frederick Community Action Agency's Soup Kitchen on the 3rd Sunday of even months? It's a rewarding mission experience and we always have fun.  Our next service date is Sunday, October 21st.  Won't you join us?


The Religious Coalition (RCEHN)

Emergency Family Shelter

Grace Church hosts the Emergency Family Shelter four times a year. 

Our next host dates are November 10th-17th

Grace UCC Volunteers Needed

As always, we are looking for individuals to partner with us in providing a safe place for homeless families. In addition to our usual evening volunteers, we are in need of one or two individuals who would be willing to assist Carol Garrison in opening the church for our families and volunteers. Unlocking doors, being available to welcome families as they arrive, assisting the volunteers to set-up, and locking up after everyone is settled in. This would be from about 5:30 to 7:00 in the evening. All volunteers must be vetted and trained, so if you have not yet signed up, please see Carol Garrison or Sarah Travis for information. If you have already been through the training process, get yourself on the schedule. She will be happy to walk-through the process with you.

We are next hosting the Emergency Family Shelter November 10th through 17th. Thank you!

New volunteers to the program are always welcome!  Volunteers must be over the age of 18, and a background check is required.  Please contact the church office or speak to Sarah Travis for an application. In addition to the vetted and trained volunteers who work directly with the shelter guests, we need folks to help us with set-up and clean-up - no experience or training necessary!  If you are able, please join us!  Thank you in advance!





Good Samaritan Fund

The Good Samaritan Fund of Grace Church is designated for emergency relief to members and friends of Grace Church. Only the pastor and person in need know who receives assistance.

Donations to the fund are welcome at any time, in any amount. If you can help, please place a check in the offering plate made out to Grace Church with "Good Samaritan Fund" on the memo line. Thank you!



Past Projects


Special Offering for March: One Great Hour of Sharing

Words cannot capture the anguish of people when they lose everything in a disaster or have to leave it behind while fleeing war or conflict. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, lives are literally changed daily. Your support provides clean water, food, medicines, shelter, healthcare, education and so much more.

Our 2018 One Great Hour of Sharing collection total was $434.  Thank you for you generosity!  Please remember that you can give to this special mission offering online at any time at Thank you!

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