Current Outreach Projects

Updated August 18, 2017

 

 

The Emergency Family Shelter

Grace Church hosts the Emergency Family Shelter one week per quarter - and sometimes additional weeks if other housing falls through.  The remaining host dates for 2017 are August 12th-19th and November 11th-18th.  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 trained volunteers who work with the shelter guests, we welcome anyone who would like to help with the set-up before the shelter comes, and the clean-up after its departure.

 

 

Mission and Service Opportunities

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 this Sunday, August 20th.  Won't you join us?


 

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!


 

Frederick Food Bank in Need of Donations

FREDERICK FOODBANK IS IN NEED OF DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOODS

The Frederick Foodbank, operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA), is desperately in need of donations of non-perishable food items, especially peanut butter, pastas, rice, spaghetti or tomato sauce, cereal, canned fish like tuna, and canned meats. The Frederick Foodbank provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food to needy families that are experiencing a financial crisis and cannot afford their groceries. The Frederick Foodbank serves 700 to 750 families each month. The Frederick Foodbank is located at 14 East All Saints Street, Frederick and donations should be delivered to the rear loading dock. All donations are tax-deductible and monetary donations are also accepted.

 

Through a wide array of programs and services, the FCAA provides food, shelter, medical care, housing and other forms of assistance to families and individuals who are low-income or homeless. Established in 1968, the FCAA is sponsored by the City of Frederick and the Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. with support from the Frederick County Government and the United Way of Frederick County.

 

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Sarah McAleavy, Supervisor at 301-600-6263 or by email at smcaleavy@cityoffrederick.com.

 

 

 

Past Projects

 

Special Offering for June: Strengthen the Church

THANK YOU!!!  On Sunday, June 4th, we collected $312 for the Strengthen the Church offering!

 

Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.

As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults.

We will receive the Strengthen the Church offering on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017. More information can be found at www.ucc.org/stc.

 

 

Mother's Day offering for Homewood

THANK YOU!!!  On Sunday, May 14th, we collected $353 for the Homewood Foundation's Benevolent Fund.
Quality care, dedication, and loving attention are Homewood's hallmarks.  Regardless of income level or assets, everyone at Homewood is treated with dignity and respect.  Many of our residents receiving medical care do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.  The cost of medical care is often more than what is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance, but Homewood never asks a resident to leave for financial reasons.  When long life exhausts a resident's personal resources, it's the Benevolent Fund that fills the gap.
Last year Homewood subsidized almost $11 million in care.  Thank you so much for your generosity!

 

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