Current Outreach Projects

 

CWS logoGrace UCC’s

2019 Church World Service Mission Project

  •  All of January we will be collecting Hygiene Kit Items (see list below)
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Assembling Hygiene Kits (Add your name to the sign-up sheet in GSR.)

We need your help!

During the month of January Grace UCC will be Collecting items for CWS Hygiene Kits.

 

Supplies needed:

·         Hand towels measuring approximately 15”x 28” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)

·         Washcloths

·         Wide-tooth combs

·         Finger nail and toe nail clippers

·         Bath size bars of soap in the wrappers

·         Toothbrush in individual packages

·         Standard size Band-aids

 

All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag. Do NOT add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each Hygiene Kit just prior to its journey.

 

For more information please contact: 

Trevor Addie at trevor.grucc@gmail.com">trevor.grucc@gmail.com

Chairperson, Outreach Ministry Commission



Mission, Outreach, and Volunteer Opportunities:

FCCA logoFrederick Community Action Agency’s (FCAA)

Soup Kitchen

Volunteers from Grace Church serve at the Soup Kitchen on the 3rd Sunday of even months. It's a rewarding mission experience and we always have fun. 

2019 Soup Kitchen SCHEDULE:

Sundays, February 17; April 21; June 16; August 18; October 20

FCAA/Frederick FoodBank

On the third Sunday of every month, we dedicate the “Grace Groceries” that have

been collected in our little red wagon (in the narthex), and then deliver them to the

Frederick Foodbank. Thank you for your continued generosity!


souper bowl logoSouper Bowl -- Sunday, February 3rd

After church, Congregational Life and Outreach Commission are teaming up to host a Souper Bowl.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer to provide soup, bread and dessertsPlease see Gwen to sign up. 

COLLECTING NONPERISHABLES:  We ask that you bring nonperishable items or monetary donations that day.  All proceeds will go to Frederick Food Bank.

 


 

 

RCEHN logo

The Religious Coalition (RCEHN)

Emergency Family Shelter

is hosted by Grace Church four times a year. 

Next Host Date:  February 9-16, 2019

New volunteers to the program are always welcome!  Volunteers must be over the age of 18, and a background check is required. 

 

As always, we are looking for individuals to volunteer with us to provide 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 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.

Please contact Carol Garrison for an application.

 


 

1inx 1in red logoThe 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 www.ucc.org/oghs. Thank you!

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