Outreach

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Emery helps count items for the Personal Hygiene kits. The kits are made from donations by members of the congregation.  The kits are assembled and distributed to those in need of these items.

The Outreach Committee asks for your help with collecting items for hygiene kits. All donated items can be dropped off at the church office or in the sanctuary (baskets will be set-up to receive your donations). All items need to be dropped off by July 24, the kits will be assembled here at Grace Church that day after worship. These kits will then be transported to Church World Services in New Windsor, Maryland on a bus August 12. If you are interested in volunteering for that day at Church World Service, please reserve a seat on the bus by calling Barbara Hanks or the church office. There are a limited number of seats available so please don’t delay if you wish to be a part of this exciting mission trip!

 

Items needed to assemble hygiene kits:
one hand towel measuring approx. 16′ x 28″ (no fingertip or bath towels)
one washcloth
one wide-tooth comb
one nail clipper
one bar of soap(bath size in wrapper)
one toothbrush (in original packaging)
six standard size Band-Aids

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Groups of Grace Parishioners do outreach in the anyway they can imagine. Here is the Prayer Shawl group knitting prayer shawls for those in need of a little warmth.  Looks like there is room for more knitters!

Contact Mary Howell if your interested in knitting or learning how.

  Reverand Heather and Sandy with a group of youth from the church go picking Blueberri20160623_141752es to assist a local Grower pick his crop for sale.  What an ingenious way to reach out and be helpful!

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Our Outreach Committee offers aid to individuals in our church, immediate community, and the world who are experiencing extraordinary hardships.  They also send cards to our shut-ins and assist with Special Mission Projects such as Operation Christmas Child and help provide transportation to church members that cannot drive.

Here is the group of volunteers that helped take all of the mac n’ cheese bowls, spam and other canned goods to the New Bethany Ministries.

 

communion-Reverend Heather reaches out to the homeless community with Holy Communion and needed supplies.

The reverend makes regular trips with much need supplies, donated by the congregation and neighboring community, to assist the members of God’s community that struggle with homelessness.

UnknownGrace hosted a Veteran’s Day Service for Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen. After the Serice the Vets and Servicemen were treaty to a free meal at the Church’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner.

Volunteer members of Grace UCC help to prepare and serve meals at the Christ UCC soup kitchen in Bethlehem.IMG_20150328_103605