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SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Find out more information about our social ministry programs.

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Acts Hunger Prevention Center 2021

October 2021 Update:

On October 12th, 410 pounds of food was purchased and delivered to ACTS as well as an additional 76 pounds of food that was brought to the church by members of Grace for donation. Donations from Grace, so far this year, have totaled 4,773 pounds. Thank you Grace Members for continuing to support ACTS through your generous donations. Remember to bring in grocery bags and handle bags as these items are needed to carry food items home. Any donations of food, paper products, trial sizes, personal hygiene items, and bags can be left in the blue bins in the church hallway

 

Contact Debbie Willemann (willemann1@comcast.net) if you have any questions.

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Grace Good Samaritan Program

Occasionally, a member of Grace will come across a special need.  It might be a school child with no jacket or without decent shoes to keep him warm in the winter.  It might be an elderly person with a bare cupboard.  In any case, we have a solution.  It's the Good Samaritan Fund.  We don't keep money in this "fund" until there is a need for it.  However, we have a list of people who would like to be notified, when there is such a need.  These people are not called upon often, but they are ready to help when needed.  They are generally asked to contribute $10 to $25, and then we purchase what is needed.  We never give away money, just the necessary items. If you are not on our list, and would like to be included, please notify Sherry Morse or Debbie Willemann.  We would love to add your name to our list. 

 

If you would like to be on the list of people for the Good Samaritan Program, please contact Debbie or Sherry.

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Join Grace Quilters

We meet on Mondays from 9:00 am until noon in the multi-purpose room. Come join us and have some wonderful fellowship while making baby quilts for Care Net Pregnancy Center and prayer quilts for our own shut-ins.

The Grace Quilters have recently completed quilts for our graduation high school seniors.  These quilts were presented to Michal Mortenson, Madeline Potter, and Abigail Velasquez on Sunday, June 6th at the 11:00 am service.  Congratulations to each senior of their outstanding achievement.

 

If you need more information, please contact Darlene Roth.

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Operation Give Thanks

The Hunger Prevention Center is accepting food donations for Operation Give Thanks. Grace will be collecting the items below until Sunday, November 14th. All food items will be delivered to ACTS the following day. Please place donations in the blue bins in the hallway.

 

  • Gravy (canned, or dry packet)

  • Pie Crust Mix

  • Cornbread or Biscuit Mix

  • Canned Vegetables, 15oz

  • Broth (canned 15oz)

  • Instant Mashed Potatoes

  • Stuffing Mix

  • Cranberry Sauce (canned)

  • Yams or Sweet Potatoes (canned)

  • Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling

  • Evaporated milk

 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Willemann.

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Matthew 25 Ministries Update

Recap for September 2021: 

Grace collected 128 prescription bottles and 86 over-the-counter bottles for the month of September.  To date Grace has collected 1,425 prescription bottles and 756 over-the-counter bottles for a total of 2,181 bottles.  The over-the-counter bottles can be any size. Thank you to everyone who has continued to bring in these items. Grace will continue to collect pill bottles every month.  Remember to remove all personal identifiable information on the prescription bottles.  All other labels can be left on.  Please ask family, friends, and neighbors to contribute to this outreach.  Please deposit all pill bottles in the large blue container in the hallway.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Steinhibel or Debbie Willemann.

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School Supply Drive 2021

BELMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPDATE:

Thank you Grace Members for the outpouring of support for Belmont Elementary School. The response for school supplies was tremendous and Belmont was overwhelmed by Grace’s generosity. Boxes and boxes of supplies were delivered to the school on Monday, August 16th to include: 109 composition books; 90 notebooks; 1163 pencils; 309 pens; 108 boxes of colored pencils; 118 boxes of crayons; and many more items that were on the school supply list.  Students in our community who were unable to provide the tools they needed to start school were truly blessed by Grace’s support.

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Care Net PRCs Saving Lives, Sharing The Gospel

Thank you to all those you participated in Care Net Pregnancy Resource Centers' 2021 Baby Bottle Campaign!  As a church, we donated $2,030.98!!  You have helped save lives, spare hearts, and share the Gospel.

Kirk Gillsepie, from Care Net Pregnancy Centers, came to speak to our Grace congregation on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.  The Grace Quilters gave Care Net 32 baby blankets (15 quilts and 17 crocheted blankets) to be taken back to Care Net to be given to mothers as the first baby gift when they decide to go forward with the pregnancy.

 

If you have any questions, please speak with Roseann Potter.

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Trial Sizes Needed

As we return back to vacationing and traveling, please remember to bring home the trial sizes of soap, shampoo, etc. that your htoel may be offering and you are not using.  ACTS Hunger Prevention Center is in constant need of these items for their clients.  Place any trial sizes you have in the blue bins in the hallway marked for ACTS.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Willeman.

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Winter Coat Drive

The Winter Coat Drive for Concordia Lutheran Church will continue through Sunday, November 28th. Please donate your gently used coats for men, women, and children.  Please place your donations in the blue bins in the church hallway. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Willeman.

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Special Delivery

Sentara Hospital Labor & Delivery has finally opened its doors to allow the Grace Quilting Group to bring in baby blankets that have been quilted, knitted, and crocheted by Grace Members. Twelve (12) blankets were delivered to Sentara on Monday, October 18th and another 20 blankets will be delivered very soon. Please join the Quilting Group on Monday mornings from 9-12 for fun and fellowship as we share our talents with the community around us.