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SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Find out more information about our social ministry programs.

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Acts Hunger Prevention Center 2022

June 2022 Update:

On June 9th, 374 pounds of food was purchased and delivered to ACTS.  Year-to-date total is 2,355 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. Donations of food, paper products, trial sizes, personal hygiene items, are always needed and welcomed. All items 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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Supplies for Belmont Elementary School
2022-2023 School Year

The Social Ministry Board has received a letter from Belmont Elementary School in Woodbridge asking for help with school supplies for the upcoming school year. The Board would like to help Belmont by collecting school supplies during the months of July and August.  All supplies will be delivered to Belmont Elementary the week of August 15th. Below is a list of the items the students will need. If you would like to donate school supplies, please bring them to Grace and there will be a bin in the hallway for your donations.

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

Pencils                         - Glue sticks                              - Index cards - 3x5          - Composition notebooks              - Folders

- Crayons                       - Notebooks - single subject     - Scissors                        - Pencil sharpeners                       - Pens

- Dry erase markers       - Color pencils                           - Erasers                        - Pencil boxes

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Trial Sizes Needed

When you are traveling, please remember to bring home the trial sizes of soap, shampoo, etc. that your hotel 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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Matthew 25 Ministries Update

Recap for April and May 2022: 

Grace collected 183 prescription bottles and 83 over-the-counter bottles for the month of April, and 190 prescription bottles and 123 over-the-counter bottles for the month of May. 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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Lakeridge Fellowship House:

Grace was contacted on Tuesday, March 22nd by the Lake Ridge Fellowship House staff to ask if we could help with food items needed for their food pantry. Some of the residents are finding it difficult to afford food items as the cost of those items keep rising.  Food items such as cereal, grits, breakfast bars, and canned meat items were delivered to Fellowship House on Thursday, March 24th. The staff is very thankful for Grace’s help whenever they call for assistance.

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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

Quilters and members of Grace continue to make baby blankets for Sentara Hospital Labor & Delivery. During the last week of April, a total of 40 blankets, (20 quilted and 20 crocheted) were delivered to the hospital.

 

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.

 

If you need more information, please contact Darlene Roth.

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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.