Mission & Outreach
"The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning. Where there is no mission, there is no Church..." ~ Emil Brunner
Grace participates with a number of agencies and opportunities to extend help * hope * healing to our neighbors. Examples include:
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ... ongoing collection taken to the Denver Inner City Parish (dicp.org) barrels back of sanctuary + parlor off Eudora entrance during week
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY … Grace is part of the Loaves & Fishes Consortium of Churches which supports annual Denver area Habitat home builds.
FAMILY PROMISE ...
. Normally we would house families for a week and provide meals while they attend the programs to assist them in finding housing, jobs and attend parenting classes. Through 2021 families housed in motels, we support with $ * laundry pods * quarters * meals/groceries on our host weeks. Let us know if you'd like to be a part of our work! (familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org)
MEALS ON WHEELS ... delivers week day hot noon meals to needed people in the program. ** Looking for helpers on route from Grace - contact church and we can get you more information! **
ANGEL TREE ... a Christmas mission to buy and distribute gifts to children of parents who are incarcerated.
NETWORK COFFEEHOUSE ... we collect travel items: soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorants, toothbrushes/paste, socks for those without homes.
... as we seek to serve our unhoused friends and lovingly be a resource for them, we have shifted to providing lunch for approx 80 Mon-Sat. We provide toiletries, clothing & other necessities.
Some of our unhoused friends from Network are temporarily housed at Safe Open Space (SOS) camps. Read more about SOS at https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/05/denver-homeless-encampments-safe-outdoor-space/
** WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS MISSION:
(1) GIFT CARDS - King Soopers or Costco gift cards are greatly appreciated!
(2) AMAZON WISH LIST - (items shipped to Lee McClure) click link to see current list of needed items
(3) SACK LUNCH ITEMS ~
Snack-size potato chips, soft granola bars, applesauce/fruit cups, fruit snacks, snack size cookies. Please...NO nuts/hard granola bars. Many with missing teeth.
(4) SOCKS & HATS: we constantly need tall adult socks, warm hats, and gloves of all sizes.
To learn more or to arrange a drop-off/pick up of donations, contact the church and we'll put you in touch with Karen or Lee.
"LADIES w/ SPICE" ... ongoing collection of spices we deliver to Warren Village single parent families working on sustainability
PROJECT C.U.R.E. ... the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to resource-limited communities across the globe. Grace volunteers go to the warehouse and help pack the boxes of medical supplies to be shipped to the countries.