NEW MISSION PROJECT


as of September 2020...

 

Snacks for Officers

snacks for officers

We are starting a new project here at Grace. 

As you know, we are a church that is committed to social justice. 

Each week we affirm that Black Lives Matter. 

We are concerned about the disproportionate rate at which people of color face violence at the hands of law enforcement.

BUT... being anti racist does not mean we are anti law enforcement!

You can support good police and work for justice for all people.

So....


Join us as we show

support for the fine officers of Frederick Police department

by bringing in snacks for officers

to take with them on their shifts around town.

Granola bars, little bags of snacks, etc...

Or send a check (or use PayPal or Vanco on GIVING page)

and we can purchase it for you!


Let's demonstrate to our community what compassionate social justice looks like!


All items can be dropped in the BACK VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH.

Contact the church office at admin@grucc.com if you drop snacks.

  



ONGOING MISSION

FCAA Food Bank  “Grace Groceries”
COLLECTION CONTINUES!
Please drop your food bank items in the 3rd street entrance vestibule.
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
NEEDED.  For EXAMPLE:
PEANUT BUTTER ~ PASTA ~ RICE ~
CEREAL ~ CANNED FISH & MEATS ~
CANNED SAUCES ~ And other non-perishables

 


as of April 22, 2020


TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:


Announcing


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A Community Outreach Project of

Grace United Church of Christ"

 
Frederick Gives Back is a community outreach project of Grace United Church of Christ in partnership with local volunteers, local restaurants, and local healthcare facilities. Inspired by the Frontline Foods movement, Frederick Gives Back takes a local, uniquely Frederick approach to a national sentiment: giving back to the healthcare workers who are sacrificing so much to help their communities.
 
The project is four-fold:

  1. Volunteers work to raise funds, which are then

  2. used to engage locally-owned restaurants. With the donated funds, the restaurants will

  3. prepare and deliver nutritious meals to local healthcare facilities,

  4. thereby providing a show of support to our healthcare workers.

 
At this time, Frederick Gives Back is starting the process to work with Frederick Health Hospital and 7th Street Sandwich Shop to bring our first partnership online. From there, we hope to be able to expand to include multiple restaurant and healthcare partners. We are currently accepting donations to be used for the project.
 
All donations will be made through Grace United Church of Christ, as the organization leading Frederick Gives Back. Grace Church will then be using these donations to pay our restaurant partners.
 

Donations may be made via
PayPal
Under (Optional) Use this donation for:
Click the arrow and choose; 
"Frederick Gives Back" 

from the list of giving programs.

 
Those interested in volunteering or in becoming restaurant partners, please reach out to Trevor Addie-Carter, Project Management Administrator, at trevor.grucc@gmail.com
 
Together we can make a difference!

Trevor Addie-Carter
Chairperson, Outreach Ministry Commission
Grace United Church of Christ
(240)-784-7986
trevor.grucc@gmail.com

 





ON HOLD

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Emergency Cleanup Bucket and Supply Drive


 
You can provide assistance to families and communities
 
affected by flooding, tornados and other disasters.

 
Grace Church is still collecting supplies for Church World Service's
Emergency Clean Up Bucket kits.  Each bucket needs the supplies
listed below.  Those interested can donate buckets, supplies,
or any combination of the two.  There is a bin in the back of the
Good Shepherd Room where supplies may be dropped off.

  • One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket has been used, clean well but do not use if it has held chemicals of any kind.)
  • Four scouring pads
  • Seven sponges, including one large
  • One scrub brush
  • Eighteen reusable, lightweight dry cleaning towels (e.g. Handi wipes)
  • One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent
  • One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap
  • One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)
  • One package of 48-50 clothespins
  • Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
  • Five dust masks
  • Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex-free, non-surgical)
  • One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather
  • 24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton
  • One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

 

 

 

 

ARCHIVE

School Supplies Collection

July 2019 through August 18th, 2019

back to school drive 08 2019

 

 

 

 


 

ARCHIVES:

 

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.

 


 

 

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The Religious Coalition (RCEHN)

Emergency Family Shelter

is hosted by Grace Church four times a year. 

Next Host Date:  February 9-16, 2019

New volunteersto 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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