Serve Our Community
The Community Ministry committee spearheads the church’s involvement in several interfaith service agencies including the Salvation Army, Samaritan Center, and Common Ground Benevolence Office. Because of COVID-19, the parish has been collecting non-perishable food items on the second Saturday of each month, in the Grace parking lot. Food is given on alternating months to Salvation Army and the Samaritan Center for distribution to the needy.
SALVATION ARMY - Grace Church has diligently worked to establish an ongoing relationship with the work of the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Jefferson City. Parishioners serve in the following ways:
SAMARITAN CENTER - Because of COVID-19, Grace Church volunteers can no longer participate in the organization and distribution of food. Parishioners do some clerical work and serve on the Samaritan Center’s advisory council and board.
COMMON GROUND is a partnership between the First United Methodist Church and six other downtown Jefferson City churches, including Grace Episcopal Church. The organization provides financial assistance through a small benevolence ministry, has a Families Forward program that works with families to become stable through housing and other needs. Grace Church’s involvement includes:
SCOUT BSA TROOPS - 10 (Boys) and 3010 (Girls) meet in the Grace parish hall on Monday evenings. Venture Crew 10, geared towards high school youth, meets once a month on a Sunday evening. New scouts and adult leaders are always welcome. Troops 10 and 3010 focus on Scout skills and Crew 10 focuses on High Adventure activities. The troops and crew host the annual Shrove Tuesday Ham and Pancake Supper, kicking off Grace Church's Lenten activities. www.gracescouting.org
This year, Grace Episcopal Church has financially supported the following organizations that strive to serve the less fortunate of the world: