Grace Ministries - Spring 2014

GRACE Ministries is a community outreach program that serves low-income immigrant families in the local community. On the second Saturday of each month, low-income families receive food, clothing, diapers, household linens, toys and children’s books. The ministry also provides job training for Personal Care Aids and Commercial Drivers Licenses to eligible low-income immigrants.

There are many ways to serve in the ministry:

Set Up Fridays:

    Opportunities to serve on the Friday preceding a Grace Ministries Saturday include volunteers that prepare the Fellowship Hall and rooms for the ministry by:

  • Setting up tables and chairs
  • Preparing the hospitality area for serving on Saturday
  • Sorting and hanging clothing donations
  • Setting up the Children’s Corner with books and crafts
  • Arranging toy donations and linen donations
  • Bagging food
  • Collecting and disposing of trash and cardboard

Saturday at GRACE Ministries:

    Opportunities to serve on Saturday include:

  • Pre-registration and greeting (Spanish speakers are very helpful)
  • Registration (Spanish speakers needed)
  • Hospitality – setting out refreshments
  • Children’s Corner – doing crafts with children/reading to children
  • Worship (assisting with the short worship time – music)
  • Working in the clothing, toy, linen, diaper and food rooms
  • Helping guests take their goods to their vehicles
  • Clean Up

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:

    Support GRACE Ministries through your financial gifts and donations. Donations are accepted Sunday – Friday the week of Grace Ministries. Donations of the following items are appreciated:

  • Good condition, seasonal clothing bagged by clothing type
  • Bed and bath linens, dish ware and cookware (We are unable to accept other household items.)
  • Small toys and stuffed animals (We are unable to accept large toys and video games.)
  • Books for young children
  • Diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 & 6.

PLEASE TAKE ALL OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TO SALVATION ARMY, CLOCK TOWER, OR SOME OTHER THRIFT STORE. THANK YOU!

Contact: Michelle Formica

Position: Grace Ministries Coordinator
Email: mformica@centreville-umc.org
Phone: 703.830.2684

Website: www.graceministriesumc.org