Due to COVID-19 GRACE Ministries is offering limited services, mainly focusing on distributing food and diapers. At this time, clothing, breakfast, and the children's craft area will not be available. All operations strictly follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for the well-being of all those involved. Please click HERE to get involved with our COVID-19 Response & Relief.

General Information

WHEN: Second Saturday of Each Month
Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Distribution begins at 8:00 AM

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.

Client Information

When you arrive, please wait patiently for registration to begin - Registration will begin at 7:30am. You will receive a number and be invited into the main gathering hall to wait until your number is called. Feel free to have some of the complimentary breakfast. Additionally, children can have fun in our craft and reading area while you wait. Once your number is called, you will be directed to a station to supply additional information before proceeding to get your items. Clothing, food, household items, diapers and toys will be available for you to get. At any point during GRACE Ministries, our friendly volunteers will be available and would love to help you if needed.

Volunteering at GRACE Ministries

Set Up Fridays: *Usually setup on Friday runs from 3:30-6:30pm*
Opportunities to serve on the Friday preceding a Grace Ministries Saturday include the following:

- Setting up tables and chairs

- Sorting and hanging clothing donations

- Preparing the hospitality area for serving on Saturday

- Setting up the Children’s Corner with books

- Arranging toy donations and linen donations

- Bagging food

Saturday at GRACE Ministries:

- 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

If you are interested in volunteering with Grace Ministries, please contact Phil Mohr at pmohr@centreville-umc.org

Donations

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