While our Nurture Ministries focus upon families and congregants of the church, our Mission work seeks to address the physical and spiritual needs of the larger world in the name of Jesus Christ. In that capacity, we either support or host a myriad of local, national and international projects. Some of them are: 12-Step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcots Anonymous; the MCREST ministry to homeless individuals; a Medical Equipment Loan Closet, Feed the Bay, Prison Ministry, Red Cross Blood Drive, Vets Returning Home, Salvation Army, Hands4Detroit, Imagine No Malaria, Habitat for Humanity, NOMADS volunteer labor; and many others. In recognition of our exemplary record in mission, Grace has been designated a Spotlight Church by the Detroit Annual Conference of the UMC.
December Mission Opportunities
The United Methodist Men are coordinating our annual distribution of gifts and dinners for up to 20 local families in need. Delivery is scheduled for Sunday, December 16th.
Blankets and Stuffed Animals
We will again collect NEW twin size or youth size blankets & NEW stuffed animals. These are provided to the New Baltimore Police Dept. and given to children in our area who are victims of abuse, are runaways, or experiencing other emergencies. Candy Daily is coordinating this annual collection that will continue for the entire month.
More information will be available about both missions in the coming weeks.
Family Fun Night – Open to All
Friday, December 14th, Grace UMC will be having a Family Fun Night. The evening begins with the showing of the original Grinch movie. There will be snacks available and the children (or anyone, really) will be working on some crafts. This evening will benefit Vets Returning Home and First Responders. We hope, with this event, that we will be equipping our children to be blessings to others. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors or anyone who would enjoy some fun family time!