Join us on Sat., Apr. 22 for Grace at Work, a fun-filled half-day volunteer event open to all ages and abilities. Grace at Work supports our church and area organizations through our participation in various hands-on projects. Through your participation you will have the opportunity to experience fellowship, while assisting others in need and creating visible change in our community. Complimentary hot breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.
Check out the project opportunities below, then sign up at the form at the bottom of the page.
Hartman Elementary School
*good for kids
Champions: Nancy Ralston and Mary Lynn Clark
Project: Annual spring clean up of the Hartman Elementary School campus. Includes raking and mulching, planting parsley and dill in the Butterfly Garden and possibly helping Brownies and Girl Scouts plant lettuce in the raised beds.
Cross-lines Community Outreach
Champions: Tom & Cindy Thornton
Project: Community garden prep and food pantry organization. Volunteers will sort clothing donations, do general store cleanup, stock food pantry shelves and sort non-clothing items.
*good for kids
Champion: Stephen Bough
Project: Volunteers will clean up the outside of the facility, prep garden/flower beds, and clean and organize inside.
Grace United Community Ministries (GUCM)
Champion: Jeff Algie
Project: Grounds maintenance, mowing, weeding, spraying, grass seeding, planting, gardening.
Harvesters Community Food Network (Warehouse)
*good for kids ages 12 and over
Champion: David Showalter
Project: Packing food
Note: This project is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 AM sorting and repacking food in the warehouse.
*good for middle school and high school students
Champion: Chuck Pickrel
Project: Sort items for homeless teens coming into the shelter and work in food pantry.
Champions: Barbara George & Molly Beebe
Project: Clearing out brush for a new house to be built.
Project 1: Deep cleaning chapel/sanctuary. Polish all pews, wipe down window sills, clean altar. The Chapel/Sanctuary cleaning crew will remove pew cushions, dust and oil (as needed) pews and pulpits, dust altar tops, and wipe down window sills.
Champion: Kathy Buckley
Project 2: Painting of Church (Old Well and Children’s Classrooms)
Champion: Jason Ashley
Harvesters (at Church)
*good for kids
Champions: Maureen McGinty and Clayton Hasser
Project: Building sacks for food drive and writing cards for Seniors.
Champion: Jackie Cunningham
Project: Every Monday night, Micah Ministry at Independence Boulevard Christian Church provides between 250-300 adults with clothing and personal hygiene. This project will include sort, size and shelf adult clothes.
Champion: Quinn Jones
Project: Sign up to bring a dish for the kick off breakfast.
Cookies for Kiddos
Champion: Lindsay Howes
Project: Cookie decoration with kids at the church.
Champion: Linda Rives
Project: Inventory donated items. One project needs men who can lift and move furniture that is in storage for their refugee program. Sorting and arranging clothing for the poor and refugees who did not come with clothing appropriate for this climate.