Outreach

Outreach

We strive to reach people by helping established organizations and by our own efforts.  We are blessed with people who care about others and try to show it both financially and physically whenever possible.


Hope House

Hope House is a not-for-profit organization that was begun by area churches to provide much needed groceries and household supplies.  We donate these items and also purchase cases of eggs each month.  At Christmas we give grocery store gift certificates for families who are registered through Hope House.


Episcopal Relief and Development Fund

Episcopal Relief and Development provides emergency assistance in times of disaster, rebuilds devastated communities and offers long-term program development solutions to fight poverty.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army programs meet the basic needs of daily life for those without the resources to do so themselves by providing food, shelter, clothing, and financial assistance. 


Bishop’s Discretionary Fund

Grace Church contributes to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund which enables the funding of  programs and needs throughout the Diocese.


Rector’s Discretionary Funds

Loose plate offerings from the first Sunday each month are customarily given to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. In turn, the Rector uses her discretionary funds to help individuals and families on a more personal level.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

At Thanksgiving, Grace church donates food to the Ottawa Community Thanksgiving Dinner, which is free to all who attend.


Baker University Campus Ministry Program

Once a month, we provide meals after Sunday Night Worship

Goodie baskets are given to Baker University students during final tests week.


Care Kits For Children

Grace Church donates care kits to the Department of SRS to be distributed to children in need.

 

 

Grace Episcopal Church Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop provides low cost clothing and household goods to the community.  It also provides goods free of cost in emergency situations, such as fire, flood, and special concerns.  Some of the income is used to support other outreach activities as well as support for the church.  Visit the Thrift Shop page on this website for more information.

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