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Serving is an essential part of the Christian life and our life at Grace.  Jesus says in Matthew's Gospel that he came not to be served but to serve (20:28).  We at Grace seek to follow his example in many different ministries:

  • Backpack Buddies - Every week our members donate, pack and deliver food that feeds Cooper Elementary School students on the weekend.  If it were not for this food these children, who receive school lunches during the week, would go hungry over the weekend harming their academic performance and lessening their opportunities in life.  This food is an investment in their future and our society.  Interfaith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies
  • Advent Collection - Every Advent, as part of our preparation for Christmas, Grace members donate items to assist persons in need in our community.  Grace has collected for those with mental health issues and for teens in the Johnston County Department of Social Services system.
  • Grace After School - Twice a week volunteers tutor students from nearby West Clayton Elementary School who live in the impoverished Alta neighborhood on Highway 42.  This ministry helps Latino children with their homework and school projects.  Tutors specifically work to strengthen math, reading and command of the English language.  This ministry is about relationships as much as academics.  Our church seeks to know and support the children and their families following Christ's command to love others and he has loved us (John 15:12).