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Grace Church "We Serve Team"

MISSION: The WE SERVE TEAM exists to respond to needs by engaging in kingdom partnership with other local ministries. We believe that The Great Commission, which calls us to go into the world and make disciples of all nations, is for every person! There are millions of people right in our backyard who have deep emotional, social, and spiritual needs and we believe that He's giving us the privilege to show them his love. We want to create a community where people can serve together.  Learn more!

 

Homeless Care Kits

Sunday, April 7, April 14 - bring items or cash donations to the lobby table during any of our morning services.
Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 PM: Help put the kits together
Sunday, April 28 - pick up a finished kit from the lobby table at any of our morning services!

Have you ever passed a homeless person, and felt the awkwardness of not having anything to give them?

Maybe you've wanted to help, but you wished you could give them something besides a handful of cash. This month we're putting together care kits. It'll be something you can keep in your car, so when you encounter a person in need, you'll have a well-thought bag of items all ready to give them!

This is our third time doing this project as a church, and each time the response is amazing! Many people start making their own kits after being a part of this because they discover how grateful people are for the items, and how easy it is to put them together!

Items needed:
• Socks
• Non-perishable food
• Unused hygiene products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc)
• Chapstick
• Hair ties, Combs, brushes
• Toothpaste and toothbrushes
• Non-alcoholic mouthwash
• Wet wipes
• Gift cards
• Bus passes

Items we cannot use:
• Sharp items 
• Things that may melt
• Perishable items

 

LOOSE CHANGE FOR LIFE

Every day is a day to Celebrate and Support Life!

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The Loose Change For Life campaign is an easy way to help protect the unborn through the life-saving work of the Cleveland Pregnancy Center by filling baby bottles with your loose change. Pick up your baby bottle at the Cafe table anytime from May 5th through June 9th, returning your filled bottle to the Cafe table any Sunday morning from May 12th through June 16th. Bottles will be sent to The Cleveland Pregnancy Center to aid them in their efforts: "Our goal at the CPC is to help pregnant women by eliminating the crisis, not the child."

 

Cleveland Short-term Mission Trip: Summer 2019 and Fall 2019

In Acts 1:8, Jesus says, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” If you’ve never had the chance to take a short-term trip that challenged you culturally, relationally and spiritually, we recommend that you start with our CLEVELAND MISSION TRIP here in our Judea/Samaria— Cleveland, Ohio! You will learn how to engage in urban culture and grow your worldview to include love and to appreciate that same culture.  Our next Cleveland Mission Trip is June 21-23, 2019.  This trip was formerly called Grace in the City.

We will be having another Cleveland Mission trip on October 11-13. You may apply for either or both trips using the link below.

Apply for the Cleveland Trip

 

The Stand In

WHEN: June 29, 2019, 4-7pm

WHERE: Downtown Cleveland, Public Square

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Why We're Standing

Homeless children are threatened by a cycle of poverty that leaves them stigmatized and struggling for normalcy – with little hope of escape. Right now, it’s imperative that Cleveland has eyes to SEE this crisis.

How We're Standing

You're invited to STAND with your community in Public Square on SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 to represent each homeless student in our city. And we won’t simply be raising awareness – we’ll be transforming awareness into action. Join The City Mission and SERVE your young, hurting neighbors by participating on June 29  and in the days to follow. From 4-7pm we'll have live worship, prayer, food trucks, words from city and church leaders, activities for all ages, and more. There's no cost to attend, so gather your crew and register today!

  • 4-5:45  Stand In Registration, Food trucks, Engagement with Community Partners, Family-Friendly Activities, & Worship
  • 5-5:45 opening Welcome and Entertainment
  • 5:45-6 Guest Speakers from the City of Cleveland
  • 6-6:30 Gather for Stand In & Stand In Moment
  • 6:30-7 Devotional Message & Worship

REGISTRATION LINK IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Please return here soon to register as a family or individual.

 

Greater Cleveland Youth for Christ

"Starting in 1944, Youth for Christ has had a focus on youth evangelism. During World War ll, they realized that they needed to structure the movement and provide leadership, strategy, and coordinate speakers, musicians, and locations. YFC quickly became a national movement that produced thousands of staff, with the first full-time being Billy Graham! On May 15, 1943, a local youth group leader, Florian, Manas, organized the first Youth for Christ rally in downtown Cleveland. One year later...Cleveland became one of the charter members." (Greater Cleveland YFC website)  Youth for Christ programs include Campus Life, City Life, Juvenile Justice Ministry, and Gracehaven.

In 2018, Gracehaven, which is a part of Central Ohio's Youth For Christ, was duplicated in the Greater Cleveland Youth For Christ! Gracehaven provides trauma-based counseling and caseworker services for victims of sex trafficking, aged 12-18.

 

For more information and on how to support and/or become involved, click HERE.

 

Envision Cleveland

Envision is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. EC seeks to connect people with a heart to serve in the city by matching them with local urban ministries and organizations. Their ministry areas include refugee and immigrant outreach, community development, church partnership, urban leadership training, English teaching, and youth and kids ministry.

Learn more about Envision Cleveland.

 

Building Hope in the City

Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is a ministry in Cleveland that seeks to be seen as a vibrant part of the community of Jesus in the city, sharing the hope of Christ with all people. Building Hope has a long legacy as a Christ-led presence in Cleveland. Their ministries include Church Planting and Leadership Development, The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants, Urban Family Learning Centers, Open Table, Urban Ministry Training and Engagement and Hopeworks (entrepreneurial ventures). 

Learn more about Building Hope in the City.

 

The City Mission & Laura's Home 

The City Mission has been ministering to the city of Cleveland since 1910. Its reputation has remained faithful around the city and community. The City Mission is a holistic ministry that exists to serve men, women, and children at their point of crisis by progressing them towards stability, employment and independent housing” (The City Mission website). They function to give an option for those at risk to be self-sufficient and productive. Their programs include Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center, Pathways Family Outreach Services, New Horizons Housing Collaborative, Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center, and Inmate Outreach Services.

Learn more about The City Mission.

 

International Friendships, Inc.

International Friendships, Inc. is partners with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and their family members. The organization focuses on meeting social, cultural, spiritual, and practical needs of international students. IFI supports students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Lorain County Community College and Baldwin-Wallace University, as well as other campuses nationwide.

Learn more about International Friendships.

 

True Freedom Ministries

True Freedom Ministries is a ministry dedicated to reaching those in prison (men, women, and juvenile), struggling with addictions, dealing with homelessness, and those in nursing homes. In 2014 alone, True Freedom Ministries touched the lives of over 42,000 people!

TFM has a need for worship leaders, small group facilitators, mentors, musicians, social workers, clerical assistants, and counselors. They can also provide volunteer training to interested churches and members. The best “on-ramp” opportunity is serving food in the homeless ministry.

You can expect to hear some incredible stories of Christ’s redeeming love in many lives, and may even be asked to share your story. TFM is unique because they minister to people of all ages, both male and female!

Training needed: None.

 

Cleveland Pregnancy Center

Cleveland Pregnancy Center has been offering crisis services to women and men in the Cleveland area for over 30 years. They provide hope and healing to women and their families through restoring hope, healing hearts and saving lives. Their services include the H.E.A.R.T.  program, pregnancy support, parenting support and education, baby material assistance, post-abortion and grief support, Frontline Fatherhood Program, community and educational resources, offering ultrasounds or a sonography. Though free of cost, these programs carry lasting effect and benefits for those using them.

Learn more about the Cleveland Pregnancy Center.

 

Inner-City Tutoring

The Phillis Wheatley Association has had a presence in their neighborhood for over 105 years. Sponsored by the Phillis Wheatley Association in Cleveland, the Inner City Tutoring Program works in George Washington Carver Elementary School on East 55th Street. This inner-city school is under academic emergency and the children there need to be tutored in reading and math, in particular. The tutoring program provides an opportunity to minister to the heart of children and can be the door that Jesus uses to speak to them. In addition to math and reading skills, the tutoring program works on encouraging better school attendance and parent engagement, as well as behavior improvement.

Learn more about Inner-City Tutoring.

 

Ohio Guidestone

Ohio Guidestone has been serving children and families from Cleveland since 1864. Originally founded as an Orphan Asylum during the Civil War, they now focus on serving children and youth that are in need of specialized therapeutic programs and skills to become self-sufficient. They always look for value-driven, passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Berea and its neighboring communities. Their areas of services include childcare, residential treatment, counseling, and support services. 

Learn more about Ohio Guidestone.

 

Family Ministry Center

Located in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, the Family Ministry Center exists to see God transform the lives of people there. They exist to be a place and a people of refuge so that God can be made famous! They partner with around 20 other organizations to accomplish sustainable community development. Their main areas of ministry include urban renewal, alternative education, church planting, the arts, international missions, transitional care for veterans, and many more!

Learn more about the Family Ministry Center.

 

Scranton Road Ministries

Scranton Road Ministries actively contributes to the spiritual, economic, and physical restoration of the Greater Cleveland Community, focusing mostly on the west side. They are located in Ohio’s most diverse neighborhood and focus on representing, equipping and investing in youth and families and promoting a community-wide revitalization by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their areas of ministry include job training, educational enrichment, legal education, computer training, and leadership development.

Learn more about Scranton Road Ministries.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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