CommunityJuly 19, 2016

Serve – Community

Grace Serves

“We Serve Because He Serves”

Knowing that Christ first came to serve, we believe as imitators of Christ we are called to display His love through both word and deed. At its core, Grace Serves involves ordinary people, empowered by God’s spirit, who are obedient to God’s command to love and serve others. Our vision is for every single person to be motivated, encouraged, and equipped to reach out to be the hands and feet of Christ to our neighbors and community. Whether you’re an individual, a family, or a life group, it’s as simple as allowing God to use you to serve others. While we will coordinate various Grace Serves events throughout the year, we want to encourage everyone to let us know of an opportunity for Grace to Serve. Contact Dario@calvertgrace.org with your ideas.

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life for many.” – Matthew 20:28

Dress for Success

Dress for Success provides gently used, current season, work attire for homeless shelter residents in Prince Frederick (Echo House) & Annapolis (Lighthouse) with clothing drives twice a year (Spring & Fall). We reach out with a helping hand, restoring dignity & giving hope, ultimately to see lives & eternal destinies changed forever! If you are interested in serving, sign-up.

Echo House Meals

Providing meals helps us connect with those who are homeless and hurting in our community. We are able to talk & listen, bring words of encouragement, and present God’s love! We are currently serving 1 Lunch meal a month, always on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Ways to help: Help buy food, prepare lunches, deliver, serve, or pray. If you are interested in serving, sign-up.

Faith, Hope, Charity

FHC helps various charitable organizations in our community. Our purpose is to share the love of Jesus, lift spirits, to encourage and pray for one another, and help those in need. Past Charity Projects have included: Christmas Cards to our Wounded Soldiers, Christmas Stocking Stuffers, and Mother’s Day Purses for the Homeless. If you are interested in serving with us, sign-up.

Home Care Ministry

The purpose of this ministry is to exemplify the love of Christ by sending volunteer church members to help do yard work and make light home repairs for those who cannot facilitate them on their own. Anyone with a willing spirit and a desire to serve our community are welcome. We are always looking for trained people with expertise such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, landscapers, and painters to help our team. If you are interested, please sign-up to serve.

Jail Ministry

Bringing hope from the Word of God to the inmates of Barstow Detention Center of Calvert County. We visit with the inmates and conduct four services on Sunday evening 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. Must be 21 years old, in good health, knowledgeable of your Bible, have a servant’s heart, and willing to learn as you go. If you are interested, please sign-up to serve.

Safe Nights

Safe Nights is a ministry in Calvert County to provide warm shelter and food for the homeless during the coldest months of the year.  Each year we are privileged to be able to host a week of “safe nights” at our church between Christmas and New Years. Many positions are needed for the week: food preparation; serving breakfast and evening meals; assembling bag lunches; adult monitors; cleaning teams; laundry team; set-up and tear down; transporting supplies to the next church. Adults and families are welcome to serve.  If you are interested in this ministry please sign-up to serve.

Nursing Home Singers

Bring music, joy and dignity to the residents in Calvert County. We visit the Prince Frederick Nursing Home every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 10:15 – 11:00am. The residents appreciate the music and the time we are able to visit with them. If you are interested, please sign-up to serve.

Our Little Angels

Twice a year (Christmas and Easter) new and gently used toys, books, games, and music are given to five area homeless shelters at Easter and Christmas. Volunteers help collect, sort, package and deliver to one of the 3 shelters in Annapolis or one of the 2 shelters in Prince Frederick. If you are interested, please sign-up to serve. 

Grace Serves With The Following Community Organizations: