Service

At Grace, every member is a minister, called by God to love and serve the community and our brothers and sisters around the world.  We live out the teachings of Jesus through the gifts of our time, talents and treasures. The following are a few of the ways we are currently serving:

Outreach CaféOn the 4th Sunday of each month, volunteers prepare a delicious breakfast that is served between services.  The free will offering from the Café is shared with different missions of the church such as PADS, Habitat for Humanity and the local food pantries.  

Food Pantry—Grace shares both financial and in-kind gifts to two local Food Pantries that help fight hunger in our community – The Richmond Community Food Pantry (815-236-1471) and the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Genoa City, WI (262-279-0088).

Haiti MinistrySince 1994, Grace has partnered with organizations with a presence in Haiti (Feed My Starving Children and Haiti’s Children Inc.) to assist with medical clinics, build churches, and provide education, medical care and spiritual care of many residents.

McHenry County Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live regardless of race or religion.  Whenever possible, they build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing.

Grace shares financial support and volunteer labor to aid Habitat build and repair houses in McHenry County that local families purchase through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.

Watch for announcements of the next Volunteer Work Day.

McHenry County PADS (Public Action to Defend Shelter)PADS offers emergency and transitional housing coupled with support services in order to help individuals experiencing homelessness work toward becoming self-sufficient.  

Grace works in conjunction with St. Joseph Catholic Church to provide shelter for approximately 50 homeless people on the first Thursday of every month from October through April.    

Prayer Intercessors – As a community, Grace prays for the world, the church and all people.  The Prayer Intercessors are a group of dedicated people willing to pray when needed.  When a prayer request is received, it’s sent by email to the Prayer Intercessors who then pray for those who have been placed on the Prayer List.

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree— Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to the children of prisoners from their incarcerated parent. Grace provides gifts for the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree each Christmas.

Salvation Army Angel Tree—The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program shares the miracle of Christmas  with children in need in our community by providing a variety of gifts for children from birth to age 17 as well as gift cards and cash for food or additional gifts as needed.  Grace provides gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree each Christmas.

World Vision World Vision helps build and maintain wells for villages in Africa and participates in disaster relief worldwide.  Grace shares financial gifts with World Vision in support of their efforts to ensure the world’s most vulnerable have safe drinking water.

Divorce CareDivorce Care is a Christian based divorce support group open to all.  It meets at Grace and helps those going through divorce or separation to move toward rebuilding their lives offering help, hope and healing.