As we begin the new year, many people are cleaning out their closets of clothing that is in good shape, but they no longer wear. This is a good time to consider passing those items on the the Clothing Bank for those in need.
January is also Grace’s month to volunteer at the Clothing Bank on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10-12pm. Please consider giving a couple of hours of your time this month to volunteer at the Clothing Bank with other members and friends from Grace by signing up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.
For more information, please contact Diana Jordan at 639-0809.
Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Please place your donation in one of the blue monthly mission envelopes and place in the collection plate. This money goes towards paying utilities, rent, and other expenses
Episcopal Relief and Development reached more than 2 million people in over 40 countries last year.
Rather than impose “one size fits all” solutions, Episcopal Relief and Development supports local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response where the need it greatest.
Our partnership with the worldwide Church creates opportunities to serve communities in some of the most remote areas of the world, as well as in urban environments where extreme poverty persists.
In many of these places the Church is often on of the few institutions people trust and turn to for help.
If you think brain injury can’t happen to you….think again! Genetic makeup, ethnic heritage, age, sex, or financial resources make no difference. And there is no cure. Your donations to March’s Monthly Outreach, Brain Injury Services of SWVA, help support critically needed services for children and adult survivors and their families. Student athletes with learning challenges due to sports concussion are assisted in returning to school. Adults are assisted in returning to work or volunteering in their communities. Please see the display on the stage in the Parish Hall for information about the organization and its services. Feel free to take a brochure to pass along to someone who may be in need of assistance. Together we can make sure these services are there for those who need them now, and for those who don’t know they’ll need them in the future.
United Thank Offering is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the missions of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God.
These prayers of Thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity.
United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry thought out the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
Radford Food Pantry
Grace’s outreach for May is the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is especially in need of the following items:
*Diapers (sizes 3, 4, & 5)
Other non-perishable items are also welcome as we will soon be entering into a time when children are not in school and that places an additional need for food through other means.
Monetary donations are very much needed as this allows the staff to buy additionally needed items not donated.