God is passionate about helping those in need and therefore, so are we. GraceSLO Care & Community Ministries strive to love others in tangible ways. Every person is precious in God’s sight, no matter who they are or what circumstance they are in. So with wisdom and grace we use our hands to touch them with God’s love and bring them hope through caring acts of mercy.
Are you looking for a hands-on ministry? Do you want to make a difference in this church and in this community? We are looking for people who want a challenge and who care about individuals. Your involvement will be appreciated by those you serve, as well as by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our current Care & Community Ministries include. . . .
Because Jesus came to serve us, He calls us to serve others. Each Spring 300 - 400 folks from the family of GraceSLO scatter across our Central Coast community to serve wherever and whomever we can. We are connecting with other churches again this year along the Central Coast to serve our community as a way of tangibly sharing the gospel message. Be listening for details and come serve with us!! Contact Pastor Ken at 543-2358.
Big Buddies Mentoring
Building relationships with kids whose fathers don’t live at home.
If you have or know of a young person who needs a mentor in his or her life or if you would like to find out more about being a mentor to a young person, contactthe church office, 543-2358
Homeless Shelter Ministries
Serving the homeless is a great way to reach out with the love of Christ to the most needy in our community. You can help serve the homeless by volunteering for the Overflow Homeless Shelter at GraceSLO or by serving meals at the Homeless Shelter.
Overflow Homeless Shelter
GraceSLO partners with the Homeless shelter and other churches to house homeless families for two months each year. Opportunities to serve include playing with the kids, helping kids with homework, cooking breakfast, visiting and building relationships with the people. Contact Kirt Collins 595-9439 Sign-Up to Volunteer HERE.
Homeless Shelter Meals
Each month a team of people from GraceSLO cook and serve hot meals for the people staying at the Homeless Shelter and the Prado Day Center. Contact Darrell Daniels 544-9293
Here is an opportunity to build relationships with people behind bars, showing the love of Jesus by visiting them and communicating to them that they are valuable and not forgotten.
Contact the Church office 543-2358
Helping those in need through financial assistance.
From clothes, food and gas to utility bills and rent we become neighbors to the poor in our community, demonstrating that Jesus cares for them and so do we. Our desire is to be “a church in the community, serving the community.” To that end, we desire to meet real and felt needs of those in our community. Contact the church office 543-2358
Visiting seniors at their homes or visiting people in the hospital is a great way to live out the Gospel. Individuals and/or families have the opportunity to form relationships with seniors from Grace Church and to pray with people who have been hospitalized.
Contact Florence Touryan, 541-2681
Preparing a meal is a caring and practical way to be a neighbor to someone going through a time of trial or change. Opportunities include helping a new mom and dad with dinner or taking a meal to a person who is home after surgery.
New Moms Meals, Contact Jana Favalora, 543-8852
Meals for the Sick or Injured, Contact Joan Martiin, 528-1485 or Debbi Weeks, 543-2358
Bereavement Care Team
Helping a family grieving the loss of a loved one is a way to “weep with those who weep”. This team organizes a meal after a funeral or memorial service to help family and friends focus on what they need to during that time. Contact Cyndie Hamley, 544-1554
Praying is a way we admit we are powerless without God to do anything of lasting value. At Grace we want to pray continually and purposefully, seeking God’s power in all situations.
Where there is an urgent prayer need the Prayer Chain begins contacting many people who will then faithfully pray to our loving God for that need. Contact the church office, 543-2358
Every Wednesday the Grace Church group, Drawing Near,meets for a concentrated time of prayer for the needs of the church and our community. Contact the church office, 543-2358
If you would like to meet with a pastor to discuss emotional, physical or spiritual needs please contact Leon Maksoudian at 543-2358, or email@example.com