We recently became aware of the need for Prayer Shawls for Hospice patients in our area. Prayer Shawls are given by Hospice nurses and used to wrap and comfort patients as they are processing through the last stages of life. This is especially important during present times when hospice patients may be alone due to quarantine. Knowing that we have members who knit and crochet in our congregation, we wanted to make you aware of this opportunity to serve the community around us with your gifts and talents. Making a Prayer Shawl for someone in Hospice, praying over the shawl as you make it, and knowing it will be used to comfort someone in the last stages of life is a precious thing.
WARM (Worcester Area Refugee Ministry)
WARM helps refugees settle into their new homes and lives in Worcester. There are many ways to befriend those newly arriving in our community. Teams regularly assist with setting up apartments, moving furniture and providing basic items necessary for a new household (baby items, kitchen items, etc.). Individuals from Grace are invited to join WARM in their efforts to support refugee families.
Pleasant Street Baptist Church
Located in downtown Worcester, Pleasant Street Baptist Church serves low income, disadvantaged families. Grace comes alongside Pleasant Street Baptist Church by assisting with their Vacation Bible School, their community clothing closet, and helping with church building repairs.
Our Father’s Table
Every other month, a team from Grace serves a meal for people in need at Our Father’s Table, a soup kitchen in Marlborough. Our Father’s Table serves a large number of low income women, children, families and veterans.
Builders for Christ
Builders for Christ sends construction teams to churches in need of repairs or renovations every summer. Individuals with or without construction skills comprise the teams, with families often serving together. Trips are typically a week in length. Past teams have traveled to churches in Michigan, Texas and Connecticut.