Women of Grace meet
the second Thursday of the month at the church to quilt. Come any time after 8:30 a.m. and bring a potluck dish to
Women's Fellowship meets
the third Thursday of the month at various restaurants at 11:30 a.m. Watch the bulletin for location, all
Youth Pastor is Pastor Kinley Simmers. The Youth Group meets for Sunday School and is divided into two classes for Jr. and Sr. High. See the church calendar for other events as planned.
Appalachian Service Project
A team from Grace goes to Appalachia every summer to serve through volunteer home repair.
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club at Grace have activities as announced for children grades 1-5 and their families.
The Clothing Closet at Grace is always open. Anyone is free to help themselves to clothing they or their family are in need of. Donations of clothing can also be made at any time.
Congregational Care Team
This ministry schedules visits to persons in the hospital; elderly persons in the hospital, retirement communities, or at home; and special situations such as persons in crisis—health, emotional or spiritual. Contact the coordinator if you are aware of a need.
Faith Community Nursing Team
Grace’s Faith Community Nurse coordinates a team that does health promotion & advocacy, disease prevention-based holistic care, integration of health and faith, health education, personal health counseling, and acts as referral agent. They check blood pressures and glucoses, as well as educate about medications and answer health questions. The team also provides healthy food options at fellowship
meals. In addition, there are also many home health supplies available for use.
Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center
Since 1999, Grace Mennonite Fellowship has partnered with Rev. Larry and Ruth Vitor to support a learning center in the Philippines. The regular school year starts in June and ends in March with summer class during April and May. The students range in age from 4-6 years old. Sponsors of the school are paired with a student who is currently attending the learning center and giving mainly supports the teachers’ salaries. Contact Lindsey Kolb for more information or to be a sponsor.
Highland Retreat Summer Camp Scholarships
All children who would like to attend summer camp should be able to do so! And Grace is willing to help make that possible for every family. Scholarships are available for campers going to Highland Retreat. Grace’s camperships will match your deposit. Simply enter the appropriate code during registration. The code can be obtained by contacting the church office. You do not need to turn in an invoice to the church office. Contact Mary Jo Veurink with questions or if additional assistance is needed. The money to fund camp scholarships comes from the coin offering, and Highland Retreat matches 50% of Grace’s contribution,
up to $50, so our funds go a long way! There is also a $50 discount for multiple siblings. If you want to know more about Highland Retreat, talk to a camper who has been there, contact the church office, or go to www.highlandretreat.org.
Lace Spring Community Food Bank
Our food pantry is open every Monday of the month from 5:30-6:15. The fourth Monday of each month is a USDA pantry, which requires individuals to be registered for USDA products and requires an ID and proof of income and residence. The other Mondays are open to anyone who is in need. Our pantry offers frozen meats, frozen bread and sweets plus some fresh produce items when available. We also offer a clothing closet each Monday. The full pantry USDA offers dry goods canned goods and occasionally paper products. Our mission is to help eliminate hunger in the surrounding area by providing residents in need,
with programs that provide food, promote the value of good nutritional living, to provide opportunity for basic health care check-ups, clothing from our clothing closet and instill hope for all who enter. Contact Margie Clement for more information or to volunteer.
LSES Backpack Ministry
A group meets to fill backpacks with food, which is given to children in need at Lacey Spring Elementary School to take home over the weekend.
The Meals Ministry provides meals for individuals or families who need assistance in times of illness, grief, new baby, or other situations. If
you would like to help when meals are needed for those at Grace, contact Amy Simmers.
Men's Fellowship meets the first Thursday of the month at Traditions in Harrisonburg at 11:45 am. Men of all ages welcome!
Grace has many small groups that meet on a regular basis. Contact Kay Kibler if you are interested in joining or starting a group.
All are invited to Grace for a time of fellowship & Bible Study every second and fourth Wednesday. The evening will begin with a provided meal at 6 pm, followed at 6:30 by several Bible Study groups to choose from: Lighthouse – video series for all ages/genders; Grace Girls - Jr. & Sr. High girls; Men’s & Boys’ Bible Study – for all ages; A children’s lesson is provided for grades K-5. Coordinated by Pastor Kinley.