Social
Ministries

Grace cares for the people of the world. This is evident by the many Social Ministries programs members participate in throughout the year. A prime example of this caring attitude is Ruthís Pantry, a food and clothing pantry for the less fortunate in the area. Other programs of reaching out to Christís family are listed below:

Meals for Moms. This is a ministry that provides a meal for families in the church or community after the birth or adoption of a new family member. For more information, contact Ruth Russell.

Sewing Circle. This is a group of ladies who meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday morning to piece, sew, and tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Many of the ladies work throughout the month in their homes preparing materials for the quilts. This year their goal is to have 125 quilts to send in October. For more information, contact Iona Anderson.

Missions. The church helps support two missionaries serving Christ in foreign lands. Brian and Kristin Konkel are our current ELCA missionaries.

Paul and Becky Abel are career missionaries in Curitiba, Brazil, through the Association of Free Lutheran Churches.† Beckyís dad is a former pastor of Grace Lutheran.

Operation Christmas Child. One member of the church and her family prepare shoebox kits filled with toys and other small gifts for children around the world. These boxes are distributed at Christmas through a program called† Samaritanís Purse and is operated by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham.† Contact Fay Eckstein for more information.

Layettes, school kits, health kits, and sewing kits. Literally hundreds of kits are prepared by members of Grace Lutheran for use by people in third-world countries. These kits are packed and shipped through Lutheran World Relief each year in October.

Panama children with boxes from Operation Christmas ChildCross

Social Ministries

Quilts , Layettes, and School Kits for Lutheran World Relief were blessed in October. Church was colorful that day.