The church has left the building! We have moved all of our gatherings online until further notice. Right now, we have the opportunity to BE THE CHURCH in our homes, on the internet and even in our neighborhoods! Praise God for the church moving online during this time… we are praying for God to move and for the church to be able to offer hope in Jesus in the midst of uncertainty!
Here’s an update on how you and your family can stay connected at Grace, how our church is responding to COVID-19 and how you can help. Man, do we miss seeing you all on Sunday, but let’s stay connected, serve our community and world, and be the church even though we can’t be in the church!
Thanks for giving 204 free sandwiches last week to encourage our frontline healthcare workers!
WOOSTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Thanks for providing lunch for 415 Wooster Hospital Employees last week to encourage our frontline healthcare workers!
WOOSTER CITY SCHOOLS STUDENT LUNCHES
Thanks for your extra effort to help provide lunches for Wooster City School students over their spring break! We were able to give 625 lunches to help out Wayne County families.
FOOD AND HYGIENE DROP-OFF LOCATION
We are collecting the following items to help families and partner organizations in our community. We are in close contact with local nonprofits and will update this list as needs change.
Items can be dropped off at 4599 Burbank Road at the carport entrance.
Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm.
Food & Hygiene Needs
- Juice and juice boxes
- Freshly Baked Bread/Bakery Items
- Jelly/peanut butter
- Granola bars, cereal bars, or trail mix
- Applesauce/fruit in a cup
- Bags of apples/carrots/potatoes
- Spaghetti sauce/pasta
- Fresh/Frozen Meat
- Canned meat, tuna, chicken, or sloppy joe
- Canned ravioli
- Canned vegetables
- Ready to eat soup
- Fruit snacks
- Jello cups
- Pudding cups (non-refrigerated)
- Cheese cracker sandwiches
- Toilet paper
- Hand soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Body wash
Volunteers needed to help at drop-off location, with sorting, and driving items to local non-profits (truck required).
Proper personal protective masks are critical to help limit the spread of the virus. The CDC has endorsed these homemade masks as acceptable, and hospitals across the country are engaging community volunteers to sew them. JOANN stores are offering a sewing pattern, link to an instructional web video, and supplies available for your use through a longstanding partnership with Summa. We are partnering with Wooster Community Hospital and supplying them with our homemade masks.
Want more info to help make face masks? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATIONS & ONLINE GIVING
We have started a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help with needs as they arise in our community and our world. If you would like to make an above and beyond donation or donate to our church during this time to help fulfill our ministry commitments in Wayne County and all over the world, you can donate here. “COVID-19 Relief” is available as a drop down option.
We are continuing to support and pray for our kids in Southeast Asia. Asia’s Hope and our house parents are doing everything they can to keep our homes safe. In addition to our regular support we have sent $10k to support a surgery for one child and to support Asia’s Hope’s anticipation of future needs as they continue to navigate a new reality in Thailand, Cambodia and India.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS
We want to help equip you to be the church in your neighborhood! We created this card (below) to give you a way to connect with, care for and share Christ’s love with your neighbors. Print this off to leave at your neighbors’ doors to offer your assistance through this time of need. These cards are also available for pickup at the church office.
Stop by the church to pick up a yard sign to let your neighborhood know how to contact you to offer your assistance.
HOW DO I CONNECT TO GRACE CHURCH ONLINE?
Since we will not be meeting in our physical building for the upcoming weeks, we have created several options to watch church online on Sunday morning. A list of all streaming and on demand options can be found on our website. Every platform is streaming the same service, so don’t worry too much about which one, just tune in live at 10:15 or watch on demand later in the day.
HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED?
It’s always important to stay connected with the church and in community with one another. If you’re in a Grace Group, you’re all set, your leader will be inviting you to meet digitally. If you haven’t joined a Grace Group yet, now is a great time to join, email email@example.com for more information and to find a group today!
Grace Kids (through 6th Grade)
Parents, join the Grace Kids at Home Facebook Group for singing, dancing and Bible lessons for your kids to enjoy each Sunday. Grace Kids is also providing other content and activities here for you throughout the week!
Grace Students (7th-12th)
Parents, make sure you join our Grace Students Facebook page for updates.
Students, make sure you join us at 6pm on Instagram and join an eGroup at 7pm.
CURRENT OFFICE HOURS?
Our office is currently open M-F from 9am-5pm. However, we encourage you to call if you are in need of assistance of any kind (prayer, encouragement, financial assistance) 330.264.9459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GATHERINGS, EVENTS and BUILDING USAGE?
All group gatherings at this time are either cancelled, postponed or have moved online. If you have any questions about postpone dates or how to get connected to groups online, email email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding reservations already made in our building please email firstname.lastname@example.org.