The Grace United Church of Christ is actively involved in providing opportunities of service within the community and support for service ministry. Some of our outreach endeavors include:
Carpenter’s Table – A free weekly community hot meal is served to men, women and children at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Grace Church, along with the other area churches, alternate turns to host the weekly meal.
Hoffman Homes for Youth – For information about Hoffman Homes for Youth please visit www.hoffmanhomes.com
Homewood at Plum Creek – For information about Homewood at Plum Creek please visit www.homewood.com
Caring and Sharing Ministries – Grace Church is part of the group of ten congregations in the Taneytown/Northwest Carroll area providing ecumenical fellowship and shared community ministries, religious education and community service.
Local Food Bank – Grace Church supports the local Taneytown food bank and members donate weekly.
Hygiene Kits / Clean-Up Buckets – Grace UCC works in partnership with Church World Service to respond to need around our country and world. When disaster strikes and the call goes out, we have responded with hygiene kits and clean-up buckets to support those who have lost everything and need a kind hand of help. You can get more information at https://cwsglobal.org/learn/disasters/
Clothing Drive – Grace UCC supports clothing ministries of Shepherd’s Staff with an annual clothing drive and/or coat drive as needed. These are done seasonally as announced by the church. We believe that dignity for those in need includes good clothing.
Military Care Packages – Donations from church members have been collected and packaged and sent to Grace Church members serving in the military.
Girl Scouts – Troop meetings are held bi-weekly at Grace Church. For more information about the Girl Scouts please visit www.girlscouts.org
Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are held weekly at Grace Church. For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous please visit www.aa.org
Red Cross Blood Drive – Grace Church assists with and takes turn hosting community blood drives during the year at the Taneytown Activities Bldg. For more information please visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
Vacation Bible School – Grace Church participates with the other area community churches in providing and assisting with VBS each summer.
Neighbors in Need – Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. For more information please visit www.ucc.org/nin/
Disaster Relief through Church World Service – For more information please visit www.churchworldservice.org
Men’s Group – The men of Grace Church as well as others from the community meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings to engage in Christian fellowship through bible, book and video study, as well as engaging in activities that support church functions and the community at large. Read more.