Things You Can Do on Your Own
There are hundreds of people at Grace INVESTing in Others in the Erie community. They are embodying the value Christ-like love for their neighbors. Here is just a sampling of examples to give you inspiration and a possibility of connection. For more information on how Grace can assist you in your passion, contact
Awareness Ministries was founded in 1998 as a ministry that shares God's love in practical ways. We rebuild the broken, then equip and release them to fulfill and experience God's love.
If you are interested in helping please contact Angela Collins at 868-6454 www.awarenessministrieserie.com
Serve Opportunities - tutoring, help with minor repairs, skill sharing (music, karate, magic shows, coaching, mentoring, etc), and guest speakers.
Grace Orphan Care ministry exists to provide information, support, resources and direction for individuals and families who feel God's leading toward adoption and/or foster care. For more information you can email
Crucifix Inner City Youth Gym - is going to make a difference in the region by giving young people (ages 10 to 18) a place to go where they can be built up into that which God intended. Through positive encouragement, mentoring, life skills training, community and law enforcement involvement, city official involvement, etc. we are going to build true community in our city.
Serve Opportunities: Prayer partnerships, Location planning, Program planning, Fundraiser organization, Professional services (legal, financial, etc.), Donations/support of Crucifix MMA
To serve or donate clothing/goods - Patty Hall,
Read To Rebound collects true stories about kids in the area who have gone through challenging situations. We then publish these stories in a small series of books that we hand out for free in the community, so other kids can see they are not alone in the troubles they face.
Contact Kelly Welser for details - 814-403-8440
Operation Christmas Child reaches needy children around the world with the love of Jesus through gifts packed in simple shoeboxes. www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
Grace has been given the exciting opportunity to impact the lives of at least 5,000 children who live in countries that are closed to the Gospel. This fall, we are mobilizing the church to fill and pack at least 5,000 boxes that will be sent to countries around the world.
Here's how you can get involved:
- Come to a packing party. If you would like to fold boxes in your home or help in other ways, email .
- Donate items that can be packed into the special boxes.
- Pack your own box(es).
Operation Christmas Child is one of Grace's major international outreach efforts. We hope that you are inspired to get involved in as many ways as you can. Kathy Schriefer is the Northwest PA Coordinator for OCC. You can follow along her amazing shoe box journey through her blog.
For more information about what's happening contact Kathy Schriefer at 864-9946.
Adopt a Neighborhood The gospel of Jesus compels us to bring justice to the poor; to remember the alien, the widow and the orphan in their distress; and to care for the least of these. As Christ-followers, we desire to bring His message of love, justice and grace to those who find life painful, lonely, and/or just plain difficult because of financial insufficiency.
We have ongoing projects in our Adopt-a-Neighborhood program. Contact with any questions or to get more information.