Missions

Mary Martin

Missions Minister
[email protected]
972-335-2882 ext. 503

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Frisco Family Services Thanksgiving Meal Program
Grace Avenue is partnering with Frisco Family Services to provide low-income families, families in crisis, and senior citizens with a special Thanksgiving Meal Package.


How Can I Help?
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Cold Weather Item Collection
Not Through November 22nd

We are currently collecting NEW warm items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and socks for students ranging from 5-10 years old. 


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Blood Drive
Sunday, November 29, 2020

8:00am-2:30pm


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Many of our on-going missions are finding creative ways to operate safely in the midst of Covid-19.  Please reach out to our Missions Minister, Mary Martin, at [email protected] about any of our missions to find out how you can help!

On-Going Local Partnerships

Habitat for Humanity

In 2011, Grace Avenue formed a life-changing partnership for the intent of improving the living conditions of a neighbor in need of decent housing. Habitat Collin County workdays are generally scheduled for Saturdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for a Fall and Spring Grace Avenue sponsored home build.  Please contact Dave [email protected] to volunteer. For more information about HFH of Collin County visit habitatcollincounty.org

Frisco Helpers

Frisco Helpers is a mission of senior adult volunteers, sponsored by local Churches to help senior and special needs citizens within the community with minor home maintenance, with a key focus on safety. Friscohelpers.org

ONE + ONE Reading Program

As part of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church’s One + One initiative, Grace Avenue has partnered with the Preston on the Lake Community in Little Elm, TX on Tuesday afternoons after school to help with reading skills for children K-4th. Volunteers and book donations always needed. 

Frisco Family Services

Frisco Family Services exists to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs, improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. Grace Avenue supports many annual missions such as the Back to School Fun Fair, Thanksgiving Dinner Box program and the Holiday Adoption program. Friscofamilyservices.org

Frisco Family Services Summer Lunch
For one week each summer, Grace Avenue, along with other churches and organizations, provides sack lunches and game for the children and their families who live in the downtown Frisco area.

Preston on the Lake Summer Lunch

For 9 weeks in the summer, Grace Avenue partners with the Little Elm Food Bank and Christian Community Outreach to provide a hot sack lunch and reading program.

Bedstart

Donate beds and furnishings that are gently used or new. Groups can bless a family moving into an apartment by providing all or supplementing larger furniture. Delivery routes every Saturday. Bedstart.org.

The Samaritan Inn

Grace Avenue works to support families experiencing homelessness. We help willing people regain dignity and independence. On a typical night, approximately 121 adults and 45 children stay at the Samaritan Inn. Volunteer to take a tour of their new facility, serve a meal, donate needed items, sponsor a child for the summer, help furnish an apartment. Samin.org

Frisco Fast Pacs

Grace Avenue partners with Frisco Fastpacs which delivers weekend meals to all 72 FISD campuses, for 1400+ children, to ensure they do not go hungry when school is not in session.

Grace Avenue is an ongoing drop-off site for donations and supports Frisco Fast Pacs in other ways throughout the year.  

Blood Drives

Grace Avenue partners with Carter BloodCare throughout the year for to host onsite mobile blood drives.  Watch for scheduled dates.

ESL & Citizenship Classes

Not Enrolling for Fall 2020 Due to Covid-19
Look for Enrollment dates for January 2021

Fall and Spring semester 9 weeks classes for community members needing to improve their English skills.

Bread Run

Currently On-Hold Due to Covid-19.  
The Grace Avenue Bread Run is a “food rescue” service that collects donated food items from local restaurants. Food items are transported to our partner homeless agency The Samaritan Inn in McKinney, Texas. Pick up/delivery days are Tuesdays, Thursday & Saturday.

Community Garden

Grace Avenue’s community garden promotes community involvement and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to our local food banks. The Community Garden behind the church has been mulched and has a number of raised beds and rows to be adopted by a group or an individual. Contact Holly Hanson at [email protected] with questions.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

All adult men and women are welcome!  Join us in making prayer shawls, blankets, preemie items, hats, scarves and more for those going through a difficult time.  We support local hospitals, assisted living and nursing centers, homeless shelters, and veterans organizations as well as our own church members, visitors, and friends.  We crochet, knit, sew, tie fleece blankets, and crochet sleeping mats from plastic yarn (plarn) and would love to teach you some new skills if you’d like to learn.  We can provide the materials you might need to get started.  You’ll make new friends while helping others in our community!

Contact Lisa McDonald at [email protected] or 214.356.2950 for more information.

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. Volunteers are needed throughout the year to provide service, prayers, cookies, agape and/or financial support.

Your can get more information about the Kairos Prison Ministry here. Two particularly informational videos are “Kairos Cookies Save Lives” and “Kairos Changes Lives.” Kairos 4-day events at the Coffield Unit are each April and October with team meetings starting in March and September. We would love to have you join us on a team. Please contact Jim & Sue Miller at [email protected] or 817-488-7130 with questions.

Disaster Relief

Create Flood Buckets or make a donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. (CLICK HERE)

EARLY RESPONSE TEAM
Grace Avenue’s Early Response Team (ERT) is a group of specially trained individuals who assist people who have been devastated by natural disasters. The work varies, from debris cleanup and removal to putting tarps on roofs.

LONG TERM RECOVERY TEAMS
After the initial clean-up of a disaster, help is needed to rebuild. Grace Avenue sends adult mission teams on short term trips to areas that are ready to rebuild. Construction skills are not necessary, but always welcome.

International Partnerships

God’s Child Project

We also sponsor the God’s Child Project in Guazapa, El Salvador, which serves the children in this poverty stricken area and helps them find God’s hope in their midst. For more information, contact Laurie Hanson Roberts at [email protected]

Guatemala Mission Trip

Guatemala Mission Trip