Missions

Mary Martin

Missions Minister
[email protected]

972-335-2882 ext. 503

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ESL & Citizenship Classes

Registration: Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm
Classes: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm
(Sept 6-November 15, 2022)


Email [email protected]
with questions.


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Grace Avenue
Community Garden


The 2022 growing season is upon us.
Adopt a plot or volunteer in other ways!


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Frisco Helpers

Small Home Repairs for Senior Adults

Contact Mary Martin at [email protected] with questions.  


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    Local Partners


    Habitat for Humanity

    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 Roberts to volunteer. For more information visit HFH of Collin County



    Frisco Helpers

    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



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    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.




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    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




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    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




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    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.




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    Blood Drives

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




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    ESL & Citizenship Classes

    Next Session: Sept 6 - November 15, 2022
    REGISTRATION at GRACE AVENUE on August 30th
    Email [email protected] with questions. 

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




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    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    2nd Tuesdays | 1-2:30 pm | Tom Graves Hall

    We are a group of adult women (but men are welcome too!) who crochet, knit, and sometimes sew or quilt for people going through a difficult time.  We make prayer shawls, lap blankets, hats, scarves, baby and preemie items, and sleeping mats made from plastic yarn (plarn) made by members of our group.  We are also making soap sacks – small crocheted or knitted bags made from cotton yarn that hold a bar of soap and can be used as a washcloth – that we are donating to the Little Elm Food Bank and Samaritan Inn in McKinney.  We support local hospitals, Austin Street Center in Dallas, assisted living centers, a hospice center, and other organizations as well as our own church members and visitors.  We can teach you to crochet or knit if you’d like to learn.  Join us and make some new friends while helping others in our community! Contact Lisa McDonald at [email protected] or 214.356.2950 for more information.




    Kairos Prison Ministry

    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.




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    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.




    Disaster Relief




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    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




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    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]