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