Outreach

The following ministries help us to show the face of Christ to our neighbors and our communities. Please consider sharing your gifts and talents to help those who are less fortunate.

Acacia Meals

  Seven churches assist The City of Colorado Springs Housing Authority in providing Sunday dinners to senior citizens. Grace Episcopal volunteers serve in the food line and wait on tables about three times per year.  The senior citizens who are there for dinner especially love to see children and teenagers helping us.  Children must be old enough to carry a tray full of food and hot coffee and like to visit with grandparents.  We look forward to the Sundays we serve, and we invite each of you to join us in doing God’s work.

Contact Mary Lou or Fred Porter at 599.5548, [email protected]

Colorado Haiti Project

  CHP is a state-wide non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide Colorado adults and youth a way to help the poor in rural Haiti. Beginning in 1989 in a rural outpost 80 miles west of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, CHP today oversees a wide variety of outreach efforts. Their website lists ways you can become involved.

Visit the CHP website at www.coloradohaitiproject.org

Episcopal Church at Colorado College

 Sponsored in conjunction with the Sangre de Cristo region of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, and currently under the direction of our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D., ECCC offers Colorado College students an opportunity for fellowship with Episcopal faculty, staff, and other students. Holy Eucharist is provided every week at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus and on Sundays at Grace and St Stephen's Episcopal Church. A special Taizé service is also available once a month at Shove Chapel for Episcopalian and other denominational campus ministry participants. Volunteers are needed for this important ministry. 

Contact.the Rev. Michael O'Donnell at 223.2386 or [email protected]

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The ECW at Grace Episcopal Church is a member of a national organization that has been in existence for over 100 years. The ECW is composed of a vibrant blend of women of all ages, who come together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church and to do Christ’s ministry in the world. The ECW at Grace needs volunteers to help operate the Thrift House, which funds various Episcopal Church ministries.

Contact Nel Benton at 577.9426


Episcopal Relief and Development

  Episcopal Relief and Development responds to human suffering around the world. ERD provides emergency assistance after disasters, rebuilds communities, and helps children and families climb out of poverty. Help build stronger lives by making a donation on their website.

Visit the ERD website at www.er-d.org

Episcopal Thrift House

  This cooperative ministry with other Episcopal parishes welcomes donations of gently used clothing and household items for resale. The Episcopal Church Women oversee providing volunteers for the Thrift House staff. Time spent by our volunteers is credited to Grace Episcopal Church, providing funding for outreach programs and for the needs of our own parish. Donations of clothing and household items should be taken to Thrift House at 1027 North Tejon Street, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Contact Beth Phillips at 634.6826, [email protected], or the Thrift House at


ESM Commitment

ESM Anniversary Logo Started by eight downtown churches, ESM responds to the emergency needs of low income, homeless and unemployed individuals and families in the Pikes Peak Region.  As one of the founding churches, it is our responsibility to help keep the food pantry stocked.  Our commitment, listed below, is delivered to ESM after collection at Sunday services. The ESM collection box can be found at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church.
  • 1st Sunday - 250 cans of soup
  • 2nd Sunday - 250 boxes of crackers
  • 3rd Sunday - 400 cans of pork and beans
  • 4th Sunday - 500 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 5th Sunday - toiletries, paper products and baby items
ESM encourages you to donate clothes, shoes, cookware and household items at any ARC location.
Call 228.6781 or visit the ESM website at www.ecusocmin.org

Graceful Hands

These dedicated knitters and crocheters give of their time and talents to produce warm caps, scarves, prayer shawls, booties and lap robes to needy individuals and to organizations such as R.J. Montgomery House, Silver Key, Westside Cares, Colorado Springs Mission, Colorado Springs Daycare, American Cancer Society, and Whittier School. Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the home of Bobbie Bradford, 817 Panorama Dr., Colorado> Springs. Graceful Hands provides yarn--volunteers are needed to provide labor and love. Attendance at the meetings is not necessary; parishioners can donate their items at church.

Contact Bobbie Bradford at 667-1555.

Interfaith Hospitality Network

First Christian Church is partnering with IHN to provide homeless families with shelter, food, and hospitality as the families work to secure employment and housing. Volunteers provide various services including donating, preparing and serving meals; helping with homework and activities; and helping family members feel at home. Between 50 and 70 volunteers are needed for each of three sessions held per year at First Christian Church.

Contact Janet Delaney,  [email protected]


Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS)

What MOPS has provided for me… is a welcome break; a chance to make new friends; the opportunity to know I'm not the only mom who goes through the struggles and joys of raising young children.

This combined MOPS group of moms (and dads!) from Grace Episcopal Church and First Christian Church is about celebrating parenthood, meeting needs and making connections through the experience of God’s love. It is a time of fun, fellowship, support, learning, crafts, sharing and praying. Our children (Moppets) are cared for by loving grandmothers from both congregations during our meetings. We would love to have you come join our wonderful group! We meet every other Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during the school year and once a month in the summer. For more information please call Tami Ekholm at 522-1976 or Mary Lou Porter, 599-5548.

MOSTRUST

Since 2004 MOSTRUST USA has served over 120 AIDS orphans and their families in the Rift Valley of central Tanzania through the generosity of orphan sponsors and donors. Funds from MOSTRUST USA are used for food, clothing, education, medical/dental care, counseling, and spiritual formation by MOSTRUST in Manyoni, Tanzania. MOSTRUST USA began as a ministry of Grace Episcopal Church and is now a separate non-profit corporation.

Contact Paul Ronka at 531-7566,[email protected]