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.
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.
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.
the CHP website at www.coloradohaitiproject.org
Episcopal Church at Colorado College
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.
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
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
||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.|
ESM encourages you to donate clothes, shoes, cookware and household items at any ARC location.
- 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
Call 228.6781 or visit the ESM website at www.ecusocmin.org
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.
Bobbie Bradford at 667-1555.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
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.
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 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
Contact Paul Ronka at 531-7566,[email protected]