Volunteers Needed for Summer Lunch Program

This summer Grace is coming together with the Syracuse City School District and participating in their summer lunch program. This free lunch program that will be hosted at Grace will run each weekday from Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, August 18th from 11:15 pm—1:30 pm for any child up to 18 years of age.

Anyone interested in volunteering to canvas the local neighborhood for childcare programs (public and private) that could benefit from this lunch service, or to reach out to local businesses that might be able to assist in this program with donations

To volunteer to serve lunch please contact Judith Brooks. Thank you in advance for considering this very important ministry of serving the needs of our youth in our community.

Grace Church Working with Matthew 25 Farm

Rick Rarick, manager at Matthew 25 Farm, speaks at Grace Church on March 19, 2017

Matthew 25 Farm is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization that grows produce and gives it to the needy in CNY. Clients in our food pantry benefit from the hard work and generosity of Elizabeth Esmark, administrator, Rick Rarick, manager and volunteers from around CNY who support the mission and ministry of the farm.

If you are in need of a Lenten discipline which will engage you beyond the Lenten season, a commitment to the good work of Matthew 25 Farm may be just for you!

 
 

Matthew 25 Farm 2017 Growing Season

Members of Grace Church working at Matthew 25 Farm in 2016

Matthew 25 Farm officially opens on Monday, May 1st. However, the eagerly awaited first volunteer opportunity is scheduled for Saturday, April 15th beginning at 10:00 am at the Tully Farm. Volunteers will be helping to plant apple trees, raspberry bushes, building a trellis and putting wood chips around all the trees. Sign-up in the parish hall, dig out your muck boots and plan to join us as we help in a small way to make a big difference in our community.

There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at Matthew 25:

* A new internship program with Syracuse University;
* A new fundraising committee — Matthew 25 is looking for committee members. Would you consider being a member?
* A new “adopt/sponsor a crop” or “adopt/sponsor the hoop house” program;
* A new “create a basket” fundraising program—to help with much needed fundraising, individuals/groups may commit to putting together a basket that will be raffled off later in the year.

The good people at Matthew 25 Farm are grateful for your prayers and looking forward to spring and seeing YOU on the farm!

Donations of Turkeys and Roasting Chickens Needed

dinnerThis past Thanksgiving, our Food Pantry Ministry Team provided an unprecedented 42 meals to our clients.  Heartfelt thanks to all who donated items to our pantry.  And, special thanks to those who donate their time to serve in our pantry.

Make someone’s Christmas extra special by donating a frozen turkey or whole roasting chicken to our Food Pantry.  Kindly bring a turkey or chicken to church on Sunday or drop it off at the church on a weekday.  (Please call 478-0901 to make sure someone is here).  In addition, plan to spread some warmth this Christmastide by donating hats, scarfs, mittens, or socks to our pantry.  All items will be given to those in need.  Items for donation may be placed in the Food Pantry basket in front of our altar.  Thank you – your generosity is appreciated!