GraceWorks is a social enterprise, meaning that it is non-profit, and all money that comes in through sales of its handmade items goes to pay our employees and the expenses of the business. We hire people who are having difficulty with employment due to barriers such as substance abuse history, history of felony convictions, or mental health issues. Please use this link to learn more about GraceWorks!
Aaron McNeil House
The church has had long-term involvement with Aaron McNeil House, a multi-purpose crisis relief center. Our largest project is our yearly Christmas party for children whose families are clients of the center, including providing gifts of clothing and individualized personal gifts and toys. We also sponsor special projects for Aaron McNeil, including food drives and a backpack program for homeless persons who may come their way. They are presently expanding their use of volunteers, which will provide more opportunities for service. Currently two members of Grace Church, including the Rector, serve on the Aaron McNeil Board.
Western State Hospital
For several years, women from Grace have been visiting weekly with female patients on the Geriatric unit at Western State Hospital. The patients love playing Bingo having their fingernails painted! This has been a very gratifying ministry, and we are always looking for more volunteers.
Grace Church is a member of the Association of the United States Army which seeks to support those currently serving in the military and their families. The chaplaincy program at Fort Campbell has been engaging with the faith community more actively, and representatives from the church have been attending various events and familiarizing ourselves with how we might be involved in serving their needs, esp. in relation to the Wounded Warrior program.
In recent weeks, we have begun a straw-bale garden in the area behind the Red House where GraceWorks is located. Watch it develop and grow!