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Our Mission Statement: Empowered by Christ, we will minister to the world by extending a hand to those in need.

Each year the need seems to be greater! We continue to fell blessed by the response of the congregation when called upon to be "God's handds and feet" beyong our church doors. "Committed to change the world by God's Grace" is the task to which we are called!  We welcome any of you who feel a desire to be more involved.  Please refer to the Grace Calendar for meeting dates and times.  New members receive some delicious chocolate!

FOOD PANTRY

Grace offers continued support for the Food Pantry. Financial contributions, as well as about twelve hundred pounds of food were given throughout the year.  An average of 320 families are served each month and approximately 1/3 of the amount of food distributed is regularly donated.  The rest is purchased locally or through Second Harvest.   Call 320-679-5513 for the hours they are open.

SOUP FOR THE SOUL

This continues to be a successful venture.  90-100+people are served a free meal every Monday from 4-6pm at the Immanuel Baptist Church.  We offer FREE RIDE program for those who wish to ride Timber Trails Transit.

NOISY OFFERING

​The second week of each month, coins and loose offering are collected to donate to a different local ministry. In 2019 our goal is to support initiatives that are specifically addressing needs in Mora and Kanabec County. 

 

January- World Hunger Mission Focus, February- Good Samaritan Fund, March- Mora Food Pantry,

April- Emergency Care Kits, May- Vacation Bible School, June- Kick Cancer to the Curb,

July- Good Samaritan Fund, August- Crop Walk, September- Chat n Chow and SNAP Education,

October- Food for Friends, November- B.A.D.G.E.S., December- Soup for the Soul

FOSTER KID BAGS

​This service is offered to kids in Kanabec County who are being moved into emergency foster care.  A bag with some personal hygiene items and something fun is picked up by Social Services and goes along with the child or teen. During the past year, 18 bags have been requested for kids that range in age form birth to 17 years. Of these requests, the majority were for newborns.

KICK CANCER TO THE CURB

Kick Cancer To The Curb is a non-profit group of volunteers.  We raise money so that we can help cancer patients in Kanabec County who are going through treatments.  We provide them with a monetary amount to help with their travel to and from treatment, medicine, and other expenses incurred in their cancer journey.

WORLD HUNGER

Every year during the month of January the Sunday School children sponsor a special mission emphasis for the World Hunger Mission Appeal.  This year their mission will be supporting the organization "Healing Haiti". The children will be learning Haitian songs and creating Haitian art work and gifts to give members of the congregation who donate to their cause.  With your contributions the Sunday School will be able to help children and families in Haiti!

GRACE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

We support small farmers and artisans globally by providing Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate.  Handcrafted items are for sale through SERV, LWR, and Global Mamas.  The sales have been held during the Fall Bazaar and the Spring Salad Luncheon.  The Grace Women of the ELCA have continued to serve Lutheran World Relief Coffee at all church events to support these farmers.

CROP WALK

The Crop Walk is held the first weekend in October each year, the Ecumenical event raises money for Church World Services (CWS),     

25% of the money raised remains in our local Food Pantry.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

​Grace has served as a regional relay drop-off site for this project since 2008.  In 2017, 331 shoeboxes were collected from churches throughout Mora and the surrounding area.  

GLOBAL MISSION

​The needs of the Namnyaki School in Tanzania continue to be the focus of our support for global missions.  World Hunger emphasized safety and protection for the girls.  To respond to the drought in Tanzania that had made the cost of feeding the students very difficult, a special lefse=feed raised a total of $3421 with matching funds from WELCA and Thrivent.  One last noisy offering was taken for the IMAGE Project in September to help with transportation costs for quilts (made by Sowing Grace Quilters) for the Namnyaki graduates and staff.  $754.75 was raised. Deb spoke to the congregation prior to her trip with 6 other IMAGE members.  She shared graduation plans and the final transition of the school ownership and management to the Maasai community.

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ABOUT US

We are a community of people who, by God's grace, gather together to hear good news.  By God's grace, we are sent out into the world to share good news.

ADDRESS

301 E Forest Avenue

Mora, MN 55051

320-679-1062

church@gracechurchmora.org

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