Mission & Outreach Ministries at Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church’s mission is to seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbors as ourselves. We seek to provide a welcoming environment where all people can worship God through the rich traditions of The Episcopal Church. Through prayer, praise, and learning together by studying Scripture, we are on a journey to grow into the full stature of Christ.
Weekend Backpacks is a collaborative ministry between Grace and Boone County High School (BCHS) that seeks to provide non-perishable food to BCHS students who otherwise would not eat over the weekends. Grace collects food donations and monetary donations and delivers them to BCHS, where they are stored and then packed into backpacks for students to take home for the weekend. Contact the office for more information.
The Shawl Ministry is a gathering of several Church Women who knit, crochet and converse together in the Parish Hall monthly. Products of this time together (shawls, capes, wraps) are blessed by our Priest-In-Charge and donated to shut-ins in nursing homes, people in hospitals, and others who need a warm embrace. Contact the office for more information.
Mobile Food Pantry
Several times per year, Grace Episcopal Church hosts the Mobile Food Truck, which distributes 10,000 pounds of food to 200 families (50 pounds per family). The Mobile Food Truck is operated by the Free Store Food Bank. Contact the office for more information. Keep checking here for our next Mobile Food Pantry date.
Grace Episcopal Church collects non-perishable food for donation to the food pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Newport.
Feeding over 120 elementary school children and their families every week. Grace houses the pantry in the Undercroft. And applies Bible verse stickers on lunch bags monthly.
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Groups meet in our Parish Hall at various times and days. Al-Anon meets on Tuesday at 6:30pm; NKy Young People's AA meets on Wednesday at 7pm; AA meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6am, on Friday at 8pm, and on Saturday 7:30am. Contact the office for more information.
This ministry provides brand new blankets, onesies, and pj's for newborns at St. Elizabeth's Hospital so that they can go home in toasty warm wrappings. Contact the office for more information.
Reading Camp began as a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and continues as an intensive remedial literacy education program that serves 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade children who are struggling with learning to read. Camps are held across the diocese, Province IV of The Episcopal Church, and abroad. In Northern Kentucky, Reading Camp is held at Trinity Episcopal Church. Grace partners with other Episcopal churches in Northern Kentucky to provide resources, volunteers, and other support. Read more about Reading Camp here.
On the first Sunday of the month we donate bologna, pickle-loaf and other sandwich meats to PiN Ministry, who feed homeless people in Northern Kentucky. We also collect tents, sleeping bags, sweaters, coats and clothing for PiN to give to those who need.
This outreach program supports the backfield workers at Turfway Race Track with work gloves and essential clothing needs.