Missions

Our Call: The Grace Mission Team is called by God to provide for the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world and to alleviate suffering in the name of Jesus.


Some of the missions we support are: Helping hands, Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Community Dinners for the homeless and hungry, Family Promise, Campus Crusade, and our sister church in Cuba. 


If you are interested in volunteering or supporting any of these ministries, please contact the church office at 941-488-1374.

  • Crop Walk


    The need is greater than ever, in our own community and around the world! All of our local hunger relief organizations have seen an increase in families and organizations needing assistance. Crop Walk is going virtual this year and that makes is easier than ever to raise money to help those most vulnerable.


    Go to CROP Hunger Walk - Grace UMC and join the Grace team. Then let your friends and family know they can donate to you online. There will still be donation envelopes available in February for those who don’t want to get donations online.


    To keep everyone safe and healthy, there are options - walking alone or with your immediate family in your neighborhood or walking a safe distance apart with a group from Grace church.   The Venice CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday February 28, 2021. More information to follow. Mark your 2021 calendar and join the fight against hunger!

  • Family Promise

    Family Promise is just one of the many missions/ministries Grace participates in. If you are interested in volunteering in this wonderful outreach ministry please contact: Steve Boone at sboone@boone-law.com or work 488-6716 during the day or at home in the evenings 488-8368 .


    Family Promise is about helping families with children in temporary need of housing in Venice, North Port, and Englewood get back on their feet. We help families in transition take the first step. Family Promise is a national non-profit agency with 185 local affiliates in 42 states and our local affiliate, of South Sarasota County, is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit. They are a faith-based organization that enables the community to work together to address the needs of children without a home by providing temporary shelter, meals, and comprehensive services to their family to help them achieve lasting self-sufficiency. 


    Grace supports Family Promise by being a host church. We do this by supplying Breakfast, dinner, lodging at Grace and activities for the children for 1 week out of every quarter.


    If you are interested in volunteering in this wonderful outreach ministry please contact: Steve Boone at sboone@boone-law.com or work 488-6716 during the day or at home in the evenings 488-8368


    DATES GRACE HOSTS FAMILY PROMISE FOR 2021





                     

  • Children's home

    In keeping with Grace’s strong relationship with the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, we thought some of you would like to go to their website www.allchildrenfirst.org and learn more about this ministry. 

  • Food Pantry

    Help those in our community who are in need by making a donation. GUMC is collecting nonperishable food donations to take to Gold Rush BBQ for the food pantry they have started to help our community. Donations can be dropped off at GUMC M-TH 9AM to 4PM / F 9AM - 12PM and on Sundays from 9am to 12pm in the Narthex.


  • Habitat For humanity

    Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operating on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

  • Umcor

    The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.


    UMCOR is a Charity Navigator 4-star rated organization. UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. 


    UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.


    While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.


    UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

  • Missionaries

    We contribute annually to support:

    • Pat & Karen Burroughs - Campus Crusade
    • Sara Flores - Esuador
    • Sister Methodist Church in Cuba - Herrera Church (Cuba-Flordia Conference Convenant)
    • Imagina No Malaria - Florida Annual Conference