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.

  • 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: 


    November  11th - November  17th 2018


                     

  • 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. 

  • South County Food Pantry

    On a weekly basis, we collect non-perishable, unopened items for the South County Food Pantry. 


    Donation containers are located in the Narthex for the congregation to place their items. 


    You may also drop off any items during the week at the Church Office.

  • 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
  • Box Tops

    This is a mission that is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference located in a very poor section of our great country in SE Kentucky. With Box Tops that we might just throw away, this mission is able to get items that help the children and adults they serve. For other information contact: Dorris Ann Wasson 941-412-0847.


    Saving  Box Tops for Red Bird Mission

    • For Box Tops: it’s the little label that says ‘Box Top’ including the expiration date. Turn them in at the front office. Henderson Settlement uses the box tops for school supplies for the two schools that are part of the mission. On some snacks, there is a note on the front of the bag that a box top is there. It is usually very small on the back.