Christian Outreach Committee of Grace Episcopal Church
Our vision: We seek to love our neighbors as we each “use whatever gift [we] have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)
Our mission: We provide support and coordination for the people of Grace Episcopal Church to reach out in God’s love to our neighbors near and far.
Area organizations wishing to apply for grants to fund programs consistent with the committee’s mission can submitt an application online here (Google Doc) or find the application form in a (Word Doc) here to fill in and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and mail to Outreach @ Grace Episcopal Lexington, 123 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA. 24450. For more information, please contact committee co-chairs, Anna Crockett or Frank Settle at email@example.com.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support outreach efforts in our community and beyond. Your donation will be combined with others from our parish to make a greater impact. Online payment option coming soon. Donations go to support local, domestic and international organizations. The following are among past recipients:
Boys Home of Virginia
Habitat for Humanity
Meals for Shut-Ins
Rockbridge Area Health Center
Rockbridge Area Hospice
Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA)
Rockbridge Area Transportation Service (RATS)
Sarah Lanford Mission Emergency Fund (MEF)
Sudan Mission Group
The Community Closet
The Community Table
Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center
Please consider volunteering at a local community organization. In the past, Grace Episcopal has supported numerous community organizations and efforts with hands-on volunteers. Current opportunities include the following:
The Community Table: contact MJ Mayerchak to join with other parishioners to cook and serve meals to those in need in Rockbridge County.
Habitat for Humanity: contact Pat McGuire to help as Grace Episcopal and other area churches build a house for a local family.
Meals for Shut-Ins: contact Susan Cross at to help with meal deliveries.
RARA: contact Elizabeth Harrelson at or http://raralex.org/volunteer/
Mission Next Door: contact Anna Crockett at to help with home repair projects for families in our community.
Thank you for joining hands to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace:
Everlasting God, strengthen and sustain all those who volunteer in our churches;
that with patience and understanding they may love and care for your people;
and grant that together they may follow Jesus Christ,
offering to you their gifts and talents;
through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Adapted by Sharon Ely Pearson from the Collect at a New Ministry, Episcopal Book of Common Prayer)