Upcoming Grace Events
All church events have been postponded until after the pandemic ends.
Worship will be by video found on line and Facebook
Candelaria J 2/02, Ra'Jean W J 2/03, Delandre J W 2/05, Jacob M 2/14, Yasmeen Z 2/14, Rev. Tim M 2/15, Linda M 2/22, Joshah P 2/23, Erin J 2/25, Rose F 2/25, Barbara C 2/26, Elaine H 2/26, Wardo J 2/28
THANK YOU TO ALL GRACE UCC VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED DELIVER
FOOD CONTAINERS FROM BRIGHTER BITES.
Hundreds of boxes of fruits, beans, and vegetables from the FOOD BANK where shared throughout this past year from the church parking lot. THANK YOU!!
We distribute the food every other Thursday (February 11 & 25) from the church parking lot for two Head Start Communities from 2:45 - 4:15. Call the church office for details.
Volunteers are welcome!
Christian Community Service Center - COVID-19 Update:
CCSC is open & helping those in need. CCSC is continuing its work and mission, while taking the necessary precautions with our staff and volunteers. The CCSC food pantries are essential services - serving as a grocery store to our clients - in compliance with the "Stay at Home, Work Safe" order issued by the City of Houston. Your assistance is needed now more than ever. CCSC continues to closely monitor recommendations from local and national officials and experts regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. After significant consideration, we have made the following adjustments to program operations:
*The Emergency Services sites (3230 Mercer and 6856 Bellaire Blvd) are focused on providing food to those in need. We have modified operations to get clients served quickly - foregoing interviews and supplying a preassembled grocery package. Thank you to Donna Cardinale and Jane Eixmann, who continue to volunteer to help serve clients during this pandemic.
We are conducting phone interviews for financial requests for help with rent or utilities for residents living within our zip code range. If you need financial assistance and live in one of these zip codes: 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77030, 77031, 77036, 77046, 77056, 77057, 77072, 77074, 77081, 77096, 77098 and 77401, please call for an appointment--713-8719741.
The community can help by donating nonperishable food items or making a donation. Go to ccschouston.org and click on the "Make a Contribution" button.
*JobNet is primarily serving clients via phone, e-mail, and online tools. In person appointments may be scheduled for limited services, based on need. New and existing clients are encouraged to call JobNet at 713-626-8320 to receive ongoing virtual support during this time.
*Scheduled Martha's Way classes are postponed until further notice.
There are two convenient ways to make a donation: Donate on-line by visiting our secure website www.ccschouston.org OR Mail a personal check to CCSC, PO Box 27924, Houston, TX 77227 (Please make checks payable to CCSC with "Back To School" written in the notes section.) Donations needed and accepted year-round!
Slumber Falls Winter Work Weekend - March 12-14, 2021
The Slumber Falls Winter Work Weekend is March 12-14 instead of February 5-7, 2021. Hopefully this will allow us to avoid any cold wet weather. If you are planning to attend, mark March 12-14 on your calendar for now! Just like the Fall Work Weekend, there will be no charge for this event although "love" offerings are always appreciated.
Register Now for Summer Camp 2021 at Slumber Falls!
June 20-23 - CIT Training Camp
June 23-26 - Springs Alive
June 27 - July 3 - Roaring Rapids & Sports Camp
July 4 - 10 - Geek Week & Streams of Faith 1
July 11-17 - Eco Camp & Living Waters
July 18 - 24 - Streams of Faith 2
For more information and to register go to www.slumberfalls.org or call the church office. Discounts for early registration - Scholarships are available!
to all our guests!