Weekend Food For Spalding
Because of Grace's commitment to its mission of reaching out to others, it has faithfully made the leap to support a weekend food program which places food directly into the hands of young children at risk of hunger when they are not in school on the weekend.
With this program, children are empowered to take direct action to alleviate their own hunger by providing them with shelf stable food items that are "kid friendly" requiring no need to prepare before consuming. Each food bag contains 10 food items. The food bags are distributed to the children by school staff two Fridays a month. The children then place the food bags into their backpacks to be taken home and used during the weekend.
Because of the generous support of members and friends of Grace, 325 students from Spalding Park Elementary School and 50 students from the Native American Child Care Center (located in our church basement) will receive food bags two Fridays a month this year.
For more information on this mission project or how you can help, please contact Marcia Eriksen at 274-1238.
Shesler Hall & Henry Muller Hall
Donations for these two mission projects will be taken September 14th - 21st. Please place the donated items in the wheelbarrow marked "Shesler Shower" at the back of the church Parlor.
Shampoo, Deodorant, Disposable razors
Toilet Paper, plastic or paper cups, tall kitchen garbage bags, aluminum foil, jumbo/gallon/quart size storage bags, dish soap, paper towels, 60 and 100 W fluorescent, and 3-way light bulbs.
Four times a year, Grace Church volunteers help serve dinner at the Soup Kitchen. This is a great opportunity to give back to teh community and help others who are in need. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tom Molstad at 712-490-2829.
25% of all the money raised in the Sioux City CROP Hunger Walk stays in Sioux City. This is the perfect opportunity to ‘end hunger, one step at a time.’ Join Grace Church members as a ‘CROP Walker’ or a sponsor of a CROP Walker each October as we walk to end hunger! Date for October 2015 to be announced next year.
The Food Pantry at Grace is open Monday's and Wednesday's from 9am - Noon. Assistance is given to those in need once every 6 weeks. A photo ID and a document showing the persons current address is required.
If you would like to donate to the Food Pantry, please bring the items to the church office. Items needed are:
Canned vegetables & fruits, soups, canned meat, rice, pasta, sauces, cereals, pancake mixes & syrup, juice, meals in a can, boxed dinners, etc...
Personal Care Cupboard
Do to the need of non-food items, the members of 1st UMC, Sioux City have created a Personal Care Cupboard which stocks these items. The cupboard is open on Wednesdays from 5-6pm and Thursdays from 2-3 pm at 1st UMC, 1915 Nebraska St., Sioux City IA. Each month the members of Grace collect items to be given to the Personal Care Cupboard. Items can be brought to Grace and placed in the red mission wheelbarrow located in the Parlor.
HEALTH KITS help disaster victims reclaim their dignity and self-respect and are used as teaching tools with children. When people can maintain personal hygiene, their overall health improves.
SEWING KITS foster independence rather than dependence. Cottage industries often grow out of sewing classes where these kits are used to practice skills.
SCHOOL KITS provide tools for education, which changes lives. In countries where children don't have books, school supplies or classrooms, a school kit may be their only educational resource.
LAYETTE KITS provide women with basic supplies for the needs of their new babies