"Break free of your comfort zone and do something, touch someone, give something, help someone, pray for someone, serve someone, be the gift for someone. You can't be a world changer until you serve". -Ann Voskamp
Service is what our church, and every church, should be all about. Service is not something that we do, it’s something that we are. We would love to have you click around and check out some opportunities we have for you to live out the call that God has placed on your life. Where are the areas in which your passion lines up with ministries we already have happening? Can’t find one? Tell us about what you’re passionate about because as the great theologian Howard Thurman said: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Come alive with us!
The Potato Drop Project
The Society of St. Andrew "partners with ministries of all faiths that we might all serve together by feeding the hungry." Grace Church has supported the Society of Saint Andrew for over twenty years and we are beginning our second year preparing the "Potato Drop" project. Truckloads of unmarketable potatoes and other produce, donated by the agricultural community, are delivered to agencies serving the poor. After our portion of potatoes are delivered to Grace Church, volunteers prepare assigned portions to go to various organizations who feed the poor and hungry.
Click to view photos of the Potato Drop 2017.
Pee Dee Mission Trip
Members of Grace Church have been traveling to McColl, South Carolina for the past five years. During that one week in June they become "Sowers of Seed." This trip is to give a helping hand to a community that needs our help.
For the past 12 years, Pastor Jason has been involved with McCurdy Ministries in Espanola, New Mexico. Our church helps to sponsor a yearly mission trip to the site, during which participants will do whatever necessary to help McCurdy minister to people in the Espanola Valley (clean floors, paint rooms, landscaping, build fences, etc). McCurdy used to be a United Methodist Mission School. However, in 2015, they transitioned the school to a charter school in order to free up resources to better prepare them for the current needs of the community. It’s an honor to walk alongside of McCurdy!
Carmel Ministries is a school and hostel located in Semmandakuppam, India. The school has approximately 800 students and the hostel serves as home for about 75 students. The people of Grace Church (along with a few other churches in Pennsylvania) support what is called the “Family Knit Program”. Students involved in this program are sponsored by a family here in the USA. Their support provides children with tuition, food, uniforms and spiritual well being for the entire year. Semmandakuppam is one of the poorest villages in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. We invite you to learn how you can change the life of a child at this school and invite you to become involved!
JFT ("Just for Today") recovery and veterans support services is a community non-profit organization devoted to offering safe, structured and compassionate housing to those seeking recovery. They also offer addiction education and advocacy for the recovery community in Central PA and facilitate access to support groups and community organizations through their recovery center at 3rd and Market Streets in Lemoyne. Join in this drive for JFT through our church and be part of helping our community and neighbors.
Current Food Pantry Items Needed for JFT - Canned spaghetti and ravioli, mac n cheese, spaghetti sauce and noodles, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, canned vegetables, soups, fruties, and rice packs...any other canned goods that you may have on hande. they can also use toiletries, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and soaps. Items may be brought to Grace church and we will deliver it!
Non-perishable food items for New Hope Ministries may be placed on the table under the screen in the hallway outside the sanctuary for weekly collection.
"Sharing Christ's love by meeting human needs"
Serving the Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Wormleysburg, & parts of Camp Hill Communities
701 Bosler Avenue
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Your Local Manager: Jacy Luce
Do you have a good-working vehicle you're no longer using?
Contact us at (717) 432-2087 x203 to find out how you can donate a car to provide reliable transportation for someone in need.
If you are someone you know needs help with food, learning budget skills, finding a job, or dealing with a financial crisis, please contact us.
Our most urgent needs are volunteers to help with:
- Food Pantry
If you are interested in serving call or complete an application at www.nhm-pa.org
Please Contact New Hope Ministries, West Shore Center:
Location: 701 Bosler Ave., Lemoyne, PA 17043
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
Medical Loan Closet:
It is the intention of Grace United Methodist Church to provide free of charge medical and rehabilitation equipment
for residents of the Tri-County area. This program provides a needed service to residents while allowing us to
enrich our lives by giving of our time to maintain this much needed program.
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Below you will find links to organizations, outreach services, and churches whose sole purpose is to extend a helping hand to those in need.