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Mission

Grace Presbyterian exists not only for herself, but for the greater good of the local community as an outward-facing Gospel ministry.  Here are some ways that you can engage in local and global mission at Grace, along with our mission partners listed to the left (for which we are always looking for the most hands-on, immediate support):


Cornerstone Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach is a homeless shelter and community service program, feeding and housing both individuals and whole families. They also provide daily staples such as hygiene items and winter clothing. Cornerstone serves free meals to low-income and homeless residents in the Uptown area of Chicago.

How you can help: Donate money, clothing, or household items, serve a meal, or participate in our annual Mother’s Day event. For more information visit http://www.ccolife.org/ or contact Molly Preston- molly@gracenorthshore.org

 

ESMI Haiti

El Shaddai Ministries International seeks to be a Christ-centered ministry filling Haiti with passionate church leaders and to establish a network of Haitian churches that are spiritually healthy, evangelical, and self-sustaining. The ESMI network includes over 121 churches, 40 schools with 7,000 students, and 9 children’s homes serving 1,000 orphaned children.

How you can help: Sponsor a child, volunteer for a medical trip, or buy a prayer booklet. To learn more visit https://www.esmihome.org or contact John Hines- mr.johnhines@gmail.com

 

Harvest Food Pantry, Evanston

The Harvest Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is a ministry of the Vineyard Christian Church of Evanston.  It is a member agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The ministry began in 2005 with serving a handful of families by providing supplemental food. Today, they serve 150-200 families each week all over northern Illinois. Volunteering is easy and time commitment is small.

How you can help: Volunteer to bag groceries, or donate clothes and canned goods. To get involved, contact Dave Berry: thedaveberry@gmail.com

 

Local Church Plants

Grace supports three local church plants in Chicago: Nueva Esperanza in West Chicago, Boulevard Presbyterian in Austin/Oak Park, and Living Hope Presbyterian in Woodlawn. Check out each of these churches on the web for more information on their ministries and missions in their communities.

How you can help: Tithe to Grace, and join prayer teams for updates

 

Sunshine Gospel Ministries

Sunshine Gospel Ministries exists to seek renewal in the city through ministries of discipleship, mercy, and justice. This is done through building relationships, teaching and mentoring, developing life skills, and providing care and advocacy in the community of Chicago's South Side.

How you can help: Donate, attend youth volunteer events, visit the Greenline coffee shop, or provide adventure mentorship. To learn more, visit http://www.sunshinegospel.org or contact Craig Kaplowitz- cakaplowitz@comcast.net

 

World Relief Chicago

World Relief Chicago cares for refugee and immigrant families through resstlement, employment, legal services, youth, and education departments. They invite churches and volunteers to engage in the spiritual, economic, and social transformation of their new neighbors.

How you can help: Participate in our annual backpack drive, donate household items, or prepare a welcome kit. Learn more at http://worldreliefchicago.org

 

You Share

You Share connects people in need with people who serve through the Lydia Home Ministry. By simply registering online and specifying the ways in which you want to serve, you will be connected with opportunities to help people in the Chicago-Land area. Whether it's donating clothes or furniture, or driving a family to the doctor's office, there are many ways you can help individuals in crises through youshare.org.