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Grace Presbyterian exists not only for herself, but for the greater good of the local community as an outward-facing Gospel ministry.  Below are some ways that you can engage in local mission at Grace.

  • CHRIS AND CHRISTEN COLQUITT, RUF AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

    Summary:  Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a Christian community at Northwestern University that aims to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve in his name. We strive to be a group that takes the gospel seriously without taking ourselves that seriously.


    How you can serve: Reach out to Chris Colquitt (RUF Campus Minister as well as a Grace congregant) to see where this semester's needs lie. 


    For more information, please visit RUF Northwestern's website


  • IAN AND HANNA HAMMOND, RUF-I AT Northwestern university

    Summary: RUF-I (Reformed University Fellowship - International) is a community of international scholars who want to build relationships, grow spiritually, and learn together. We want to offer students various cultural opportunities and give you a place to explore questions of faith and the Bible.


    How you can serve: Reach out to Ian Hammond (RUF International Campus Minister as well as a Grace congregant) to see where this quarter's needs lie. 


    For more information, please visit RUF International at Northwestern's website

  • Ben tucker, Ruf intern at northwestern University

    Summary: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a Christian community at Northwestern University that aims to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve in his name. We strive to be a group that takes the gospel seriously without taking ourselves that seriously. Ben's internship entails working alongside Northwestern's Campus Minister, Chris Colquitt, and investing in college students. 


    How you can serve: Prayerfully and/or financially support Ben. Ben's internship is fully support-based. To financially support Ben, please click here


    For more information, please visit RUF Northwestern's website

  • Lauren Childers, RUF INtern at Northwestern University

    Summary: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is a Christian community at Northwestern University that aims to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve in his name. We strive to be a group that takes the gospel seriously without taking ourselves that seriously. Lauren's internship entails working alongside Northwestern's Campus Minister, Chris Colquitt, and investing in college students. 


    How you can serve: Prayerfully and/or financially support Lauren. Lauren's internship is fully support-based. To financially support Lauren, please click here


    For more information, please visit RUF Northwestern's website

  • Derek and McKenna Rishmawy, RUF at UC-Irvine

    Summary: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at University of California-Irvine is a Christian community committed to exploring and living the good news of Jesus together on campus. And that's true even during COVID season, when folks can't even go to class on campus. RUF is committed to being a place for you to form community, study the Bible, hang out, and grow together. Regardless of your beliefs or doubts, RUF is a safe place to connect, ask questions and learn who Jesus is and what he's doing in your life.


    How you can serve: Prayerfully and financially support UC Irvine's RUF Ministry.


    For more information, please visit UC-Irvine RUF's website

  • Safe Families

    Summary: Safe Families seeks to provide temporary housing and support to children of families in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, or hospitalization in an effort to prevent abuse or neglect. They seek to reduce the number of children in the child welfare system by reuniting families after crises. Safe Families gives parents a trusted place to care for their children until they are ready to come home. 


    How you can serve: Become a host family, a Family Friend, mentor a child, or attend a training session.


    For more information, please visit Safe Families' website.


  • Harvest food pantry, VineYARD CHURCH OF EVANSTON

    Summary: The Harvest Food Pantry and Clothes Closest is a ministry of the Vineyard Christian Church of Evanston. It is a member agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. They serve 150-200 families each week all over Northern Illinois.


    How you can serve: Volunteer to bag groceries, donate clothing or canned goods.


    For more information, please visit Vineyard Church's website

  • World Relief Chicago

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


    How you can serve: Participate in their annual backpack drive, donate household items, or prepare a welcome kit. 


    For more information, please visit World Relief Chicago's website

  • FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

     Summary: FMSC is a Christian non-profit dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development all throughout the world. 


    How you can serve: Volunteer to hand-pack meals, host a MobilePack event, become a speaker, attend their fundraising gala. 


    For more information, please visit Feed My Starving Children's website

  • Sunshine gospel ministries

     Summary: Sunshine Gospel Ministries is a ministry on the South Side of Chicago, that seeks the renewal of the city through ministries of discipleship, mercy, and justice. They empower youth and families to thrive and lead prosperous, healthy lives through connectedness, opportunity, and economic sustainability. They offer various programs that serve the Woodlawn Community. 


    How you can serve: Volunteer in their Youth Outreach or Strategic Life programs.


    For more information, please visit Sunshine Gospel's website

  • YOUNGLIFE on the northshore

    Summary: Younglife is a program designed for students (middle, high and college) to be introduced to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith.​


    How you can serve: Volunteer to be a Younglife Leader, join a Younglife committee, or donate financially.


    For more information, please contact Kate Strieker or visit Younglife (Northshore)'s website

  • GRip outreach for youth

    Summary: GRIP Outreach for Youth is an organization designed for at-risk teens. Their heart is to invest in the lives of Chicago youth through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships.


    How you can serve: Volunteer in their outreach program and various other ways.


    For more information, please visit GRIP Outreach's website

  • NAtional School Project

    Summary: The National School Project envisions a student-led, church-supported campus awakening to the love of Christ at every public school. They seek to tell the Gospel until every student has heard! 


    How you can serve: Reach out to Jonathan Cordova to figure out how you can help support National School Project on the North Shore.


    For more information, please visit National School Project's website.  

  • Chicago Friends of Haiti

    Summary: Chicago Friends of Haiti coordinates the efforts of churches in the Chicago Metro Presbytery to bring hope and health to Haiti through the power of the gospel and meeting needs in the name of Jesus. We do this in partnership with El Shaddai Ministries, started and led by Dony St Germain, the MNA Haitian Ministries Director. Together, we sponsor the orphanage of 85 children in Cavaillon, provide medical care, dig wells and install water purification systems, plant churches, train pastors, start businesses, and more. We sponsor two mission trips to Haiti annually. 


    How can you serve: Go on one of our mission trips, donate supplies for our mission trips, sponsor a child at Cavaillon, or pray for the leaders and the advancement of the Gospel in Haiti!


    For more information, please visit Chicago Friends of Haiti's website.

  • Living Hope Church, Woodlawn - South side

    Summary: Living Hope Church is a part of the Body of Christ on the south side of Chicago, gathering as people of all different colors, cultures, and classes, but embodying together our one Living Hope, Jesus Christ.


    How you can serve: Donate to Living Hope Church and their mission. Reach out and see how you can serve locally or on one of their mission trips. 


    Fore more information, please visit Living Hope Church's website